• Full Time
  • CBMM

CBMM’s State-Certified Apprentice Program is based on an 8,000 hour / Four-Year curriculum which, using CBMM’s floating fleet of historic vessels and working shipyard, allows its participants to acquire hands-on training in traditional maritime skills, including: following OSHA safety guidelines; reading blueprints, ships plans and/or detailed specifications; utilizing hand and power tools to maintain and restore vessels in keeping with historical standards; fabricating and installing custom wood and metal work on vessels; and basic understanding of marine engine and mechanical systems maintenance. CBMM’s shipyard is a working exhibition of Chesapeake Bay wooden boatbuilding and restoration, open to the public seven days a week and staffed by CBMM employees, apprentices, and volunteers. The Shipyard restores, builds, and maintains traditional wooden vessels, while allowing full public access to the process. CBMM’s Shipyard currently has open Shipwright Apprentice Positions:

  • Shipwright Apprentice I/II requires no prior experience. A high-school diploma/GED, strong work ethic, desire to learn, and comfortability with hand and power tools are the primary requirements. The full job description is available here.
  • Shipwright Apprentice III/IV requires at least two years of hands-on boatbuilding experience or participation in a Boat School program. The full job description is available here.

All of our apprentices are eligible for free shared housing.

Full-Time Team Members Enjoy:

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

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.

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