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Youth Staff Job Description and Duties:

Youth Staff - Royal Caribbean Cruises

- Reports to the Youth Activities Manager, and to the Asst. Cruise Director

- Organizes and leads youth activities, ages 3-17 years, in designated activity centers, assigned areas and throughout the vessel

- Determines the activities to initiate based on the ages and the needs of the children assigned to participate in the scheduled activity

- Participates in embarkation procedures, directs and escorts guests to their staterooms

- Directs children in eating, resting, and toileting

- Intervenes when a conflict arises or when a child needs extra attention or assistance in order to enjoy the activities

- Communicates with parents in a tactful and courteous manner to generate a high level of comfort

- Assists the Youth Activities Manager in planning, organizing and implementing entertaining and educational programs for all ages between 3 and 17

- Serves meals and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods

- Acts as a role model for the youth with regard to leadership, friendliness, diplomacy, honesty, fair play, sportsmanship and open-mindedness

Youth Counselor Job Requirements:

  • One to two years experience working with large groups of youths ages 3-17 years in a recreation, education or hospitality setting

  • Experience working in school sponsored youth groups, YMCA, camps or similar positions is preferred

  • Ability to mediate, diffuse and/or resolve problems and negotiate resolutions

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

  • Ability to design creative activities while containing costs

  • Must be professional, polished and guest service oriented

Youth Staff Salary Range:

$1800 - 2200 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Youth Activities Manager position.


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