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Interested in a job at Alaskan Dream Cruises?  Please read the job descriptions below and click on the job title for the complete job description.

Hotel Department Job Description Summaries

Baker

REPORTS TO: Head Chef

POSITION SUMMARY:

Prepare and serve meals.  Ensure that meals are prepared properly and in a timely manner (both guests and crew). Maintain proper galley sanitation and safety standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Preparation of meals: Prepare and implement menu items in a timely manner.   
  • Serve meals: Participates in plate-up of meals.
  • Galley sanitation: Maintain proper food handling procedures in accordance with CDC/ FDA guidelines.  Maintain proper food storage.  Assist in washing of dishes, silverware and glassware.
  • Guest interaction: Interact with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times.  Escort guests to stateroom at start of cruise and assist in the handling of luggage.  Answer guests’ questions regarding menu and recipes.  Participate in evening activities and in galley tour as directed by Head Chef or Hotel Manager.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill.  Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.  Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of formal training at a culinary school preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years experience in the culinary or restaurant industry.
  • Communication skills require the ability to represent the company in public appearances.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.
  • Must be able to perform mid-level mathematics problems dealing with fractions, costing and to perform analyses based on these problems.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • May be responsible for training and guiding others and/or reviewing their work.
  • Must be well organized, even tempered, multi-task oriented, quick thinking and fair minded.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender, and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system.  Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc.  Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guests’ appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Bartender

REPORTS TO: Hotel Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

Handle all bartending aspects in the bar and lounge.  Answer guest questions.  Actively participate in key onboard revenue generation areas of gift shop, bar, and shore excursions.  Handle all guest accounts onboard.  Participate in evening entertainment activities as directed by the Hotel Manager.

  • Interaction with and entertainment of guests.
  • Bartending- preparation and serving of beverages: Manage daily bar operations during operational hours. Be prepared to handle busiest bar times of social hour, dinner, and post dinner entertainment.
  • Stocking, Ordering, Inventory: Stocking of coffee station and bar, which includes ordering of all necessary bar stock. Prepare restocking orders on a timely basis as directed. Maintain accurate inventory of bar and beverage stock at all times.
  • Lounge upkeep: Primary responsibility of the Bartender, but Stewards and Expedition Leaders will assist at specific times and events.
  • Evening closing duties: Ensure all sales are recorded accurately in the POS. The bar and surrounding areas will be cleaned and secured for next day service.
  • Accounts: A running tab is kept for each guest. On the last day of the cruise a total is done for each room. Monies are received from the guests, and everything is closed out the last night of the cruise.
  • Turndowns: Bartender will assist the Expedition Leaders as needed and as directed by the Hotel Manager.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Minimum education requires a high school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • 1-3 years of customer service experience combined with hospitality industry and bar experience is required.
  • Communication skills require the ability to provide or obtain basic types of factual information or explanations.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate non-technical information.
  • Quantitative skills require the ability to perform analyses involving ratios and percentages.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Computer skills require the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite products and POS systems.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card
  • Alaska TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender, and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Chef

REPORTS TO: Hotel Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Head Chef is responsible for all aspects of the entire galley operation in accordance with Alaskan Dream Cruises standards, and to ensure proper training and development of the Galley crew. Position is also responsible for all administrative duties to include inventory and replenishing stores while meeting established Company budget goals. All aspects of operation must meet or exceed CDC/FDA standards and prescribed Company sanitation and safety standards. As a working chef, the position is also responsible for assisting in all stations as necessary to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Galley.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Prepare and direct the preparation of menu items and oversee execution of each guest and crew meal.
  • Consistently provide high quality meals to guests and crew in accordance with Company standards.
  • Responsible for ongoing training and development of the Galley staff.
  • Be available and willing to work and/or support any position in the Galley including scullery.
  • Responsible for periodic and timely inventories and pars, following established ordering guidelines and receiving procedures.
  • Maintain sanitation standards using proper storage, handling, and shut down procedures in accordance with FDA/CDC codes. Assign and participate in daily and phase Galley sanitation duties.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe food product, and holding others accountable for same.
  • Prepare and assign daily and weekly prep lists, and CDC and phase maintenance schedules.
  • Available for explanation of daily menu for guests as needed or required, and for talking with guests after meals regularly to gain feedback.
  • Participate in guest functions and/or presentations, and provide Galley tours as requested.
  • Provide individual consultations with guests to discuss special dietary needs as required and provide necessary accommodations throughout cruise.
  • Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill and performs required functions during drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.
  • Contribute to the overall Company operation by being available and willing to transfer to and/or support any other vessel as needed or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Well-rounded culinary skills to include baking, garde manger, line cooking, banquet serving, and dishwashing.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the restaurant or culinary industry, with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory or management role.
  • Working knowledge of CDC cleaning and storage requirements.
  • Specialized or technical knowledge acquired through formal training and completion of a culinary program is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the cruise industry strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and development of culinary staff.
  • Experience with administrative functions to include inventory control and ordering of product.
  • Knowledge of special dietary needs, i.e. vegetarian, low salt, low cholesterol, and diabetic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to the public and in group settings.
  • Ability to interpret and write text designed to communicate technical information.
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to perform mid-level mathematics dealing with fractions, costing, and quantitative theories, and to perform mathematic analyses.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making based on precedents and established Company policy.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and exercise quick thinking when necessary.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. The Chef has his/her own cabin.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Culture Expedition Leader

REPORTS TO: Captain (Vessel) & Director of Hotel Operations & Guest Programs Manager (Sitka Office)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide primary leadership for the delivery of the onboard Cultural programming.  Manage onboard guest programming by creating, implementing and managing programs.  Work as a team with the Scientific Expedition Leader who has knowledge in areas dealing with geology, flora/fauna, and natural history of the destination and area covered.  Works with the Scientific Expedition Leader on timing of all onboard programming including guest speakers.  Inspires guests and helps them understand and appreciate what they are experiencing.  Takes ownership on delivering an unforgettable vacation experience to our guests through knowledge and customer service.  The CEL is well versed in knowledge of the destination including Alaskan Native Culture, History, Flora/fauna, and natural surroundings.

Manages ship to shore transfers of guests in a clear and concise manner.  Manages, and when necessary, escorts guests on included shore excursions.  Builds outstanding working relationship with crew, vendors and shore offices.

The CEL must be a consummate professional who can handle pressure with grace, poise and logic.  Can work independently and as a team with outstanding decision making abilities.  Polished social skills and maturity to communicate clearly, positively and calmly under stressful conditions to the Captain, crew and guests.  The CEL is expected to report to the Captain any concerns, needs, problems, and desires the guests may have as the CEL is the person guests often communicate with first.  This would include working with the Captain to agree on specific vessel timings and learn about sea conditions, and special circumstance that will affect the guest experience. Cultural Expedition Leaders are expected to be a role model for all Alaskan Dream Cruises policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Work with the Scientific Expedition Leader in managing guest programming onboard the vessel. Programming includes scheduling, timing and content of educational programs, entertainment, ShoreEx, route talk, disembarkation and any guest speakers.
  • Collaborate with other onboard management to solve all onboard issues.
  • Communicate and work as a team with the Bridge and Hotel Dept. regarding routing and timing of sightseeing, meals, docking and other excursions.
  • Works directly with ShoreEx vendors to ensure compliance and expectations. Builds a solid working relationship with vendors. Proactively resolves issues directly with vendors.
  • Well versed on Alaskan Dream Cruises history and is able to communicate with guests with ease and confidence. Will frequently represent Alaskan Dream Cruises to guests during meals and social time to answer their questions. Is expected to dine with guests as frequently as possible.
  • Upholding Alaskan Dream Cruises standards and policy, including meeting and/or exceeding guests’ expectations as directed via comment cards.
  • Quality control: The Cultural Expedition Leader must ensure that vendors deliver tours to meet Alaskan Dream Cruises standards of safety and service excellence. Proactively work with the Director of Hotel Operations & Guest Programs to improve the Alaskan Dream Cruises product & resolve issues.
  • Manages all administrative tasks assigned to CEL and ensures timely delivery to the Sitka office.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Polished professional and proven leadership skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maturity and social skills to interact with Alaskan Dream Cruise guests who tend to be highly educated and destination savvy.
  • Outstanding customer service mentality and practice.
  • Undergraduate or higher degree desired or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Prior cruise or travel industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where strong opposing views are encountered and satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Ability to make smart decisions quickly and independently.
  • Responsible for training and guiding others and/or reviewing their work.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and will include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

 

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Galley

REPORTS TO: Head Chef

POSITION SUMMARY:

Wash pots, pans, plates, glassware, and silverware. Participate in maintaining sanitation standards in the work area and galley stores.  Participate in evening entertainment activities as directed by the Hotel Manager.  In all duties, ensure prescribed sanitation and safety standards are constantly practiced. Assist Galley team members in areas of prep.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Dishwashing: Properly pre-rinse, pre-soak, rinse, wash and sanitize each type of plate, silverware, pot, pan, utensil, and glassware.
  • Galley sanitation: Clean galley after every meal.
  • Assist in maintaining proper food handling and storage procedures in accordance with CDC/FDA guidelines.
  • Assist with trash removal and disposal.
  • Guest interaction: Interact with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times. Escort guests to stateroom at start of cruise and assist in the handling of luggage. Participate in evening activities and in galley tours as directed by the Head Chef or Hotel Manager.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requires a high school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Experience of 6 months or more; on the job training is the primary source of experience.   Experience in the hospitality or restaurant industry preferred.
  • Communication skills require the ability to provide or obtain basic types of factual information or explanations.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write simple sentences, letters or symbols.
  • Quantitative skills require the use of basic arithmetic.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Responsible for producing work output on an independent basis subject to supervisory direction and/or review. On routine or standardized work activities, responsible for choosing among a variety of well-established procedures, practices or processes.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card
  • Alaska TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Hotel Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Hotel Operations

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Directly supervises Head Chef, Bartender, and Stewards

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Hotel Manager is responsible for overseeing all staff and functions within the Hotel, Galley, and Bar departments which include guest cabins, dining room service, bar, gift shop, lounge and the galley. Also responsible for all administrative and accounting functions aboard the vessel. Oversees and assists the Hotel Department in the maintenance and service of all Alaskan Dream Cruises standards.  Represents Alaskan Dream Cruises with professionalism in all interactions with guests and upholds Alaskan Dream Cruises policy and standards through personal conduct.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Maintain inventories of all items relating to the vessel (I.E. food, liquor, supplies) and ensure their timely and accurate routing to appropriate corporate office personnel.
  • Responsible for administrative duties to include, but not limited to: injury/accident reports, guest manifests, voucher reconciliation, crew berthing lists, dining room and bar menus, weekly sales reports, tip reports, computer updates, petty cash reports, monthly inventory, weekly orders, payroll, and coordinate off loading and inventory of laundry.
  • Assist and relieve bartender when necessary and assist with maintenance of lounge.
  • Assist Expedition Leader and Marine Operations in conducting activities at Windham Bay.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in crew safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requires a high school diploma, plus commercial, vocational, or technical training of 12 months or more in the hospitality industry strongly preferred.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate non-technical information.
  • Quantitative skills require the ability to perform analyses involving ratios and percentages.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where strong opposing views are encountered and satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Computer skills require the ability to use software such as Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, and POS systems.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects using strong time management skills.
  • Responsible for planning and performing own individual work involving diverse duties within well defined objectives.
  • Individual must be a self-starter.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card
  • Alaska TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. The Hotel Manager has his/her own cabin.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Scientific Expedition Leader

REPORTS TO:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Naturalist with specialized knowledge in glaciology, geography, flora & fauna, topography, history, geology, culture, marine biology, wildlife and current issues of the area traveled.  Create and present public narration on deck, by sharing their knowledge in a friendly and easily understood manner.  Encourage guests to spend as much time on deck exploring and experiencing the natural surroundings.  Educate guests on the eco-system and environment in a non-condescending manner.  Share your passion of science and nature with guests.

Supports the Cultural EL administratively by printing and distributing Adventure Updates and coordinating the ShoreEx program and other tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and deliver educational presentations dealing with environmental science, history and relevant topics to the itinerary.
  • The cultivation of the guest experience focused on the observation of the surrounding geology, flora and fauna by encouraging the guest to be on deck during narration. Interactive tools such as maps, charts, guidebooks and spotting scopes should be used to involve the guests.
  • Work on deck while the ship is cruising during daylight hours, locating marine and wildlife sightings that may go unnoticed, even when the guests are focused on being inside and protected from inclement weather.
  • Will frequently represent Alaskan Dream Cruises to guests during meals and social time to answer their questions. Is expected to dine with guests as frequently as possible.
  • Responsible for assembling the content of the “Welcome Aboard” binder in staterooms.
  • Assists other departments onboard the vessel when it’s possible.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or higher degree dealing with natural resources, marine biology, environmental education or policy, botany, forestry, environmental geography, anthropology, history or other related field of study preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Prior cruise industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Communication and writing skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

 CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First Aid/CPR

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Sous Chef

REPORTS TO: Head Chef

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Sous Chef reports to the Head Chef. Prepares and plates up meals.  Ensures that meals are prepared properly and in a timely manner (both guests and crew), and assists the Baker and Head Chef in other capacities of the galley. Maintains proper galley sanitation and safety standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Preparation of meals: Prepare menu items in a timely manner.
  • Serve meals: Participate in plate-up of meals.
  • Galley sanitation: Maintain proper food handling procedures in accordance with CDC/ FDA guidelines. Maintain proper food storage. Assist in washing of dishes, silverware and glassware.
  • Assists in loading, handling and proper storage of food and related items to maintain inventory at appropriate stocking levels and to ensure proper rotation of perishable food items.
  • Guest interaction: Interact with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times. Escort guests to stateroom at start of cruise and assist in the handling of luggage. Answer guests’ questions regarding menu and recipes. Participate in evening activities and in galley tours as directed by Head Chef or Hotel Manager.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of formal training at a culinary school preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years experience in the culinary or restaurant industry.
  • Communication skills require the ability to represent the company in public appearances.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.
  • Must be able to perform mid-level mathematics problems dealing with fractions, costing and quantitative theories and to perform analyses based on these problems.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • May be responsible for training and guiding others and/or reviewing their work.
  • Must be well organized, even tempered, multi-task oriented, quick thinking and fair minded.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Steward

REPORTS TO:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Set up and serve meals in Dining Room and clean guest cabins.  In addition, during course of employment may rotate into the galley and wash dishes and assist in food preparation. Participate in evening entertainment activities as directed by the Hotel Manager. In all duties, ensure prescribed sanitation and safety standards are constantly practiced.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Dining room: Set-up before meals. This includes setting the tables, preparing beverages, and bringing out any pre-set items prior to the meal. Meal service. This includes serving the meal, providing beverage service, and bussing tables throughout meal service. Clean up. Put away all dishes, silverware, glassware, etc. after they are washed.       Wash down tables and settees.       Vacuum the dining room. Some items are then prepped for the next meal.
  • Clean staterooms: Perform daily housekeeping tasks in guest staterooms. Each Steward typically cleans 8-10 staterooms per day.
  • Cocktailing: Set-up for social hour in the lounge. Bring appetizers to the lounge buffet from the galley. Re-fill appetizers, plates or silverware as needed and bus the lounge. Take and deliver drink orders to the guests.       Assist the bartender in cleaning up the lounge after dinner service begins. Assist bartender with wine service during dinner service.
  • During course of employment may rotate into the galley and wash dishes and assist in food preparation.
  • Turnaround days: On turnaround days, assist with the on loading of guest luggage, laundry and food stores, and the offloading of guest luggage, laundry and garbage.   Clean assigned staterooms. Pitch in as directed or use initiative to ensure the entire boat is cleaned and prepared for the next cruise.
  • Phase duties: Complete phase duties daily as directed by the Hotel Manager.
  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education requires a high school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • 1-3 years experience in the restaurant or hospitality industries is strongly preferred.
  • Communication skills require the ability to provide or obtain basic types of factual information or explanations.
  • Writing skills require the ability to write simple sentences, letters or symbols.
  • Quantitative skills require the ability to use basic arithmetic.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Overall knowledge and skills requires application to standardized multiple tasks and learned routines associated with clearly defined procedures.
  • Responsible for producing work output on an independent basis subject to supervisory direction and/or review. On routine or standardized work activities, responsible for choosing among a variety of well-established procedures, practices or processes.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card
  • Alaska TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Deck Department Job Description Summaries

Captain

REPORTS TO: Director of Marine Operations/Port Captain

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Entire vessel

POSITION SUMMARY:

The ship’s Master has complete authority and responsibility for taking all necessary actions for the safety and security of the ship, its guests and crew. The Master is also responsible for the prevention of pollution, and the safe navigation and efficient operation of the ship. In the execution of his/her duties, the Master will comply with the company’s Vessel Safety Manual, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and instructions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Safety duties: The Master is identified on the Emergency Station Bill as being in overall charge of all persons and activities. Provide leadership and direction to crew and guests in a drill or an emergency, including situations of fire, flooding, rescue, man overboard, medical incident, pollution spill, and ECT. Is responsible for compliance with company and regulatory agencies requirements for drill content and frequency. Leads crew safety meetings.
  • Keep fully informed of, and adhere to, all U.S. and other relevant laws, regulations (Federal and state), and directives affecting the operation of the vessel. In addition, the Captain shall acquaint him/herself fully with the regulations and local requirements of all ports visited.
  • Be knowledgeable of, and ensure vessel compliance with the company’s Safety Management Program and procedures.
  • Voyage Planning: Draft detailed voyage plans for each itinerary and positioning trip, taking into account the tools needed by the Officer of the Watch for the safe navigation of the ship as well as fulfilling the company’s programming objectives. Effectively communicate these plans to the Chief Mate and watch-standers and monitor their compliance with them. Voyage plans shall also be communicated with the Chief Engineer and Hotel Manager so they are prepared for the schedule in their departments.
  • Overall charge of the performance and conduct of the vessel complement. Fully support and guide all supervisors with the management of their department duties and responsibilities. Work with and advise as necessary supervisors in their seeking and maintaining the highest levels of safety and customer service in their departments. Coach staff and work with them to train subordinates to the highest level.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the ship’s overall condition and seaworthiness is continuously maintained, reporting any situation that may adversely affect the vessels satisfactory state of operations.
  • Maintain the Bridge Logbook, Standing Orders, Night Orders, Radio Logbook, Waste Management Log, ADEC Log, Safety and Drill Logs, and other manuals and records as prescribed by Alaskan Dream Cruises, or other applicable regulatory agencies. In addition, maintain the ship’s filing system of important documents as well as crew-training records.
  • Maintain close communication with the main office in Sitka and outlying offices in the vessel’s operating area. Communication must always be complete, detailed and delivered in a direct and tactful manner. Written communications must be succinct, candid and courteous.
  • Monitor vessel expenses & report any abnormal costs incurred. Maintain close contact with the Operations Manager to ensure all cost controls are utilized. Plan ahead to maximize efficiencies, thereby reducing expense.
  • Administration: Responsible for the accurate and timely submission of any administrative, operational or accounting reports done in accordance with company guidelines. These include, but are not limited to, Incident Report Forms, Witness Statement Forms and USCG 2692 Forms. Also maintain a list of Current Ship Maintenance Projects that need to be addressed on the vessel during the turn-around day with the help of shore side engineers. Reply in a timely manner to safety or office memorandums. Develop required work lists and performance goals for crewmembers. Ensure the compliance of all on board with company and regulatory policies and regulations. Take a proactive position with any person not following established policy. Address all performance or conduct issues in a timely and effective manner, and keep supervisory management in the office appraised of relevant issues.
  • Effective public speaking when addressing guests, crew or the public; such as the Passenger Safety and Vessel Orientation meeting, announcements on the PA system, and performing public ceremonies on board.
  • Maintain a “Command Presence” as well as a courteous, friendly and informative interaction with the guests –the personal appearance and a high degree of customer service by you and the crew is essential, expected and of the utmost importance.
  • Establish a teamwork mentality with all crew. Alaskan Dream Cruises promotes job sharing between departments as it relates to vessel cleanliness, taking on stores and customer service. On our vessels we always practice “no one is done until everyone is done”.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 2 years as Chief Mate or Captain. Additional 5 years in the Maritime industry involved in shipboard operations. Must hold at a minimum a USCG license as Master, 100 GRT (Inland).
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of passenger vessel operations.
  • Observed or documented managerial skills and personal traits necessary to effectively and efficiently guide ship’s crewmembers in a direct and respectful manner.
  • Shall possess above-average skills in ship handling.
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Writing skills require the ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ship’s logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where strong opposing views are encountered and satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • At minimum, a USCG license as Master, 100 GRT (Inland)
  • License endorsement for “Unlimited Radar Observer”
  • Endorsements with STCW-95 Basic Safety Training, Bridge Resource Management, and Advanced Fire Fighting preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. The Captain has his/her own cabin.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and will include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Chief Mate

REPORTS TO: Captain

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervises deck staff

POSITION SUMMARY:

Shall ensure the safety and comfort of the ship, guests and crew as a Bridge Watch Officer and perform as the vessel’s Security Officer. The Chief Mate is also responsible for managing the deck crew.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Safety duties: Chief Mate holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill as Scene Leader. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Scene leader decides who goes into the fire, where fire boundaries are set, equipment needed, firefighting agents used, etc. Fulfills other emergency response duties as outlined in the station bill. Also responsible for writing all Incident Report Forms as required by company policy and furnish to vessel Captain. Participates in crew safety meetings.
  • Navigation/bridge watch: Operate vessel during assigned watches to the highest professional and Alaskan Dream Cruises standards, with the safety of guests, crew and vessel being paramount. Monitor communication equipment and keep logs and records as required by U.S. Coast Guard, FCC, ADEC and Alaskan Dream Cruises. Make use of all bridge tools and personnel, alerting the Captain as needed or as per orders. When in port will assign a gangway security watch amongst other duties as assigned by Captain.
  • Medical supplies: The Chief Mate is responsible for the management of the ship’s medical locker and the reordering of medical supplies; and ensuring that there is always a proper and currently certified medical response team aboard the ship on all cruises.
  • Supervision of deck staff: Assign deck work lists. Every day provide a priority list of what needs to be done. Perform deckhand scheduling regarding what watch they will be on with Captain’s final approval. Provide deck staff with a minimum of two written evaluations per operating year. Train the new deckhand staff as they come aboard on how the ship operates, how they should handle lines, navigation basics, how to pilot the vessel, and emergency drill training. Shall instruct new deckhands in various procedures on how to maintain the ship, e.g. painting, splicing lines, doing varnish/bright work, and docking procedures. Teach the licensed deckhand staff in proper small boat operations (DIBs).
  • Requisition of bridge and deck supplies: Responsible for the oversight of deck supplies inventory and procurement as needed.
  • Administration: Oversee and assist 2nd Mate with keeping all chart corrections, light lists, bridge resources and Notice to Mariners publications current. Responsible for replying to safety or office memorandums and writing all Incident report forms as required by company policy. After review by Captain furnish to Operations Manager.
  • Turnaround Day: Assist in the expeditious preparation of the ship for oncoming guests which includes loading ship’s stores, taking on potable water, movement of luggage, movement of laundry, and other duties as assigned by the Captain.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Writing skills require the ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ships logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where strong opposing views are encountered and satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Minimum of a Master’s license for a 100-ton inland vessel.
  • License endorsement required for “Unlimited Radar Observer”.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one other shipmate of the same gender, and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while your shipmate is sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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2nd Mate

REPORTS TO: Captain

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervises Deck Staff as directed by Captain and Chief Mate

POSITION SUMMARY:

Shall ensure the safety and comfort of the ship, guests and crew as a Bridge Watch Officer and perform as the vessel’s Safety Officer. The 2nd Mate is also responsible for making all chart corrections and the upkeep of the vessel’s Bridge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Safety duties: 2nd Mate holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in crew safety meetings.
  • Navigation/bridge watch: Operate vessel during assigned watches to the highest professional and Alaskan Dream Cruises standards, with the safety of guests, crew and vessel being paramount.
  • Monitor communication equipment and keep logs and records as required by U.S. Coast Guard, FCC, ADEC and Alaskan Dream Cruises. Make use of all bridge tools and personnel, alerting the Captain as needed or as per orders.
  • Safety Equipment: The 2nd Mate is responsible for the oversight of the ship’s safety locker and all safety equipment. Ensures that all equipment is inspected daily, weekly and monthly and the required forms filled out and kept in the onboard safety log.
  • Requisition of chart supplies: Responsible for the oversight of chart supplies inventory and procurement as needed.
  • Administration: Responsible that all chart corrections, light lists, bridge resources and Notice to Mariners publications are kept current. Responsible for replying to safety or office memorandums and writing all safety inspection forms.
  • Turnaround Day: Assist in the expeditious preparation of the ship for oncoming guests which includes loading ship’s stores, taking on potable water, movement of luggage, movement of laundry, and other duties as assigned by the Captain.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Writing skills require the ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ships logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where strong opposing views are encountered and satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Minimum of a Master’s license for a 100-ton inland vessel.
  • License endorsement required for “Unlimited Radar Observer”.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one other shipmate of the same gender, and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while your shipmate is sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Chief Engineer

REPORTS TO: Captain and Port Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the maintenance and engineering operations of the vessel to which they are assigned. Shall maintain the vessel to Alaskan Dream Cruises (ADC) standards including all applicable regulatory requirements. Ensure that all systems and components are maintained to a standard that allows for safe, comfortable and timely operation of the vessel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of all systems in the engineering spaces. This includes but not limited to, the propulsion systems and their controls, bilge and fire systems, electrical systems and components, HVAC systems, various pumps and piping systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and fuel and oil systems. The maintenance of these systems centers on the preventive maintenance plan in place on the vessel. The engineer is required to keep the master of the vessel and the Port Engineer notified as to the condition of these systems and to report any maintenance on these systems that would affect their operation.
  • Maintain and repair deck machinery such as capstans, winches, davits and misc. hydraulics. Keep potable water system to ADEC standards and ensure that proper documentation and records are kept to prove compliance. Maintain and repair hotel systems such as air conditioning and plumbing and respond to passenger and crew complaints pertaining to these systems. Train deckhands in basic room repairs to assist the engineer with these tasks. Regularly inspect all voids and bilges for structural and watertight integrity. Report all findings to the master of the vessel. Ensure that all voids and bilges are kept clean and dry with respect to pollution control regulations.
  • Follow vessel and ADC guidelines to ensure that fueling and the bunkering of oil are completed in a safe manner. Provide the master of the vessel with daily fuel reports and inform the master before any fuel is bunkered.
  • Assist the deck department as needed with line handling and rigging of the ships gangway. Other deck duties may be required as assigned by the vessel master.
  • Maintain proper engineering logs as directed by the Port Engineer. This is to include the daily log, fuel and water logs, gray and black water logs, preventive maintenance records and machinery index. Assist the Port Engineer with development of the current ships maintenance projects for the annual repair period.
  • Safety duties: Chief Engineer holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in crew safety meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requires specialized or technical knowledge and formal training in the operation and maintenance of all onboard systems. Vocational training is highly recommended in the areas of diesel mechanics, marine electricity, refrigeration and hydraulics.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a marine engineering capacity is required.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved. (Such as stateroom repairs)
  • Responsible for planning and performing all duties involving making the vessel ready for sea, carrying out all preventive maintenance and making all necessary repairs while underway. Shall be responsible for training and guiding other crew to operate various systems.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First Aid/CPR

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. The Chief Engineer has his/her own cabin.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Licensed Deckhand

REPORTS TO: Chief Mate

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the safety and maintenance of the vessel, as well as assisting in its operation. Standing a watch with the Bridge Watch Officer as directed for navigation. Also operates the ships small inflatable tenders with guests on short excursions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in safety meetings.
  • Daily Vessel Duties: Shall perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the Chief Mate. These may include janitorial or customer service work and maintenance of vessel appearance. Shall perform engineering and security rounds as directed by Chief Mate and Chief Engineer. While on watch on the bridge, shall assist officer on watch as directed. Specific duties such as steering, chart work, lookout, and use of bridge electronics will vary with the areas of operation and with the officer of the watch. When on duty on the bridge, those duties shall take precedence over all else and will require the utmost vigilance. Training as to bridge watch duties will be the overall responsibility of the Captain.
  • Handling of mooring lines: This is of primary importance although a small amount of time is spent securing lines. Shall learn varying moorage tie-ups and operate under the direction of the deck officer while mooring the vessel. Set the appropriate gangway and ensure its safety for crew and guest use. Shall embark and disembark guests and assist them as needed.
  • Port duties: Off-loading laundry, taking on potable water, taking off garbage, cleaning windows and vessel wash down. On turnaround day, responsible for taking on ship’s stores and assisting with the movement of guest luggage. Cleaning all non-guest related areas of the boat (exterior) that cannot be completed while underway.
  • Watch duties: Performing watches while underway, anchored or in-port as assigned by the Chief Mate.
  • Guest Service: Interacting with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times. Provide friendly and professional service while assisting guests on and off the vessel at the gangway, while escorting guests to their stateroom, while working on stateroom maintenance projects, while performing safety rounds, and while the bridge is open to the guests.       Enhancing guest experience by actively searching for wildlife and bringing sightings to the attention of the officer on watch and the Expedition Leader.
  • DIB (small boat) operation: Responsibilities include safe operation of small boats, with or without guests, and their daily upkeep, working in conjunction with vessel engineer (training for this will be covered during pre-season training).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Writing skills capable of completing forms and making log entries
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to interact cordially and professionally with guests and fellow crew.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Minimum licensing requirement of 25 GT/Inland

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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Deckhand

REPORTS TO: Chief Mate

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the safety and maintenance of the vessel, as well as assisting in its operation. Shall stand watch with the Bridge Officer as directed for navigation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Safety duties: Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include but not limited to, fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.   Participates in safety meetings.
  • Daily Vessel Duties: Shall perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the Chief Mate. These may include janitorial or customer service work, assisting engineer with stateroom repairs, performing an active role at remote wilderness camp with excursions and maintenance of vessel appearance. Shall perform engineering and security rounds as directed by Chief Mate and Chief Engineer. While on watch on the bridge, shall assist officer on watch as directed. Specific duties such as steering and lookout will vary with the areas of operation and with the officer of the watch. When on duty on the bridge, duties there shall take precedence over all else and will require the utmost vigilance. Training as to bridge watch duties will be the overall responsibility of the Captain.
  • Handling of mooring lines: This is of primary importance although a small amount of time is spent securing lines. Shall learn varying moorage tie-ups and operate under the direction of the deck officer while mooring the vessel. Assist with setting up appropriate gangway and ensure its safety for crew and guest use. Shall embark and disembark guests and assist them as needed.
  • Port duties: Off-loading laundry, taking on potable water, taking off garbage, cleaning windows and vessel wash down. On turnaround day, responsible for taking on ship’s stores and assisting with the movement of guest luggage. Cleaning all non-guest related areas of the boat (exterior) that cannot be completed while underway. Will also serve as guide for kayak and small motorized watercraft outings in our remote wilderness setting.
  • Watch duties: Performing watches while underway, anchored or in-port as assigned by the Chief Mate.
  • Guest Service: Interacting with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times. Provide friendly and professional service while assisting guests on and off the vessel at the gangway, while escorting guests to their stateroom, while working on stateroom maintenance projects, while performing safety rounds and while the bridge is open to the guests. Enhancing guest experience by actively searching for wildlife and bringing sightings to the attention of the officer on watch and the Expedition Leader.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Writing skills capable of completing forms and making log entries
  • Interpersonal skills require the ability to interact cordially and professionally with guests and fellow crew.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

  • First aid/CPR

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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