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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)


Project Manager - Safari Voyager Renovation Project

The Project Manager will oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of a fifteen month ship renovation. This project will be a full interior and exterior renovation of the Safari Voyager along with a planned dry dock period at the end of the project. The vessel will then be put back into passenger service towards the end of 2015. 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


Chef

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)


Deckhand - Licensed

The Deckhand is responsible for maintenance/cleaning of the interior/exterior of the vessel. In addition, the deckhand will assist with bridge watch/navigation, perform hourly security patrols including nightly engine room inspections, and will assist with general boat operations. This position reports to the 1st Mate and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for more information (.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)



VESSEL / ON BOARD POSITIONS


1st Mate

The 1st Mate supervises, trains and coordinates activities of the deck force and is responsible for assisting with the vessel’s piloting, navigation, safety, security, first aid, cleanliness, and small boat operations. The 1st Mate 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)


2nd Mate

The Second Mate is responsible for maintaining the bridge navigational and communications equipment as well as assisting with the vessel's piloting, navigation, safety and small boat operations. The 2nd Mate reports to the 1st Mate and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for a full description (.pdf)


Assistant Engineer

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


2nd Mate / Assistant Engineer - Hawaii (winter only)

The Second Mate / Assistant Engineer is responsible for maintaining the bridge navigational and communications equipment as well as assisting with the vessel's piloting, navigation, safety and small boat operations. Additionally, this position will assist the Chief Engineer in the maintenance, operation, and repair of all vessel electrical and mechanical systems onboard ships. The 2nd Mate / Assistant Engineer reports to the Captain and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for a full description (.pdf)


Bartender

The position of Bartender is responsible for serving drinks, assisting in the management of the beverage program, and dining staff training and development. The bartender will also assist in the dining room for meal service or with housekeeping as assigned. On some vessels, this position requires use of Microsoft Office, and tracking guest shipboard accounts through a restaurant POS system. Click here for a full description (.pdf)


Bosun

The Bosun is responsible for the care and maintenance of inflatable boats, rescue boat, and related gear such as outboard motors, tool kits, fuel, fuel tanks, callapsible anchors, and the crane used for raising/lowering the inflatable boats and kayaks. This position also assists with deckhand work. The Bosun reports to the 1st Mate and will assist company officers in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for a full description (.pdf)


Captain

The Captain directly oversees onboard managers, and indirectly manages crew, ensuring the safe and professional delivery Un-Cruise Adventures’ published cruise products. The Captain provides excellent and proven leadership, safety, and communications skills with all company employees, partners, vendors, and travel industry professionals. Click here for a full description (.pdf)


Chef

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)


Deckhand - Licensed

The Deckhand is responsible for maintenance/cleaning of the interior/exterior of the vessel. In addition, the deckhand will assist with bridge watch/navigation, perform hourly security patrols including nightly engine room inspections, and will assist with general boat operations. This position reports to the 1st Mate and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures. Click here for more information (.pdf)


Expedition Guide

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, 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 more information (.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 - Expedition Ship

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 while supervising a team of up to four Expedition Guides who lead hikes, kayak trips, interpretive presentations and skiff rides. Other activities may include: paddle boarding, snorkeling, and camping. The EL also oversees the Wellness Instructor and assigns tasks or duties as their schedules permit. This position requires exemplary leadership, team building, 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.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)


Galley Utility

The galley utility is primarily responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the dish station in the galley. They will be washing all pots, pans, silverware, service items, and glassware for each meal served on board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The galley utility will also be required to keep their work station clean and sanitary as well as assist in general galley cleaning projects as assigned by the Chef or Hotel Manager. Click here for more information (.pdf)


Heritage Guide / Living History Interpreter

Aboard the S.S. Legacy, mini-dramas bring to life exciting historical events of the regions we explore, immersing our guests in the real-life atmosphere of a late 19th century steamer, and our knowledgeable guides interpret the full spectrum of human and natural history along Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Great Rivers of the West, seamlessly bridging past and present throughout each day of every cruise. Click here for more information (.pdf)


Heritage Leader

The Heritage Leader (HL) is the primary program logistics and communications manager of the cruise. He/she manages all off-vessel tours and activities, and oversees the onboard programming, including up to four crew members or contracted presenters who deliver narration, programming, and scheduling details to our guests. The HL provides and manages excellent formal and informal living history and current events interpretive presentations associated with the cruise geography (Southeast Alaska and Columbia/Snake Rivers). The HL coordinates daily guest activity schedules in partnership with Vessel Management Team. The HL assists with overall guest service logistics from ship to shore. The HL provides exemplary customer service to guests with an emphasis on strong planning, presentation, management, communication, coordination, and safety skills.  Click here for more information (.pdf)


Hotel Manager

The position of Hotel Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the hotel department. This includes overseeing the dining room, galley, bartender (and beverage program), and housekeeping, as well as all guest service needs as they relate to the hotel department. The Hotel Manager is also responsible for most accounting and administrative functions for the entire crew and vessel.  Click here for more information (.pdf)


Lead Steward

This position functions as a dining room supervisor, housekeeping supervisor and guest service expert. The Lead Steward is responsible for assisting in the management of the beverage program, staff training and development. Click here for more information (.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)


Sous Chef

The Sous Chef is responsible for assisting the Head Chef with all preparation, cooking and presentation of all onboard meals. The Sous Chef will also assist the Chef with all crew meals, plate-up, sanitation, inventory and ordering as assigned. This includes some dishwashing responsibilities and general cleaning throughout the day. The Sous Chef must possess the technical skills to assume the role of the Chef in the event of a contingency. Depending on experience level the Sous Chef may be asked to fill in for the Head Chef when the Head Chef rotates off the vessel. Click here for full description (.pdf)


Steward

The Steward is a multi-talented and hard-working position. Main job responsibilities include: dining room service during all meals, cleaning of guest cabins and all interior public spaces, and assisting in bartending/cocktail serving. Stewards will also rotate into the galley to wash dishes and assist with food preparation. This is a very guest service focused position and requires a pleasant and accommodating demeanor at all times. Click here for full description (.pdf)


Wellness Instructor

The Wellness Instructor is a customer service representative who is responsible for providing yoga, stretching, and massage to clients on vessels carrying between 32-86 guests. The Wellness Instructor is responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the workout space, massage cabin, and exercise equipment. The Wellness Instructor also assists with needs of the Hotel Department, such as meal service and cleaning, or assists the Expedition Department with kayaking and hiking operations as directed by his/her supervisor. Click here for a full description (.pdf)