Steward, R/V Western Flyer (Temporary)

MBARI is looking for a relief Steward for the month of March 2019. The relief steward is responsible for food services, cleanliness of the galley and stores areas, and linen services. The R/V Western Flyer is a single person steward department supporting a maximum crew of 26 including this position. Food services duties include provisioning, inventory, menu planning and food preparation to provide 3 meals per day while at sea. Cleanliness of the galley and stores areas shall be consistent with best safe food handling practices as well as safety of the ship and crew. Linen duties include distribution and collection of dirty linen for transport to a shore-side laundry service. Western Flyer trips are a maximum of 10 days before returning to port.

This position reports directly to the Chief Mate, and may be tasked with additional duties as dictated by the safety of life at sea. Minimum credentials required are USCG Merchant Mariner Credential as Food Handler with STCW endorsement, as well as Transportation Worker Identity Card (TWIC).

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs
  • Ability to step up three feet
  • Ability to work in a hazardous marine environment

MBARI, Human Resources
Job Code: Steward
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039

Submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to, or by mail to the above address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

MBARI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


MBARI Welcomes Diversity