Hostess - Summer - Hotel barge Luciole
The 12 passenger hotel barge Luciole, is looking for a host to become part of the crew of 6 in Burgundy, France. A family run business for over 42 years, we pride ourselves on being friendly and relaxed, yet professional. We cruise on the Nivernais Canal and River Yonne between the cities of Auxerre and Clamecy.
The role of the host is to provide a high standard of care and attention, looking after our twelve passengers on the inside of the boat.
There is a considerable amount of work shared between the two hosts, on a split shift rota. The role consists of two main areas; cleaning - of the 8 cabins, and service - for each meal, as well as hot and cold drinks throughout the day. Hostess are also responsible for turning around the boat each weekend, with guests leaving on Saturday mornings and arriving Sunday evenings.
The role requires a good deal of flexibility, versatility, stamina and good communication skills. A good host is well organised, with an attention to detail and hospitable with guests. Teamwork is essential on the Luciole, an ability to work in a team is imperative, with an easy attitude of helping others when required. Being able to speak French is a bonus, but not required.
Food and accommodation are provided (each crew member has their own cabins), travel expenses are also paid for. The wage offered to the host is based on their experience and paid under the British PAYE system. Substantial gratuities are also often received.
As a family run business, we like to look after our staff and pride ourselves upon our reputation to do so. We welcome new employees to the family and enjoy to see them progress.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a change in lifestyle and to generate savings. We are looking for a friendly, outgoing person with a warm and committed personality to join like-minded crew members and this family business.
Thank you for your interest, please get in touch.