We’re on the lookout for talented tradespeople!

Join our growing team!

The Wooden Boatshop upholds an enduring commitment to the elevation of classic and historically significant wooden boats. We are deeply passionate about celebrating excellence in craftsmanship, design, and maritime sensibility.

As we evolve and grow, we look to recruit hard-working and creative individuals to help us achieve our goals. We’re dedicated to teaching the next generation of boatbuilders and seafarers alike, and acknowledge our success is contingent on our valued, talented, and multifaceted team.

While we appreciate experience, we also love to hear from passionate individuals who have a yearning to learn and grow with us. Please direct your enquiries here.

Role: Trade Assistant

Position Description Interesting & rewarding position.
No specific trade skills required just a keenness to learn and assist.
Commitment and punctuality to work and the project is essential. Best suited to a school leaver or an individual curious about furthering their trade and woodworking abilities.

Location: Queenscliff

Role: Cabinet Maker/Boatbuilder/Experienced Woodworker

Position Description Undertake fit out work on our 38-50’ Motor Launches and become an integral member of our team of boatbuilders during an unrivalled phase in The Wooden Boatshop history and future trajectory. Our numerous projects offer the unique and exciting opportunity to diversify woodworking skills within a highly experienced and creative workforce.

  • Fit cabinsides and joinery 
  • Lay decks and soles 
  • Hull planking
  • Work within a team of highly experienced boatbuilders and tradespeople

Location: Sorrento

Role: Painter/Detailer

Position Description Undertake painting detailing and laboring duties to The Wooden Boatshop standard, as well as best practice procedures. Job inclusive of the following:

  • Management and responsibility for organisation of detailing equipment.
  • Preparation and application of paint finishes, 2 pack polyurethane, epoxy, enamel, oil, varnish and antifoul in line with The Wooden Boatshop procedure, instruction from management and OH&S guidelines
  • Detailing and cleaning in preparation for launching of boats. Includes masking removal, paint residue removal, window cleaning, cover washing, vacuuming, washing and polishing paint work
  • Reporting to management items on boats that require attention beyond the scope of instruction or deviations from The Wooden Boatshop procedures 
  • Assisting yard manager with all aspects of yard operations as requested by instruction
  • Site cleaning in boatyard after completion of tasks, including rubbish collection and removal, stacking of shoring blocks, yard stands, ladders and boatyard equipment
  • Ability to document time and material for all operations on a continual basis
  • Availability for additional work hours during peak times and demonstrate a comitment to the completion of set tasks
  • Ability to follow instruction and respond to constructive criticism in a positive manner and adhere to The Wooden Boatshop HR Policy and Procedure Manual

Location: Sorrento

Role: Apprentice Sailmaker

Position Description
Candidates will have the opportunity to learn from our in-house sailmaker about all aspects of sail design, construction, maintenance and repair. This position will suit someone who enjoys practical challenges, is immaculate in their attention to detail and is eager to innovate in this expansive new role at The Wooden Boatshop. Ideally, we are seeking an individual with previous experience in a marine trimming role such as a 3rd year apprentice or a Certificate III in automotive and marine trimming technology. Job requirements include the following:

  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Yacht sail design, construction and repair
  • Boat covers and upholstery design
  • Expertise in textile selection
  • Creative tendencies and ability to multitask

Location: Sorrento

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129 Hotham Road, Sorrento, Victoria
Australia, 3943