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If you love being afloat, have an authentic smile, know how to work as a team, and have a heart for hospitality, a job at Betty Lou Cruises may be the right fit for you. Restaurant experience is not required; we will hire for attitude and train for skills.
Since 1998, Betty Lou Cruises has been Madison's premier cruise line. We offer a unique hospitality experience-- high quality spirits, fantastic food, first-class service, and the best views of the Madison skyline.
When our guests step aboard one of our large yachts for a cruise on Lake Mendota or Lake Monona, they are ready to escape from the ordinary. Help make their experience one that they will remember for years to come as one of our first-class crew or top-notch captains. Benefits include: a competitive hourly wage plus tips, a basic uniform, and discounts on food at any of our three restaurants-- Mariner's Inn, Captain Bill's Seafood Company, and the Nau-ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant.
Our public and private cruises sail during the day and evenings, seven days per week from late April to mid-October. All applicants are required to work at least one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) per week as part of their schedule (availability to work both weekend days is a big plus!) Though many of our crew only work during the summer, preference is given to applicants who can work the entire season. Captains and crew members can expect to work between 10 and 35 hours per week depending on your availability and our cruise schedule.
Cruises are two or three hours long. Crew must arrive one hour before each cruise for prep, and stay one hour after the cruise for clean-up.
Betty Lou's crew members provide our guests with an exceptional experience during our two and three hour cruises. Prior to each cruise, you'll be loading food and beverages aboard our yachts, setting up our buffet serving area, and getting the cabin ready for guests. During the cruise, you will serve food and drinks, prepare guest checks, accept cash and credit card payments, keep the boat clean, and provide our guests with information about the menu. Following each cruise, you will clean up the boat, do dishes, and perform other tasks needed to prepare the boat for the next cruise. Crew members can expect to work between 10 and 35 hours per week depending on your availability and our cruise schedule.
We're looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills who can work both independently and as part of a team. Successful crew members must be reliable and able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment. We expect careful attention to detail. Our crew members will work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Restaurant experience is not required; we will hire for attitude and train for skills.
Due to alcohol serving regulations, our crew members must be at least 18 years of age. You must be fluent in English and be honest, dependable and forthright. You must hold a valid driver's license.