Linen Keeper

negotiable Expires in 9 months


Reports To: Chief Housekeeper, Assistant Housekeeper

Position Summary

The Linen Keeper is responsible for the storage, delivery, and receiving of all linen from all departments, as well as the responsibility for the uniforms room and maintaining the onboard inventory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Notify Laundry Manager of any problems regarding linen handling and damaged linen.
  • Responsible for the linen room, controlling use and rotation of all linen and towels.
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed to avoid damage to ship or company property.
  • Conduct an inventory of the linen room whenever required by the Hotel Controller or Head of Department.
  • Notify Chief Housekeeper of any shortages of linen, towels, uniforms, etc. in the warehouse.
  • Ensure that linen is delivered to the correct departments.
  • Count and log all incoming and outgoing linen.
  • Receive uniforms from the disembarking crew, and notify the Head of Department immediately in the event of missing uniforms.
  • Ensure personal appearance, hygiene, and uniform are in accordance with company rules and regulations.
  • Ensure Personal Protective Equipment is used, and proper procedures and instructions are followed at all times.

Training & Development

  • Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.

Safety Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all guests and crew members.
  • Follow proper procedures and instructions at all times to prevent damage of any kind to ship or company property.
  • Know and comply with Shipsan, the European sanitation program, and United States Public Health rules and regulations pertaining to assigned working area.
  • Participate in safety drills as required.
  • Comply with Marella Cruises’ Safety and Pollution Prevention Program
  • Comply with Marella Cruises’ Operating Procedures Resources.

Other Duties and Responsibilities  

  • As assigned


Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability


  • Fluent in written and spoken English,
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the senior management.
  • Ability to lead and make decisions.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Experienced in coaching subordinates.
  • Must be cost and quality conscious.
  • Must adhere to specific scheduled work hours, yet be flexible if circumstances require it.
  • Work with international team members.
  • Perform assigned duties under pressure (time constraints).


  • Fluency in additional languages


  • High School education preferred.
  • Minimum of two years related experience and/or training in the hospitality field.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills:

  • Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior-level management and owner representatives.

Math Ability:

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: Stand; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk or hear and smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift or move up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) without assistance.

Vision Requirements:

  • Ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision and to be able to otherwise perform the essential functions of the job in a manner that does not present danger to the employee or others with or without a reasonable accommodation.