Recruiting Manager

In August 2022, Viking will expand its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of Mississippi River cruises. Its first 386-guests custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, ranging from 8 – 15 days, between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking’s arrival will bring modern river cruising to the Mississippi and will represent a major commitment to tourism and economic development in many communities along the river. The new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi and currently under construction in Louisiana, the five-deck ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the largest and most modern cruise ship in the region.



As a Viking Leader, you represent Viking’s values and leadership philosophy (Hávamál). You are a hospitality professional who demonstrates passion for excellence, who takes ownership for your areas of responsibility, and who believes in empowering your team with the skills, knowledge and tools to succeed. You are an exceptional role model for the Viking Family and have strong motivation to achieve the company’s goals and objectives. You are flexible, stress resistant, focused, and a truly committed team member.



The Recruiting Manager is responsible for all recruiting-related activities within Viking’s Operational Boston Office. This includes screening candidates and conducting interviews as well as maintaining a healthy relationship with our partner agencies and representing Viking Cruises as an Employer of Choice. Moreover, the Recruiting Manager supports the Human Resources Director with administrative HR tasks.


This role is located in our Operations Office in Boston, Massachusetts.




• Verifying recruiting profiles & selection criteria with all involved departments

• Publishing job advertisement via various channels

• Screening of applications

• Interview scheduling

• Conducting personal and virtual interviews

• Correspondence with applicants

• Organization and participation in job fairs throughout the United States

• Following defined recruiting processes in an effective & efficient manner to ensure given budgets and optimize if necessary

• Ensuring adequate reporting of recruiting status quo & measures at all times


HR Administration

• Preparing offer letters for employees

• Responsible for data maintenance in Applicant Tracking System

• Supporting the Human Resources Director with administrative tasks

• Preparation of documents for onboarding



• First experience as a Recruiter (agency or inhouse) or in hospitality

• Bachelor degree or further education in Human Resources or Hospitality preferred

• Excellent organization and communication skills

• Very good computer skills, especially MS Office. Knowledge of SuccessFactors would be an asset.

• Administrative experience is a must

• Fluency in English (written and verbal)

• Discreetness

• Comfortable in handling confidential data

• Ability to work both independently and in a team

• Open for new ideas and solution-oriented

• Great people judgement

• Attention to detail

• Professional appearance



• A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future

• A highly talented, passionate, and international team

• A modern working environment near South Station

• A competitive benefit plan

• A free cruise for you and your +1 every two years

• Regular company events, e.g. sports games, barbecue, cooking classes



  • Ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to work as necessary in order to complete all assigned tasks and fulfill responsibilities in your assigned role.
  • Ability to meet moderate physical demands, including lifting, bending, climbing, and long periods of standing or walking
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for Marijuana and other controlled substances. We are a Drug Free Workplace.
  • Viking Cruises is an At-Will Employer. As such your, employment with Viking is a voluntary one and is subject to termination with or without cause or notice, at any time by you or Viking. Nothing in this document or in any oral or written statement shall be interpreted to conflict with or limit the right to terminate employment at-will.



  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures & STAR Service Standards within the department.
  • Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated Grooming Standards.
  • The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description if necessary, at any point of time during her/his employment


Viking is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.


Please apply via our website including your CV and cover letter.

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”

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