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 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 Sales Attendants. The On Board Sales 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.

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:

  • 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 an emphasis in sales
  • Available to begin full-time employment by end of March
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: $15.00/hour, plus commissions and tips (average earnings is between $21.00 and $25.00 per hour total); transportation stipend; travel benefits; additional benefits if the position becomes year-round employment.

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, please click on the link below to apply via our ADP site:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=51529&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Are you a night person? Do you enjoy listening to music while you work? Clipper has an opening for a Seasonal Full Time Overnight Custodian / Dock Hand position. We are looking for candidates with one year of 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 7:00 pm – 5:30 am – alternating work weeks from Wednesday/Thursday to Saturday.  Enjoy 3 or 4 days off each week!

Compensation: $16.00 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, 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 below 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

 

Title:  Senior Financial Analyst

Department: Accounting

Reports to: CFO

FLSA: Exempt

Summary:

We are looking for an ambitious, diligent and energetic person who wants the opportunity to be involved with every department in the company.  This role requires someone who is self-motivated, detailed oriented and who is comfortable with some ambiguity and change.  The candidate should be someone who enjoys working with all levels of management, our international partners and is looking for an opportunity to be challenged and grow.

The Senior Financial Analyst role is a unique position within the Company in that it is a critical and highly visible role at Clipper.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will be responsible for spearheading the Company’s financial quarterly forecasts, annual budgeting process, monthly operating plan variance analysis and revenue/yield management reporting.  S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparation of KPIs, board and financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, and other ad hoc analysis.  This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insight and support to optimize business decision making.  Financial modeling, problem-solving, prioritizing and attention to detail is critical to being successful in this role.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner; the role will have high visibility to senior management and significant cross-functional interaction with all department heads on accounting and finance related issues.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial statement analysis including the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements. Partner with the accounting team to ensure financial statements are reconciled, supported and properly reviewed monthly.
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience and proficiency, combined with the ability to work with complex data and provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes
  • Lead accurate, timely and insightful weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial metrics and KPI reporting
  • Responsible for revenue/yield management reporting by modeling complex data and interpreting the results to make financial recommendations to leadership
  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timely creation and dissemination of financial management reports including, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits.
  • Participate and/or lead various finance wide-projects; projects will vary depending on business needs

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience in project management with proven ability to lead multiple projects forward and effectively leverage available resources to drive results
  • Proven ability to successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Proven ability to manage confidentiality without exception
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven, curious and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity

Education Required:

  • BS in Finance or Accounting, MBA or related Master’s degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of progressive financial leadership roles
  • Experience in the travel/hospitality industry helpful

Software-Related Skills:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • PC proficiency is essential: Strong Microsoft suite skills, with exceptional skills in Excel
  • Experience with SAP BW, SAP Analytics and/or Tableau helpful

Other:

  • German language proficiency is a plus

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/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=clipper&jobId=86047&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.

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 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 Sales Attendants. The On Board Sales 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.

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:

  • 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 an emphasis in sales
  • Available to begin full-time employment by end of March
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: $15.00/hour, plus commissions and tips (average earnings is between $21.00 and $25.00 per hour total); transportation stipend; travel benefits; additional benefits if the position becomes year-round employment.

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, please click on the link below to apply via our ADP site:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=51529&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Are you a night person? Do you enjoy listening to music while you work? Clipper has an opening for a Seasonal Full Time Overnight Custodian / Dock Hand position. We are looking for candidates with one year of 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 7:00 pm – 5:30 am – alternating work weeks from Wednesday/Thursday to Saturday.  Enjoy 3 or 4 days off each week!

Compensation: $16.00 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, 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 below 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

 

Title:  Senior Financial Analyst

Department: Accounting

Reports to: CFO

FLSA: Exempt

Summary:

We are looking for an ambitious, diligent and energetic person who wants the opportunity to be involved with every department in the company.  This role requires someone who is self-motivated, detailed oriented and who is comfortable with some ambiguity and change.  The candidate should be someone who enjoys working with all levels of management, our international partners and is looking for an opportunity to be challenged and grow.

The Senior Financial Analyst role is a unique position within the Company in that it is a critical and highly visible role at Clipper.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will be responsible for spearheading the Company’s financial quarterly forecasts, annual budgeting process, monthly operating plan variance analysis and revenue/yield management reporting.  S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparation of KPIs, board and financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, and other ad hoc analysis.  This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insight and support to optimize business decision making.  Financial modeling, problem-solving, prioritizing and attention to detail is critical to being successful in this role.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner; the role will have high visibility to senior management and significant cross-functional interaction with all department heads on accounting and finance related issues.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial statement analysis including the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements. Partner with the accounting team to ensure financial statements are reconciled, supported and properly reviewed monthly.
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience and proficiency, combined with the ability to work with complex data and provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes
  • Lead accurate, timely and insightful weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial metrics and KPI reporting
  • Responsible for revenue/yield management reporting by modeling complex data and interpreting the results to make financial recommendations to leadership
  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timely creation and dissemination of financial management reports including, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits.
  • Participate and/or lead various finance wide-projects; projects will vary depending on business needs

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience in project management with proven ability to lead multiple projects forward and effectively leverage available resources to drive results
  • Proven ability to successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Proven ability to manage confidentiality without exception
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven, curious and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity

Education Required:

  • BS in Finance or Accounting, MBA or related Master’s degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of progressive financial leadership roles
  • Experience in the travel/hospitality industry helpful

Software-Related Skills:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • PC proficiency is essential: Strong Microsoft suite skills, with exceptional skills in Excel
  • Experience with SAP BW, SAP Analytics and/or Tableau helpful

Other:

  • German language proficiency is a plus

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/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=clipper&jobId=86047&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.