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First Mate - Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises and Events, LLC
Boston, MA 02109
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Do you share Hornblower's passion for providing amazing experiences? If youre an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you. As we say at Hornblower, why work when you can cruise?

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Stand bridge watch and assist in the safe navigating and maneuvering of the vessel

  • Take command if captain becomes incapacitated

  • Clean and maintain vessel

  • Assign deck crew tasks and provide direction

  • Supervise and perform routine shipboard maintenance as required

  • Carry out captain's orders

  • Solve problems that come up

  • Ability to run all onboard drills

  • Strong focus on customer service

  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of all common areas including but not limited to: Gangways, Pier Facilities, Ramps, Barges and the entire vessel.

  • Ability to sweep, mop, and wash down decks to remove dirt, and debris, using brooms, mops, brushes, and hoses

  • Load or unload materials from vessels & Handle lines to moor vessel to pier

  • Vessel maintenance including, but not limited to: aesthetics, plumbing, electrical, water (potable, raw, black, and gray) fire suppression, communications, and navigation systems

  • Stand look-out watch on bow, stern, or bridge wings in order to look for obstructions in ship's path or to locate navigational aids such as buoys and lighthouses

  • Operate and maintain ship equipment such as engines and generators, winches, HVAC systems and bridge equipment

  • Willing to be involved in shipyard periods

  • Additional job duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

  • One (1) to three (3) years maritime experience OR one (1) year mechanical experience preferred but not required

  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to guests and coworkers

  • Must be able to lift furniture and other heavy items such as provisions up and down stairs.

Please note:

  • This is not a live-a-board position

  • This position is on a dinner / events boat based in Boston, Ma. Youll be home nightly so you must live or have plans to live in the local area

  • You do not need to have a merchant mariner credential for this role


  • Competitive wages that meet or exceed industry standards

  • Benefits package includes 401k, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Annual Merit Increases, provided eligibility requirements are met

  • Role offers stability, growth opportunities and quality of life at an exciting growth orientated company that focuses on environment and culture.

Hornblower has been the leading yacht and public dining cruise company in the United States for more than 38 years. Companies within the Hornblower family include Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, Hornblower Cruises and Events, American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruises, Boston Harbor Cruises, HMS Global Maritime, Statue Cruises, Alcatraz Cruises, Niagara Cruises and NYC Ferry, operated by Hornblower.

Hornblower is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, Hornblower participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Licenses & Certifications


  • TWIC

  • Merchant Mariner Cred

  • First Aid

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Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-11

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