In order for our ships to be able to sail from port to port, we need both those willing to join for one or two years to serve where needed as well as professionals that fill specific roles on board.

Opportunities exist for personnel with skills such as deck and engineering officers and ratings, doctors, cooks, electricians, plumbers, welders, fitters, toolmakers, carpenters, bookkeepers, journalists, photographers, designers, information technology and audio visual professionals. Participants who join to use their professional skills are also given opportunity to participate in a broad spectrum of ship community and public events.

Please note: All opportunities on this site are unsalaried.

Most people joining OM Ships have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through sponsorship from churches and individual supporters.



How to apply as a professional for a specific role

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old, in good health and speak English well.
  • Applicants must have relevant education or experience in the role.
  • Applicants must raise financial support to cover the basic living costs on board.
  • Applicants must have a sending home church who will recommend you and can support you spiritually during your time.

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Here are a few of our open positions