Deckhands & Mates

Detailed Information


Job Summary:

The State of Rhode Island is starting up a new commuter ferry service on Thursday, December 20, 2023 to help with the Washington Bridge shut down. The new ferry service aims to help make traveling from the West Bay area easier and provide an alternative option to sitting in the traffic in and out of the city. Rhode Island Fast Ferry has immediate openings for full and part time work for Deckhands and Mates to provide the shuttle service.


Job Description:

Local North Kingstown Chamber Member Rhode Island Fast Ferry has been contracted along with two other ferry companies, Interstate Navigation and Seastreak, to provide the ferry service. Ferries will run at half hour intervals starting at 06:00am from the Maritime Center in Bristol to India Point Park in Providence, with shuttle bus service from Colt State Park to the ferry dock in Bristol and from India Point to Providence Station. All services will be free to the public. The ferry trip should take about 35 minutes each way and service has been scheduled to operate through the end of March.


Job Requirements:

We are looking for motivated, friendly, hard-working people to join our enthusiastic team. Experience is a plus! You’ll be part of our marine transportation team. Applicants must be self-motivated, hardworking, have a positive attitude, and possess the ability to interact well with passengers and coworkers. Please note that all marine positions on our vessels require a pre-employment drug test mandated by the United States Coast Guard. Please note, RI Fast Ferry employees will begin and end their workday in Quonset Point which is convenient for crew members with the easy access to the Business Park.


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