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

Join Our Talented Team of Café Clerks!

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of café clerks to work on the waterfront 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!

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 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=48366&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

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

  • Line Handling
  • Luggage handling and crane operation
  • Cleaning and upkeep of cabin and heads while underway
  • Assist cabin crew with stock rotation
  • Provide friendly and professional service to customers
  • Vessel maintenance and repairs
  • Watch keeping and other duties assigned by Mate or Captain

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

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Deck rating
  • 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.

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=78265&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of café clerks to work on the waterfront at Pier 69. The Café Manager position is a fun, fast-paced job guaranteed to keep you on your toes!

Your primary job will be interacting directly with café clients, providing a high level of customer service and food and beverage quality while ensuring adherence to safe food handling practices, ensuring all items are prepared according to company recipes and specifications and that café supplies are stocked and readily available, and manage stock by suggesting specials or recipe changes to creatively utilize products prior to expiration.

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

  • Demonstrates prompt and friendly customer service.
  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Maintains a positive work environment.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching and reviewing all café employees.
  • Prepares espresso, coffee and related beverages.
  • Operates point of sales system and handles cash and credit card payments.
  • Ensures consistency and quality of café products.
  • Prepares meals for vessels daily.
  • Ability to verbalize and demonstrate proper procedure for taking temperatures and corrective action when necessary.
  • Assists with inventory and with unloading and stocking of café supplies.
  • Strict adherence to all safety and health regulations.
  • Answers phones and takes special orders.
  • General housekeeping; cleans and sanitizes work area (including tables, floor, walls, cases, cooler, freezer, etc.) as well as dining room.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and experience working in coffee bar, restaurant, or related field; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude are essential to interact with customers and employees.
  • Reliable and dependable; ability to follow direction.
  • Good communication skills; outgoing and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to perform repetitious activities.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for prolonged periods of time; occasional walking; climbing a step stool.
  • 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.
  • Requires vision for working with sharp knives, slicer, box cutter and related equipment; will need to determine spoiled or damaged product

Compensation:  Hourly rate of $20.00 – $25.00. Shift starts at 5:30 a.m.

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 and the beauty of 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.

This job has specific physical requirements that may require you to lift up to 50 lbs, to operate machinery with moving mechanical parts, bend, reach, kneel, squat, stand of a long period of time, or push/pull heavy loads. Qualified candidates will be contacted.

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=78265&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

As HR Manager, this role provides HR subject matter and support to staff in our Seattle and Victoria, BC offices. This position is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination of the HR functions for Clipper. Clipper operates within the global matrix of our parent company Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) based in Flensburg, Germany. This position will operate within that matrix, reporting directly to the CFO at Clipper, and a dotted line to the HR Function Lead at FRS’s Headquarter.

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

  • Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel
  • Reviews and approves payroll for WA and Victoria BC
  • Foster and maintain a close working relationship with Union staff and shop stewards
  • Working closely with CFO and Matrix Function Leads, implements and annually updates the compensation structure; conducts annual salary surveys; analyzes compensation
  • Rewrites job descriptions as necessary; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as needed
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt, nonexempt and seasonal staff; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; conducts exit interviews.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other leadership meetings are requested.
  • Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Other duties as requested/assigned by CEO/CFO

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Minimum of three years as an HR Generalist/Manager or similar experience
  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, laws and best practices
  • Experience working with a labor contract negotiation team a plus
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and HRIS management software (i.e. ADPWorkforceNow)
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Self-starter, high energy, driven to work hard and excel; leads by example
  • Highly organized; detail oriented with big picture vision
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally at all organizational levels
  • Knowledge of the travel/hospitality business a plus
  • Experience with an international matrix organization a plus
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Able to travel to Canada

Education Required:

4-year degree and/or three years of human resource experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience with bonus opportunity

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 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:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=79827&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

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.

 

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

Join Our Talented Team of Café Clerks!

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of café clerks to work on the waterfront 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!

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 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=48366&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

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

  • Line Handling
  • Luggage handling and crane operation
  • Cleaning and upkeep of cabin and heads while underway
  • Assist cabin crew with stock rotation
  • Provide friendly and professional service to customers
  • Vessel maintenance and repairs
  • Watch keeping and other duties assigned by Mate or Captain

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

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Deck rating
  • 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.

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=78265&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

We are looking for upbeat and professional men and women to join our team of café clerks to work on the waterfront at Pier 69. The Café Manager position is a fun, fast-paced job guaranteed to keep you on your toes!

Your primary job will be interacting directly with café clients, providing a high level of customer service and food and beverage quality while ensuring adherence to safe food handling practices, ensuring all items are prepared according to company recipes and specifications and that café supplies are stocked and readily available, and manage stock by suggesting specials or recipe changes to creatively utilize products prior to expiration.

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

  • Demonstrates prompt and friendly customer service.
  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Maintains a positive work environment.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching and reviewing all café employees.
  • Prepares espresso, coffee and related beverages.
  • Operates point of sales system and handles cash and credit card payments.
  • Ensures consistency and quality of café products.
  • Prepares meals for vessels daily.
  • Ability to verbalize and demonstrate proper procedure for taking temperatures and corrective action when necessary.
  • Assists with inventory and with unloading and stocking of café supplies.
  • Strict adherence to all safety and health regulations.
  • Answers phones and takes special orders.
  • General housekeeping; cleans and sanitizes work area (including tables, floor, walls, cases, cooler, freezer, etc.) as well as dining room.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and experience working in coffee bar, restaurant, or related field; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude are essential to interact with customers and employees.
  • Reliable and dependable; ability to follow direction.
  • Good communication skills; outgoing and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to perform repetitious activities.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for prolonged periods of time; occasional walking; climbing a step stool.
  • 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.
  • Requires vision for working with sharp knives, slicer, box cutter and related equipment; will need to determine spoiled or damaged product

Compensation:  Hourly rate of $20.00 – $25.00. Shift starts at 5:30 a.m.

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 and the beauty of 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.

This job has specific physical requirements that may require you to lift up to 50 lbs, to operate machinery with moving mechanical parts, bend, reach, kneel, squat, stand of a long period of time, or push/pull heavy loads. Qualified candidates will be contacted.

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=78265&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

As HR Manager, this role provides HR subject matter and support to staff in our Seattle and Victoria, BC offices. This position is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination of the HR functions for Clipper. Clipper operates within the global matrix of our parent company Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) based in Flensburg, Germany. This position will operate within that matrix, reporting directly to the CFO at Clipper, and a dotted line to the HR Function Lead at FRS’s Headquarter.

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

  • Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel
  • Reviews and approves payroll for WA and Victoria BC
  • Foster and maintain a close working relationship with Union staff and shop stewards
  • Working closely with CFO and Matrix Function Leads, implements and annually updates the compensation structure; conducts annual salary surveys; analyzes compensation
  • Rewrites job descriptions as necessary; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as needed
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt, nonexempt and seasonal staff; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; conducts exit interviews.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other leadership meetings are requested.
  • Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Other duties as requested/assigned by CEO/CFO

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Minimum of three years as an HR Generalist/Manager or similar experience
  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, laws and best practices
  • Experience working with a labor contract negotiation team a plus
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and HRIS management software (i.e. ADPWorkforceNow)
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Self-starter, high energy, driven to work hard and excel; leads by example
  • Highly organized; detail oriented with big picture vision
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally at all organizational levels
  • Knowledge of the travel/hospitality business a plus
  • Experience with an international matrix organization a plus
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Able to travel to Canada

Education Required:

4-year degree and/or three years of human resource experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience with bonus opportunity

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 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:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=79827&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

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.

 

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.