Ed Hamilton Co, an international yacht charter brokerage specializing in bareboat and crewed charters, is seeking a Sales Assistant to provide support to a team of charter brokers in their Wiscasset office. This role will also include some administrative support, data entry, as well as provide customer service to clients on the phone.
Computer literacy, solid interpersonal skills, and good communications skills, both written and verbal are essential. Ed Hamilton & Co provides a casual work environment, paid vacation, health and retirement benefits. The ideal person will have an interest in sailing, some knowledge of the travel industry, and wants to find a job they enjoy going to everyday. This is an entry level position with plenty of room for growth. Please e-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether we have a specific opening at a given time or not, we're always interested in hearing from experienced charter brokers, or skilled salespeople with an interest in sailing. Please send your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com. All responses will be kept in the strictest confidence
Our office is in the center of the picturesque town of Wiscasset and just a 5 minute walk from the waterfront. This part of the Maine coast is one of the most beautiful cruising grounds anywhere, with hundreds of islands, harbors, inland passages - truly a boater's paradise. Three posts in our blog describe a 5 night holiday in this lovely area. Day 1 and 2. Day 3 and 4. Day 5 and 6.
For anyone looking for a crew position, please note that we don't place crews on charter yachts.
It is the charter management companies (clearing houses) representing the yachts who would help the owners hire crew etc..
If you are considering a job on a medium sized boat in the Caribbean, you could try Charterport, Flagship and Regency Charter Services (all based in the Virgin Islands) and Nicholsons of Newport (based in Rhode Island - yachts charter from VI to Grenada and Mediterranean). For larger yachts, there are several management companies you can contact, including Camper & Nicholson, Fraser, Sacks, IYC, Burgess, Edmiston, etc. All these companies are on the web.
Another approach is to use a crew placement agency on the web, although of course they do charge for their services. This would probably be the better way to go if you wanted to be part of the crew on a larger yacht.
For Caribbean charters, sometimes the best approach is to go to Tortola, St Thomas, or for larger yachts, St. Martin or Antigua. Walking the docks and showing your face can work better than sending resumes, though there are no guarantees!