About The Company

Staff Positions

DCL offers an inclusive, friendly work environment for anyone ready to work on Cayuga Lake, to work with children and visitors to our region, and to support our mission.  (Click on position title.)

  • INTERPRETIVE CREW   Seasonal positions are  available!  (May-Oct.) 20-40 hours/week. Crew are trained to perform duties as ship’s mate, hosts and narrators for our public cruises and as instructors for our educational programming. General background in boating, environmental science and/or education is a plus but not all are required.   We generally hire in March-April, but you are welcome to inquire at any time. ALL CREW POSITIONS FOR 2024 ARE FULL
  • SEASONAL CAPTAINS (May-Oct.)  We are always looking for qualified captains. Captains must have a USCG 50 or over certification.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT  This NEW position will provide general administrative support.  A significant component of the job will also involve customer support during our cruise season.
  • INTERNS AND YOUTH GUIDES – Every summer we hire several young adult interns and teenage youth to learn about what we do and lend a hand. Click below for more information.


We are always happy to provide more information. To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your background and interests to discovercayuga@gmail.com.    

Thank you for your interest!

Great Experiences with Discover Cayuga Lake

Our Mission

At Discover Cayuga Lake, our mission is to cultivate informed and equitable relationships between people and the watersheds upon which they depend and we do all this while providing memorable, breathtaking family, friend, and community experiences on the beautiful Cayuga Lake.

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    1000 Allan H. Treman Marina Rd.
    Ithaca, NY 14850


    110 N. Tioga St., Suite 303
    Center for History & Culture
    Ithaca, NY  14850

    Discover Cayuga Lake 2023