Riverboat Jobs

Our riverboat staff enjoy some of the best views of St. Louis’ working riverfront as well as the Gateway Arch. If you love the Mississippi River, having fun, and working with the best team – take a look at our available positions below and apply today!

New BSD employees are eligible for a $500 hiring incentive! To qualify, employee must be on time for all shifts and maintain 15.5 hours per week. Employees receive $150 on first and second paychecks and $200 on their third paycheck (payment dates may vary depending on start date).

Free Metro Transportation
BSD employees are eligible for free rides on any MetroBus or MetroLink train.

Free Parking on Levee for Riverboat Staff
Available through 2023 calendar year.

View all open positions and apply today!

Work on the River

Servers - $14.70/hr

Our servers work in a fun and energetic environment while serving delicious food to guests on our cruises and at the Paddlewheel Café!

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Bartender - $14.70/hr

What if you had the chance to tend bar on the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch as they navigate up and down the Mississippi River? The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are looking to employ energetic and guest-oriented bartenders to serve during our dinner, specialty, and private cruises, as well as at our dockside events. Must be at least 21 years old.

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Deckhand - $15.45/hr

Have you ever wanted to help dock one of our Riverboats? Our Deckhands get to assist with docking and other operations of the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer.

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A deckhand wearing an orange life vest throws a thick hitching rope from the Riverboat around a large rung on the dock to tie up the boat for safety.

Mate - $23.19/hr

The primary focus of our Mates are to maintain the presence, equipment, machinery and operation of the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher riverboats to ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for guests. This position is part of the U.S. Coast Guard required operational and emergency crew.

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Ticket Sales Agent - $15/hr

Ticket Sales Agents help our visitors plan their experiences on our cruises and pick out the perfect item at our gift shop. They engage guests in a warm, genuine, and friendly manner.

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Cruise Coordinators - $18/hr

Our Cruise Coordinators help our visitors feel comfortable as they navigate up and down the Mississippi River. This is a supervisory position for individuals who seek a fun career on the water!

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Prep Cook - $15.50/hr

Our Prep Cooks are responsible for assisting kitchen staff by setting up workstations and ingredients, properly preparing food, maintaining sanitation guidelines, and completing daily tasks in order to provide meals for guests of the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Paddlewheel Café.

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Riverboat Dock

Line Cook - $16/hr

Line Cooks are responsible for properly preparing and cooking food, maintaining sanitation guidelines, and completing daily tasks in order to provide meals for guests of the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Paddlewheel Café.

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Riverboat Captain - $30.14/hr

Our Riverboat Captains take the helm and navigate the Mississippi River to provide and enjoyable experience for our guests. They operate in compliance with all U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

*Full-time Captain position not eligible for hiring incentive.

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Work at the Gateway Arch

Tour Guide - $16/hr

Tour guides interact with guests and ensure a memorable visit to the Arch. As a tour guide, you will lead groups on their Tram Ride to the Top.

Gateway Arch Tour Guides is smiling at the Tram Lobby and reaches out with a ticket scanner.

Ticket Sales Agent - $16/hr

Ticket sales agents help our visitors – from around the world – create their experience at the Arch. They engage guest in a warm, genuine, and friendly manner.

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Call Center Agent - $16/hr

Call center agents are the voice of the Arch and Riverboats. They use their expertise in customer relations to provide valuable information to our guests.

Female Call Center Agent smiles for a photo as she stands near cubicles decorated with plants and colorful artwork.

Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V & Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workforce

Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V

The Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers, supporting diversity in the workplace. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other factor protected by law.

Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workforce

An important factor in providing excellent service is assuring a drug-free and alcohol-free workforce. Therefore, the Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch have established a goal of providing a 100 percent drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment. Employees selected for safety-sensitive positions must also submit to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch policy as well as regulatory requirements provided by the Coast Guard and the Federal Transit Administration. In addition, thorough background and criminal checks are completed for all new hires.

Applying Online

You will need an email address to apply online. Apply now.

  • If you have previously applied for a job with the Gateway Arch or the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, you can log in with the email address and password you provided then.
  • Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application, as the online application cannot be saved until it is completed.
  • The system automatically times out after 20 minutes of inactivity. If this happens, your information will be lost. Your application is not saved until you have clicked the “Submit” button on the last page.
  • Do not use your Internet browser’s Back button. This will cause the page to expire and your application will not be saved. To toggle between pages, be sure to use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of each page.
  • The Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch reserve the right to cancel, or end early, any posted position.