The Bridge of the <em>FVF Fairweather</em> © Brian Adams


We are always on the lookout for focused, hard-working individuals interested in positions ranging from vessel and terminal operations to professional, business and support roles. If you're interested in a maritime career working in one of the most scenic areas of the world, the Alaska Marine Highway may be the ideal opportunity for you! The State of Alaska boasts one of the best benefit systems in Alaska. The package includes paid leave, medical and dental as well as retirement for qualified employees. Medical benefits can also be extended to an employees family. For more information, see the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' benefits page.

Crew working the <em>MV Kennicott</em> in Homer, Alaska © Wayde Carroll Photography


Workplace Alaska is our online hiring system for all shoreside and entry level vessel positions throughout the Alaska Marine Highway System. Entry level positions for all departments are handled through the steward department. For more information on job class specifications and how to apply, you should start at the Workplace Alaska home page. Licensed positions, both administrative and vessel, may be hired through direct application to the appropriate department contacts outlined below.

<em>MV Tustumena</em> Passenger Services crew © Wayde Carroll Photography

Stewards and Pursers

Entry level positions follow the same application process. The application period varies from year to year. For further details on the timeline and minimum requirements for Steward positions please review the current Steward Brochure or contact the Passenger Services department.

<em>MV Matanuska</em> Engineering crew © Joshua Roper

Unlicensed Deck and Engineering

Potential employees with prior maritime experience may qualify for higher than entry level positions that are available. All training and experience is considered during the hiring process. Therefore, candidates with some experience should look into the minimum qualifications for higher level positions. Qualified applicants should communicate interest directly with the point of contact.

  • Dan Benson
    Crew Dispatcher
    7559 N Tongass Highway
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    907-228-6814 Phone
    907-225-6873 Fax
Captain of the <em>MV Matanuska</em> © Brian Adams

Licensed Deck and Engineering

Licensed position candidates are either graduates of one of several maritime academies or gained their knowledge, skills, and abilities through intensive self-study and on-the-job training. Qualified applicants should communicate interest directly with the point of contact.

  • Jessie Li
    Licensed Dispatcher
    7559 N Tongass Highway
    Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    907-228-7255 Phone
    907-225-6872 Fax