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Skipper on canal cruises Amsterdam (KVB)

Amsterdam Seasonal staff

We are looking for great colleagues for the upcoming season!

Are you looking for a challenging job on the water combined with freedom, responsibility and variety? Then come work at the best shipping company in Amsterdam and become a skipper at Flagship Amsterdam!
Whether you already have years of experience or just full of enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, you are welcome. Thanks to you our guests can discover the most beautiful spots of Amsterdam during an unforgettable cruise.

What will you do?
As skipper at Flagship Amsterdam you are responsible for the safe and comfortable transport of our guests in one of our beautiful open sloops or luxury salon boats. In addition, you will join the host(ess) in telling stories about the city while the host(ess) provides guests with a delicious cocktail.

During your position you will:

  • Cruise the guests around during a public tour or private cruise;
  • Ensure the safety of the guests and staff on board;
  • Tell stories about Amsterdam, its history and sights;
  • Answer guests’ questions and provide assistance as needed;
  • Maintaining and checking the vessel and identifying any problems;
  • Working a lot as a team, including with hosts and quay staff;

What do we offer?

  •  Competitive salary;
  • Good tips;
  • Bonus arrangement;
  • Working at an award-winning company “Best Day Cruise of the World” by Tripadvisor;
  • Flexible working days and times and the option to work lots of hours;
  • Workwear;
  • Working in a fun, enthusiastic and diverse team (between the ages of 18 and 65);
  • Varied work: you can do round trips as well as private cruises;
  • Nice get-togethers and parties;
  • Discounts on boat rentals & roundtrips for you and your family.

Job requirements

What do we ask?
As a skipper at Flagship Amsterdam, it is important that you have communication skills and love working in a team. You are also flexible, enthusiastic and hospitable!

In addition:

  • You are in possession of a boating license (KVB 1 or 2), VHF license and the certificate for Social Hygiene (SVH) OR you are willing to get these on short notice;
  • As a skipper you will be following our Flagship Academy practical training courses;
  • Experience with sailing on the Amsterdam canals is a plus;
  • You are available minimum of 2-3 days a week (of which at least one weekend day per week). Shift times can vary between 08:00 and 02:00.

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