Keen to join the crew?
It’s no secret that we have one the best jobs out there. With an office made of blue water and marine mammals for work mates, there’s a lot to love. It’s incredibly rewarding and a real privilege to be able to do what we do and we value every single guest that makes this possible. It’s not without it’s downsides however: Seasonal work, seasick guests, marine toilets and an often moody parent to contend with (mother nature). Not two days are ever the same and you will often be a marine biologist, sailor, mechanic and nurse all before lunchtime.
We welcome CV’s at any time and regularly refer back to them when positions open up. Click below to learn more about the technical skills as the qualities we look for.
Deckhands / Tour Guides
Deckhands are critical support for the skipper and for ensuring guests are well cared for when onboard.
Deckhands perform physical and non physical tasks such as helping secure the vessel (bow lines & fenders), conduct safety briefings, assist with setting and trimming sails, undertake snorkel tours, provide guest education, prepare meals and much more. Deckhands need to be able to work quickly and multitask, whilst also interacting with guests. A reasonable degree of strength is also required to assist with winching in sails.
Experience we look for includes time working on vessels, marine biology or marine science qualifications (or a similar technical knowledge gained through other means), and great customer service skills.
As we are a 7 day a week operation (except Christmas Day), with seasonal influences, shifts will vary from week to week.
Deckhands are required almost every day of the season except Christmas Day. Some weeks you may be required to stay onboard, based out of Rottnest Island.
The skipper is responsible for the safe and event-free operation of the vessel, with the support of his/her crew. The skipper will often also perform deckhand duties and undertake routine maintenance or ad hoc minor repairs.
Capella is a fully licensed Domestic Commercial Vessel (DCV) under the law of AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority). The minimum legal requirement to skipper Capella is a Master V and basic engineering. Strong communication , interpersonal and time management skills are all key characteristics of a good skipper. We also look for sailing experience, ideally on catamarans, and strong knowledge of the local waters – channels, tides, wind etc.
For more information on obtaining your Master V, visit: https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/master-less-24-metres-near-coastal
Note: International qualifications are not suitable, but may be recognized by AMSA as prior learning. Please contact AMSA directly to find out if your international qualification qualifies. Fees may apply.
Behind every great crew and tour is an unseen team also working hard in the background. Taking bookings, social media, invoicing, email handling, marketing, maintenance, winter refit, and much more. As a family-run business we are only a small team, but on occasion there can be a need for assistance.
Work Experience / Internships
We may be able to offer work experience or internships at certain times of the year. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll let you know if we can assist.
Applications for the position of Deckhand / Tour Guide for the coming season (Nov 23 – Apr 24) have now closed.
If you would like to submit your resume for consideration for future positions that may open up, please do so via the form submission below.
If you would like to be considered for the next opening, send us your CV via the submission form below.