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Recreation Staff - Castaway Cay

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 514274BR Location United States Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Oct. 22, 2018

Job Summary:


At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! As a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, Disney Cruise Line has consistently been recognized as the top cruise line for families. As a result, crew members and officers alike can prepare to chart their own course as they embark upon this new and exciting adventure at sea. Additionally, we offer our crew unique opportunities to grow professionally and personally by providing ongoing training and development. For those looking to flourish, excel, and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world, we encourage you to take the next step in your journey today. Apply now to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the safety of guests and rotate among multiple lifeguard stations 300 feet apart on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay
  • Clean/rent equipment – bikes, snorkel masks, boats and floats
  • Assist with island activities
  • Clean and oversee beach/boat lagoon
  • Work onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship periodically. When onboard, monitor children/family pools and water slides/AquaDuck water coaster, as well as all onboard recreational areas while ensuring safety of all guests and enforcing rules
  • Monitor integrity of adult areas
  • Perform hosting duties within lounges and Walt Disney Theatre in evenings
  • Actively support Port Adventures (shore excursion) operation
  • This role has high guest interaction
  • Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need
  • Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures
  • Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years recent work experience in a lifeguard capacity, in a pool or open-water setting; high volume environment
  • Of the two years as stated above, a minimum one year recent work experience in a lifeguard capacity must be in an open-water setting; high volume environment
  • Ability to pass and maintain the lifeguard training and Aquatic Rescue Professional certification upon arrival, including swimming a distance of 100 yards (91.44 meters) in one (1) minute and 50 seconds or less, proficiently swim and complete a distance of 200 yards (182.88 meters) untimed yet continuous using freestyle and/or breast stroke, tread water for two (2) minutes without hands, and retrieve a 10-pound brick from deep water using a feet-first surface dive
  • Ability to detect and respond to noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.
  • Must be able to observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.
  • Ability to pass a vision screening with at least 20/25 vision, corrected or uncorrected.
  • Be comfortable performing maintenance and/or inspecting underwater areas using snorkel and/or dive equipment
  • High level of fitness including strong swimming abilities
  • Good computer skills and operational knowledge
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be able to speak, read and write fluent English
  • Willingness to live and work on the island with approximately 100 other crew members
  • Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines
  • Agree to share a cabin with other crew members
  • Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment
  • Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations
  • Appreciate diversity among guests and crew

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with boats, snorkel equipment, or other recreational equipment
  • Open water diver and diving rescue certification

Additional Information:

This role is based on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Applicants must:

  • Be genuinely interested in living and working on a private island in the Bahamas
  • Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as Environmentality requirements and Company practices
  • Be willing to share a cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations
  • Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and obtain necessary visas (DCL will provide you with documents for this)
  • Complete a pre-employment medical
  • Obtain a criminal background check
  • Bring approved work shoes

**Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.



About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Magical Cruise Company, Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Cruise Line.

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