Wooden Boatwright/Educator

Camden 08104, New Jersey

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The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum in Camden N.J. is looking for a creative individual to restore and operate a classic 30 foot, wooden sailboat (cutter) in conjunction with ongoing activities of Urban BoatWorks, our in-house, small boat building program. The Museum may be able to provide housing accommodation and office space/services with this position.

Rip Tide, was built in Camden in 1935 by the famous yacht builder John Trumpy and is in reasonable shape and fitted with a new electric engine. This individual would be expected to oversee the restoration of the sailboat using this process as an educational tool for local youth. The restored boat would be berthed and sailed in the Delaware River as a good will ambassador for Camden, N.J. and utilized for many Museum/boat shop classes and activities such as Urban Trekkers and Sea Scouts, etc. Rip Tide comes with free boat storage and dockage. The individual would be expected to seek grants (Rip Tide is eligible for grants such as a N.J. Historic Trust grant ) and/or develop a fund raising program to cover salary and expenses. The Museum is located in South Camden, a former ship building center and an inner city, mixed use neighborhood revitalizing under the aegis of The Heart of Camden, Inc, a local community action organization.

For information about the Museum see: www.camdenshipyardmuseum.org. Also see us on Facebook.

For information about the boat shop program see: www.urbantrekkers.org/what-we-do/urban-boatworks.

For information about Rip Tide see: electricyacht.com/rip-tide-mathis-30-wood/.

For information about South Camden see: [email protected].

The successful applicant would have an A.S. degree and significant sailing/water safety experience as well as experience building and/or restoring wooden boats. Teaching experience would be a plus. This is a non-salaried, volunteer position.


To Apply: Please contact: Michael Lang, Coordinator, Rip Tide Committee, Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum, 1912  S. Broadway, Camden, N.J 08104. (609) 280-7659. Send resume and letter of interest to: [email protected]

Contact: Michael Lang

Phone: 609 280-7659

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: www.camdenshipyardmuseum.org

Mailing Address: 1912 S. Broadway, Camden, N.J. 08104

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As we approach the last quarter of the year, the three months when, historically, more dollars come to nonprofits than any other three month period, I’m often asked by reporters and regular folk how to determine if a nonprofit is “donation-worthy.” Unfortunately, our job at proving our worthiness got harder last year, as trust in nonprofits continued to drop.  According to Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer (which was released the beginning of this year), people from around the world are losing trust in government, for-profits, nonprofits, and the media.  In the United States, trust in all of these organizations dropped to 43%. .

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