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ANIMATOR (CRUISE STAFF)

Accommodation - Shared use

Assigned Mess - Staff Mess

Salary $1340

Contract duration - 7 months

ANIMATOR (CRUISE STAFF)

Accommodation - Shared use

Assigned Mess - Staff Mess

Salary $1340

Contract duration - 7 months

Description

Accommodation - Shared use

Assigned Mess - Staff Mess

Salary $1340

Contract duration - 7 months

Main Function

To perform individually and as part of the Entertainment team to Socialize with and entertain Guests throughout the cruise.

Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to entertain, communicate and socialize with persons of all nationalities and all ages and backgrounds

Wide knowledge of indoor & outdoor sports and games as applied to the Cruise Industry: (Bridge, Shuffleboard, Deck tennis and other tournament games)

Good geographic knowledge of the Cruise Area operated by the ship for which position applies.

Above average skills in tactful, diplomatic crisis and problem handling

High degree of oral, written communication and negotiation skills

Proven ability to work in a harmonious productive team environment.

Fluent in oral and written English (working & Safety language of the Company)

Ability to speak, read and write in Italian is a major benefit and may be a requirement

Ability to speak, read and write in any major other languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Chinese etc.) is considered a major advantage that could eventually influence the selection for some positions.

Certificates

  • National Seaman's Book
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Swimming & Rowing
  • Security Awareness Training for all seafarers
  • Training of Passenger Ship Personnel
  • Medical certificate including Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Test
  • Vaccination certificates (Covid-19, Yellow fever, MMRV)
  • MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Chief Animator in all entertainment activities and games in lounges, on deck and in ports where appropriate, ashore (beach landings etc). These activities may include:
  • Games by or in swimming pools

    Tournaments and sports activities (using prescribed standard procedures where these exist).

    Games and activities in lounges

    Cultural activities

    Mimes, plays, concerts and other performances as directed by the Chief Animator.

    Table games and close-up activities

    Quizzes, talent shows, and other Guest-involvement activities

    Workshops of graphic or body expression, dance classes, arts and crafts, language lessons, etc.

  • Prepare all material required for scheduled activities, and return all said material to specified storage areas after any such performance or activity.
  • Be on station at the point of performance at least 15 minutes
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  • Advertise by socializing and circulating with Guest all opportunities for Guest involvement in these activities, taking great care at all times to ensure no Guests are embarrassed by or forced into taking part in activities if they resent any such involvement.
  • Socialize with Guest at all times, giving special attention to the very young, the very old, any disadvantaged persons, Guest traveling alone, or Guests of minority languages where involvement may be difficult.
  • Dance with Guests
  • Listen to requests and comments of Guests, taking positive action to remedy any problems by reporting any problems advised by Guests to the Cruise Director.
  • Stimulate and help to create a social atmosphere amongst the Guests.
  • Participate in all meetings of the entertainment and entertainment team as required by the Cruise director or the Chief Animator.
  • Report continuously about his/her job and activities to the Chief Animator.
  • Help other members of the entertainment team with language or translation when this becomes necessary.
  • Be present during embarkation and disembarkation of Guests, offering welcome on board, and good wishes at the end of a cruise
  • Participate in shore excursions in the role of an escort, representing the Company, and offering reassurance, high visibility and socializing to Guests on those excursions: Reporting any problems, shortcomings and difficulties connected with the excursion to the Shore Excursion Manager at the end of the excursion.
  • Provide general assistance as required by the cruise Director at all performances. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitoring door access

    Assistance with curtains

    Assistance for performers

    Taking part in performances

    Guiding Guests

  • Assist and cooperate as required at Beach landings and ports where tendering may require entertainment support.
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