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Cruise director

Cruise Director Job Description and Duties:

- The Cruise Director is a head of the entertainment department and supervises and evaluates the performance of all department personnel - Headline Entertainers, Production Show Cast Members, Stage Manager, Stage Staff, Sound and Light Technicians, Bandmaster, Musicians, Cruise (Activities) and Youth Staff

- Reports to the Hotel Director/Manager

- Responsible for guiding his/her team to develop activity programming sensitive to guest demographics and itinerary fluctuations

- Host and acts as Master of Ceremonies at special events, theme parties and functions such as Captain's Cocktail Party, Guest's Talent Show, Welcome Aboard Show etc.

- Makes announcements on the Public Address System

- Monitors and evaluates guest comments and creates plans for improvements

- Conducts regular meetings with the other heads of departments to review policies, discuss opportunities and coordinate solutions

- Ensures that guest entertainment and activities are carefully integrated with all product offerings aboard the ship

- Coaches and rehearses performance with department staff to ensure that cruise line standards are being met

- Responsible for the training and counseling of all the staff under his/her supervision

Cruise Director Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years experience in an upscale hotel, resort, cruise ship, entertainment or recreational industry (shipboard experience preferred)

  • Master of Ceremony or/and professional entertainment experience

  • Strong management skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language, knowledge of another language(s) is a plus

  • Superior customer service, teambuilding and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills

Cruise Director Salary Range:

$5800 - 7500 U.S. per month and up depending on the cruise line and time served with the company.


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