Messman at Götheborg

This position is now filled and the position is closed for applications. 

Messman at the ship Götheborg

Join our team and be part of a unique sailing expedition! This year we will head out on our big expedition to Asia, and we are looking for a Messman to sail the world’s largest wooden sailing ship Götheborg!

The ship Götheborg is a unique replica of an 18th century trade ship with the same name. To work and sail on the ship is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of an exciting project and adventure, in an environment full of passion, creativity and drive. 

During 2022 and 2023 Götheborg will embark on a great expedition to Europe and Asia – a truly unique expedition. The ship will leave Gothenburg in the beginning of June 2022 and will sail in Europe during the summer and autumn. She will stay in the Mediterranean during the winter and continue her voyage and arrive in Asia in 2023.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Messman with a passion for serving food in exceptional surroundings, and who also finds satisfaction in cleaning, doing laundry and guiding deckhands in their work in the galley. As our messman you like, and are able, to work under different and sometimes difficult circumstances. You will work in a team together with the cook steward and 2nd cook.

You need to have a valid medical certificate (issued in a EU or EEA member state) and your additional training certificates for seagoing personnel (basic safety and security awareness) and a seaman’s discharge book must be up to date.

In addition to the above, we are looking for passionate and positive minded messmen with a flexible personality and good communication skills. You must be able to communicate in English. Additional language knowledge is an advantage!

What do we offer?

We offer a positive and unique working environment in which good team spirit and collaboration with your colleagues are important values. The ship always attracts a lot of positive attention and you will be working in a very special atmosphere both on board and during port stops! During the expedition you will meet a wide range of people, from international deckhands to high profile guests and visitors.

Salary will be paid monthly, and sailing will be in a 1:1 rotational schedule of approximately 6 weeks on and off. 

Does this sound interesting?

Do you want to be part of our team, this exciting journey and the unique experience of sailing the world’s largest wooden sailing ship? Please register via our website and leave your contact details together with your cover letter and resume. Our selection process will start immediately. To become part of the first crew to start the expedition, please make sure to register before the 1st of March.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Susanne Klip, crew manager: [email protected]
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How to apply All applicants need to apply via the web application PAAM. You will be asked to upload your resume, cover letter, and certificates. Read more
Asia Expedition 2022/2023 Read more about the Asia Expedition 2022/2023 and the planned route under the heading "Expedition". Read more
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