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Launch Driver Captains and Dock Attendants

New York Yacht Club
Job Description
New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI, is hiring licensed launch drivers for 2021 season. The launch driver operates a harbor launch service tending to member boats in Newport mooring field. Other primary duties include raising and lowering flags in daily observance of colors, assisting boats on and off the dock, managing transient mooring arrivals/departures, and providing necessary support for club events and racing. Ideal candidates should possess the following:
  • Proficiency driving small powerboats
  • Ability to communicate professionally on Marine VHF
  • Current USCG Captains license- Masters or Limited Masters (aka Launch Operator license). 
  • Great people skills and positive team attitude
  • Enjoy working on the water
  • Capable of delivering top notch service in all weather
We are also hiring dockhands with the goal of training as future launch drivers. Local students encouraged to apply.
The NYYC offers an excellent work atmosphere. You will join a great returning crew with opportunity to learn many aspects of busy waterfront operation. If you are reliable, professional, and personable, we welcome you to join our waterfront team. Nights, weekends, and holiday availability ranks highly. Hourly rate based on experience.
If interested, please email waterfront@nyyc.org and include captains license status. Please note, obtaining any captains license takes months before licensing is successfully completed. If you meet the qualifications and are exploring the process this offseason, we can advise you now so you are prepared for summer 2021.  
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