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Spend summer on the water as an NYC Ferry deckhand

Don't worry, landlubbers, no prior experience required.
The NYC Ferry is hiring deckhands.
Beat the summer heat — and make some money — as a deckhand on the NYC Ferry. (Facebook/NYC Ferry)

There is probably no better place to beat the summer heat than cruising along on New York City’s waterways — unless, of course, you can actually get paid to do so.

Now you can have the best of both worlds as NYC Ferry is looking for a few dozen good deckhands, according to its website. Deckhands monitor the ferry’s deck areas and assist in launching and docking the vessel.

While previous maritime experience is preferred, it is not required, and potential candidates must have at least a high school diploma.

Among other duties of an NYC Ferry deckhand is providing customer service, which includes collecting tickets and maintaining passenger count, serving as a lookout once the vessel is underway to identify possible unsafe conditions, performing general custodial and maintenance tasks, assisting the ship’s captain in staying compliant with safety and environmental regulations and more.

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The Hornblower-operated NYC Ferry service is set to expand to six routes that cover more than 60 miles of New York waterways over the next year.

NYC Ferry currently operates routes on the East River and recently launched routes to Rockaway and South Brooklyn. An Astoria route is slated to sail next month.

Routes to Soundview in the Bronx and the Lower East Side are set to be added next summer.

For more information about the deckhand position or NYC Ferry, visit ferry.nyc.
 

 
 
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