We are hiring for the 2019 sailing season!


The online application process is now open for the 2019 sailing season. Please check out the job descriptions listed below. Apply via the "Online Application Portal". We have 1 month, 3 month and 6 month opportunities available. Our 2019 season is tentatively scheduled to start April 18, 2019 and end October 31, 2019

Our preferred application deadline has past, however hiring will remain open until all positions are filled. Please check below for any updates.


Update as of 8/21/2019: We are still seeking applicants for the following positions: September and October month-long internships or multi-month internships.
We will prioritize our interviews for those qualified for those positions.

If you have any questions or trouble with the application process, please contact Amy at amy@soundexp.org


Descriptions of Crew Positions

Our crew positions are fun, challenging and full of dynamic learning opportunities. No two days are alike, however you can get a sense of what a "typical" day might be like by reading "A day in the life of an Adventuress Crew Member" below the job descriptions. It was written by our 2018 Chief Mate SamSam.

Internship Opportunities


Paid Seasonal Shipboard Positions

  • 2016 crew member
    "I love being part of the Adventuress crew, because it's more than just crew. It's family. It's rare to find a community like this, where each person's voice is valued and everyone is constantly learning from one another."
    2016 crew member
  • Student
    "I would recommend this trip for other kids. Being there is better than a book."
  • Ron W., fifth-grade teacher
    “Kids learn through experience. Some of the most vivid and meaningful learning happens outside of the classroom…There aren’t many places on Earth that have a resource as powerful as Adventuress. I am truly grateful that my students can have this opportunity.”
    Ron W., fifth-grade teacher
  • Teacher
    "My students were enthralled as they boarded the schooner Adventuress. Their excitement about all they were learning was incredible. This was the way to pull together a year's worth of marine science study. My students will never forget this learning laboratory."