Work Opportunities

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 crew and all longer term 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

positionjob descriptionexperience / qualificationsperiod of year
deckhandresponsible for the physical needs of the boat above and below decka cheerful outlook and willingness to learn and work hard.Apr to Oct minimum half-season
ship chaplainleads devotionals bible teaching worship and offers counselinghas pastoral /bible teaching experience in a church or mission organizationApr to Oct
minimum full sailaway program
Carpenter/handymangeneral maintenance work incl. painting and woodworkhandyman prior work in the fieldMar, Apr or Nov
one or more weeks
diesel mechanicresponsible for service of enginesqualified diesel mechanic with at least 2 yrs experience in the fieldMar, Apr or Nov
one or more weeks
maintenance helproutine maintenance and upgrade projectsmechanical aptitude, handyman skills with a willingness to work hard Nov to April
one or more weeks
cookpreparing all meals for guests/students.  Total group size up to 18 personsprior cooking experience would be needed.June, July and August.

Long Term Positions

positionjob descriptionexperience / qualificationsperiod of service
Skipperresponsible as master of the ship and safety and wellbeing of all aboard.Yachtmaster offshore licence, min. 2 years experience as skipper on yachts of at least 50ft.Mar to Nov
minimum of 3 years.
Materesponsible to assist the skipper in his responsibilitiesYachtmaster offshore license, min. 1-year experience on yachts as a deckhand.Mar to Nov
minimum of 3 years
Deckhandresponsible to keep things shipshape and assist with boat handling tasksQualifications, equivalent to “competent crew” certificate, and one season experience in this position.Mar to Nov
minimum of 3 years.
Cookresponsible for ships food provisions and cooking for all aboardExperience of a year as a cook / chef.Mar to Nov
minimum of 3 years.