Juneau, AK
Full Time

HIRING STATUS, 5/16: All Bartender positions for the Alaska Summer sailing season are full. We still collect applications and interview well qualified candidates incase a position becomes available. However, if you are interested, we have Steward positions available - this is a great way to start with the company as we often promote from within.


At UnCruise Adventures, we work together to provide an enriching adventure experience while inspiring an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. This means we kayak among icebergs, travel to hidden waterfalls, snorkel with sea lions, dive with manta rays, and share air with whales. Our destinations include Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, & Baja California.


  • Rotation schedule (6-8 weeks sailing with 2-3 weeks off)  
  • Heath care benefits (qualifications required)  
  • Credential fee reimbursement (qualifications required)  
  • Room and board when scheduled  
  • Travel stipend  
  • Pro deals 


The Bartender is responsible for preparing cocktails, pouring beer and wine, delivering exceptional customer service, assisting in the management of the beverage program, inventory and ordering control, maintaining a clean and organized bar and lounge, and beverage training and development of hotel staff.  The Bartender will also assist in the dining room for meal service, may manage the gear shop, maintain lounge cleanliness and assist with public area housekeeping as assigned. Throughout the season, and especially during start-up and shut-down periods, the Bartender may be tasked with menu building, product ordering, bar cleaning, and steward training. 


  • Minimum three years of bartending experience in a full-service bar or restaurant. Extensive liquor, wine, and beer knowledge is essential 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as independently managing time and workload.  
  • Must be flexible and adaptable as daily activities change regularly and often 
  • Comfortable living and working in close quarters with other crew members 
  • Passenger vessel experience is preferred but not required 
  • Experience training staff preferred but not required

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Valid Passport  
  • CPR / First Aid / AED  
  • Alaska Food Handler Permit   
  • Alaska Alcohol Permit   
  • ServSafe Allergens   
  • Washington Food Handler Permit (1)   
  • MAST Washington Alcohol Server Permit (1)   

(1) Required for vessels operating in Washington (PNW)


  • Function as the primary bartender on board - mixing and responsibly pouring a wide array of cocktails, spirits, beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Maintain cleanliness of the lounge, bar, and gear shop, as well as general cleaning of the vessel as needed. Work with the Hotel Manager to ensure that FDA standards are consistently met 
  • Work closely with the Hotel Manager to implement the onboard beverage-training program for Steward team  
  • Inventory, ordering, and product rotation of all bar and gear shop items. Weekly inventories are required to be completed and submitted 
  • Provide exemplary guest service. Model the values and expectations set for crewmembers 
  • Participate in on board safety training, meetings, and drills as directed by the Captain. These include fire, abandon ship, man overboard, flooding, medical emergencies, and bear safety 


  • Living Conditions- Crew live in close quarters with 4 to 8 crew per room depending on the vessel. Having your own room is not an option due to limited berthing. 
  • Length of Work Shift- Physically able to work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week for 6 to 8 weeks at a time. Rotations off the vessel are usually 2 to 3 weeks. 
  • Mobility- Frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling.  Must ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while carrying tools or objects. Able to stand or sit for long periods of time. 
  • Handling/Strength- Able to handle, lift, and lower objects totaling 50 pounds between the ground/deck level to a height of about 4 to 6 feet, and able to repeat these movements. Able to carry these objects up to 100 feet continuously for 20 minutes. 
  • Environmental Conditions- Able to work in all weather conditions, around loud noise, in small spaces, and fit through a 28-inch-wide hatch. 


  • $140 / day + $70 / day tip guarantee


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 construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

It is the policy of UnCruise Adventures 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. 


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