River Cruise Hotel Manager

American Queen Steamboat Company
September 10, 2019
American Queen Steamboat Company
Management Jobs
Hotel Manager / Hotel Director
90,000 -$105,000

The Hotel Manager has full responsibility for day-to-day hotel operations onboard the vessel. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all outlets achieve the highest standard of quality service that the company is aiming for and to stay in full compliance of company policy and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspect guest rooms, public areas for cleanliness and appearance
  • Greet passengers and crew and maintain an active presence throughout the vessel
  • Effectively facilitate problem resolution
  • Monitor the revenue activity of the hotel
  • Train staff members
  • Observe and monitor staff performance to ensure efficient operations and adherence to all company and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Coordinate vessel activities
  • Delegate appropriate responsibilities, coordinate and oversee hotel interdepartmental workload allocation/distribution
  • Participate in financial activities such as establishing budgets and capital expenses and allocation of funds to departments
  • Foster and facilitate interdepartmental collaboration and communications
  • Drive and manage special projects as required
  • Keep SVP Operations closely informed; especially of issues which may require deviation from itinerary or which may negatively impact customer service
  • Participate and ensure participation of all USCG mandated drills and emergency procedures as directed
  • Ensure behavior and performance supports the company’s Mission; promotes year-round success of system
  • Follow company values in responding to others in work situations
  • Meet “standards for service” behaviors
  • Use recovery steps to respond to others who are dissatisfied
  • Make hospitality standards an important part of day-to-day duties
  • Be a STEAM System example for others; sets example for values during times when there is conflict and stress
  • Trains and completes certification for STEAM system of existing and new employees within 7 days of hiring
  • Holds all employees and leaders equally accountable to meet technical, employee and leader standards
  • Promotes STEAM system: reinforces performance at or above standards and coaches performance below standard; solicits feedback; takes action to continuously improve success of team

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements


  • HS Diploma Required, or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business and/or Hospitality Management

Professional Certification(s) or License:

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – if applicable, and/or ability to obtain and maintain
  • Copy of DD214, if Veteran status

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • 10 years full service operations
  • Experienced in supervision & training of employees
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Cruise industry experience preferred


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident/incident testing.

Working Conditions:

The majority of work is performed in a Marine environment in both indoor and outdoor conditions with exposure to various temperatures and weather conditions, along with a moderate to loud noise level.

The Marine operation is subject to varied wake and motion.

Positions both live and work onboard a vessel, on a rotational basis for consecutive port-to-port voyages during the regular season.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and walk on nearly a constant basis
  • Ability to bend, rotate and reach frequently
  • Ability to carry, push/pull and/or lift materials weighing upwards of 50 lbs
  • Ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely
  • Ability to manipulate/handle/grip materials required to perform job

Work Experience Requirements

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Cruise Ship, in a 4/5* Hotel or in an Upscale Restaurant.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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