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Category: Boat
Host ID: 59611
Country: England

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Last Updated: October 9, 2017

OCTOBER to DECEMBER - it's near the end of the season and I need help with painting, sanding and varnishing. Also with help with some ticket sellinf.

I'm looking for positive, enthusiastic people who enjoy work and want to experience boat life, by staying on the boat, helping with boat trips, maybe walking tours and talking to tourists in the town.

Bath is a fantastic (small) historic and picturesque city to be based, going back to Roman times. It's only a few minutes away from Bristol, one of the best cities in the UK for arts and music.

You will need a good basic knowledge of conversational English, show an interest in working and living on a boat and be able to talk to tourists in the town centre about out trips. Helpers enjoyed being in the town centre with the buskers and their music!

It has been a great opportunity for those wanting to improve their English. Helpers last year made local connections and friends and explored the history and culture of Bath. We have had great feedback !

We will all be living and working on a small boat which is very different to staying in a family home. You will need to be flexible about facilities, easy going and able to get on well with your boat mates! No experience is necessary, but the idea of living and helping on a boat should interest you.

You will help the boat trips and receive basic training for this. For example, helping moor the boat, disembarking and arriving and with passing through river locks, so you will need to be physically fit.

You will need to be comfortable being in the town centre with a promotional board, selling tickets, talking to tourists and encouraging them to go on trips. You will need to be positive, have energy and good with people.

Daily cleaning and getting the boat ready each day. Painting and small maintenance jobs if required.

You will learn the skills to be a confident and safe on the water and you will have the opportunity to steer and handle the boat.

You will need to have a good basic level of English but this is the perfect environment to improve your conversational English.

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