The Memphis Daily News has reported that the Great American Steamboat Company will host a job fair here the third week of February. The steamboat company moved into its new headquarters at One Commerce Square last fall, and their maiden voyage from the Beale Street Landing will happen in April. To prepare for the new cruises, the company is looking to fill 300 positions, including housekeeping, culinary, technical crew, and front and back of the house. They plan to have positions filled by March.
For someone with a sense of adventure, this could be a fun place to work. True, you’d be away for days or weeks at a time, but you’d return flush with cash (since it’s not like you’d be spending a lot on the boat) and time off to spend it before the next voyage. Also, you’d have lots of interesting river travel stories to share with your friends. Furthermore, you’d get to visit all the river port cities on the Mississippi and its tributaries – St.Louis, St. Paul, Vicksburg, Louisville, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga – on the company dime. Given the travel, probably not ideal positions for someone with a family; but, for a single guy or gal wanting to explore the South and Midwest, this could be an ideal gig.