Canal Boat Crew Member Application

Delaware & Lehigh - Canal Boat Crew Member Application

Join us for an unusual and rewarding opportunity to work one of the last mule‐drawn canal boats in the country. The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and National Canal Museum is looking for flexible, people‐oriented individuals who enjoy being active in the outdoors to work as seasonal Canal Boat Crew Members. Crew members need to be safety‐oriented, dependable and have strong customer service and decision‐making skills.

The Josiah White II is Pennsylvania’s only mule drawn canal boat, offering public rides June ‐ October.  History comes alive as we tell the region’s nationally significant story while traveling a beautiful, fully‐watered stretch of the Lehigh Canal.  Canal Boat Crew Members are the backbone of our operation by providing three 45‐minute rides on a typical day and participating in special event cruises such as dinner cruises and charters.  Crew are responsible for the smooth operation of the canal boat, the care and handling of the mules (Hank & George), and the historical interpretation of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Lehigh Canal and Hugh Moore Park. Canal Boat Crew members also participate as educators for school programs held April‐ June and in September‐October. Crew are also trained to handle emergencies on the boat including first aid situations, water rescues and fires. This position is subject to child abuse/criminal history clearances and random drug/alcohol testing per Coast Guard regulations. Applicant must demonstrate proficiency and comfort with the physical job requirements. 

You can read the full position announcement here, including salary and benefits.

Use the form below to apply for the position with cover letter and resume that lists experience, education and related skills. Application is open until position is filled.

DLNCH Canal Boat Crew Member Application

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