Black Jack Captain (Master 60)

General Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the President of the Foundation and working closely with the Executive Director, the Master is responsible for the operation and safety of the vessel, her crew, trainees and gear, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, governing authorities and Bytown Brigantine Standing Orders. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains such records, logs or produces such reports as may be required for the smooth, efficient and compliant operation of the vessel and program;

  • Instructs demonstrates and leads by example Bytown’s sail training curriculum, for the benefit of all trainees;

  • Carries out the objectives of the foundation aboard ship while fostering and promoting an environment conducive to achieving a rewarding and character-building experience for the trainees;

  • Leads and carries out such other duties aboard ship, or on land, consistent with the required elements of operating a non-profit, charitable, sail training program;

  • Cooperates with and encourages volunteer participation in program activities, operations, shipyards, etc.;

  • Acts as host/ambassador for the foundation/program when carrying out the above.

Qualifications

  • Master < 60 GT Domestic

  • Sail training experience and/or sail endorsement desired

  • Experience and interest in working with youth in a leadership capacity ideally

  • Some familiarization with TP 33313E (Transport Canada Standard Relating to Design, Construction and Operational Safety of Sail Training Vessels), or willingness to learn

  • Willing to complete a Police Records Check for work with the vulnerable sector

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone truly. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

 

We support professional development in the Canadian marine industry. We thank everyone for their application but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER 

We are looking for the next great teacher to join our crew teaching and sailing aboard the tall ship Fair Jeanne in the summer of 2021.

Bytown Brigantine Academy is a private school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. We are looking for a Grade 11 teacher for  Leadership & Peer Support (GPP30), who will live and work with the crew and trainees from July 20 – August 2, 2021, on the tall ship Fair Jeanne, island hopping through the Thousand Islands and teach virtually July 16 – 19, 2021.  

The curriculum, lessons and activities are prepared, awaiting your personal touch.

Preference will be given to applicants currently certified as teachers. Nevertheless, those currently pursuing certification are encouraged to apply should they have relevant health and fitness experience. Applicants should be familiar with the Ontario Ministry of Education Leadership & Peer Support courses offered at the secondary level and have teaching experience.

Please Note: Teacher Facilitators not currently employed by a Board of Education in Ontario must provide a completed police check, including vulnerable sector screening.

Please submit your cover letter and resume through Indeed.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for considering this unusual yet rewarding experience for your curriculum vitae.

Background

Tall Ships Adventure, brought to you by Bytown Brigantine, a well-established and unique tall ship sailing organization in Canada, operates various year-round programs for youth and adults. Since 1984, our primary focus has been to provide youth with the opportunity to reach new heights through adventure and character-building experiences sailing the brigantines Fair Jeanne and Black Jack.

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees, trainees, and volunteers feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

 

Please submit your CV to ED@tallshipsadventure.org

 

Tradesperson or Marine Service Technician

We are looking for a reliable, self-assured tradesperson/marine service technician to perform maintenance and repairs on a variety of marine watercraft including tall ships. We are looking for a tradesperson who can performs any combination of service, repair, construction or installation of recreational vessels and commercial vessels, with marine specialty skills in one or more of the following areas: composites technology, refinishing, woodworking, metals, systems installation, small engine repair and rigging. 


To be successful in this role, you should have excellent attention to detail, strong self-discipline, an ability to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities. 


Responsibilities:


• Cleaning, repairing, and maintaining all parts of the boat or vessel.
• Reading through repair and installation orders to determine the material, time, and equipment required.
• Scraping away old paint, barnacles, and debris from vessels.
• Removing and replacing rotted or rusted sections of the vessel.
• Constructing replacement parts using drawings, saws, and various hand and power tools.
• Testing engines, propellers, steering, and navigational equipment.
• Mixing and applying paint, wax, and epoxy including fiberglass.
• Liaising and consulting with the supervisor and other relevant professionals and vendors.

 

Requirements:


• Practical experience with tools and equipment used in marine maintenance and/or woodworking.
• Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• A willingness to learn and accept constructive feedback.
• The ability to carry heavy loads and to stand, sit, and stoop for prolonged periods.
• Ability to work to sometimes tight deadlines.
• Willingness to work with youth and volunteers. 
• Understanding of changing priorities.


Applicants with some of the above-mentioned qualifications and a willingness to learn will be considered. 
At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone truly. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
We support professional development in the Canadian marine industry. We thank everyone for their application, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Program Master/Captain

Background
 
Bytown Brigantine, a well-established and unique tall ship sailing organization in Canada, operates a variety of year-round programs for youth and adults. Since 1984, the Foundation our primary focus has been to provide youth with the opportunity to reach new heights through adventure and character-building experiences sailing the brigantines Fair Jeanne and Black Jack in the Ottawa River, St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes, with some seasons in Atlantic Canada. Winter work parties and leadership programs are conducted ashore at our headquarters in Ottawa. Programs are designed for individuals, community groups, schools, and corporate training.
 
Position
 
We are currently inviting applications for the position of Program Captain/Master. As a key member of the senior management team, in the winter you will use your skills to help develop the Tall Ships Adventure sail training program, contribute to the winter program, oversee the ship's maintenance, logistics and develop a dynamic summer program. Applicants interested in full-time work and/or sessional work should apply due to winter work ashore opportunities. The job has some flexibility for the right candidate.
 
General Responsibilities
 
Reporting directly to the President, the Master is responsible for the vessel's operation and safety, her crew, trainees and gear, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, governing authorities, and Bytown Brigantine Standing Orders. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
Maintains such records, logs or produces such reports as may be required for the smooth, efficient and compliant operation of the vessel and program;
Fostering and promoting an environment conducive to achieving a rewarding and character-building experience for the trainees;
Cooperates with and encourages volunteer participation;
Acts as host/ambassador for the foundation/program when carrying out the above.
Qualifications
 
Master 150 GT Domestic or equal/greater international certification
Experience and interest in working with youth in a leadership capacity
Some familiarization with TP 33313E (Transport Canada Standard Relating to Design, Construction and Operational Safety of Sail Training Vessels), or willingness to learn
Willing to complete a Police Records Check for work with the vulnerable sector
At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone truly. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
 
We welcome applications from both domestic and international candidates. Bytown Brigantine supports professional development in the Canadian marine industry. We thank everyone for their application but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
Reference ID: Captain FJ
 
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Casual, Freelance, Permanent, Apprenticeship
 
Salary: $200.00-$500.00 per day
 
COVID-19 considerations:
We are asking that all participants respect the boating bubble. Please visit our website's covid section to learn more.
 

Job description


Do you have a passion for being on the water? Do you want to share your knowledge with youth? Are you hardworking, like to challenge yourself and others? Do you hold your Master 150 and have always wanted to learn to sail? Then Bytown Brigantine, Tall Ships Adventure might be the place for you!
 
We are one of Canada's top leadership training programs aboard a Tall Ship and one of the best to work if you are someone who has a passion for Canada's maritime life and wants to make a profound difference in the lives of young people.