The Disney Magic cruise ship drew big crowds when it sailed into North Shields last year.
The huge cruise liner is dedicated to all things Disney, and even has a Wish Upon A Star foghorn.
Unsurprisingly, Disney Cruises are a dream holiday for children – and any Micky Mouse mad parents. But the ships need dedicated and enthusiastic staff to make sure those young passengers’ dreams do come true. Could you work on board?
The company is advertising for ‘Youth Activities Counsellors’ to work on board the Disney Cruise lines, which sail routes around the world.
You’d need to move to America, where the Disney is based, but it’s a chance to sail around the world and get paid. Beware though, you could be working A LOT, up to 84 hours a week over seven days.
Youth Activities Counsellors are responsible for helping entertain the ship’s young passengers. You’ll need at least two years experience working in a kids’ camp, be aged over 20 years old, and able to organise large groups of children.
Interested? Here’s the information you need to know if you want to apply
Interact with and supervise all children participating in Youth Activities programs, ages 3-17 years, by providing a safe environment so children of all ages will enjoy themselves
Assist in the set-up for all facilitated activities and execute clean-up duties upon completion of program including cleaning and sanitising of spaces and objects, before, during, and after the facilities open
Prepare food trays for children during meal or snack times
Conduct required sanitising procedures (USPH) when associated with appropriate programs and events
Provide program support and assistance by partnering with the Entertainment host team
Facilitate and present small scale activities independently or with other Youth Counsellors, as needed
Perform meet & greet functions
Function as a Nursery Counsellor as necessary
Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment for children
This position has high guest interaction
Actively participate in all Castaway Cay job responsibilities associated with position and line of business as directed by DCL leadership
Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need
Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures
Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
Minimum two years recent experience working in a high-volume, fast-paced recreational/camp environment with children
Strong oral and written communication and organisational skills
Must be able to command the attention of large groups of children
Be at least 20 years of age
Be able to speak, read and write fluent English
Willingness to live and work onboard one of our vessels for a certain length of time (based on position)
Be able to work a seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off
Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines
Agree to share a cabin with other crew members
Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations
Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment
Appreciate diversity among guests and crew
Schooling in recreation, education, or related field of study is preferred
Bi-lingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese
Microphone experience preferred
Experience working with special needs children
This is a SHIPBOARD role.
Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion
Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as environmental requirements and Company practices
Be willing to share a cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations
Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally
**Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.
Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman’s visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this) Complete a pre-employment medical Obtain a criminal background check Bring approved work shoes
Source : Chroniclelive