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Our local Women Boatbuilders…


Show up for our local marine trades.  The Women’s Boatbuilding Panel includes Diana Talley, Esther Whitmore, and Julia Maynard. You can click the image to get your tickets. January 20th on Zoom.

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Jobs at the NW Maritime Center


Year-round Positions: Current regular full-time and part-time job openings. If you’re passionate about what we do and eager to learn more, we’d like to meet you. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to apply@nwmaritime.org. Include the job title in the subject line. Event Operations Coordinator Seasonal Positions: Seasonal full-time and part-time job …

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Jobs at ACI BOATS


Bookkeeping Assistant Full-time at ACI Boats Reports to Accounting Manager, Performs a variety of administrative duties related to the documentation that contribute to the professional, friendly, and profitable operation of the financial operations of the business. Job tasks include but are not limited to the following: Provide administrative support to Accountant Assist in preparing and …

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Classes from The Artful Sailor


We have so many great educational and skill based classes and workshops in this community. For the stitch minded, Consider contacting Pami-Sue and Emiliano.

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Ask-a-Commissioner-opportunity


Jefferson County County Commissioners Greg Brotherton and Kate Dean will be sharing a “State of the County” update at a Chamber Cafe Zoom on Friday January 21st at 10:00 AM. This is an opportunity to ask your commissioners questions directly. Your can learn more about this event and register to attend by clicking the image …

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Shop Space Listing


Address is 2730-C Washington St $610 a month for 600 sq feet. Has Access to the boat yard.   Month to month lease Tenant will need approval by the Port of PT, and must be engaged in boat building or repair. Contact Mark Jochems 360-301-1034.

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Swearing-In of Carol Hasse and Pete Hanke


The first 2022 port meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 12, 9:30 Workshop “Ceremonial swearing in of Commissioner Hasse”.  Also being sworn in is Commissioner Hanke starting third term! Show your support for our newest commissioner by attending. and 1pm Business meeting   Agenda Packet Here which includes instructions at the top on how to attend.: https://portofpt.com/wp-content/uploads/20220112-CommMtg-Packet.pdf …

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Port of PT JOBS


Updated 02.06.22 There are currently positions open at the Port Of Port Townsend. https://portofpt.com/about-us/employment/ Security Officer, Steve Springer is the new security officer. Hoist Operator II, Environmental Specialist, Filled:Kimberlie Webber is the new Environmental Specialist, Customer Service Representative, Kristian Ferrero is the new Harbormaster and the volunteer host at the Quilcene Marina Contact the Port …

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New EDC Director launches new series


Hosted by Cindy Brooks from EDC Team Jefferson, and features a team from the WA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Click image to request the meeting link or: EDC Team Jefferson | 360.379.4693 | edcteamjefferson.org

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20% Awareness Campaign – Chris Brignoli


Continuing our recap of the last 2 years of 20% Marine Trades Awareness Campaign put together by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy.  

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National Fisherman-On Deck Vol 5


2021’s Issue 5 from National Fisherman’s Online Magazine features Port Townsend’s Shipwrights Co-op. It is quite a spread! The PTMTA thanks National Fisherman and the OnDeck team for spotlighting Port Townsend. If this magazine interests you, they have a free sign-up page Here. Click the first 2 images below to see the complete PDF for …

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PT Foundry is Still Hiring


Port Townsend Foundry originally POSTED NOVEMBER 9th, 2021 Port Townsend Foundry is a custom and production nonferrous foundry specializing in high-quality marine hardware. If you are looking to learn a hands-on trade with paid on-the-job training, we are looking for you to join our team! Now hiring for a variety of positions including: Machinist (skilled …

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PTMTA’s First Board Meeting of 2022


Preliminary Heads Up: The first board meeting of 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th. We are cautiously considering an in-person, masked and socially distanced meeting as a way to give a more personal welcome to our new board members. This may change to a Zoom meeting as a necessity due to the Omicron variant …

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20% Public Awareness Campaign – Robert


The PTMTA thanks Robert D’Arcy for many years serving on the PTMTA board and on or off the board, continuous advocating for a healthy working waterfront, maritime education, and historical preservation of place and culture.  

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OCH Maritime Story-telling


Though based in Maine, Off Center Harbor’s team of videographers and story tellers include a few of our own PNW characters. They have documented many of our local boats, boat shops and personalities. They are an incredible resource for a range of videos to do with boats, boat building, & trades people. They are always …

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Help direct grant money


The EDC, under new leadership, needs input. Our Marine Trades Businesses should speak up if not to be overlooked. Grant Moneys are available. How should they be awarded? Weight in now.

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Showing up for each other


The NWMC’s Ask an Expert series features several of our own esteemed friends. If you can find the time to show up for them, please do. We realize that many of you already receive various e-blasts from the NWMC and others but the PTMTA is likely receiving a lot of them on your behalf. By …

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Working Waterfront Coalition -Whatcom


Our Friends in Bellingham produce this newsletter. The PTMTA has engaged in collaborative discussions with the leaders of the Whatcom County Working Waterfront Coalition and we look forward to continuing that partnership. We can all learn from each other through the various actions taken to reach similar goals. See their latest newsletter by clicking on …

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20% + Public Awareness Campaigns – Gus


We are recapping some of our previous 20% public awareness campaigns onto our blog. The Marine Trades made up 20% of Jefferson County’s economy in 2017-18. We have only grown and thrived since.  Thank you to Pam Petranek and Gwendolyn Tracy for making the Maritime Economic Impact Study happen. It is an extremely valuable tool …

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JOB:Swage Machinist & Shop assistant


Swage Machinist & Shop assistant Full Time  8:30am-5:00pm at Port Townsend Rigging FIRST POSTED NOVEMBER 9th, 2021- Confirmed open 12.14.21 Brief job description: Operate swaging machine according to shop standards per customer’s job requirements. Inspect and operate swaging machine using the correct tools, gauges, equipment. Perform testing to ensure quality. Keep records of work performed …

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