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 Monday and Tuesday. Volunteers will confirm and distribute credentials, 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 Monday and Tuesday. 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!

Service Crew are expected to be available Tuesday, Feb. 7th through Thursday, Feb 9th, 8:00a – 5:00p. We will have an orientation meeting on Monday, Feb. 6th, 4:00 – 5:30p at the Marriott. We will also have daily meetings at 8:00a, Tuesday – Thursday.  

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. However, you will have first access to berths aboard Oliver Hazard Perry, docked at Bowen’s Wharf. The cost to stay on board from Monday, Feb. 6th through Friday, Feb. 10th, is $100. Alternatively, you are welcome to stay at the hotel at the group rate of $149/night (excludes taxes and fees).  

Service Crew Application

Service Crew Application

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