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February 19, 2021
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Steward/Medical Person-in-Charge (MedPIC), Seattle

Who are we?

Saltchuk is a privately owned family of transportation and distribution companies committed to being the best in North America. Headquartered in Seattle, we seek people who share our values and take pride in being professional. We value safety, reliability, dedication to our organization, and industry-leading environmental innovation. We look for pride, integrity, grit, and approachability. If you’re looking for a long-term career, this is a phenomenal place to build one. 

Who are you?

You’re the quintessential “people person” who’s not afraid to make a great impression. You’re a Steward who doesn’t need to be told what to do; you value presentation and enjoy ensuring that all guests enjoy a top-notch experience. You recognize that Stewards are the principal host representative from the crew and enjoy being a “face” of the company.

The Role

As Steward/MedPIC, you’ll join a full-time, year-round crew of six aboard the 120-foot classic 1930s private motor yacht Thea Foss based in Seattle, reporting directly to the captain. As the sole Steward, you’ll attend to overnight groups of up to 10 guests and day trip groups of up to 20 guests. You, the chef, and the deckhand work together as a service team. The vessel spends winters in the Seattle area and cruises the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest during the summers. Work during the fall and spring mainly consists of three-hour dinner or lunch cruises for up to 20 guests. Summer sailing is usually for two-to-five-day vacation cruises for up to 10 guests. The Steward has a private crew cabin aboard when the vessel is sailing. The yacht serves to entertain Saltchuk Resources’ shareholders, employees, and company guests.

Responsibilities of a Steward/MedPIC:


  • You’ll clean and organize all interior public areas of the yacht.
  • You’ll order/purchase all general service and bar/beverage supplies.
  • You’ll assist the captain in identifying and contracting for outside voyage service and entertainment.
  • You’ll greet guests and complete the Guest Manifest for the captain upon departure.
  • You’ll inspect/service all medical response equipment.
  • You’ll update and stock medical supplies and drugs.
  • You’ll assist the captain with the preparation of pre-voyage passenger health bulletins.
  • You’ll participate as a leader in annual medical response crew training.
  • You’ll coordinate onboard medical response plans with the ship’s medical support providers.

During Voyages:

  • You’ll maintain the cleanliness and presentation of all guest areas.
  • You’ll serve drinks and meals throughout the trip.
  • You’ll ensure guests understand safety rules and comply.
  • You’ll accompany guests ashore as assigned by the captain.
  • You’ll be alert to the health/wellbeing status of guests and crew.
  • You’ll take charge of the crew’s response to medical emergencies.


  • You’ll work with crew to secure vessel to post-voyage position as directed by Captain.


  • You’re a U.S. citizen.
  • You can pass a background check.
  • At a minimum, you’re certified in Advanced First Aid. Ideally, you’re a USCG-approved MedPIC (training available).

Experience and Skills:

  • You have at least one year of prior yacht or passenger vessel experience as a Steward.
  • Preferably, you have experience mixing and serving drinks (training available).
  • You’re a self-directing worker with good organizational skills.
  • You enjoy meeting and working with new people regularly.
  • You’re comfortable acting as a “face” of the company and making a great first impression.

What benefits does Saltchuk offer?

You’ll get market-competitive benefits aimed at supporting you and your family: medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, and disability benefits. We also practice generous 401(k) company matching to help you save for your future.

All Saltchuk companies prohibit discrimination based on race; gender, gender identity, or gender expression; sexual orientation; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; disability; veteran status; economic status; marital status; religious beliefs; or genetics.


We’d love to hear from you. 
Saltchuk Thea Foss

450 Alaskan Way South, Suite #708, Seattle, WA, 98104.

Work Experience Requirements:

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Yacht or a Cruise Ship.

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of the English language is required.