• Full Time
  • CBMM

CBMM’s Shipyard is a working exhibit of Chesapeake Bay wooden boat building and restoration, open to the public seven days a week, and staffed by CBMM employees and volunteers. CBMM’s shipwrights and apprentices are a tangible connection to the Chesapeake’s rich story of boat building.

CBMM Shipwrights restore, build and maintain traditional wooden vessels, while allowing full public access to the process. Our Watercraft Collection is the largest and most important collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, with over 90 vessels. The collection is comprised of both operational vessels (the “Floating Fleet”) and vessels utilized exclusively as exhibits (“Curatorial Vessels”). Floating Fleet and Curatorial Vessels, along with commission work performed on Third Party Vessels play important roles in CBMM’s interpretation of Chesapeake Bay history.

Skills desired:

  • At least 7 years experience in traditional wooden boat construction and/or restoration.
  • Lofting expertise
  • Ability to read, interpret, and build from, vessel drawings
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to identify and fabricate quality wooden boat construction components
  • Forklift experience
  • Crane experience preferred
  • Rigging experience
  • Metal fabrication experience
  • Good communication skills along with the aptitude to teach your skills to volunteers, apprentices and the general public. Must be comfortable building in full public view, interfacing and interpreting to patrons daily.
  • Proficiency in use and maintenance of wood shop stationary machinery and power hand tools.

Our Full-Time Team Members Enjoy:

  • Competitive Compensation commensurate with experience
  • 160 hours of paid leave each year (up to 240 with seniority)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Retirement with Company Match
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development

For more information on the Master Shipwright opportunity, please click here.

Sound like your ideal work environment? Please forward a resume and cover letter to hr@cbmm.org.  We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and answer any questions you might have.

Salary is commensurate with experience: $56,000 – $73,000 annually

To apply for this job email your details to HR@cbmm.org