Work Opportunities

The Kingfisher Project is under girded by a staff team of both longer and short term workers some of which work on a volunteer basis contributing even their own living expenses whilst others are supported through the ministry’s financial income gained through programs offered and donations from many around the world that have been inspired to support this work for the glory of God and the extension of His kingdom.

Please note that training opportunities are provided for staff and all longer term staff positions require a probationary period usually a minimum of 3 months.

Crew Training

For those interested in getting training or further experience and sea miles with the purposes to qualify for coastal or offshore skipper and yacht master ocean certificates, training opportunities are now provided aboard the “Encounter” each year.  Contact us for further information.

Short Term Positions

position job description experience qualifications period of year
deck hand responsible for physical needs of the boat above and below deck a cheerful outlook and willingness to learn and work hard. Apr to Oct 

minimum half season

ship chaplain leads devotionals bible teaching worship and offers counseling has pastoral /bible teaching experience in a church or mission organization Apr to Oct 

minimum full sailaway program

carpenter/handy man general maintenance work incl. painting and wood work handy man prior work in the field Mar, Apr or Nov 

one or more weeks

diesel mechanic responsible to service engines qualified diesel mechanic with at least 2 yrs experience in the field Mar, Apr or Nov 

one or more weeks

maintenance help routine maintenance and upgrade projects mechanical aptitude 

handy man skills with a willingness to work hard

Nov to April

one or more weeks

Long Term Positions

position job description experience qualifications period of service
Mate responsible to assist the skipper in his responsibilities competent crew certificate or min. 1 season experience on other yachts as deck hand/mate May to Oct minimum one season