If you are interested in working for a small, energetic, 23-year-old company specializing in wooden boats, please contact us. Scroll down for current openings; on an ongoing basis we consider talented applicants for customer service, shipping, administration, and shop production. Previous paddling/rowing/sailing experience and boatbuilding skills preferred.
Full-time Web Developer
As Chesapeake Light Craft’s operations continue to expand, a full-time web developer is required to assist the marketing arm and order fulfillment chain.
Experience with the jQuery library and Ajax will be especially helpful right away. Familiarity with a modern front-end framework such as Angular, Backbone, or React may become important as our toolset evolves. Certainly, an applicant should possess an understanding of the trend towards client-side, single-page application UIs and how they are achieved.
Experience with back-end technologies is also very important. A candidate must be able to code on the server in order to retrieve information from a relational database and manipulate data structures for consumption on the client. PHP/MySQL is the preferred (and current) backend framework, though Node.js, Python, Ruby, and their corresponding frameworks are all acceptable toolsets moving forward. It is understood that a candidate with one backend skill set will be able to pick up another, as required.
Web development is a rapidly moving target! This position will require facility up and down the stack, so the candidate must possess flexibility, motivation, and the desire to adapt.
Things to keep in mind:
♦ The Web Development position will cover all areas of the operation, so you’ll be interacting with marketing, design, the warehouse, fulfillment, shipping, customer service, and management.
♦ You'll be expected to acquire deep understanding and ownership of the content on clcboats.com. Boats, kits, products, relationships, etc. We're not hiring a content manager, but given our small size, don't be surprised by the need to take some responsibility for content.
♦ Likewise, while we have full-time content specialists of several flavors on staff, the best candidate will have a demonstrated ability to write---to write clearly and concisely, to worship Strunk & White, and not foul the site with poor writing on the occasions when you need to dash off a few lines of descriptive text.
Obviously we will tilt heavily towards a candidate with an interest in small boats and boatbuilding. While this is a full-time position at our Annapolis headquarters, we are open to flex hours or similarly family-friendly accommodations.
Chesapeake Light Craft is an equal opportunity employer. Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; matching Simple IRA, boatshop privileges, and a collegial, dynamic work environment.
If you love clean code and you love boats, this is a rare chance. We'd love to have you. No phone calls, please. Email resumes with cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Showroom and Front Office Sales
We're looking for sales staff for our front office and showroom. Bright, energetic, small-boat enthusiasts will find our shop a "toy factory" that rewards versatility, flexibility, and a sense of fun. We're looking for applicants who have built a boat or three (especially CLC designs), who like to meet customers who are as excited about boatbuilding as we are, and are willing to help our customers build the boat of their dreams. You should be able to lift up to 50 pounds (to help move boats around among other things), and computer competence is required. Hours are flexible. You should be interested in occasional travel to beautiful seaside places to help out with boat shows. You'll be working some Saturday hours (usually 9 to 1). Salary negotiable. No phone calls; please email resumes and cover letters to email@example.com