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Job Opportunities Aboard and Ashore

View complete descriptions for all onboard (and some land-based) positions below.

Keep in mind...

  • At this time our summer positions have been filled; however, we are always looking for good people to fill unexpected openings.
  • If you find a position you are qualified for and interested in, please apply for that position directly.
  • Once you've applied (and received an email confirmation of submission), you will be contacted by one of our recruiters if your qualifications match our needs.
  • Please do not call to make sure we have received your application. If you received an email confirmation then we have it in our system.


Hot PositionsHOT POSITIONS - on Land

Manager of Hotel Operations

The Manager of Hotel Operations (MHO) is responsible for all vessel operations relating to the Hotel Department’s front of house (FOH) staff, onboard systems, and related shore-based operations. These duties include, but are not limited to, ongoing training and vessel assessments, performance management, employee retention, and all other associated administrative tasks. In conjunction with the onboard Captain, the MHO is the primary support contact and remote supervisor to the fleet’s Hotel Managers during each vessel’s operating season. This is a full time position primarily based in our Seattle office but will require extensive travel aboard the vessels for employee training, emergency relief, and on board quality checks as needed.  Click here for more information (.pdf)

Sales Counselor, Seattle

This is a full-time position which reports to Director of Sales. The major function of this position is responding to phone and e-mail sales inquiries, probing and using appropriate information-building and closing techniques relevant to Un-Cruise Adventures experiential small-ship cruising. All steps, A-Z, in the booking process for individual staterooms or group sales are to be completed thoroughly and accurately. Click here for more information (.pdf)

Hot PositionsHOT POSITIONS - at Sea


The Chef is responsible for overseeing all staff and functions within the galley. The Chef will coordinate and participate in all galley activities in regard to food preparation, inventory, ordering, and cleaning under the direction of the Hotel Manager. Click here for a full description (.pdf)

Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer is responsible for maintenance, operation, and repair of all vessel electrical and mechanical systems onboard ships. The Chief Engineer works in conjunction with the Assistant Engineer when applicable. The Chief Engineer reports to the Master of the vessel and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for a full description (.pdf)

Expedition Guide - Licensed

Expedition Guides are part of a cohesive Expedition team whose goal is to inspire guests and help them understand and have an appreciation for what they are experiencing during their cruise. Guides are supervised by the Expedition Leader and work in teams of 2-5 members, along with the full vessel crew. Their primary responsibilities include guiding and interpretation as well as onboard presentations and narration. They interpret topics ranging from geology, geography, glaciology, marine biology, natural history and cultural history, current issues in local destinations, and local flora and fauna. Expedition Guides lead groups of guests on hikes ranging from shore walks to route finding, bushwhacking, and more technical hiking, skiff tours, snorkeling, camping, paddle boarding, as well as whole and half day kayak trips on a daily basis. Expedition Guides take ownership of delivering an unforgettable vacation experience to guests through sharing their knowledge, guiding excursions, and exemplary customer service, with an emphasis on safety. Click here for full description (.pdf)

Expedition Leader (USCG Licensed) - Yacht

The Expedition Leader manages all onboard programming and off-vessel activities as part of the larger Vessel Management Team. The Expedition Leader (EL) manages the day-to-day activities, leads hikes, kayak trips, interpretive presentations and skiff rides. Other activities may include: paddle boarding, snorkeling and camping. The EL holds a United States Coast Guard Captain’s License of 25 Tons or greater in order to operate skiffs with guests. This position requires exemplary leadership, teamwork, self-management, and customer service skills. He/she manages program safety policy and procedures, and is well versed on destination topics including, history, culture and natural surroundings. The EL has a solid background in interpretive program development, group outdoor adventure leadership skills, and cooperative management skills, and enjoys being the primary contact and coordinator for all guest needs. Click here for full description (.pdf)

Pastry Chef

The Pastry Chef is responsible for overseeing all baking and related preparation and presentations in the galley (primarily breads, pastries and dessert). He/she will also assist the Chef with all crew meals, plate-up and galley cleaning as assigned. This includes some dishwashing responsibilities throughout the day. Click here for full description (.pdf)


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