Cruise Ship Pool & Deck Attendant (Pool Butler) Jobs

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Pool & Deck Attendant Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship Pool and Deck Attendant jobs

The Pool & Deck Attendant (Pool Butler or Deck Steward) maintains the pool area in clean and orderly condition. His/her duties and

responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Reports to the Pool & Deck Supervisor (Head Pool Butler)

- Maintains a safe, clean and sanitary pool area for guests

- Follows procedures to open and close the pool each day, cleans and picks up in the evening. Attaches and detaches net over the pool

- Works in collaboration with other crew members working on the pool deck (Deck Department, Restaurant, Bar Department, Galley, etc.) in

order to ensure total guest satisfaction

- Empties and cleans waste baskets and ashtrays and transports trash to disposal area

- Greets and welcomes all guests going to the pool area according to the cruise line's standards of service

- Provides and exchanges towels for guests in all open pool deck areas. Folds and transports used towels to the laundry facilities

- Stacks chairs and transports them to assigned pool or deck areas

- Maintains deck furniture in a clean and orderly fashion

- Maintains current knowledge of the ship’s regular events and special functions by reviewing all available data in order to provide guests

with accurate information to answer questions

- The Pool Butler must communicate beverage orders with the Bar Staff in a timely manner

- Assists the food service personnel in the collection of soiled glasses, china, cutlery, etc. throughout the pool area. Transports to

designated collection areas

- Responds to any type of emergency by dialing the ship’s emergency number

- Attends all crew and passenger safety drills


Cruise Ship Pool Butler (Pool & Deck Attendant) Job Requirements:

  • Minimum one year previous Pool Attendant (Butler) experience

  • Upscale hotel or cruise ship experience is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Ability to communicate tactfully with guests and shipboard employees

  • Candidates wtih high school diploma or equivalent level of education are preferred

  • Good verbal command of the English language

  • Ability to speak additional language(s) is a plus

  • Ability to work under pressure in multicultural environment

Pool Butler Salary Range:

$1200 to 1600 U.S. per month depending on gratuities and on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Pool & Deck Supervisor (Pool Head Butler) position.


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