COMPANY: City Experiences by Hornblower

LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts

DEPARTMENT: Marine Operations
REPORTS TO: Mate/Captain

As part of our amazing marine team, deckhands will assist with docking and undocking, ensuring guest comfort and safety while underway, and maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the vessel. Experience in this field is not required; we will provide training. All that is required is an eagerness to learn and a strong work ethic. This entry level position could lead to a career in the maritime industry. Shipmates must uphold the strictest safety standards for guests & crew and always maintain a professional and friendly manner.

The right person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences’ RESPECT Service System.


  • Follow safety procedures to ensure the protection of passengers, crew, and the vessel
  • Participate in routine safety & emergency preparedness drills
  • Welcome guests on the vessel with the highest level of customer service
  • Handle lines to moor vessels to pier
  • Stand look-out watch in ships bow, stern, or bridge to look for obstructions in a ships path
  • Assist with general maintenance on vessel
  • Wash down & clean vessel regularly to ensure it is always in top aesthetic condition
  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of all common areas
  • Load or unload materials such as trash from vessel
  • Provide exceptional hospitality to guests and coworkers as prescribed in our RESPECT Service System


  • Be prepared to begin work at scheduled time
  • Maintain uniform and personal grooming in compliance with appearance standards
  • Other duties as assigned by the Captain or First Mate on duty



  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age
  • Pre-employment and on-going random drug testing are required for all marine personnel per USCG
  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to guests and coworkers
  • Strong focus on safety and teamwork while actively looking for ways to help others
  • Will work for extended periods of time without sitting
  • Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds; moving furniture & other heavy items such as provisions up and down stairs
  • Must be able to throw mooring lines from ship to pier
  • Must have normal color vision to interpret navigational lights and color-sensitive systems & safety displays
  • Receptive to working nights/weekends and major holidays
  • Per US Coast Guard regulations, must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident

Our Mission: We create amazing experiences.
Our Values: Respect, Environment, Safety #1, Professionalism, Exceed, Communication and Teamwork.
Our Operating Principles: CITY EXPERIENCES 12

  1. Foster diversity and inclusion.
  2. Practice conservation and environmental responsibility.
  3. Cultivate a safe and secure workplace.
  4. Be on time. Come prepared.
  5. Make data-driven, fact-based decisions.
  6. Be decisive with 80:100 solutions (80% right, 100% implementable)
  7. Expect to win – but compete as an underdog.
  8. Embrace innovation and reinvention.
  9. Listen and be responsive.
  10. Strive for efficiency and transparency without politics.
  11. Win as a team. Play your role.
  12. Work hard, have fun, celebrate success

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

Pursuant to applicable State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

If you are interested in this position, please contact:

Captain Thayer Harris
Director of Marine Operations
City Experiences by Hornblower
Office: 617-720-9222
Cell: 401-525-0226

Posted April 13, 2022

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