Careers at the Ducks

You thought you had fun in 90 minutes?! Think how much fun you’ll have 5 days a week!

Ride the Ducks hires throughout the year for a variety of positions.

If you’d like to apply for a position at Ride the Ducks, send us your resume and a short letter about why you’d be a great member of our team! If you have questions about what it’s like to work for Ride the Ducks or what positions we currently have open, give us a call in our corporate office: 206-441-4687.

Duck Captain

Careers Captains

Ride the Ducks is always looking for responsible individuals to join our team of Duck Captains. We typically hire from January through May, but if you missed being a Duck Captain this year, we can hold onto your resume until the next round of hiring.

Once you’re hired, you’ll complete a rigorous training program through which you’ll obtain both a United States Coast Guard Master’s license and a Washington State Commercial Driver’s license. However, to qualify for the program, we require that you have a significant amount of boating experience. Each applicant must be able to document at least one hundred twenty (120) total days of boating experience over their lifetime with at least forty-five (45) of those days in the last three (3) years. Documentation can be in the form of a USCG Sea Service form (available from the USCG here), a letter from the boat owner, or a letter from a former employer. If you’re not sure if you qualify, give us a call. Together, we can discuss your experience and see if you meet the requirements.

Tour Guide

Careers Captains

Do you love Seattle, meeting new people and are often told you’re the life of the party? We want to hear from you! Our team of Tour Guides are enthusiastic, outgoing and have a flair for entertaining. Not sure you’re funny enough to be a Duck Tour Guide? Don’t worry! We have a training program to bring out your inner high-energy, bouncing-off-the-walls, stand-up comedian. Trust us!

Maintenance Technicians

Full-time, year-round position- Wage DOE, benefits available

Careers Mechanic

Here at Ride the Ducks of Seattle, we pride ourselves on having the safest DUKW fleet in the world. Our fleet of DUKWs is annually inspected by the USCG and bi-annually by the DOT and our paperwork files are audited frequently by both organizations. There are redundant safety systems onboard and in fact, our Operations Manual has been used as a prototype for amphibious tours around the country. Our goal is always to exceed the requirements of regulatory agencies and set the standard for others to follow.

This level of safety requires an excellent team of heavy-duty maintenance technicians for preventative maintenance throughout the year and thorough annual inspections during the winter. All our vehicles carry a Certificate of Inspection (COI), showing that each vehicle was rigorously inspected by the Coast Guard on an annual basis. Our team requires that you are an experienced gas and/or diesel mechanic with expertise in diagnosis and repair of both mechanical and electrical problems, as well as preventative maintenance. It is helpful if you also have experience re-building engines, transfer cases and drive-trains.

You must have a valid driver’s license; CDL is helpful. Marine and/or heavy-duty truck experience is also beneficial. Wages depend on experience. Medical, dental and 401(k) benefits available.

To apply, please send your resume to or give us a call to see if we’re hiring: 206-632-0116.

Guest Services Team

Mostly seasonal, some year-round positions available

Career Customer Service Team

Our awesome Guest Services Team works year-round to make sure that everyone has a great experience at Ride the Ducks! This position will work in our ticket booth and gift shop, providing top-notch Guest Service while selling tickets and merchandise to our customers. Our tours are fun and we are looking for people who can reflect that with sparkling personalities and who genuinely enjoy working with people. Basic computer skills required. Shifts available seven days a week.