Service Crew Applications Will Open in November. Service Crew Applications are now closed.

As Service Crew, you’ll be an essential part of ensuring that our Annual Conference runs smoothly. You’ll to help with everything from staffing registration and assisting presenters with set up for their sessions. Plus, you’ll receive free registration and a t-shirt! 

Options for Service Crew:

You won’t be locked into these roles but they will help with navigating the first portion of the conference:  

Conference Tech Crew – assist with the technical set up sessions, including connecting laptops to projectors and general troubleshooting. This is not a hybrid conference but there will be some video live streaming or recording for some of the sessions.   

Registration Crew – everyone needs a name badge to attend the conference and access evening social activities. We will need the most help on Sunday and Monday. Volunteers will be standing by to assist with the check-in process, distribute and replenish event bags, and assist presenters/speakers as they check in over the three days. 

Sessions Crew – Volunteers interact with speakers and registrants to ensure that the conference runs on schedule. You can’t be afraid to speak up to end a session on time! Some shifts will provide support with set up and breakdown of workshops, facilitation or moderation of a session, and posting signage.  

Exhibitor Crew – Primarily Sunday and Monday. You’ll help direct exhibitors during the load in process, connect exhibitors with staff, and assist in set up.  


Expectations: To apply, you must be a current member of Tall Ships America and at least 18 years of age. Not a member? Become one now!  We also have Sponsored Crew Memberships!

Service Crew are expected to be available Sunday, Feb. 4th through Wednesday, Feb 7th, 8:00a – 5:00p. We will have an orientation meeting on Sunday, Feb. 4th, at MITAGS, exact time TBD.  We will also have daily meetings at 8:00a, Monday – Wednesday.  

Service Crew option is available to all salaried crewmembers (1st – 4th Mate, Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, deckhand, educator).

Travel and Accommodations: All Service Crew are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. 

To Apply:

Please fill out a Workforce Development Grant. In the section “Please describe your interest and expectation…” include “Service Crew for Conference” and tell us why you want to be considered.