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!
who's hiring now
Ferry Jobs - Water Taxi Jobs - Work on Ferries & Water Taxies - Maritime Employment - Maritime Jobs - Captains - Masters
Mates - Chief Engineers - Deckhands - Able Bodied Seamen - AB's
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!