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Activity Host

OVERVIEW:
As the Activity Host you will host, assist, train, create and observe many activities and events at different levels throughout your time onboard. One of your primary role is to assist the Cruise Director on a daily basis in creating a fun and entertaining environment for our guests. You will concentrate primarily on developing your microphone skills and crowd management while also gaining a basic foundation of office and management knowledge.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending on your E-Staff level your job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Host basic non-revenue and revenue generating activities.
  • Socialize with guests at different events throughout the ship.
  • Perform alongside other entertainment team members as assigned.
  • Be a reliable source of contact and information for our guests.
  • Assist with show watch and crowd control.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, including “Port Manning”, meetings and performances, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess an enthusiastic attitude and approach.
  • Applicable experience as an emcee or host for weddings, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and similar venues is preferred.
  • The ability to interact effectively and make connections with people of different age groups.
  • The ability to extend beyond a host into an entertainer.
  • The motivation to go above and beyond for our guests.
  • The ability to cross-promote activities and events.
  • Natural ability to communicate with others and work in a team or independently.
  • Demonstrate a clean and professional appearance.
  • Fluent proficiency in English.
  • Strong improvisational skills.
  • Strong microphone skills.
  • Be open to flexible working hours; starting early mornings, up to 10 hours a day.
  • Be able to adapt to the immediate or unforeseen challenges in the industry.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Applicable theatre background/knowledge is preferred.
  • Be able to execute basic office and management tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume outlining previous employment, education and hosting or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
  • Links to demo reels that demonstrate skills as an emcee/host including:
    • Demonstration of microphone skills, on/off stage
    • Demonstrate ability to provide high energy and fun entertainment
    • Demonstrate stage personality
    • Interaction with audience
    • Past performances.
  • If you do not have videos of past stage performances please create a video demonstrating the skills mentioned above.
  • Promotional photo.

We are not currently recruiting for the job.

Activity Host - Bilingual (Spanish)

OVERVIEW:
As the Activity Host you will host, assist, train, create and observe many activities and events at different levels throughout your time onboard. One of your primary role is to assist the Cruise Director on a daily basis in creating a fun and entertaining environment for our guests. You will concentrate primarily on developing your microphone skills and crowd management while also gaining a basic foundation of office and management knowledge.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending on your E-Staff level your job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Host basic non-revenue and revenue generating activities.
  • Socialize with guests at different events throughout the ship.
  • Perform alongside other entertainment team members as assigned.
  • Be a reliable source of contact and information for our guests.
  • Assist with show watch and crowd control.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, including “Port Manning”, meetings and performances, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Fluent proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Possess an enthusiastic attitude and approach.
  • Applicable experience as an emcee or host for weddings, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and similar venues is preferred.
  • The ability to interact effectively and make connections with people of different age groups.
  • The ability to extend beyond a host into an entertainer.
  • The motivation to go above and beyond for our guests.
  • The ability to cross-promote activities and events.
  • Natural ability to communicate with others and work in a team or independently.
  • Demonstrate a clean and professional appearance.
  • Strong improvisational skills.
  • Strong microphone skills.
  • Be open to flexible working hours; starting early mornings, up to 10 hours a day.
  • Be able to adapt to the immediate or unforeseen challenges in the industry.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Applicable theatre background/knowledge is preferred.
  • Be able to execute basic office and management tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume outlining previous employment, education and hosting or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
  • Links to demo reels that demonstrate fluency in English and Spanish, and skills as an emcee/host including:
    • Demonstration of microphone skills, on/off stage
    • Demonstrate ability to provide high energy and fun entertainment
    • Demonstrate stage personality
    • Interaction with audience
    • Past performances.
  • If you do not have videos of past stage performances please create a video demonstrating the skills mentioned above.
  • Promotional photo.
APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Cruise Director

OVERVIEW:
The Cruise Director will serve as the figurehead to our guests; be the face and voice of our mission statement: To consistently deliver fun, memorable vacations at a great value. While embracing the Carnival Service Values, the CCL commitment to Safety and abiding by all rules and regulations set by the Team Carnival Shipboard Handbook, the CD drives both guest satisfaction and revenue through his/her appearances, public address announcements and activity creation. As the voice of the ship the CD will have significant responsibility in many emergency procedures. He/She will also serve as a supervisor to the activity team and report directly to the Entertainment Director.

SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Face & Voice of the Ship – The CD will drive the guest experience, as well as revenue, through his/her appearances, stage shows and announcements. In addition, as a skilled public communicator, the CD will have a primary role in safety procedures as outlined in the Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Stage, Activities, TV – The CD will host many events for our guests including, but not limited to: all main lounge shows, revenue presentations, deck parties, meet & greet events, activities around the vessel, live morning shows, pre-recorded tv spots, etc.
  • PA/Revenue – The CD will make strategic personal appearances and multiple daily announcements as outlined in the CCL Onboard Commerce Plan in order to inform guests of important information, create excitement for big events and drive traffic to revenue opportunities around the vessel.
  • Safety – As the voice of the ship the CD will have a primary role in communicating all pertinent information to our guests during an emergency.
Leading the Activity Team – The CD is the direct supervisor for the onboard Activity Team. This team may include E-Staff, Karaoke Host and Comedy Club Manager (where applicable). The CD will show leadership skills in the following;
  • Training–The CD is responsible for the stage, performance and activity training of the Activity Team, as well as ensuring that E-Staff are preparing for their tier appraisals by following goals set out in each E-Staff tier job description.
  • Monitoring– The CD will continually monitor activities and events hosted by members of the team and offer guidance and training where necessary. This training and guidance will be through conversation, coaching and evaluations.
  • Scheduling/Meeting –The CD will create the weekly schedule for the E-Staff and conduct Daily Compass meetings with the activity team that also cover scheduling information. The CD will provide feedback about the strengths and weaknesses of the Activity Team to the Entertainment Director to assist in the task of entertainment programming.
  • Coaching/Discipline – The CD will use onboard tools (iCare and TGEM) to provide immediate feedback to the activity team. The CD will offer constructive counseling to the Activity Team through the use of CCL HR tools.
Create, Review, Reinvent Activities – As leader of the Activity Team the CD will be responsible for creating new, fun, engaging experiences for our guests. With the help of the team he/she will bring new exciting events to the table. In addition to monitoring, as previously mentioned, the CD will analyze the effectiveness of events to seek out opportunities for improvement in our current product.

Safety Responsibilities
  • Voice of the Ship – See above (Skills & Responsibilities>Face & Voice of the Ship>Emergencies)
  • SMS Responsibilities The CD will implement and comply with all appropriate safety responsibilities as set out by the CCL SMS procedures. These will include, but not be limited to the following: Stairs and Escape Ways Clearance in Theaters and Lounges, Crew Training On The Job, Storage requirements, Port Safety Manning, General Fire & Emergency Drill and Exemptions from Training Exercises and Drills.
EXPERIENCE:
  • 3+ years in the entertainment industry (hosting experience preferred)
  • 3+ years with personnel management experience
  • Bachelors Degree or higher preferred
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Promotional photo.
  • Resume outlining previous employment, education and performance experience (if any) in PDF format.
  • Demo reel: in order to be considered you MUST include a demo reel link that showcases your ability to provide high energy, interactive and fun entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high volume of applications it may take up to 8 weeks to hear back from our recruiters.

We are not currently recruiting for the job.

Disc Jockey

With the largest dance clubs a float featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, and the partnership with World Famous DJ Irie, Carnival is looking for professional, hardworking and enthusiastic disc jockeys who love to entertain our guests and have a good time. Carnival’s DJs provide entertainment in various shipboard locations which, in addition to dance clubs, include poolside and deck areas, various lounges and bars, and a host of other venues. Carnival’s “Fun Ship” DJs go beyond taking requests and create a fun and memorable environment for its guests.



With the largest dance clubs a float featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, and the partnership with World Famous DJ Irie, Carnival is looking for professional, hardworking and enthusiastic disc jockeys who love to entertain our guests and have a good time. Carnival’s DJs provide entertainment in various shipboard locations which, in addition to dance clubs, include poolside and deck areas, various lounges and bars, and a host of other venues. Carnival’s “Fun Ship” DJs go beyond taking requests and create a fun and memorable environment for its guests.

The process of being considered for employment as Carnival Cruise Lines DJ includes the following:
We need you to submit the following items all at the same time to be considered for our DJ Spin’iversity - www.carnivalentertainment.com/spiniversity which is an academy that prepares you for our expectations of performance and overall life on our ships.

1.Record and upload a 7 – 10 minute video of your live performance. The performance can be anywhere from a live show or in the comfort of your bedroom just as long as you display what you do and how you do it. We especially need to see “crowd interaction”, it’s important that we see how you sound & comfort level on the microphone. In this video you should be interacting with your live or imaginary audience. We recommend that you upload this video to either youtube.com or vimeo.com and then submit the link to the video with your application. If the file is under 50Mb you can upload it in your online application.

2.Record a 20 minute “Open Format” music mix of either one of your live shows or in the studio. In this mix we are looking at your mixing ability and song selection. Remember this needs to be an OPEN FORMAT mix.. a sampling of what you would play to our cruise guests that hail from all walks of life and from places all over the world. We recommend that you upload this mix to a service such as soundcloud.com or use the audio upload function on the online application.

3.Submit updated resume along with 3 outside references and completed application.

We are not currently recruiting for the job.

Entertainment Director

The Entertainment Director will serve as the department head for the entertainment department. While embracing the Carnival Service Values, the CCL commitment to Safety and abiding by all rules and regulations set by the Team Carnival Shipboard Handbook, the Ent Dir will be responsible for the overall operational efficiency of the department. He/She will focus on quality control of personnel, technical issues and the guest experience through tracking and reporting. The Ent Dir will be responsible (with shore side direction) for entertainment scheduling onboard. The Ent Dir will also use strategic scheduling for generating revenue. He/She will also have significant responsibility for ensuring the department is abiding by all safety regulations and prepared for both internal and external audits. Lastly, the Ent Dir will be responsible for many of the media elements onboard for entertainment such as FunTimes, FunHub and digital signage.

Skills & Responsibilities:

Quality Control
  • Coaching/Discipline – The Ent Dir is responsible for coaching and guiding the department with periodic evaluations and appraisals as well as both Positive and Corrective Performance Records when disciplinary action is necessary.

  • Monitoring– The Ent Dir will continually monitor activities, events, musical sets, etc involving members of the team and offer guidance and training where necessary.
     Traffic Flow
     Event Driven Entertainment

  • Entertainment Operations Meeting - The Ent Dir will serve as head of the Entertainment Operations Meeting; ensuring a positive and effective environment to discuss issues related to the production of shows, IssueTrak & maintenance, safety, entertainment scheduling, TGEM tracking, revenue and groups requirements. These meetings will occur weekly and include the Cruise Director, Entertainment Technical Manager, Dance Captain, Musical Director and Media Manager.

  • Shore side Communication – The Ent Dir is responsible for creating voyage reports to communicate subjective and objective data to shore side management. This includes, but is not limited to, TGEM ratings & responses, iCare, attendance and performance feedback.
Scheduling
  • Entertainment Schedule –The Ent Dir is responsible for creating, monitoring & modifying the ship’s entertainment schedule to include activities, music, shows, etc. Significant front-of-house time is expected to monitor guest traffic, habits & patterns in order to continually maximize revenue & guest experience through entertainment scheduling.

  • Scheduling/Meeting –The Ent Dir is responsible for creating schedules for the department that comply with MLC 2006 requirements. The Ent Dir will conduct full Department meetings and Daily Compass meetings with members of the team that also cover scheduling information.


Revenue
  • Entertainment Programming –The Ent Dir has a responsibility to both entertainment and overall ship revenue and will thus tailor the Entertainment Program with a focus on guest flow into revenue areas during appropriate times.

  • Business Partners –The Ent Dir will liaise with shipboard management and business partners to develop strategies targeted at increasing ship revenue performance.
Safety
  • Fun Time – The Ent Dir is directly responsible for ensuring the compliance of CCL Fun Time Procedures and necessary Fun Time edits of the Entertainment Department.

  • Port Manning – The Ent Dir is responsible for the creating and updating of an Entertainment Port Manning Schedule. He/She will ensure full compliance to SMS/COMM/PO14 with ID cards in place as necessary and correct information posted to the Y Drive at all times.

  • SMS Responsibilities - The Ent Dir will implement and comply with all appropriate safety responsibilities as set out by the CCL SMS procedures. These will include, but not be limited to the following: Storage Requirements, Exemptions from Training Exercises and Drills, Port Safety Manning, Crew Training On The Job, Use of Pyrotechnics & Ground Fog Systems for Entertainment purposes, Handover Reports, Fire Risk Assessment, Safety Training within Departments, Securing of Heavy Objects and the Ship’s Security Plan
Experience
  • 5+ years in the hospitality industry (entertainment experience preferred)
  • 3+ years with personnel management experience
  • Bachelors Degree or higher preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high volume of applications it may take up to 8 weeks to hear back from our recruiters.
APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Fun Squad Internship

OVERVIEW:
The primary role of a Fun Squad (Activity Host) intern is to assist the Cruise Director on a daily basis to create a fun and entertaining environment for our guests. The position will concentrate primarily on developing microphone skills and crowd management while providing a basic foundation of office and management knowledge.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Fun Squad intern’s job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
  • Host, assist and observe basic non-revenue and revenue generating activities.
  • Socialize with guests at different events throughout the ship.
  • Perform alongside other entertainment team members as assigned.
  • Be a reliable source of contact and information for our guests.
  • Assist with show watch and crowd control.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Maintain a friendly and positive guest service/hospitality while on and off duty.
  • Communicate with others and work in a team or independently.
  • Ensure uniform policy, the Carnival Look and good hygiene is being followed at all times.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, “Port Manning”, meetings and performances, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess an enthusiastic attitude and approach.
  • Applicable experience as an emcee or host for weddings, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and similar venues is preferred.
  • The ability to interact effectively and make connections with people of different age groups.
  • The ability to extend beyond a host into an entertainer.
  • The motivation to go above and beyond for our guests.
  • The ability to cross-promote activities and events.
  • Natural ability to communicate with others and work in a team or independently.
  • Demonstrate a clean and professional appearance.
  • Fluent proficiency in English.
  • Strong improvisational skills.
  • Strong microphone skills.
  • Be open to flexible working hours; starting early mornings, up to 10 hours a day.
  • Be able to adapt to the immediate or unforeseen challenges in the industry.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Applicable theatre background/knowledge is preferred.
  • Be able to execute basic office and management tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
PROGRAM BENEFITS:
  • Paid internship, fixed monthly salary, paid bi-weekly.
  • Room and board included at no additional cost to the student.
  • All travel expenses from and to your nearest major airport are covered by Carnival Cruise Line (CCL)
  • Cost of the Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) and background screening will be covered by CCL.
  • Professional and personal development opportunities offered through the crew training center on ship.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Be currently enrolled and attending an accredited college/university.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Be at least a second semester junior returning to school or a graduating senior earning academic credit.
  • Be at least 21 years of age or older by the start of the internship program.
  • Have a U.S. passport. or be able to obtain one by the internship offer date.
  • Have involvement in extracurricular activities that preferably demonstrate event hosting, microphone skills or stage experience within the past two years.
  • Pass all of Carnival Cruise Line’s pre-employment background check and medical requirements.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume outlining previous employment, education and hosting or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
  • Two reference letters (PDF or Word Doc format):
    • Faculty reference; must be within your field of study.
    • Supervisor reference; past or present for a position of relative experience.
  • Academic transcript (either an official or unofficial version)
  • Photo.
  • Optional: Link to demo reel(s) that demonstrate skills as an emcee/host including:
    • Demonstration of microphone skills, on/off stage.
    • Demonstrate ability to provide high energy and fun entertainment.
    • Demonstrate stage personality.
    • Interaction with audience.
    • Past performances.
  • Optional: If you do not have videos of past stage performances please create a video demonstrating the skills mentioned above.
SUBMISSION NOTES:
  • When submitting resume, reference letters and all other additional documents, upload each file separately, the system won't allow you to upload all files at once.
  • If submitting demo reel add link(s) to the "Additional Comments" section.
  • Deadline to apply is Monday, February 27, 2017

We are not currently recruiting for the job.

Host DJ

OVERVIEW:
As part of the Entertainment Staff the Host DJ acts as both an Activity Host and a DJ, responsible for engaging our guests and creating a fun and entertaining environment. The Host DJ reports to the Entertainment Director. The Pro DJ and Musical Director will also give direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Create an environment where guests will enjoy participating in scheduled events and parties including the night club offerings; setting up the energy for the Pro DJs.
  • Engages guests with infinite amounts of energy.
  • Host and participate in different events such as trivia, Hasbro The Game Show, Bingo, Deck parties and other events.
  • Socialize with guests as needed, accepting requests when suitable.
  • Work with Charters and Groups.
  • Responsible for set-up, break-down and clean-up of equipment.
  • Occasionally, assist with show watch and crowd control, as well as backstage support.
  • Host weddings when needed.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, including “Port Manning”, meetings and performances, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess a high-energy/enthusiastic attitude and approach, as well as a fun and outgoing personality is key to this position.
  • Applicable experience as an emcee or host for weddings, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and similar venues is preferred.
  • Basic DJ knowledge preferred.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of all kinds of music, detailed knowledge of the latest hit songs, dance numbers, and popular trends in music and nightclubs.
  • Ability to read the crowd and be able to play music appropriate to the demographics and have the ability to entertain in a “show” environment.
  • Strong microphone skills.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume outlining previous employment, performing or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
  • Links to demo reels that demonstrate skills as a DJ host including:
    • Demonstration of microphone skills, on/off stage
    • Demonstrate ability to provide high energy and fun entertainment
    • Demonstrate stage personality
    • Interaction with audience
    • Past performances.
    • If you do not have videos of past stage performances please create a video demonstrating the skills mentioned above.
    • Promotional photo.
    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

    Lecturer and Host

    OVERVIEW:
    The Lecturer/Host organizes, creates, and presents live informative lectures on the ports of call, and other designated topics. He/she will also manage the branded “Creative Cove” arts and crafts space.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Lead destination lectures for guests
    • Lead creative arts and crafts classes for all age groups. They will be responsible for the "Creative Cove" marketing, promotion, and sales.
    • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, meetings, show watch, "Just Ask", tendering operations, and performances.
    • Assist the Entertainment team by hosting events and activities when the schedule permits.
    • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
    • Perform ship’s safety function, including “Port Manning”, as required.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Be able to work with PowerPoint and multimedia programs
    • Dynamic speaker with knowledge and passion about a topic
    • Able to engage large, and diverse crowds
    • Proficiency in the English language is a must
    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Resume outlining previous employment, education and lecturer/host or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
    • Promotional photo.
    • Links to demo reel(s) that demonstrate skills as a lecturer/host including:
      • Demonstration of microphone and skills, on/off stage
      • Demonstrate ability delivering a topic with high energy and passion
      • Demonstrate dynamic personality
      • Past presentations
    • If you do not have videos of past presentations please create a video demonstrating the skills mentioned above.
    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

    Sports Staff

    OVERVIEW
    The primary role of the Sports Staff is to assist the Sports Director in providing a safe, fun and organized Sports Deck for the enjoyment of our guests. This position will focus primarily on assisting in the organization and scheduling of sports activities, SkyCourse operation, along with providing the proper maintenance and care for all equipment on Sports Deck.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assist in organizing as well as referee sports and games such as but not limited to basketball, soccer, volleyball, dodge ball, bean bag toss, ping pong, mini golf, pool, and chess.
    • Assist Sports Director with the organization of group competitions and events.
    • Assist with the completion of office paperwork.
    • Assist in maintaining equipment.
    • Oversee all equipment on Sports Deck and advise Sports Director if any replacements or repairs are needed.
    • Socialize with guests at different events throughout the ship.
    • Perform alongside other entertainment team members as assigned.
    • Be a reliable source of contact and information for our guests.
    • Assist with show watch and crowd control.
    • Understanding of all aspects of safety equipment and be continuously mindful of guest and crew safety during all activities conducted in the sports areas.
    • Understanding of all sports, games and equipment offered on board on Sports Deck. Must also have knowledge of all rules associated with such.
    • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
    • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to training, drills, safety briefings, including “Port Manning”, meetings and performances, as required.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Possess an enthusiastic attitude and approach.
    • Applicable experience as an emcee or host for weddings, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and similar venues is preferred.
    • The ability to interact effectively and make connections with people of different age groups.
    • The ability to extend beyond a host into an entertainer.
    • The motivation to go above and beyond for our guests.
    • The ability to cross-promote activities and events.
    • Natural ability to communicate with others and work in a team or independently.
    • Demonstrate a clean and professional appearance.
    • Fluent proficiency in English.
    • Be open to flexible working hours; starting early mornings, up to 10 hours a day.
    • Be able to adapt to the immediate or unforeseen challenges in the industry.
    • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
    • Be able to execute basic office and management tasks.
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Resume outlining previous employment, education and hosting or related experience in PDF or Word Doc format.
    • Link(s) to a video where you tell us more about you and why you think you'd be a good fit for this position. Mention any microphone skills or on/off stage experience.
    • Photo.

    We are not currently recruiting for the job.

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