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Employment Application

Minneapolis & St. Paul's
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Welcome to the Padelford Online job application. In addition to the online application, you may print out the form (click here for PDF form) and fax it to
(651) 227-0543
or mail it to:
Padelford Packet Boat Co.
Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN 55107

We are currently accepting applications
for Spring/Summer 2014 Crew.
Full & Part-time positions available.

Apply now to work aboard the Padelford Riverboats: Jonathan Padelford, Anson Northrup and Betsey Northrup. Padelford Packet Boat Company employs a number of seasonal employees beginning in mid-April through October. It is the IDEAL summer job for college students or anyone looking for a unique seasonal job opportunity! If you don't want to spend the summer stuck indoors, this is the place to be. Working for the Padelford is fun but it is also hard work. The pace is quick, the hours can be long and we expect our employees to work hard to get the job done. However, who can argue with spending your summer floating up and down the scenic Mississippi River?

Hours vary weekly, but EVENING AND WEEKEND availability is a must!

Padelford operates out of Harriet Island in St. Paul, MN. We run a variety of public excursions, meal cruises, private charters as well as managing the University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat.  Padelford is licensed and regulated by the United States Coast Guard and requires employees to submit to pre-employment and random drug screeing.

Padelford Packet Boat Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. We are proud to be a drug-free workplace. Druag and alcohol tests will be required before hiring and during your employments.

If you are interested in working for the Padelford please read the job descriptions and fill out an application. Applications can be submitted online or printed and mailed to:
Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc.
Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN  55107

We regret that we cannot respond to all applicants individually. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

NO CALLS REGARDING EMPLOYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED.

BOAT CREW POSITION

CREW CHIEF POSITION

OFFICE CREW POSITION

BANQUET CAPTAIN POSITION

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

BOAT CREW POSITION:

A challenging position that requires both indoor and outdoor work as well as a wide variety of job functions. This position does not require previous bartending or boating experience, however previous customer service experience is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing customer service for passengers
  • Bartending and concession sales
  • Cleaning and stocking vessel before and after cruises
  • Performing assigned duties in the case of an emergency
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices to supervisor immediately
  • Miscellaneous tasks that may arise on a given day
  • Various food service and catering duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Required pre-employment, random, reasonable cause and post accident alcohol and drug testing, as per US Coast Guard and DOT regulations
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure, have the stamina to work long hours, maintain a friendly outgoing disposition, and get along with others in the workplace
  • Must have the presence of mind and physical mobility to react in a timely manner in the case of an emergency situation
  • Vessel positions are physically demanding. Repetitive motion, bending, long periods of standing, climbing and often heavy lifting are requirements of the boat crew position
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends--only a limited number of weekend time-off requests are allowed in the season
  • Must meet uniform and grooming standards that reflect a positive and professional image. Must adhere to company's uniform policy

Please click here for application

BOAT CREW CHIEF:

A challenging position that requires both indoor and outdoor work as well as a wide variety of job functions. This position requires familiarity with company precedures as well as experience working on our vessels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising boat crew/Ensuring boat is ready for cruise
  • General maintenance and basic mechanics of boat
  • Resolving any disputes or issues that may arise during a cruise
  • Ensuring that our high customer service standards are met
  • Has direct contact with the chairperson of a charter/people who planned charter
  • Various food service and catering duties as assigned
  • Completing required paperwork/Closing out the bars at the end of a cruise
  • Untying the boat upon departure and securing it to the dock upon return
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices to supervisor immediately
  • In charge on scene in case of an emergency

Requirements include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Required pre-employment, random, reasonable cause and post accident alcohol and drug testing, as per US Coast Guard and DOT regulations
  • Must have ability to work well under pressure, have the stamina to work long hours, maintain a friendly outgoing disposition, and get along with others in the workplace
  • Must have the presence of mind and physical mobility to react in a timely manner in the case of an emergency situation
  • Vessel positions are physically demanding. Repetitive motion, bending, long periods of standing, climbing and often heavy lifting are requirements of the crew chief position
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends--only a limited number of weekend time-off requests are allowed in a season
  • Must have good leadership and personal skills
  • Must have previous experience
  • Must meet uniform and grooming standards that reflect a positive and professional image. Must adhere to the company's uniform policy

Please click here for application

OFFICE CREW MEMBER:

Padelford employs one or two seasonal Office Crew Members. Office Crew Members work in the indoor office as well as indoor on-shore ticket facilities. Office crew work in a fast-paced, customer-oriented atmostphere that can be stressful at times. Previous office experience or ticketing experience is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selling tickets for public excursions, checking people in for public meal cruises and theater performances
  • Answering multi-line busy telephones to relay cruise information, take reservations, and direct calls to other staff members
  • Miscellaneous office tasks that may arise throughout the day

Requirements include:

  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and maintain a friendly, outgoing disposition, and get along with others in the workplace
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends--only a limited number of weekend time-off requests are allowed in a season
  • Must have good verbal communication skills
  • Must have computer experience and the ability to quickly learn to use our complex ticketing software
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work on mulitple projects at a time

Please click here for application

BANQUET CAPTAIN:

Banquet Captains will oversee events (including weekend events), handle and delegate set-up and breakdown of function rooms and take care of the customer in a timely, courteous, efficient and customized manner. All functions are carried out to maintain an environment of teamwork.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee events
  • Set-up and breakdown all banquet equipment and supplies
  • Act in a timely manner
  • Bus and set tables, as needed
  • Perform buffet set-up (if necessary) and breakdown
  • Communicate with support crew and management
  • Supervise banquet functions to ensure they run smoothly and efficiently
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and precedures
  • Maintain complete knowledge of service requirements for assigned functions
  • Organize all assigned functions and complete preparation work
  • Check storage areas for proper supplies, organization and cleanliness
  • Rectify any cleanliness/organization deficiencies
  • Assign stations and side work to servers
  • Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift
  • Identify situations which compromise company standards and delegate these tasks
  • Conduct pre-function meeting with servers and review all information pertinent to setup and service of function
  • Inspect employee grooming and uniforms, rectify any deficiencies
  • Check buffet tables/receptions/coffee tables for cleanliness, attractiveness, and layout
  • Ensure proper banquet event order and resolve any problems
  • Ensure replenishment of items as specified on banquet event orders and requested by function contact
  • Ensure that unused food is returned to the kitchen or disposed of properly, condiments are broken down and properly stored (butters, cream dressings, etc) and all banquet supplies are returned to designated storage areas
  • Ensure all closing duties for staff are completed before staff punch out
  • Provide feedback on staff performance to manager, report disciplinary problems to manager and participate in the counseling of employees
  • Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and employee morale
  • Complete all paperwork and closing duties
  • Review status of assignments and any follow-up action with supervisor
  • Anticipate customer's needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all customers, however busy and whatever the time of day
  • Monitor and handle customer complaints and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in all work areas
  • Uphold appropriate standards of quality/timing
  • Uphold and ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices to supervisor immediately
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and bring suggestions for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos andto write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively presend information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and employees
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to perform these operations using units of American money, weight measurement, volume and distance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but not complicated written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with recurring problems by incorporating company guidelines and standards
  • Knowledge of food and wine
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and maintain a friendly, outgoing disposition, and get along with others in the workplace
  • Must meet uniform and grooming standards that reflect a positive and professional image. Must adhere to the company's uniform policy
  • Must have ability to work well under pressure, have the stamina to work long hours, maintain a friendly outgoing disposition, and get along with others in the workplace
  • Must have the presence of mind and physical mobility to react in a timely manner in the case of an emergency situation
  • Vessel positions are physically demanding. Repetitive motion, bending, long periods of standing, climbing and often heavy lifting are requirements
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work on mulitple projects at a time

(Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands)

Please click here for application

KITCHEN ASSISTANT:

Responsibilities:

  • Dishwashing and general cleaning
  • Trash removal
  • Entry-level prep work

This is a seasonal position that is part or full-time from now through mid-September. Hours: Initially, 4:00pm-7:00pm, 3-4 days per week, with possible option for full-time hours going forward. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, is reliable and available on weekends and is excited to learn more about food and food preparation.

Please click here for application

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Please NO CALLS!

     
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