At Mariposa Cruises, we are gearing up for another busy season. For 30 years our team of professionals have been delivering unforgettable cruise experiences on Toronto’s Harbour.
Our team is the perfect blend of trusted experience and new energy and each season we look to continually improve our services. We are a team of professionals passionate about delivering the highest level of quality and service to our guests who come to us from all over the world.
There are many seasonal opportunities. With six busy passenger boats operating in Toronto and hosting a wide variety of events and programming, we are recruiting Cruise Managers, Reservations Agents, Event Coordinators, Harbour Tour Guides, Bartenders, Maintenance and Daytime Operations (Maintenance/Deck Hands), Kitchen Help and Servers, Captains, Mates and Marine Engineers.
Check out our Career Section for available openings.Hospitality and Tourism requires a genuine commitment to being a positive can-do person. If you are a student or seeking to launch your hospitality career, we offer many entry level positions that can set you on your career path.
Resume & Experience Building
Some of our opportunities are perfect for students seeking entry level positions. Not only will our training allow you to hone your customer service and hospitality skills, you have a unique opportunity to work as part of a crew on a boat, participate in regular drills and understand what it takes to work as a team.
Mariposa Cruises continually invests into training programs. In our hospitality department, whether new or returning crew, we focus on the individual’s goals and whenever possible help them by cross training in other departments or assisting them with their career path. Each season we enjoy hearing from those who are either returning to us, or who are pursuing other opportunities. We are fortunate to have so many choose to remain with us, even on a part time basis.
“I speak from my own experience when I say that Mariposa Cruises is a great place to build your resume from an entry level position”, says Andrew Vilhena, Director of Hospitality, “particularly for students who need summer jobs and experience. Students can start with no experience, work a season, return to school, and return to Mariposa with the potential of a new position. For instance, if someone’s goal is to be a General Manager, they can start as kitchen help, return as a server the next year, and be promoted to Cruise Manager the season after that, gaining a variety of skills in different areas while they complete their education. ”
Attitude is Key
It’s the number one thing we look for. We have a lot of confidence in our training abilities; but a willingness to learn, to go the extra mile, to give your very best—these attributes make all the difference. We like to say, “The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that little extra put in each and every opportunity- especially when no one is watching.” Plus, if you’re energetic, love Toronto and feel perfectly at ease working with the public, you’ll enjoy working for Mariposa Cruises all the more.