Summary:  Responsible for the day to day management of the Deck crew and for the maintenance of the Deck tools and supplies.

Not expected to be available until at least September 2019. Applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list).

The maritime volunteers onboard the Africa Mercy are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, our ship could be your next great adventure! 

The Bosun volunteer position, part of the Deck department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years, though shorter commitments may also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position may qualify for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information. 

Qualifications required:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in accordance with STCW A-II/5
  • Valid Security Awareness certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/6
  • Valid Basic Training certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1 1-4
  • Valid Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Fast Rescue Boats certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/2-1
  • Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (can be obtained on board)
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our technical recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Craig Sharver at [email protected].