ID: 159143

Railway Car Captain

Museums & Heritage Regular - more than 6 months Quorn SA

About this opportunity

The Car Captain represents PRRPS and as a member of #TEAMPRR you will be interacting with our passengers, therefore it is a responsible position which needs to reflect our organisation in a professional manner. A Car Captain is often in control of a set number of carriages of a passenger train and ensures the carriages are well presented. On the journey the Car Captain notes the points of interest, answering questions and generally makes sure the passengers enjoy their PRRPS experience prior to, and during their travel.

If you are under 18 years old you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All our volunteers are required to undergo a “Working with Children” check and the PRR organisation has a Code of Conduct policy.

PRRPS welcomes people who are good communicators, an advantage as you will be part of a Train Crew Team communicating with our passengers, other Car Captains and the Train crew. Training is provided.

An understanding of Rail Safety and WHS requirements including the Emergency Action Plans; First Aid training is an advantage.

The role includes:

  • Wearing an appropriate uniform;
  • Assist other crew and team members;
  • Where qualified, relieve other senior positions when necessary;
  • Ensure the quality presentation of the carriages;
  • Provide on train customer service to passengers;
  • Supervision and safe conduct of the passengers;
  • Observance of all applicable rules and instructions;
  • Ensure PRR promotional literature is available for passengers;
  • Report any carriage defects to the Conductor.

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

In the role of Car Captain you will be interacting with people all ages so a Working With Children is essential. We are a family friendly organisation.

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

By agreement and depending on your availability to coincide with our train schedule and/or working bees, and other scheduled events. The image shows some of our #TEAMPRR who love working on the Track.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
Type of work
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage

Training provided and if desired there is opportunity to advance to more critical roles.