Current Positions There are openings, but it is a difficult market. What we're hearing from many ferry professionals is that people from other maritime labor sectors are migrating toward ferry positions due to a desire to work closer to home. However, the bright side is that ferry employment is but a small part of the bigger picture of finding work on various types of commercial vessels. Two other sites, tugboatjobs.net and findmaritimejobs.com (when you get there, find the section - Who's Hiring Now) can provide additional leads for jobs. Good luck!
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Alaska Marine Highway System They are a large system, with over 1,000 employees. Explore their deck, engine, purser, steward, and entry-level opportunities at their employment page.
Block Island Ferry They announce a number of openings on their employment page. See Block Island Ferry .
Red and White Fleet They post an opening for an Operations Manager . The position would entail managing day-to-day functions. This would involve charter, concessions, engineering, sales, and more
Lake Champlain Ferries They post an opening for a Spare Deckhand . They have been in operation since the early 1800's.
Jobs on Yachts No, we didn't forget what the word "ferry" means. But this is a slow time, and there are currently more candidates than openings. Here are some leads for positions on yachts. Good luck!
American Cruise Line American Cruise Line specializes in small ship cruising. It operates in a number of different geographic settings from Puget Sound to Florida. See their current job openings. Good luck!
BB Riverboats BB Riverboats offers dining cruises, sightseeing cruises, and other events. Their website provides an online application for several positions. Good luck!
New York Waterway New York Waterway operates ferry service on the East River, Hudson River, and also runs charters for special events. Their current openings include bus drivers. Good luck!
U.S. Government - Army Installation Management Command - Deckhand They are looking for candidates for a deckhand at Seward Military Resort. See USAJOBs for more information. Good luck!
Hornblower Cruises operates dinner cruise and special event vessels. They currently post positions on both the East and West Coasts. See their employment section for more information. Good luck!
Travel Sales Consultant - Viking Cruises This position appears on the East Coast & West Coast on Viking's site. Click here for more information. Good luck!
Project Manager - Ferries & Maritime This position with the NYCEDC involves management of city passenger ferry services. Click here for more information. Good luck!
A new book called So You Want to Work on a Boat provides an overview of working in the maritime industry. It's a valuable resource filled with information about finding employers, maritime training and education, writing cover letters, resumes, and preparing for interviews. The book is even-handed and does a good job of neither encouraging or discouraging entering this difficult field. It's basically the simple facts and issues about the industry. The link above will take you to Tugboat Jobs, which features a few pages of the book for sampling.
P & O Ferries - this is an overseas posting They announce openings for Assistant Stewards. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!
B.C. Ferries - This is an overseas posting They announce a number of positions, including Deckhands/Bridge Watch. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!
The International Maritime Organization recently held a conference on ferry safety in the Philippines. Learn more at the IMO website .
Casco Lines announces openings for seasonal deckhand and seasonal ticket agents. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!
The Michigan car ferry, S.S. Badger, announces openings in a number of different departments. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!
Lake Express announces openings for deckhands and maintenance crew. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!
Canal Structure Operator Yes, we know... it's not a ferry job. The NY Canal Authority announces openings for Canal Structure Operators. Click here to go to their site for more information. Good luck!