The Bartender is responsible for preparing cocktails, assisting in the management of the beverage program, inventory and ordering control, maintaining a clean and organized bar and lounge, and beverage training and development of hotel staff. The Bartender will also assist in the dining room for meal service or with housekeeping as assigned. On some vessels, this position requires use of Microsoft Office, and tracking guest shipboard accounts through a restaurant POS system.Throughout the season, and especially during start-up and shut-down periods, the Bartender may be tasked with setting up systems and SOPs, contacting vendors, and putting the bar together after its winter lay-up.


 Function as the primary bartender on board -mixing and pouring a wide array of cocktails, spirits, beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
 Maintain cleanliness of the lounge, bar, and gear shop, as well as general cleaning of the vessel as needed. Work with the Hotel Manager to ensure that CDC/FDA standards are consistently met.
Input and track bar and gear shop sales via the onboard POS system.
 Work closely with the Hotel Manager to implement the onboard beverage-training program.
 Inventory,ordering, and product rotation ofall bar and gear shop items.Weekly inventories are required to be completed and submitted to the corporate office.
 Provide exemplary guest service. Model the values and expectations set for crew members.



 Minimum three years of bartending experience in a full service bar or restaurant. Extensive liquor, wine, and beer knowledge is essential.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
 Able to work and manage time independently.
 Must be flexible and adaptable as daily activities change regularly and often.
 Comfortable living and working in close quarters with other crew members for many weeks at a time, with no days off.
 Passenger vessel experience is preferred but not required.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• Valid Passport
• CPR / First Aid / AED
• BarSmarts Certificate
• Alaska Food Handler Permit
• Alaska Alcohol Permit
• Washington Food Handler permit (1)
• Washington Alcohol permit (1)
• Oregon Food Handler Permit (1)
• Oregon Alcohol Permit (2)
• STCW Crowd Management (3)
• Security Awareness or VPDSD (3)
• Medical Fitness Certificate (4)

(1) Required only for Wilderness Discoverer and S.S. Legacy
(2) Required only for Wilderness Discoverer and S.S. Legacy -Company provided upon Start-Up Training
(3) Required for Safari Endeavour and Safari Voyager, preferred on other vessels. Company provided if needed.
(4) Required for Safari Voyager


 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. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
 Handling/Strength-Ability 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-ability to work in all weather conditions, around loud noise, in small spaces, and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.