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Guests often remark that the warm and positive attitude of our crew is unparalleled. In the hiring process, it is our highest priority to ensure this never changes. Such an environment not only adds to the overall guest experience, but also allows crew members to establish and maintain close relationships with one another. This kind of unity makes for both a fun and successful season! While the work can be hard and demanding, you’ll find great satisfaction in the camaraderie that develops. Furthermore, you’ll experience the immediate gratification of seeing how meaningful your work is to our guests.

Candidates should be:

  • At least 18 years old at the time of employment
  • US Citizens- proof of eligibility to work required
  • Drug free- pre-employment and random drug testing required
  • Available for the entire cruise season and complete terms of contract in good standing
  • Positive, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the guests
  • Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in routine
  • Team oriented with a strong work ethic

Available positions either Shipboard or Shoreside include:

Shipboard: Captain, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Chief Engineer, Licensed Lead Deckhand, Deckhand, Hotel Manager, Cultural Heritage Guide, Naturalist, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Galley, Utility, Baker, Bartender, Steward

  • 2nd Mate

    Deck
    Shipboard

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    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

    Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

    We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

    ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

     Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

     The Position Second Mate

    Summary

    Ensure the safety and comfort of the vessel, guests and crew as a Bridge Watch Officer and perform as the vessels Security Officer.  The Chief Mate is also responsible for managing the deck crew.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Leads and manages according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • 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.

    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 federal, state, and local laws and regulations and Alaskan Dream Cruises. 
    • Make use of all bridge tools and personnel, alerting the Captain as needed or as per orders. 
    • Responsible for the oversight of the ship’s safety locker and all safety equipment. Ensuring that all equipment is inspected daily, weekly and monthly and the required forms filled out and kept in the onboard safety log. 
    • Responsible for the oversight of chart supplies inventory and procurement as needed.
    • 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.
    • On turnaround, 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.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Education of a specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training above high school is required. 
    • Master’s license for a 100-ton inland vessel.
    • License endorsement required for “Unlimited Radar Observer”. 
    • 3-5 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience. 
    • Excellent communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Writing skills require the ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ships logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
    • Strong interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with discontented, argumentative and emotional crewmembers and passengers in a professional manner while maintaining Alaskan Dream Cruises high level of service and commitment to its guests and crew.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication 

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

     By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allen's were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

    EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN 

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Second Mate position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

    View Job Description
  • Assistant Engineer

    Deck
    Shipboard

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    Summary:

    Assist in the maintenance, efficient operation, and safety of the engine room and all machinery spaces of the vessel.  Also assists in the maintenance of cabins and all galley and hotel equipment.  The Assistant Engineer assists in ensuring operational readiness of all mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems. Operates according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement that drive the Guest Experience Culture.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    ·         Assist the Chief Engineer in 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 Assistant Engineer is required to keep the Chief Engineer notified as to the condition of these systems and to report any maintenance on these systems that would affect their operation.

    ·         Assist the Chief Engineer in the maintenance and repair of deck machinery such as capstans, winches, davits and miscellaneous hydraulics.  As directed by the Chief Engineer, keep potable water system to ADEC standards and ensure that proper documentation and records are kept proving compliance.  Assist in the maintenance and repair of hotel systems such as air conditioning, MSD system and plumbing, and respond to passenger and crew complaints pertaining to these systems.  As directed by the Chief Engineer, regularly inspect all voids and bilges for structural and watertight integrity and ensure that they are kept clean and dry with respect to pollution control regulations. 

    ·         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.

    ·         Assist the Chief Engineer in maintaining proper engineering logs, which includes the daily log, fuel and water logs, gray and black water logs, preventive maintenance records and machinery index. 

    ·         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.

    ·         Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:

    ·         A high school diploma and relevant maritime experience is required.  A proficiency in operating and maintaining a variety of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems 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)

    ·         Must pass pre-employment drug screening and comply with company random drug testing program.

    ·         Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.

    ·         Must pass a security background check and drug test.

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  • Captain

    Deck
    Shipboard

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    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

     Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

     We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

     Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

    Summary

    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.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Leads and manages according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • 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 passengers in a drill or an emergency, including situations of fire, flooding, rescue, man overboard, medical incident and pollution spill.  Is responsible for compliance with company and regulatory agencies requirements for drill content and frequency.   
    •  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 get acquainted 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.  
    • Draft detailed voyage plans for each itinerary and positioning trip, considering the tools needed by the Officer of the Watch for the safe navigation of the vessel as well as fulfilling the companies programming objectives; effectively communicate these plans to the Chief Mate and watch-standers and monitor their compliance with them.
    •  Overall in charge of the performance and conduct of the vessel complement. 
    • Fully support and guide the Chief Mate, Hotel Manager, Naturalist and Chief Engineer 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 guest service in their departments.  Coach staff and work with them to train subordinates to the highest level. 
    •  Responsible for ensuring that the vessel’s overall condition and seaworthiness is continuously maintained, reporting to the Corporate Office 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, Allen Marine Companies or other applicable regulatory agencies. 
    • Maintain the vessel’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 on matters and specifically on required shore support during turn around days.
    • Communications must always be complete, detailed and delivered in a direct, tactful manner and written communications must be succinct, candid and courteous.
    • Monitor vessel expenses & report any abnormal costs incurred.  Maintain close contact with the Marine Operations Manager to ensure all cost controls are utilized.  Plan to maximize efficiencies, thereby reducing expense.
    • 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 Vessel 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 among all departments focused on displaying a Can-Do Approach to assigned duties.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Education requires specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training. 
    • 2 years as Chief Mate or Captain.  Additional 5 years in the Maritime industry and involved in shipboard operations. 
    • USCG license as Master, 200 GRT (Near Coastal). 
    • License endorsement required for “Unlimited Radar Observer”. 
    • 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.
    • Excellent skills in ship handling.   
    • Excellent communication skills: verbal, non-verbal.
    • Strong writing skills with ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ships logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
    • Strong interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with discontented, argumentative and emotional crewmembers and passengers in a professional manner while maintaining Alaskan Dream Cruises high level of service and commitment to its guests.
    •  Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification

    Desired Qualifications 

    • Endorsement with STCW-95 Basic Safety Training, Bridge Resource Management and Advanced Fire Fighting.
    •  Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    •  Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Captain stays in private quarters. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

    By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

     EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Captain position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

    View Job Description
  • Chief Engineer

    Deck
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

    Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

    We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

    ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

    Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

    Summary

    Responsible for the maintenance and engineering operations of the vessel. 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 & Responsibilities

    Leads and manages according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • 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 proving 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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Education requires specialized or technical knowledge and formal training in the operation and maintenance of all onboard systems.
    • 3-5 years in a marine engineering capacity is required.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal.
    • Strong writing skills with ability to communicate written technical information.
    • Interpersonal skills with ability to manage situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved. (Such as stateroom repairs)
    • Responsible for planning and performing all duties to make vessel ready for sea, carrying out all preventative maintenance and making all necessary repairs while underway. Shall be responsible for training and guiding other crew to operate various systems.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Vocational training is highly recommended in the areas of diesel mechanics, marine electricity, refrigeration and hydraulics.
    •  Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process. We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive. Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process. Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Hotel Manager stays in private quarters, Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time. This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required. Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week. Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel. Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

    By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

    EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Chief Engineer position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

     

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  • Chief Mate

    Deck
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

     Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

     We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

     Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

     The Position Chief Mate

    Summary

    Ensure the safety and comfort of the vessel, guests and crew as a Bridge Watch Officer and perform as the vessels Security Officer.  The Chief Mate is also responsible for managing the deck crew.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Leads and manages according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    Emergency situations

    • Chief Mate holds a position on the vessel’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 attacks the fire, where fire boundaries are set, equipment needed, firefighting agents used, etc. 
    • Fulfills other emergency response duties as outlined in the vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
    • Responsible for writing all Incident Report Forms as required by company policy and furnish to vessel Captain.

    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 federal, state, and local laws, regulations and instructions and Alaskan Dream Cruises.  Make use of all bridge tools and personnel, alerting the Master 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 supervisory management of the ship’s medical locker and the reordering of medical supplies,
    • Ensure that there is always a proper and current 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. (Zodiac, DIB, etc.)
    • Responsible for the oversight of deck supplies inventory and procurement as needed.
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Education of a specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training above high school is required. 
    •  Master’s license for a 100-ton inland vessel.
    • License endorsement required for “Unlimited Radar Observer”. 
    • 3-5 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required. 
    • Excellent communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Writing skills require the ability to communicate technical information, maintain all ships logs, all vessel forms and documentation of vessel operations.
    • Strong interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with discontented, argumentative and emotional crewmembers and passengers in a professional manner while maintaining Alaskan Dream Cruises high level of service and commitment to its guests and crew.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication 

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

     By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

    EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN 

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Chief Mate position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

     

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  • Deckhand

    Deck
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

    Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

    We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     

    ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

    Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

    The Position Deckhand

    Summary

    Under the direction of the Chief Mate, executes duties to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the vessel.  Stand watches for navigation purposes with the Bridge Watch Officer and operate small inflatable tenders and DIBs as directed by the Chief Mate for transportation of guests on scenic rides and transportation to and from shore.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Work according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • Under the direction of the Chief Mate, handle mooring lines during docking and un-docking procedures, handle anchor winches during anchor procedures, setting, taking and securing the gangway and ensure its safety for guest and crew use and assist them while using the gangway.
    • Perform watch duties while underway, anchored or in-port as assigned by the Chief Mate.
    • Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill.  Must meet requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.  
    • Perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the Chief Mate.  These may include janitorial duties, upkeep and maintenance of the vessel as well as guest services.
    • Perform engineering and security rounds as directed by Chief Mate and Chief Engineer.
    • While on watch on the bridge, 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. 
    • While in port, perform duties such as but not limited to assist in baggage handling, laundry loading and unloading, 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 baggage movements and cleaning all exterior areas that cannot be completed while underway.
    • Interacting with guests in a friendly and courteous manner always. 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.
    • Enhance guest experience by actively searching for wildlife and bringing sightings to the attention of the officer on watch and the Naturalist.
    • Safe operation of zodiacs and DIB’s, without guests, and their daily upkeep while working in conjunction with the vessel engineer.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, work place safety and respect for the environment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 1-3 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Writing skills capable of completing forms and making log entries  
    • Strong interpersonal skills and guest service aptitude
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

    By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allen's were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

     The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

     THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

     Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

    EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Deckhand position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

     

    View Job Description
  • Executive Chef

    Hotel
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

     Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

     We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

     Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

     The Executive Chef Position

    Summary

    The Executive Chef directs the activities of all food preparation and service functions onboard in accordance with the ADC Menu and Recipe Guide and ensures proper training and development of the galley crew while maintaining proper galley sanitation and safety standards. The Executive Chef leads and manages according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement. The Executive Chef is responsible for the ordering, storing and consumption of food products and meets and/or exceeds established company cost control within the department.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Lead and manage according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: “Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality”.

     

    • Deliver the highest possible quality of culinary services onboard.
    • Responsible for the galley department and the overall direction, supervision, training and personal conduct of all employees assigned to the galley operation.
    • Responsible for the implementation of all menus, standards and procedures in accordance with the ADC Menu and Recipe Guide and ensuring that existing menu cycles in the food operation are followed.
    • Responsible for the preparation of the weekly orders with the Hotel Manager.
    • Actively controls the budget.
    • Responsible for the implementation and execution of food handling and cleaning procedures in accordance with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations in the galley as outlined in the Safe Food Handling Manual and Cleaning Specifications Guide.  Follows all HACCP procedures as set by the company and sets training accordingly for all galley personnel and ensures that all galley personnel can answer all questions during sanitation inspections.
    • Responsible for creating an atmosphere in the kitchen organization which will achieve maximum productivity and a high degree of responsibility towards producing safe, wholesome, high quality and attractive food for guests and crew.
    • Responsible for the culinary training of all galley team members.
    • Support performance management system and attend all mandatory onboard meetings.
    • Strictly follows the Standard Operating Procedures and ensures the galley team does so as well.
    • Practices hands-on management during all meal hours to ensure an efficient food operation and that the highest quality of food is being served for both guest and crew and takes corrective action when necessary.
    • Takes ownership of the food tastings and checks the menu knowledge of the galley team.
    • Guest interaction such as and not limited to cooking classes, demonstrations, guiding local market visits.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
    • Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, work place safety and respect for the environment
    • Performs and manages other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Culinary arts degree or similar.
    • Completed and approved training course that includes practical cookery, food and personal hygiene, food storage, stock control and environmental protection and catering health and safety.
    • Well-rounded culinary skills to include baking, garde manger, line cooking, banquet serving, and dishwashing.
    • 3-5 years of experience in the restaurant or culinary industry, with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory or management role.
    • Strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, sound judgment and operational organization.
    • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to relate to guests and employees at all levels.
    • Must have ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a highly diverse environment and able to execute operational imperatives in a swift and demanding environment.
    • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
    • ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Experience in the cruise industry strongly preferred.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication 

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Executive Chef stays in private quarters, Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    Supervises: Sous Chef, Baker, Assistant Cook, Galley Utility

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

     By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

     Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

     Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

     The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

     The Employee Experience

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

     At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

     Room and Board

     Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

     Employee Perks

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

     Getting Here and Getting Around

     Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

     Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

     Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

     Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

     For Fun

     Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

     How to Apply for the Executive Chef position

     Please apply online via the apply now link.

     If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

     

    View Job Description
  • Licensed Deckhand

    Deck
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

     Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

     We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

    Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

    The Position Licensed Deckhand

    Summary 

    Under the direction of the Chief Mate, executes duties to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the vessel.  Stand watches for navigation purposes with the Bridge Watch Officer and operate small inflatable tenders and DIBs as directed by the Chief Mate for transportation of guests on scenic rides and transportation to and from shore.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Work according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • Under the direction of the Chief Mate, handle mooring lines during docking and un-docking procedures, handle anchor winches during anchor procedures, setting, taking and securing the gangway and ensure its safety for guest and crew use and assist them while using the gangway.
    • Perform watch duties while underway, anchored or in-port as assigned by the Chief Mate.
    • Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill.  Must meet requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.  
    • Perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the Chief Mate.  These may include janitorial duties, upkeep and maintenance of the vessel as well as guest services.
    • Perform engineering and security rounds as directed by Chief Mate and Chief Engineer.
    • While on watch on the bridge, 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. 
    • While in port, perform duties such as but not limited to assist in baggage handling, laundry loading and unloading, 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 baggage movements and cleaning all exterior areas that cannot be completed while underway.
    • Interacting with guests in a friendly and courteous manner always. 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.
    • Enhance guest experience by actively searching for wildlife and bringing sightings to the attention of the officer on watch and the Naturalist.
    • Safe operation of zodiacs and DIB’s, with or without guests, and their daily upkeep while working in conjunction with the vessel engineer.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, work place safety and respect for the environment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Licensing of 25 GT/ Inland
    • 1-3 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Writing skills capable of completing forms and making log entries  
    • Strong interpersonal skills and guest service aptitude
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication 

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

     By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

    Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

    Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allen's were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

    At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

    ROOM AND BOARD

    Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

    EMPLOYEE PERKS

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

    GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

    Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

    Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

    Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

    Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

    FOR FUN 

    Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

    HOW TO APPLY for the Licensed Deckhand position

    Please apply online via the apply now link.

    If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

    View Job Description
  • Naturalist

    Guest Programs
    Shipboard

    Apply Now

    Summary:

    Naturalists are the constant companion of our guests on every aspect of a voyage--both aboard the vessel and ashore. Naturalists should always interact with and guide guests according to the core values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our company’s mission statement.  As part of the expedition leader team, individuals in this position must know the vessel’s location, where it is heading, and have fun and captivating narration and pre-planned activities.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Lead and manage according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: “Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality”.

    • Show a strong customer service mind-set and warm hospitality in interacting with all guests and crew.
    • Develop and deliver educational presentations that exemplify a passion for Alaska.
    • Ability to provide education in glaciology, geography, flora & fauna, topography, history, geology, culture, and marine biology of the areas our vessels travel.
    • Share knowledge in a friendly, non-condescending, and clear manner.
    • Work closely with the onboard Cultural Heritage Guide. 
    • Deliver frequent and timely running narration on the microphone and in front of small groups.
    • Actively assist in locating wildlife or other sights of interest and share them with guests.
    • Guide hiking and kayaking expeditions.
    • Accompany guests during meals as frequently as possible.
    • Assemble the contents of the “Welcome Aboard” binder in staterooms.
    • Deliver evening turndown letters.
    • Organize expedition gear, including rain gear and boots.
    • Maintain a public information board that includes the planned itinerary for the week, daily schedule, and other pertinent interpretive material.
    • Clearly and consistently communicate the day’s schedule verbally to guests.
    • Understand and respect the many political and environmental points of view that guests hold.
    • Ensure that material presented does not marginalize any traveler.
    • Assist other ship departments when possible, or as assigned by the Captain or management.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
    • Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.
    • Commit to understanding terrain and vessel itinerary.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS or higher degree or equivalent experience dealing with natural resources, marine biology, environmental education (or policy), botany, forestry, environmental geography, anthropology, history, or other related field of study preferred
    • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion
    • First Aid/CPR
    • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and use of PA system.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.
    • Must have ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a highly diverse environment and able to execute operational imperatives in a swift and demanding environment.
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills and able to effectively interact with guests.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Cruise Industry experience.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics:

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication:

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    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, skills, or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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  • Sous Chef

    Hotel
    Shipboard

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    COME EXPLORE WITH THE LOCALS! GREAT JOBS AVAILABLE IN ALASKA ON AND OFF THE WATER FOR OUR 2020 SEASON.

     Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier cruise company as a Hotel Manager. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Adventure and wildlife viewing are an everyday occurrence in Southeast Alaska!

     We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.

     ABOUT ALASKAN DREAM CRUISES

     Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available. From vessel Deck and Engineering crew, Hospitality Teams to shore support, we do it all!

     The Sous Chef Position

    Summary:

    The Sous Chef assists the Executive Chef in directing the activities of all food preparation and service functions onboard in accordance with the ADC Menu and Recipe Guide and ensures proper training and development of the galley crew while maintaining proper galley sanitation and safety standards. As a working Chef, the position requires assisting in all stations as necessary to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the galley. The Sous Chef may be required to temporarily assume the role of Executive Chef in his/her absence.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Works according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: “Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality”.

    • Assist the Executive Chef in directing and supervising the preparation and service of all food onboard in accordance with the ADC Menu and Recipe Guide and ensuring that existing menu cycles in the food operation are followed by the galley brigade always. In the absence of the Executive Chef, is responsible for the overall operation of the kitchen.
    • Assist the Executive Chef in developing and updating standard recipes to be followed during the preparation of all food items.
    • Assists the Executive Chef in implementing and executing food handling and cleaning procedures in accordance with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.
    • Assists the Executive Chef in directing, supervising and training of all employees assigned to the kitchen organization. Follows specific guidelines for orientation of all new hires.
    • Reports any malfunctioning equipment or furnishings in need of repair or refurbishing to the Executive Chef.
    • Closely supervises and inspects his complete area for operation and cleanup after each service period according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations, conducts inspections with the Executive Chef of his complete area of responsibility.
    • Prepares a daily requisition of all items for use in the galley.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the Vessel’s Daily roster.
    • Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.
    • Commit to understanding terrain and vessel itinerary.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must be minimum 21 years of age.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED
    • Culinary certification through school or previous company.
    • 2-4 years of experience in the culinary or restaurant industry obtained within the last 2 years.
    • Communication skills and ability to relate to guests and employees at all levels.
    • Ability to train and supervise others and be able to review their work.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
    • Alaska Food Worker Card issued by DEC.

    Desired Qualifications 

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager preferred.
    • Experience in the cruise industry strongly preferred.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication 

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    Supervises: Assistant Cook, Baker, Galley Utility

    A Little About Us
    Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.

     By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.

     Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.

     Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”

     The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.

     The Employee Experience

     Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

     At Alaskan Dream Cruises, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

     Room and Board

     Room and board is provided to all crew members during the cruises season onboard our vessels. Availability of Employee Housing with Alaskan Dream Cruises may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

     Employee Perks

    • Seasonal Availability Bonus
    • Seasonal Incentives
    • Guest Pass program
    • Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
    • Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

     Getting Here and Getting Around

     Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Alaskan Dream Cruises offers transportation assistance for manager level positions only.

     Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.

     Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

     Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

     For Fun

     Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

     How to Apply for the Sous Chef position

     Please apply online via the apply now link.

     If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.

     

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  • True Alaskan Guide

    Guest Programs
    Shipboard

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    Summary:

    The True Alaskan Guide plays a vital role aboard Alaskan Dream Cruises vessels. This position is both an expedition leader and a cruise director, who works closely with the captain and hotel manager to ensure success, safety and unsurpassed guest services on every voyage. The True Alaskan Guide acts as the public face of the company and communicates efforts to headquarters in Sitka, along with the captain.

    The True Alaskan Guide should be a local Alaskan, or an individual who has spent extensive time in Southeast Alaska. 

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Lead and manage according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: “Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality”.

    ·        Frequent public announcements informing guests of where they are along the route and noting points of interest along the way (lighthouses, historical sites, etc.).

    ·        Maintain cruise schedule along with the captain.

    ·        Coordinate with shore-based vendors to ensure port calls are seamless and well planned. 

    ·        Present information during run times and formal presentations of educational programs (often after dinner). Topics of focus should include Alaska Native culture, local history, local industry including fishing, timber, etc., and company history. 

    ·        Oversee and schedule educational presentations and other activities onboard.

    ·        Work closely with the captain to coordinate various types of active exploration off vessel, including kayaking, hikes, and DIB excursions. 

    ·        Support and supervise the Naturalist.

    ·        Communicate with the Captain, Hotel Manager and the hospitality crew to keep everything on schedule. 

    ·        Actively monitor guest response to programming and activities and create plans to improve guest service. 

    ·        Administrative duties include supervision of the public bulletin board, distribution of turndown letters, travel logs, and tracking the travel schedule.

    ·        Report back to Onboard & Land Excursion Coordinator for support and direction.

    ·        Understand and respect the many political and environmental points of view that guests hold.

    ·        Ensure that material presented does not marginalize any traveler.

    ·        Assist other ship departments when possible, or as assigned by the Captain or management.

    ·        Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.

    ·        Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.

    ·        Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.

    ·        Commit to understanding terrain and vessel itinerary.

    ·        Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS or higher degree or equivalent experience dealing with natural resources, marine biology, environmental education (or policy), botany, forestry, environmental geography, anthropology, history, or other related field of study preferred
    • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion
    • First Aid/CPR

    ·        Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and use of PA system.

    ·        Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.

    ·        Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    ·        Must have ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a highly diverse environment and able to execute operational imperatives in a swift and demanding environment.

    ·        Must have strong interpersonal skills and able to effectively interact with guests.

    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Cruise Industry experience.

    ·        First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics:

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication:

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    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, skills, or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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  • Youth Counselor

    Guest Programs
    Shipboard

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    Summary:

    Youth counselors are the constant companion of children on every aspect of a voyage--both aboard the vessel and ashore. Youth counselors should always interact with and guide guests according to the core values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our company’s mission statement.  As part of the expedition leader team, individuals in this position must know the vessel’s location, where it is heading, and have captivating narration and pre-planned activities. This position is seasonal requires full availability for the following dates: June 27th – July 18th, July 25th – August 1st.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Lead and manage according to the Core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: “Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality”.

    • Show a strong customer service mind-set and warm hospitality in interacting with all guests and crew.
    • Organizes and leads youth activities for guests ages 5-15 years of age, in designated areas throughout the vessel.
    • Share knowledge in a friendly, non-condescending, and clear manner.
    • Determines the activities to initiate based on the ages and the needs of the children assigned to participate in the scheduled activity.
    • Intervenes when a conflict arises or when a child needs extra attention or assistance in order to enjoy the activities.
    • Maintains a clean and child friendly environment onboard the vessel.
    • Communicates with parents in a tactful and courteous manner to generate a high level of comfort.
    • Helps serve snacks and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods.
    • Acts as a role model for the youth regarding leadership, friendliness, diplomacy, honesty, fair play, sportsmanship and open-mindedness.
    • Work closely with onboard supervisor, the True Alaskan Guide.
    • Assist in guided hiking and kayaking expeditions as well tours on port stops.
    • Accompany children during all meals.
    • Assist other ship departments when possible, or as assigned by the Captain or management.
    • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
    • Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.
    • Commit to understanding terrain and vessel itinerary.
    • Participates in embarkation/disembarkation duties as assigned by True Alaskan Guide.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • One to two years of experience working with large groups of youths ages 3-17 years in a recreation, education or hospitality setting.
    • Ability to mediate, diffuse and/or resolve problems and negotiate resolutions.
    • First Aid/CPR certification.
    • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and use of PA system.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.
    • Must have ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a highly diverse environment and able to execute operational imperatives in a swift and demanding environment.
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills and able to effectively interact with guests.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Professional experience working with children. Experience working in school youth groups, YMCA, camps or similar positions is preferred.
    • Experience in Alaska and scientific knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
    • Ability to design creative activities while containing costs.
    • Cruise Industry experience.
    • First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Traits and Characteristics:

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public, children especially.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    Communication:

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required.  Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.  Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.

    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, skills, or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

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  • Shore Support

    Hospitality
    Shoreside in Juneau, Alaska

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    SHORE SUPPORT 

    REPORTS TO: Shore Support Coordinator

    ROOM AND BOARD: Housing is not included for shoreside positions.

    SUMMARY:

    Shore Support staff members are responsible for overseeing all passenger departures and arrivals from the Juneau Airport, as well as for providing transportation to and from hotel accommodations.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Work according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • Responsible for friendly, courteous and gracious service to all guests.
    • Provide time-critical airport transportation for arriving and departing guests.
    • Answer guest questions regarding itinerary schedules.
    • Provide direction for luggage service contractors, to ensure luggage is well taken care of, and arrives in the correct locations.
    • Plan and prepare guest Welcome Packets and other materials prior to each departure.
    • Show a strong customer service mind-set and warm hospitality in interacting with all guests and crew.
    • Clearly and consistently communicate the day’s schedule verbally to guests.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.
    • Basic knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Outlook and other various office duties.
    • Provide vessel support by fulfilling and delivering timely linen orders.
    • Provide vessel support by fulfilling just in time purchase requests for goods and groceries.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must be minimum 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
    • Valid Drivers License with clean driving record.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1-3 years of experience and/or education in the hospitality industry within the last 3 years.
    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and guest service aptitude.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    COMMUNICATION:

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Must be physically able to work a flexible workday of about 8-10 hours per day including early mornings and late nights dependent on airport and ferry schedules, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven dock and deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.

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  • Shore Support

    Hospitality
    Shoreside in Sitka, Alaska

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    SHORE SUPPORT 

    REPORTS TO: Shore Support Coordinator

    ROOM AND BOARD: Housing is not included for shoreside positions.

    SUMMARY:

    Shore Support staff members are responsible for overseeing all passenger departures and arrivals from the Sitka Airport, as well as for providing transportation to and from hotel accommodations.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Work according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.

    • Responsible for friendly, courteous and gracious service to all guests.
    • Provide time-critical airport transportation for arriving and departing guests.
    • Answer guest questions regarding itinerary schedules.
    • Provide direction for luggage service contractors, to ensure luggage is well taken care of, and arrives in the correct locations.
    • Plan and prepare guest Welcome Packets and other materials prior to each departure.
    • Show a strong customer service mind-set and warm hospitality in interacting with all guests and crew.
    • Clearly and consistently communicate the day’s schedule verbally to guests.
    • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, workplace safety and respect for the environment.
    • Basic knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Outlook and other various office duties.
    • Provide vessel support by fulfilling and delivering timely linen orders.
    • Provide vessel support by fulfilling just in time purchase requests for goods and groceries.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must be minimum 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
    • Valid Drivers License with clean driving record.
    • Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1-3 years of experience and/or education in the hospitality industry within the last 3 years.
    • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
    • Organized, even tempered.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and guest service aptitude.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal and written.
    • Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
    • Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.

    TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Strong commitment to safety.
    • A genuine desire to serve the public.
    • Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
    • Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
    • Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.

    COMMUNICATION:

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process.  We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive.  Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process.  Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Must be physically able to work a flexible workday of about 8-10 hours per day including early mornings and late nights dependent on airport and ferry schedules, seven days a week.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to walk on uneven dock and deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the apply now link.

If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/about-us/employment.