Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Virgin America, Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Position Overview:

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of On Board Attendants. The On Board Attendant position offers a fun, rewarding and challenging job, working on the water and meeting new friends!  Your primary job will involve high interaction with passengers and providing excellent customer service.  This is a full-time, seasonal position with potential for year-round employment.  Enjoy the beautiful destination of Victoria, British Columbia!

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Sell Clipper products while underway and taking every available opportunity to promote these sales to reach team goals – Food, Beverage, Sightseeing Tours, Gift Shop and Duty-Free
  • Using Point of Sales system
  • Luggage handling
  • Provide friendly and professional service to customers

Qualifications and Skills Required:  Candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • A US Passport
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this will disqualify your entry into Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Participate in a USCG Basic Safety training course – paid for by Clipper
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam – paid for by Clipper
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book -paid for by Clipper
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Punctual; reliable; team player; strong work ethic
  • Experience in restaurant, hospitality and customer service with emphasis in sales
  • Available to begin full-time employment by end of March

Salary and Benefits:  $15.00/hour, plus commission and tips; transportation stipend; travel benefits; and health benefits to those who become year-round employees.

Company Overview: Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty ofVancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Follow the link below to apply on ADP.com.  No phone calls please.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&sid=Y2xpcHBlcg%3D%3D&jobId=51529&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:  candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Follow the link below to apply on ADP.com.  No phone calls please.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&sid=Y2xpcHBlcg%3D%3D&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

Delivers personalized customer service in assisting individuals seeking to develop and purchase travel/transportation packages and products either in person or through telecommunications.Assists customers with cargo shipments, general inquiries, check-in and baggage handling. Advises customers of international travel identification requirements.

Maintains and balances a daily cash float involving sales in both US and Canadian currencies. Maintains, audits and restocks brochure and other company related printed materials. Performs crowd control, boarding announcements and terminal security duties as well as other company related activities as assigned by management.

Condition of Employment

Reservation agents are members of the local 114 Unifor union to which membership is compulsory.

Shifts are offered by seniority on an on-call basis.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a sales or customer service position
  • Ability to adapt to continual product and operational changes
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Capable of lifting and handling customer baggage and cargo weighing up to 35 kilos
  • Ability to travel to the USA (must have a passport)

Salary: Starting wage $18.28 CAD /hr

To Apply:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ClipperCAD&jobId=179894&lang=en_CA&source=CC3

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer Statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Join Our Talented Team – Seasonal Night Custodian

Are you a night person?  Do you enjoy listening to music while you work?  Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

We are a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment. If you enjoy good employee benefits and being part of the vibrant Seattle waterfront, this position might be just the thing!

Clipper has an opening for a Seasonal Full Time Night Custodian / Dock Hand positions.  We are looking for candidates with one year experience in cleaning and janitorial work.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

Custodian:  Detail clean the boats and the terminal from top to bottom, including disinfecting, sanitizing, vacuuming, carpet shampooing, wet-mopping, floor waxing, dusting and empty trash/recycling to collection bins.

Dock Hand:  Handle mooring lines, operate the luggage crane, luggage handling, provide security to the facility.  No Dock Hand experience?  No problem.  We will train you!

Security:  Make security rounds of the boats and facility.

Qualifications and Skills Required:                                                                             

  • An eye for detail and a commitment to high standards.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks, independently and in a team, little or no supervision
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy is key
  • Ability to remain awake and alert throughout the night shift is required
  • Bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, carrying, climbing ladders, pushing / pulling up to 60 pounds manually

Hours: Full time, Seasonal 7:00pm – 5:30am – alternating work weeks from Wednesday/Thursday to Saturday.  Enjoy 3 or 4 days off each week!

Compensation:  $15.50 per hour

Company Overview:  Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:  

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=48393&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Join Our Talented Team of Café Clerks!

Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

Clipper is a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment with good employee benefits.

We are looking for upbeat and professional Men and Women to join our team of café clerks to work on the water front at Pier 69. The Café Clerk position is a fun, fast paced job guaranteed to keep you on your toes! Your primary job will be interacting with our customers and passengers while providing quality food, beverages, and service.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Prompt and Friendly Customer Service
  • Safely preparing and serving food
  • Preparing espresso, coffee and related beverages
  • Operate a point of sales system while accurately handling cash and credit card payments

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Current Washington State Food Handlers Card and MAST Permit
  • Repetitive arm and hand movements; manual dexterity to wrap, package and stock product up to 30 lbs. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently; push and pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual and reliable, team player, strong work ethic
  • Experience in restaurant, hospitality or customer service
  • Requires vision for using sharp knives, box cutters and related equipment, being able to determine spoiled products

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Compensation:  Hourly rate of $15.00 plus tips. All shifts start at 5:30AM.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=clipper&jobId=43824&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Join Our Talented Warehouse/Shore Support Team!

Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

Clipper is a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment with good employee benefits.

The Warehouse/Shore Support team is responsible for preparing cargo manifests, shipping, receiving, ordering and distribution of vessel stock. Shore Support also performs dockhand duties such as line handling, crane and pallet jack operation, as well as light janitorial duties. No dockhand experience? We will train you. This position is Full Time Seasonal with the potential for Year Round.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Superior record for punctuality and reliability
  • Exceptional time management
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines independently and as a team
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, good judgment
  • Flexible and willingness to adapt to an ever changing environment
  • Maintain a clean and Organized facility

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • 2 years’ experience in warehouse shipping and receiving
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana)
  • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 70 pounds
  • Push/Pull a pallet jack carrying up to 1200 pounds
  • Comfortable standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual and reliable, team player, strong work ethic

Company Overview:  Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Salary:  A competitive hourly wage of $15.00 per hour

 

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link and click on the APPLY button:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=48366&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

Clipper Vacations is looking for hard-working, organized, and upbeat people to join our team of Reservations Agents. We are currently seeking seasonal employees available to begin working Monday, June 18th, and able to commit through September 3rd.

This is a great opportunity for college students looking for a summer job they can return to in future seasons!

Position Title: Seasonal Reservations Agent

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Make custom vacation packages and reservations for Clipper passengers over the phone using proprietary booking software in a high-volume inbound call center setting
  • Assist passengers in person with reservations, ticketing, and check-in prior to travel on the Clipper vessels while demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Ensure that customers are informed of important rules and regulations for international travel and that they have correct identification and travel documents
  • Provide friendly insight to people asking for local information and recommendations
  • Day-to-day administrative and operations duties to keep the reservations office operating smoothly


Qualifications and Skills Required: candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written professional communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and fluently
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Legal right to be employed in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada (a felony or DUI conviction can disqualify entry to Canada)

 

Qualifications and Skills Preferred: additional qualifications or skills that are not required of an applicant, but would be beneficial in this position

  • Sales experience, as this is a competitive sales environment where up-selling is critical to success
  • Travel or hospitality experience and/or general knowledge of the Pacific Northwest
  • Professional phone experience, especially with a multi-line phone or in a call center setting
  • Foreign language proficiency, bilingual capabilities in addition to the English fluency can be useful as Clipper draws customers from around the globe!

Schedule:Reservations Agents are scheduled between 32 and 40 hours per week. The Reservations office is open seven days a week, including holidays. Shifts may change from week to week and may include both weekend days. The training class for Seasonal Reservations Agents will begin Monday, June 18th.

Compensation: Hourly rate of $15.50 plus commission. Transportation stipend provided.

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for millions of customers from around the world. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, and beautiful Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law

To apply for this position please follow the link below and complete our online application via ADP. Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=28025&lang=en_US&source=CC1&ccId=19000101_000001

** Due to the large volume of applications we receive for this position, we are only able to contact applicants that we feel may be a good fit for the role. No phone calls please.**

 

David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Tobias Haack, Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Haack joined Clipper in August 2016 with more than 15 years working experience in the maritime industry. Prior to his new role at Clipper, Tobias has been working for FRS as Director of Business Development since 2015, supporting the General Management team in identifying new business opportunities and developing international expansion strategies for the FRS Group.

Tobias worked as Project Engineer for Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, a shipyard based in Flensburg, Germany, and as Head of Sales for Rolls-Royce Marine Germany in previous years.

Ileana Prado, Vice President of Human Resources

Ileana Prado, Vice President of Human Resources, North America, is an accomplished HR professional with over 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors.  Ileana joined Clipper Vacations in 2015 as its first Human Resources leader, reporting to the CEO. After building a best in class HR department, her responsibilities have expanded to include senior leadership, not only of Clipper but for other sister companies within the FRS Group.

Prior to joining Clipper Vacations, Ileana was a senior executive at Sesame Communications, where she played a pivotal role in preparing the company for a successful M&A. Ileana is a graduate of Loma Linda University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in psychology and marketing.

Careers with a Water View

Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Benefits

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Virgin America, Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Current Job Openings

Position Overview:

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of On Board Attendants. The On Board Attendant position offers a fun, rewarding and challenging job, working on the water and meeting new friends!  Your primary job will involve high interaction with passengers and providing excellent customer service.  This is a full-time, seasonal position with potential for year-round employment.  Enjoy the beautiful destination of Victoria, British Columbia!

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Sell Clipper products while underway and taking every available opportunity to promote these sales to reach team goals – Food, Beverage, Sightseeing Tours, Gift Shop and Duty-Free
  • Using Point of Sales system
  • Luggage handling
  • Provide friendly and professional service to customers

Qualifications and Skills Required:  Candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • A US Passport
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this will disqualify your entry into Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Participate in a USCG Basic Safety training course – paid for by Clipper
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam – paid for by Clipper
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book -paid for by Clipper
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Punctual; reliable; team player; strong work ethic
  • Experience in restaurant, hospitality and customer service with emphasis in sales
  • Available to begin full-time employment by end of March

Salary and Benefits:  $15.00/hour, plus commission and tips; transportation stipend; travel benefits; and health benefits to those who become year-round employees.

Company Overview: Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty ofVancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Follow the link below to apply on ADP.com.  No phone calls please.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&sid=Y2xpcHBlcg%3D%3D&jobId=51529&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:  candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Follow the link below to apply on ADP.com.  No phone calls please.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&sid=Y2xpcHBlcg%3D%3D&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

Delivers personalized customer service in assisting individuals seeking to develop and purchase travel/transportation packages and products either in person or through telecommunications.Assists customers with cargo shipments, general inquiries, check-in and baggage handling. Advises customers of international travel identification requirements.

Maintains and balances a daily cash float involving sales in both US and Canadian currencies. Maintains, audits and restocks brochure and other company related printed materials. Performs crowd control, boarding announcements and terminal security duties as well as other company related activities as assigned by management.

Condition of Employment

Reservation agents are members of the local 114 Unifor union to which membership is compulsory.

Shifts are offered by seniority on an on-call basis.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a sales or customer service position
  • Ability to adapt to continual product and operational changes
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Capable of lifting and handling customer baggage and cargo weighing up to 35 kilos
  • Ability to travel to the USA (must have a passport)

Salary: Starting wage $18.28 CAD /hr

To Apply:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ClipperCAD&jobId=179894&lang=en_CA&source=CC3

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer Statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

Join Our Talented Team – Seasonal Night Custodian

Are you a night person?  Do you enjoy listening to music while you work?  Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

We are a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment. If you enjoy good employee benefits and being part of the vibrant Seattle waterfront, this position might be just the thing!

Clipper has an opening for a Seasonal Full Time Night Custodian / Dock Hand positions.  We are looking for candidates with one year experience in cleaning and janitorial work.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

Custodian:  Detail clean the boats and the terminal from top to bottom, including disinfecting, sanitizing, vacuuming, carpet shampooing, wet-mopping, floor waxing, dusting and empty trash/recycling to collection bins.

Dock Hand:  Handle mooring lines, operate the luggage crane, luggage handling, provide security to the facility.  No Dock Hand experience?  No problem.  We will train you!

Security:  Make security rounds of the boats and facility.

Qualifications and Skills Required:                                                                             

  • An eye for detail and a commitment to high standards.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks, independently and in a team, little or no supervision
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy is key
  • Ability to remain awake and alert throughout the night shift is required
  • Bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, carrying, climbing ladders, pushing / pulling up to 60 pounds manually

Hours: Full time, Seasonal 7:00pm – 5:30am – alternating work weeks from Wednesday/Thursday to Saturday.  Enjoy 3 or 4 days off each week!

Compensation:  $15.50 per hour

Company Overview:  Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:  

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=48393&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Join Our Talented Team of Café Clerks!

Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

Clipper is a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment with good employee benefits.

We are looking for upbeat and professional Men and Women to join our team of café clerks to work on the water front at Pier 69. The Café Clerk position is a fun, fast paced job guaranteed to keep you on your toes! Your primary job will be interacting with our customers and passengers while providing quality food, beverages, and service.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Prompt and Friendly Customer Service
  • Safely preparing and serving food
  • Preparing espresso, coffee and related beverages
  • Operate a point of sales system while accurately handling cash and credit card payments

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Current Washington State Food Handlers Card and MAST Permit
  • Repetitive arm and hand movements; manual dexterity to wrap, package and stock product up to 30 lbs. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently; push and pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual and reliable, team player, strong work ethic
  • Experience in restaurant, hospitality or customer service
  • Requires vision for using sharp knives, box cutters and related equipment, being able to determine spoiled products

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Compensation:  Hourly rate of $15.00 plus tips. All shifts start at 5:30AM.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=clipper&jobId=43824&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Join Our Talented Warehouse/Shore Support Team!

Explore your next chapter at Clipper Vacations. Since 1986, our focus has been on helping create amazing memories for travelers from around the world while making travel easy. We are the leading travel and tourism company for the Pacific Northwest, owning and operating Seattle’s iconic Victoria Clippers and offering opportunities to getaway to destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Vancouver Island for sightseeing, outdoor adventures, culinary tours, whale watching and more.

Clipper is a progressive company that encourages creativity, innovation and a focus on providing outstanding service to our customers. We consider our employees to be our most valuable assets and work hard to promote a positive, fun and respectful working environment with good employee benefits.

The Warehouse/Shore Support team is responsible for preparing cargo manifests, shipping, receiving, ordering and distribution of vessel stock. Shore Support also performs dockhand duties such as line handling, crane and pallet jack operation, as well as light janitorial duties. No dockhand experience? We will train you. This position is Full Time Seasonal with the potential for Year Round.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Superior record for punctuality and reliability
  • Exceptional time management
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines independently and as a team
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, good judgment
  • Flexible and willingness to adapt to an ever changing environment
  • Maintain a clean and Organized facility

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • 2 years’ experience in warehouse shipping and receiving
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana)
  • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 70 pounds
  • Push/Pull a pallet jack carrying up to 1200 pounds
  • Comfortable standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual and reliable, team player, strong work ethic

Company Overview:  Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Salary:  A competitive hourly wage of $15.00 per hour

 

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link and click on the APPLY button:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=48366&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

Clipper Vacations is looking for hard-working, organized, and upbeat people to join our team of Reservations Agents. We are currently seeking seasonal employees available to begin working Monday, June 18th, and able to commit through September 3rd.

This is a great opportunity for college students looking for a summer job they can return to in future seasons!

Position Title: Seasonal Reservations Agent

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Make custom vacation packages and reservations for Clipper passengers over the phone using proprietary booking software in a high-volume inbound call center setting
  • Assist passengers in person with reservations, ticketing, and check-in prior to travel on the Clipper vessels while demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Ensure that customers are informed of important rules and regulations for international travel and that they have correct identification and travel documents
  • Provide friendly insight to people asking for local information and recommendations
  • Day-to-day administrative and operations duties to keep the reservations office operating smoothly


Qualifications and Skills Required: candidates must possess these attributes to be considered

  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written professional communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and fluently
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Legal right to be employed in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada (a felony or DUI conviction can disqualify entry to Canada)

 

Qualifications and Skills Preferred: additional qualifications or skills that are not required of an applicant, but would be beneficial in this position

  • Sales experience, as this is a competitive sales environment where up-selling is critical to success
  • Travel or hospitality experience and/or general knowledge of the Pacific Northwest
  • Professional phone experience, especially with a multi-line phone or in a call center setting
  • Foreign language proficiency, bilingual capabilities in addition to the English fluency can be useful as Clipper draws customers from around the globe!

Schedule:Reservations Agents are scheduled between 32 and 40 hours per week. The Reservations office is open seven days a week, including holidays. Shifts may change from week to week and may include both weekend days. The training class for Seasonal Reservations Agents will begin Monday, June 18th.

Compensation: Hourly rate of $15.50 plus commission. Transportation stipend provided.

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for millions of customers from around the world. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, the hub of Portland, and beautiful Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law

To apply for this position please follow the link below and complete our online application via ADP. Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=28025&lang=en_US&source=CC1&ccId=19000101_000001

** Due to the large volume of applications we receive for this position, we are only able to contact applicants that we feel may be a good fit for the role. No phone calls please.**

 

Leadership

David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Tobias Haack, Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Haack joined Clipper in August 2016 with more than 15 years working experience in the maritime industry. Prior to his new role at Clipper, Tobias has been working for FRS as Director of Business Development since 2015, supporting the General Management team in identifying new business opportunities and developing international expansion strategies for the FRS Group.

Tobias worked as Project Engineer for Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, a shipyard based in Flensburg, Germany, and as Head of Sales for Rolls-Royce Marine Germany in previous years.

Ileana Prado, Vice President of Human Resources

Ileana Prado, Vice President of Human Resources, North America, is an accomplished HR professional with over 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors.  Ileana joined Clipper Vacations in 2015 as its first Human Resources leader, reporting to the CEO. After building a best in class HR department, her responsibilities have expanded to include senior leadership, not only of Clipper but for other sister companies within the FRS Group.

Prior to joining Clipper Vacations, Ileana was a senior executive at Sesame Communications, where she played a pivotal role in preparing the company for a successful M&A. Ileana is a graduate of Loma Linda University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in psychology and marketing.