REPORTS TO: Director of Marine Operations

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Officers, Naturalist, Cultural Heritage Guide and indirectly all crew


The vessel’s Master directs the operations and activities of officers and crew on board, including safety, maintenance, certification, documentation, guest services and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and ADC requirements. The Master is also responsible for the prevention of pollution, and the safe navigation and efficient operation of the vessel.In the execution of duties, the Master will comply with the company’s vessel safety manual, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and instructions. The Master leads and manages according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement that drive the Guest Experience Culture.





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.


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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