R/V FALKOR (too) – Hiring Job Description Purser
Start date for tendering position: 11 Apr 2023
End date for tendering position: 25 Apr 2023
During the tendering time frame we will collect CV’s.
Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held in the week after the tendering end date.
What we offer:
● Position: Purser
● Type of Position: Permanent
● Start date: The position will start at either 06 May 2023 in San Juan/Puerto Rico (preferred) or at 20 May 2023 in Puntarena/Costa Rica. We are planning several days of handover for training.
● End of first shift: approximately 09 Aug 2023 in Balboa/Panama
● Work Place: Research Vessel “FALKOR (too)” – www.schmidtocean.org
● Salary: Industry standard salary
● Rotation: approximately 2 months on/off (+/- two weeks dependent on vessel schedule)
● Paid leave: 1 days paid leave accrued per day worked
● Medical Insurance: yes
● Flights: flight from home airport to vessel and return paid by Company
● Accommodation: in single cabin
● Contract: Seafarers Employment Agreement as per Maritime Labor Convention
● Employment Company: SPS Maritime Ltd. – Cayman Islands
● Vessels Flag: Cayman Islands
● Probation period: 3 months
● Training: the Company provides training based on position, vessel requirements and other factors
● Interesting work on a research vessel of around 110.6 m length (worldwide operations)
● A good team spirit
● Ever changing challenges in varying scientific cruises with international teams of
● Working with an international and enthusiastic team
What we are looking for:
● Team-Player
● Good stress resilience
● A high degree of flexibility
● Doesn’t mind working long hours
● Positive attitude towards other crew-members / scientists / guests (it is extremely important that the candidate will fit in with the crew) and an overall appreciation of the objectives of other departments on board
● Positive attitude to the marine environment and general interest in oceanographic science is an advantage
● Safety conscious.
● Social people who share the team spirit on board
● People who wish to invest themselves into and commit to the organization for a longer time
● People who are willing to go the extra mile to adapt to special demands of a research vessel every single cruise
● Organizational skills to conduct tasks independently to a high professional standard
● Non-Smokers preferred
● Good communication and managerial skills

Job Description:
The Purser
● Is the Head of Department of the Interior Department. Reports directly to the Captain
● Is the line-manager for 1 Chief-Stewardess, 2 Stewardesses and 2 Chefs
● Is responsible for administering all ship-board financial accounts, such as cash-accounts, credit-card accounts
● Is responsible to track invoices and the purchase overview of all departments
● Is working closely with our shore-side financial staff
● Is responsible for all crew administration onboard (travel arrangements, crew certificates, joining/leaving routines)
● Works with the company’s human resources administration software ADONIS (rotation planning, crew-certificates, payroll, crew travel, crew lists)
● Is administering stock, planned maintenance tasks, defect reports for the Interior Department in the ship management software TM Master
● Works with our ISM, Safety and Reporting Software Unisea
● Is responsible for port clearances and all related matters (customs, immigration)
● Assists the Captain with general administration, as required
● Coordinates the service, housekeeping, laundry and Galley duties with Chief Stew
● Is responsible for the purchasing of interior consumables together with Chief Stewardess
● Is responsible for purchasing stationery and office supplies
● Is interfacing with the guest/scientists on administrational and service matters
● Takes over safety and security duties as per the ships muster list
● Shall assist with other tasks as directed by the Captain

General Requirements for all crew:
● Valid STCW95 Basic Safety Training
● Valid seafarers medical fitness certificate (ENG1 or equivalent)
● Proficiency Designated with Security Duties Certificate
● Good knowledge of the English language
● US Visa (B-1/B-2), as required by nationality
● Drug test will be done on first day of employment
● Clean Criminal Record
● Background check will be done prior to employment

Specific requirements for this position:
● Previous experiences on cruise ships and/or large yachts
● Degree in Business Administration or similar is an advantage