The Bartender is responsible for all aspects of service and sales of the bar and guest lounge area, dining room wine service, and service and sales of gift items.


Bar Service

- Mixes and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to everyone on board, following Alaska, Washington, and Oregon Liquor License requirements.

- Maintains all record keeping of individual bar bills, balancing and preparing same for collection at end of voyage.

- Increases sales by means of daily drink specials, which may include an assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, coffee and hot chocolate presented on deck, etc.

- During lunch and dinner, provides wine recommendations and service in dining room, with assistance from steward staff.

Gift Shop Duties

- Sets up Global Market items several times during a voyage for guest sales, maintains Global Market inventory, and enters sales.

Bar and Lounge Cleaning

- Keeps lounge and bar area clean which includes regular vacuuming, dusting, polishing brass, oiling teak, and other detailing projects as requested by HM. Also responsible for ensuring the lounge is in compliance with all CDC and Health Canada Vessel Sanitation Programs.

- Restocks and organizes bar: maintaining inventory, monitoring breakage, and keeping track of sales, pricing and stock requirements.Â

Safety & Security:

- A member of the medical team.

- Participates in on board safety training, meetings and drills, as directed by the Captain, including fire, abandon ship, man overboard, flooding and medical emergencies.

- Participates in shore side training as required by the company.Â

- Familiar with the ISM codes and requirements.

- Maintains familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System and Emergency Station Billet duties.Â



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desired Qualifications

- Practical bartending experience required.

- Good verbal communication skills.

- Good customer service skills; professional demeanor, ability to use necessary levels of tact and courtesy.

- Detail oriented and thorough; able to follow through on assigned tasks.

- Ability to work independently using initiative and creativity to complete assigned tasks.

- Strong time management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and be flexible.

- Work well under pressure.

- Ability to get along well with co-workers and support a team environment.

Communication Skills

- The Bartender must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.


- Current First Aid/CPR certification required.

- Alcohol Server Training (OLCC) required.

- STCW Basic Safety Training preferred.

- STCW Crowd Management preferred.


- The physical demands are described in the Bartender Job Analysis sheet and is available to all applicants.


- The Bartender works 12 hours per day of varied hours, approximately 8 weeks on, 4 weeks off rotational schedule.