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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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.


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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