The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 may be a once in a generation opportunity for our city. We need your help to make it happen, and in return you will be rewarded with rich memories of being a part of something special.

There will be roles for at least 300 people which will include:

  • Ship Liaison Officer – You will be key point of contact for assigned ship’s captain and crew and ensure they have everything they require from arrival through to departure
  • Technical Liaison Officer – Technically skilled, you will be a constituent member of the ship greeting party as they arrive at The Port of Sunderland. You will be the first point of contact for ships urgent or technical issues
  • Event Support – A busy and high profile role supporting the event and race organising teams, you will help run the media, crew and volunteer centres
  • Event Coordinator – duties may include; decorating the event space, welcoming visitors, reuniting lost people with their parties, distributing information, selling merchandise, organising crew activities and escorting guests and media

You can also contact Ian Flannery on 0191 561 1397 or email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.



Ship Liaison Officer - Job Description
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Technical Liaison Officer - Job Description
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Event Coordinator - Job Description
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Event Administrator - Job Description
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