The following are the most common method in which crews are broken down. Each position (save the Owner) is considered to be held by a ship's officer. Other positions may be created by player characters.
Owner(s) – The one(s) who owns the ships, and signs the documents in the ship's name.
Captain – Ultimate authority on the ship when in combat. May or may not be the owner of the vessel.
1st Officer – The second-in-command. Serves as captain should the captain be incapacitated or not present. Often responsible for boarding parties.
Helmsman – The mage currently linked into the helm, whose abilities determine speed and movement of the craft. There may be several helmsmen aboard a ship.
Ship's Mage – Highest level wizard not currently involved in spelljamming.
Ship's Priest – Highest level cleric onboard.
Navigator - Responsible for long-distance movement and tactics, keeps star charts.
Quartermaster - Responsible for supplies, including food, air, and weapons.