1st / First Mate
Byron Recruitment
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • The Harbour School (THS), a progressive international school in Hong Kong, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as First Mate on our classic traditional 50’ (LOA) wooden ketch The Black Dolphin The successful applicant will report to the ship'
  • s Captain and assist in the safe and effective sailing of the school's ship during educational activities and to help maintain the ship for use by the school.

    The First Mate may also be asked to help, as needed, in the development and provision of educational activities.

    The Black Dolphin and it's crew aid in the development and delivery of an experiential, inquiry-based learning program making use of ship as an outdoor classroom.

    We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible.

    Requirements : Qualifications


  • A certificate of Pleasure Vessel Operators Certificate of Competency Grade II
  • STCW95 / 10 Basic Safety Training or at a minimum HKSF - Safety at Sea Survival Course
  • Knowledge of and hands on experience in working vessels
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Good Command of English and Cantonese
  • Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Sailing Duties

  • Assist in safe navigation and operation of the vessel
  • Develop knowledge of educational points of interest in the local marine environment
  • Help passengers arrange harbor transit for planned voyages
  • Maintenance Duties

  • Repair, refit, and service of the vessel’s various systems
  • Helping coordination between owner, captain, and suppliers and expert service providers
  • Educational Support

  • Assist teachers with educational activities and classroom management
  • Ensure knowledge of and adherence to health and safety requirements aboard the vessel
  • Assist Ship Captain and teachers in developing curriculum focused on sailing, marine science, and maritime heritage
  • The Harbour School :

    The Harbour School (THS) is a primary and secondary international school that recognizes children as complex individuals with differing needs, goals, personalities, and backgrounds and thus takes a customized approach to learning.

    Founded in 2007, THS has gained a worldwide reputation as a center of educational excellence emphasizing skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, innovation and resilience.

    We recently placed second worldwide in a global competition for 21st Century School of the Year .

    While we offer an American curriculum, it is adapted to ensure learning success for a very diverse international population.

    We are committed to unlocking the best in every student, encouraging students to find and develop their areas of strength.

  • At THS, we integrate the interdisciplinary learning and teaching of academic content in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics within the school'
  • s Pre-K to Grade 12 curriculum, with an emphasis in developing critical and creative thinking, and problem-solving skills while fostering empathy.

    By teaching with an interdisciplinary approach, THS aims to enthuse and empower future generations as effective innovators.

    We focus on 3 'Centres of Excellence’ : our Makerspace / STEAM programs , Our Marine Science Centre and our unique Outdoor Classroom ’ or as we call her The Black Dolphin .

    About The Black Dolphin :

    This beautiful vessel is a diesel auxiliary gaff-rigged cruising ketch designed by renowned Southern California marine architect Hugh Angelman and built in 1944 at the Wilmington Boat Works ("Wilbo") in Wilmington, California.

    The Black Dolphin is white oak framed and mahogany planked, with teak decks and gum interior trim.

    The Black Dolphin is identified as an "A-40 ketch" to differentiate the design from the prolific Angelman's other designs.

    It is unknown how many of the A-40 class were built, or how many still survive. It is thought that there were less than a dozen constructed and commissioned.

    Although built in California,

    The Black Dolphin has sailed to New Zealand and Hawaii, and was one of the six original ships in the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) which is now the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting live-aboard cruising.

    The Black Dolphin is especially suitable for use as an outdoor classroom because of its ketch-rig, shallow draft, and flush deck.


    Sailboats are classified by how their spars and sails are arranged.

    The Black Dolphin is ketch-rigged, meaning that it has two masts and hoists a component of three sails under normal conditions.

    A ketch's sail area is broken up into smaller sails than other kinds of boats making the sails easier for the students to handle.

    Shallow Draft

    The Black Dolphin's draft is only five feet four inches, which allows it to access many coves and harbours other deeper boats cannot enter.

    It also allows the boat to come in closer to beaches making access to shore-based educational activities easier.

    Flush Deck

    The decks of most sailboats are obstructed by one or more "coach roofs", the portion of the deck raised to give increased headroom in the cabin.

    These structures take up a considerable amount of the useful space aboard a sailboat.

    The Black Dolphin has a flush deck from the companionway leading down into the cabin to the bow of the boat, making The Black Dolphin an ideal platform on which students may participate in small group lessons, observe their surroundings, view demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities.

    Benefits Include :

  • Annual Leave
  • Medical and Dental insurance
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