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CAREERS

CAREERS

careers aboard the prairie lily

Are you interested in being on The Prairie Lily crew?

We are fully crewed for the summer of 2024.  For information, when we do engage crew, the positions we usually have to fill are outlined below.  If you’re interested in some fun, enjoying the river and being part of a great crew, please drop us a note and your resume at office@theprairielily.com to let us know!  We’ll keep your information on file in the event a position opens up.

Stewards

If you’ve ever been on The Prairie Lily, you know we have great crew. Our Stewards are front and centre with all our guests! They welcome guests on board, provide food and beverage service and make sure everyone is comfortable. Most importantly they are part of our passenger safety team. Like Stewards on an airplane, they are trained to take care of passengers in emergency. 

Requirements for this position include an aptitude helping others, great customer service skills, being over the age of 19 years old and possessing Serve it Right Certificate with previous food and beverage service experience. That, and we like really nice people!

Stewards work approximately 1:00 to 8:30 pm a day, with some joining our dinner cruise from 5:30 to  8:30 pm.  We have both full and part time positions. Stewards earn tips and we pay more than most serving positions. We also provide the uniform, cover training costs, and have a great working environment!

Key duties include:

  • Welcoming passengers and provide on board safety demonstration
  • Selling and serving beverages and food according to customer bookings and orders
  • Operating point-of-sale equipment to conduct onboard ticket sales and collection
  • Preparing the vessel for daily operation including cleaning and set up
  • Assisting the Engineer during docking operations, and stowing lines and equipment, as directed by the Ship’s Captain
  • Being emergency prepared by training and participating in shipboard emergency drills and potential events including launching life rafts, providing customers life jackets, fire fighting and first aid
  • Being familiar with city and river information and being prepared to chat appropriately with guests. (This is the funnest part of the job!)

All Stewards will receive Transport Canada’s Marine Emergency Duties training as provided by Prairie River Cruises Ltd. as well as additional specific training related to performance of required tasks.

If you’re interested, please contact Joan at office@theprairielily.com to discuss your qualifications. You are also welcome to submit a resume for consideration.

Machinery Engineer/Operations

Our operations crew always start as a ship’s machinery operator (Engineer). We provide all required training. For this position, applicants are required to have an aptitude for engines, an interest in navigation, and a great personality.

This position is seasonal, and typically part-time (up to three days a week) and starts annually in May. The position begins as a Ship’s Engineer and progresses to our navigation roles as First Mate and, potentially, Captain.

The principal function of this role is to ensure the mechanical and electrical components of the ship are operating to standard so the vessel is ready for safe service every day and throughout every cruise.

Key duties include:

  • Performing pre-sail checks and flash-up procedures at the start of each shift, according to a detailed checklist, as well as day ending shut down procedures, and secure the engine department at the conclusion of the sailing day;
  • Reporting all matters directly to the Captain and by documenting it on the Engineering logs;
  • Having an intimate knowledge of bilge pumping and fire-fighting operations on the ship;
  • Attending daily cruises to ensure safe departures and return the dock and to conduct checks throughout every cruise in the Engine Room and other spaces as appropriate;
  • Engineers will undertake specific maintenance tasks (e.g. engine oil changes) as assigned.

All Engineers must receive Transport Canada’s Marine Emergency Duties training as provided by Prairie River Cruises Ltd. as well as additional specific training related to performance of required tasks.

Interested parties should contact Captain Mike at office@theprairielily.com to discuss your interest and qualifications. Please submit a resume to be considered.

careers aboard the prairie lily

Are you interested in being on The Prairie Lily crew? 

We are fully crewed for the summer of 2024.  For information, when we do engage crew, the positions we usually have to fill are outlined below.  If you’re interested in some fun, enjoying the river and being part of a great crew, please drop us a note and your resume at office@theprairielily.com to let us know!  We’ll keep your information on file in the event a position opens up.

Stewards

If you’ve ever been on The Prairie Lily, you know we have great crew. Our Stewards are front and centre with all our guests! They welcome guests on board, provide food and beverage service and make sure everyone is comfortable. Most importantly they are part of our passenger safety team. Like Stewards on an airplane, they are trained to take care of passengers in emergency. 

Requirements for this position include an aptitude helping others, great customer service skills, being over the age of 19 years old and possessing Serve it Right Certificate with previous food and beverage service experience. That, and we like really nice people!

Stewards work approximately 1:00 to 8:30 pm a day, with some joining our dinner cruise from 5:30 to  8:30 pm.  We have both full and part time positions. Stewards earn tips and we pay more than most serving positions. We also provide the uniform, cover training costs, and have a great working environment!

Key duties include:

  • Performing pre-sail checks and flash-up procedures at the start of each shift, according to a detailed checklist, as well as day ending shut down procedures, and secure the engine department at the conclusion of the sailing day;
  • Reporting all matters directly to the Captain and by documenting it on the Engineering logs;
  • Having an intimate knowledge of bilge pumping and fire-fighting operations on the ship;
  • Attending daily cruises to ensure safe departures and return the dock and to conduct checks throughout every cruise in the Engine Room and other spaces as appropriate;
  • Engineers will undertake specific maintenance tasks (e.g. engine oil changes) as assigned.

All Stewards will receive Transport Canada’s Marine Emergency Duties training as provided by Prairie River Cruises Ltd. as well as additional specific training related to performance of required tasks.

If you’re interested, please contact Joan at office@theprairielily.com to discuss your qualifications. You are also welcome to submit a resume for consideration.

Machinery Engineer / Operations

Our operations crew always start as a ship’s machinery operator (Engineer). We provide all required training. For this position, applicants are required to have an aptitude for engines, an interest in navigation, and a great personality.

This position is seasonal, and typically part-time (up to three days a week) and starts annually in May. The position begins as a Ship’s Engineer and progresses to our navigation roles as First Mate and, potentially, Captain.

The principal function of this role is to ensure the mechanical and electrical components of the ship are operating to standard so the vessel is ready for safe service every day and throughout every cruise.

Key duties include:

  • Performing pre-sail checks and flash-up procedures at the start of each shift, according to a detailed checklist, as well as day ending shut down procedures, and secure the engine department at the conclusion of the sailing day;
  • Reporting all matters directly to the Captain and by documenting it on the Engineering logs;
  • Having an intimate knowledge of bilge pumping and fire-fighting operations on the ship;
  • Attending daily cruises to ensure safe departures and return the dock and to conduct checks throughout every cruise in the Engine Room and other spaces as appropriate;
  • Engineers will undertake specific maintenance tasks (e.g. engine oil changes) as assigned.

All Engineers must receive Transport Canada’s Marine Emergency Duties training as provided by Prairie River Cruises Ltd. as well as additional specific training related to performance of required tasks.

Interested parties should contact Captain Mike at office@theprairielily.com to discuss your interest and qualifications. Please submit a resume to be considered.

WELCOME TO SASKATOON!

Thank you to all our passengers for making The Prairie Lily one of Saskatoon's most popular attractions and venue. 

We look forward to welcoming you this summer!

 

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Phone: 1-306-955-5459
office@theprairielily.com

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