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Activity Host

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Sports Staff

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.
Requirements include:
Understanding of all sports, games and equipment offered onboard on Sports Deck. Must also have knowledge of all rules associated with such.
Assist in organizing as well as referee sports and games such as but not limited to basketball, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, bean bag toss, ping pong, mini golf, pool, and chess.
Assist Sports Director with the organization of group competitions and events.
Must be pleasant and helpful while ensuring that all safety procedures are being adhered to.
Oversee all equipment on Sports Deck and advise Sports Director if any replacements or repairs are needed.
Assist with the completion of office paperwork.
Assist in maintaining equipment.
Understanding of all aspects of safety equipment and be continuously mindful of guest and crew safety during all activities conducted in the sports areas.
Submission Instructions: Please provide a link to a video of yourself where you tell us more about you and why you think you'd be a good fit for this position. Please mention any microphone or stage experience if you have it.

Media Manager

The Media Manager is an on-board position under the On-board Marketing and Media | Entertainment umbrella reporting to the fleet Senior Media Manager.The on-board direct supervisor is the Entertainment Director.

The Media Manager is charged with the content management across various communication channels on board Carnival Cruise Line as it relates to FunTimes, Carnival HUB app, TV content, movies and sports.

  • Responsible for the on-board content management updates using SeaMS and InDesign to update the Carnival HUB app and collateral such as FunTimes, Good to Know, Showtime and Debark flyers as well as targeted marketing material
  • Coordinate on-board signage needs with Hotel Director and department heads
  • Audit on-board collateral in accordance with the Commerce Plan to ensure compliance with the company’s branding standards
  • In charge of on-board movie scheduling, receiving of content hard drives and quality control of all theaters including IMAX, Thrill Theater and Carnival Seaside Theater
  • Ensure the accuracy of content of in-cabin TV and sports bars. Communicate with on-board technical teams and shore-side personnel to resolve any issues with broadcasting
  • Generate analytical reports including theater occupancy reports and Total Guest Experience Monitor (TGEM) reports
  • Work on projects as assigned by the fleet Senior Media Manager and the shore-side Senior Manager of Onboard Marketing and Media
  • Participate actively in initiatives as aligned with company’s objectives and as approved by the shore-side Senior Manager of Onboard Marketing and Media
  • Perform safety duties as part of the Command & Control team
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree with a marketing or communications focus
  • 1 year minimum of applicable experience
  • Excellent command of the English language including verbal, writing and editing skills are required
  • Must be detail-oriented and have a keen eye for esthetics
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Must be resourceful and have strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently with very little supervision
  • Must be open-minded with the ability to adapt to change
  • Must be able to work with other team members and liaise with upper management while keeping a very friendly and professional attitude
  • Must be able to interact with guests and crew and conduct trainings as needed
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Scala software, Sitecore, Photoshop and InDesign are a plus but not required
  • Flexible to travel and move to different vessels as required for operational needs
  • Must be able to work a minimum of six consecutive months
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk or computer for extended periods of time and be able to move throughout the vessel to conduct audits
  • Cover letter
  • Resume outlining education, previous work experience, computer and other applicable skills
  • Completion of HireVue Interview - All applicants will automatically receive a link to complete the next portion of the application process. Please read the e-mail confirmation carefully, and check your junk mail if you do not see the email within 30 minutes of submittting this application.

Cruise Director

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.


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.
  • 3+ years in the entertainment industry (hosting experience preferred)
  • 3+ years with personnel management experience
  • Bachelors Degree or higher preferred
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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