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About Argosy Cruises

Argosy Cruises has been sailing the waters of the Puget Sound since 1949. Our Crew members share the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and create an unforgettable experience with guests from all over the world. Argosy Cruises has a dynamic, fun, but challenging environment to practice and improve your hospitality skills and knowledge. All Argosy Crew members have attention to detail, great guest service skills, and focus on safety and having fun. We offer full-time, part-time and seasonal positions through the year. See our Employment FAQ for more information.

Open Positions

Shoreside Hospitality Member

Sales Coordinator

How to Apply

All potential crew members may apply through our online portal by submitting a resume and application. Please visit the online portal here to apply for open positions.

Employment FAQ

When does Argosy hire?

Argosy's peak hiring season begins in February and continues through June/July each year. Our holiday hiring season is in November each year and is generally a much smaller hiring group. Typically, Argosy will have orientation dates that each new crew member will be required to attend.

What do I need to do to be eligible?

Some of Argosy’s departments have different requirements to be eligible. All certifications are required within the first 2 weeks of employment. All positions are subject to a pre-employment background check.

  • Vessel Hospitality
    • MAST Class 12/13 permit to serve alcohol (Washington State) - Employee responsibility
    • Food Worker Card (Washington State) - Employee responsibility
    • Pre-employment drug test - Argosy sponsored
  • Tillicum/Island Operations
  • Shoreside Hospitality
    • No certification required

May I apply for multiple positions?

Yes, but please indicate on your application which departments you are most interested in

What does orientation look like?

Orientation may vary depending on the department that you are hired for

  • Vessel Hospitality (Boat Crew)
    • 2-week orientation
      • 3 days of classroom style, hands-on training, 2 days of on-the-job shadow training, 2 days of classroom style, and 3+ days of on-the-job shadow training
  • Shoreside Hospitality (Shore Side)
    • 1-week orientation
      • 3 days of classroom style, hands-on training, 2+ days of on-the-job shadow training
  • Tillicum Excursion (Island Crew)
    • 1-week orientation
      • 3 days of classroom style, hands-on training, 2+ days of on-the-job shadow training

Where is orientation?

Orientation will be out of Pier 55 in our Corporate Office or on one of our vessels

What positions does Argosy typically hire for each year?

  • Vessel Hospitality
    • Boat Crew - Deckhand, tour guide, bartend
    • Captains - Driving, maintenance, crew management
  • Shoreside Hospitality
    • Crew Members - Ticketing, photography, public speaking
    • Supervisors - Ticketing, photography, public speaking, crew management
  • Tillicum Excursion
    • Crew Members - Server, bartender
    • Kitchen Crew - Dishwasher, cook
    • Supervisors - Server, crew management
  • Maintenance
    • Crew Members - general laborers, painting

What are some benefits that Argosy offers to crew members?

All crew members are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Ride Argosy Cruises for free (up to 6 people)
  • $50 commuter voucher each month
  • North Star Incentive Program - $250-$500 prizes each month
  • Crew pricing for onboard concessions
  • Argosy attempts to hire from within as much as possible
  • 401k after 1 year of employment and meeting hour requirements
  • Medical and vision after 1 year and meeting hour requirements

Will I be able to stay working with Argosy if I am hired as a seasonal crew member?

Argosy may ask seasonal crew members if they would like to stay on part time at the end of the season, but it is not a guarantee. Please inquire with your manager if hired.

Applicants interested in any position(s) may apply via our employment portal

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