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Base Operations - Seasonal

If you're looking for a fun part-time summer job and want to learn more about cruise ship terminal operations, Cruise Terminals of America (CTA) may be the place for you! CTA is currently seeking several Base Operations/Net Control team members to fill their seasonal, summer positions at the Pier 91 Smith Cove Cruise Terminal and at the Pier 66 Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal.


Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please combine the resume and cover letter into a single document and upload during the application process. Obtaining a Transit Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card upon employment is mandatory. Please check eligibility before applying. Click for TWIC information.


The Base Operations/Net Control position is responsible for both terminal and peripheral operations at either the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal (BSPCT), Pier 66 or the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal (SCCT), Pier 91. The primary responsibility of the position is that of "Base" for all radio communication on site, monitoring of the security system, and operation of the computer photo badging equipment.


The major responsibility is that of coordination and dissemination of information. The Cruise Terminal Operations Assistant will report to the Security & Operations Manager and Supervisor, and assist both as directed.


  • Seasonal employment: Late April through September with some training in early April

  • Thursday - Tuesday at SCCT

  • Friday - Sunday at BSPCT (and some weekdays)

  • Hours may vary depending on operational needs

  • Shift start varies depending on locations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Include the following:

  • Radio Communication

  • Badging equipment operations

  • Knowledge of security equipment

  • Knowledge of camera surveillance system

  • Filing/office work as directed


Education &


  • Fast-paced operational experience preferred

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

  • Familiarity with computer and MS Office

  • Knowledge of other security and operations equipment helpful but not required; specific equipment training provided on job

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for two-thirds or more of time on cruise operation days

  • Must be available weekends or other non-business hours as required by cruise schedule

  • Commitment for entire cruise season required (May - September, some training in April)

  • Ability to lift or carry up to 20 pounds

  • $21.00 - $23.00 per hour

  • Discounts at Columbia Hospitality properties

  • Referral & End of Season bonuses

  • Same day pay through Dayforce Wallet


Compensation &


The application process can be found on the Columbia Hospitality Dayforce portal. Please follow the hyperlink Base Operations/Net Control to apply.

How to Apply

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