Chief Steward
Summary:  Responsible to manage the Stewards Department of the ship in a sage, sanitary, efficient manner.

Accepting applications

The caring hands of our Food Services and Hotel Services teams are under the leadership of the Chief Steward. This busy position leads the team in ensuring all guests, media visitors, and other new faces are made to feel as much as home as possible. 

The Chief Steward volunteer position, part of the Operations department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information. 

Qualifications required:

  • Two years' experience in the food services industry; management experience preferred
  • Experience in an organizational leadership position managing either supply, HR, or food service support
  • Two year degree (or higher, preferred) in food service management of related industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detail oriented and ability to multitask
  • Previous management experience preferred
  • Conversant in French preferred
  • International Driver's Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at [email protected].