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YMCA of Greater Seattle Deckhand in Eastsound, Washington


Thank you for your interest in Camp Orkila's Deckhand Position!

Apply now to join the Orkila Staff Community as deckhand. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team committed to building safe and inclusive environments for young people. For more information about Camp Orkila and its programs, visit us at **

The deckhand supports our boat captain and helps ferry Camp Orkila participants to offsite overnight island trips. The deckhand will assist with loading and unloading pariticpants, ensuring safe handling and operation of the 44-passenger Kwhanice motor vessel, and perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

Please note that if you are interested in multiple positions with Camp Orkila this summer it is only necessary to apply to one posting. We will be happy to consider you for all open positions during the interview process



  2. Assists in maintaining the water vessels

  3. Ensures the supervision and safety of campers at all times.

  4. Maintain Safety equipment (lifejackets, rescue boats, first aid kits, etc.)

  5. Ensure proper maintenance of small craft and larger vessels.

  6. Ensure that passengers know and follow safe boating practices.

  7. Assist Boat Captain in landing, docking and departing from various docks; using lines, moorings, and a dinghy with a small outward motor.

  8. Serve as sole lifeguard on duty for all passengers and crew.

  9. Operate a row boat.

  10. Communicates personal or staff needs to Boat Captain or Summer Camp Director in a timely manner.

  11. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  13. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first aid certification.

  3. Current state approved CPR certification.

  4. High school graduate or equivalent.

  5. One or more years of college preferred.

  6. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming .


  • Minimum 21 years old

  • Current Driver’s License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

  • Maximum of one minor violation.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment with career opportunities and enjoy the benefit of a YMCA membership.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/10/2020 12:13 PM)

ID 2020-9883

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location YMCA Camp Orkila

Category Resident Camp

Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd