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Job Title: Seasonal 1st Mate
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: Y-1
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Yacht
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Southampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $250-$300 per day
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: No benefits package is offered
Experience Req: 2-5+
 
Description:

Prominent New Jersey based family seeks an experienced and fully adept 1st Mate to assist the captain on a family’s private yacht and operate small craft in Southampton, NY. This position will run roughly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The ideal candidate will have ample prior experience fishing, with boat maintenance, guest safety and knowledge of local waterways, as well as assisting with the preparation and startup of jet skies, tubes and any additional water sports and activities as needed. The candidate must maintain a “succeed at all costs” mentality where no task is too big or too small and the candidate is willing to assume additional roles as requested in order to ensure satisfaction and seamless service. Staff accommodation can be potentially provided if necessary and desired.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintenance of a large fishing yacht as well as operating small craft vessels
• Expert navigation and yacht knowledge to seamlessly assist the captain in excursions for principals and guests
• Assisting the family with baiting hooks, fileting fish and sourcing active fishing spots
• Ability to oversee the safety of entire family during all water and land-based activities
• Additional 1st Mate related responsibilities as needed and requested
 
 
Requirements:

• Fluent in English; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Ability to assist captain with navigation, boat maintenance, and guest safety
• Minimum 2 – 5+ years experience working on commercial or private fishing vessels
• Flexibility with scheduling; ability to work both overtime and weekends as needed
• Exceptional knowledge of fishing and Eastern Long Island waters
• Knowledge of offshore fishing practices with ability to bait hooks, create chum slick, filet fish, etc.
• Self-starter mentality with ability to work well under pressure; exceptional “can-do” attitude; no task is too big or too small
• Ability to carry-out light vessel repairs and maintenance; willing and able to assist both onboard and on land with water activities
• Well adept in operating navigational equipment; prepare jet skies, assist with water sports and activities, etc.
• Willing and able to work in a home with children and pets; children ages range from newborn to teenagers
• Ability to maintain and operate small water craft
• Knowledge of both first aid and CPR certification a plus
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points
• Able to legally work within the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Yacht, 1st Mate, Position
 
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