Support Theatre Ship working on ship maintenace & repair and fund raising in British Columbia, Canada



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    Our theatre company, is a most unique theatre venue -- a 30 meter tall ship. We have been touring contemporary professional theatre for over 40 years. Its innovative theatrical productions on to the deck and in the rigging of a Ship Theatre that has been touring internationally: Canada, USA, Europe and the Mediterranean. NOT a cruise ship.

    November 2018 to October 2019 the company will be working on ship maintenance and working on future shows and tours for the 2020 Production, that will take place in Pacific NW. During this time we are looking for people who can help with the either Ship Maintenance of the vessel or Administration & Fundraising.

    This is a great learning experience and a chance to work with theatre professionals and skilled boat building technicians.

    We strive to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We create a community, and we intentionally welcome all. We value the diversity of ethnic and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and its expression. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will be a part of a unique experience that involves people working and living together in a beautiful west coast environment. Travelers will learn skills: in administration, lots to learn in alternative fundraising and product solicitation; in boat maintenance, working with professional boat builders who are proficient in ship carpentry, welding, painting, plumbing, electricity, engine work.
    The shows we produce are original and thought provoking with a political or social message.

  • Help


    In January & February 2019 a boat shed will be built to cover the ship out of the water and on blocks. From March to May 2019 the work will prepare the hull for painting, painting the hull, wood work on the decks, interior work: plumbing, electrical and engine work. From May to October 2019, the vessel will return to the water and work on the ship will continue including more woodwork, repairing the portholes and stanchions,, installing solar panels. This work will be supervised by 2 professional shipwrights.
    The Producer and Artistic Director will be working on several Theatre Administration projects:
    fundraising, grant writing, bookkeeping, website maintenance, community outreach through social media, organizing a workshop in November 2019 for the next show.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    A bunk in a single or shared cabin on the ship. The ship is at a marina that has warm showers and laundry facilities. Bikes are available. Meals provided on the ship. Bus routes to Richmond and Vancouver are close to the marina.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our location is at Shelter island Marina and Boat Yard. From there, the city of Richmond is 20 minutes away by bus, Vancouver is a 50 minute bus & train ride away; to Vancouver Island a 3 - 4 hour bus, train and ferry ride away.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Show in 2018
On land Shelter Island Marina Oct 2018
Production, cast & crew Florida 2017
Sanding the deck
in Nanaimo BC Canada
2015 Production team
Show on the ship 2014
Show on the vessel 2014
The interior of the ship

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