Wellness Instructor-Massage, Yoga


The Wellness Instructor is a customer service representative who is responsible for providing yoga, stretching, and massage to clients on vessels carrying between 32-86 guests. The Wellness Instructor is responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the workout space, massage cabin, and exercise equipment. The Wellness Instructor also assists with needs of the Hotel Department, such as meal service and cleaning, or assists the Expedition Department with kayaking and hiking operations as directed by his/her supervisor.


 Functions as the massage practitioner, giving up to 5 one-hour massages per day
 Conducts an hour long yoga class every morning before breakfast and a stretching class every afternoon
 Works closely with the Hotel Manager or Expedition Leader in order to create a massage schedule for the guests that integrates with daily excursions and other activities.
 Assists with on and off vessel operations at the direction of the Hotel Manager or Expedition Leader,
including housekeeping, meal service, hiking, kayaking, or other vessel up keep.
 Maintains the cleanliness, order, and function of all Wellness tools, including exercise equipment, massage and spa supplies
 Assists in general shipboard tasks during the operating season including loading stores, laundry, garbage, and luggage.
 Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance amongst crew and guests at all times, while living in a close community setting.


Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents!


 Experience working as a massage therapist in a professional setting.
 Level 1 yoga teaching certificate preferred.
 Exceptional and demonstrable customer service and problem solving skills.
 Strong preference for working in a team setting.
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a team.
 Must be flexible, adaptable, and be capable of transitioning through avariety of roles seamlessly.
 Must possess the ability to complete tasks and projects as assigned independently. Be self‐motivated and an eager learner.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Valid Passport•CPR / First Aid / AED•Diploma showing a min. of 500 hours of formal massage training with an accredited institution
• STCW Crowd Management (1)
• Security Awareness or VPDSD (1)
• Level 1 yoga teaching certificate (2)
• State issued massage therapist license (2)
• Medical Fitness Certificate (3)
• MARSEC Card (4)

(1) Required for Safari Voyager, Safari Quest, and Safari Endeavour; preferred on other vessels
(2) Company preferred
(3) Required for Safari Voyager
(4) Required on Safari Explorer Hawaii itinerary (If you do not currently have this, there will be training once onboard)


 Length of Work Shift-Physically able to work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week for 6 to 8 weeks at a time. Rotationsoff the vessel are usually 2-3 weeks.
 Mobility-Frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling. Must ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while carrying tools or objects. Ableto stand or sit for long periods of time.
 Handling/Strength-Able to handle, lift, and lower objects totaling 50 pounds between the ground/deck level to a height of about 4 to 6 feet, and able to repeat these movements. Able to carry these objects up to 100 feet continuously for 20 minutes.
 Environmental Conditions-Able to work in all weather conditions, around loud noise, in small spaces, and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.