MISSISSIPPI - Assistant Housekeeping Manager

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Assistant Housekeeper
April 2, 2024

Assistant Housekeeping Manager 

US–Mississippi River 

Full-time employment: Earn up to $65,000-$75,000 annually. All crewmembers receive a generous employee benefits package, including health insurance. 


Founded in 1997, Viking is the world’s #1 small ship travel company, operating on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. In September 2022, Viking launched the Viking Mississippi, a state-of-the-art 386-guest ship, which cruises along the Mississippi River between New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. 

As part of our Mississippi Housekeeping team your job is to monitor cleanliness and inventory levels and oversee a variety of housekeeping functions, to ensure the smooth running of the daily operation of the department onboard in accordance with Viking’s STAR Service Standards. You will report to Housekeeping Manager. 




Elevate Your Career 
Regardless of where you are on your career journey, Viking can help you in reaching new destinations with: 

  • Paid training program in skills and approach to premium hospitality services 

  • On-the-job coaching to help you advance rapidly  

  • A lifelong network of hospitality professionals 


Onboard our ship 

  • Lodging (shared cabin with 1 other crewmember), meals, Wi-Fi, uniforms, and laundry are free of charge for all crew members 

  • Travel to/from the ship provided by Viking 

  • Crew-only deck and dedicated recreational activities 


Benefits year-round, on and off the ship 

As a full-time employee, you are eligible for benefits such as: 

  • Viking pays for and provides more, better coverage: Health, vision, and dental insurance with very low premiums (some plans are fully paid by Viking) 

  • Referral program & retention bonus 

  • 401k savings plan with company matching all your contributions with an additional 4% 



  • Provide the highest level of comfort and service to Guests and consistently maintain an impeccable standard of cleanliness and hygiene in housekeeping areas and guest staterooms 

  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels of supplies for staterooms and lockers 

  • Resolve guest-related issues and special requests  

  • Lead and support a multi-cultural team to maximize crew satisfaction and productivity 

  • Ensure compliance with safety and security procedures and participate in onboard training and inspections, as well as comply with all public health policies 



  • 2+ years’ experience as an Assistant Housekeeper or similar at a 5-Star hospitality and/or restaurant environment; shipboard experience is an advantage 

  • Team builder with exceptional motivational skills and coaching ability is required; must have a keen eye for cleanliness and attention to detail 

  • Guest-focused, service-oriented, positive personality, professional appearance and impeccable hygiene standards  

  • Excellent knowledge of all public health policies 

  • Business Administration or Hotel Management degree is preferred 



  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card) to work onboard the ship, as required by federal regulations 

  • Ability to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for marijuana and other controlled substances. We are a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free workplace 

  • Viking Cruises is an At-Will Employer. As such your, employment with Viking is a voluntary one and is subject to termination with or without cause or notice, at any time by you or Viking. Nothing in this document or in any oral or written statement shall be interpreted to conflict with or limit the right to terminate employment at-will 

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.




More than 20 years ago, Viking® set the standard for what river cruising should be, and today we are the leader that all others follow. In 2015, we took the same small ship, destination-focused experience to the seas and reinvented ocean cruising. Over the years Viking has won numerous ocean and river cruise line awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly and more.

Viking is a strong and dynamic company—with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.


If you have always dreamed of combining your love of travel with the ability to grow your career, consider a position at Viking. We are the world’s leading small ship cruise line, and there is tremendous potential to advance your career with us. As part of our crew, when your ship is docked at the many destinations we visit, you can explore ashore and refresh during your free time.

Additionally, with Viking’s award-winning service and thoughtfully curated onboard experiences, our guests are typically very satisfied. This, combined with Viking’s gratuity guidelines, means that you can expect to be well rewarded as an employee on board a Viking ship.

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