Career Opportunities

BLUE ENSIGN

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are in search of a challenging and rewarding career, coupled with a desire to travel the world while working with a myriad of people from many nationalities, then come aboard!  The cruise industry is an extremely competitive and continually growing industry.  At Blue Ensign we are committed to recruiting the best candidate at the right time.

Exciting career opportunities for professionals exist in the following departments:

  • Bar Department
  • Boutiques
  • Cruise Staff / Entertainment Department
  • Information Technology
  • Restaurant Department
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Galley (Chefs)
  • Medical
  • Photography
  • Production Staff
  • Purser/Front Office
  • Other

BAR DEPARTMENT

Positions we recruit for:

Bar Supervisor / Bartender / Asst. Bartender / Bar Steward

The Bar department looks after all front-of-house guest bars and supports back-of-house bar locations onboard fleet vessels. This department is responsible for providing memorable experiences for our guests in terms of delivering high-quality beverages and warm, friendly, and professional service. This is an exciting department for individuals who enjoy customer interaction and have a “bubbly” personality. Entry-level positions within the Bar department include Bartender, Bar Steward, and Utility F&B Bars. The growth and training opportunities within this fast-paced and dynamic department are vast.

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BOUTIQUES

Positions we recruit for:          

Sales Associates / Fragrance Associates / Jewellery Associates

Our progressive Boutiques department achieves ongoing high standards by focusing on innovation, integrity, accountability and, above all, customer service. Our boutiques carry a wide variety of merchandise including fine jewellery, designer and contemporary watches, fine fragrances and cosmetics, accessories such as sunglasses and handbags, liquor, fine gifts in porcelain and crystal, men’s and women’s apparel, and unique gifts and souvenirs specific to their cruise experience.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in retail sales and visual merchandising and must demonstrate excellent sales and customer service skills along with the ability to perform inventory and stockroom duties. It is preferred that Shop Staff applicants have specialized experience in apparel or fine gifts comparable to the merchandise lines carried onboard. Applicants for Specialist positions must have minimum 2-3 experience in fine jewellery, watches, or cosmetics.

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CRUISE STAFF

Positions we recruit for:          

Jnr Asst. Cruise Director / DJ’s / Entertainment Staff

Our Cruise Staff make a dramatic impact on each guest’s cruise experience by conducting a variety of onboard activities for them to enjoy. Activities range from trivia games and contests to themed parties and dance lessons. This team is also responsible for hosting an array of special events onboard, including guest performers, group exercise classes, etc.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the entertainment and hospitality field, including direct experience hosting activities for large groups. Confident/strong microphone experience is required. Entertainment talents such as dancing, singing, stage performance, hosting sports events, and arts and crafts are a plus, but candidates must be willing to participate in any/all such activities onboard as part of a team environment.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Positions we recruit for:

IT Officer / Systems Specialist

The IT Officer is responsible for the maintenance, operation, and support of all onboard computer systems, mobile devices, physical and virtual servers, networks, point-of-sale terminals, network equipment, and peripherals. This consists primarily of level 1 and 2 support as well as system monitoring and troubleshooting. The IT Officer works closely with the shoreside IT group to ensure all onboard systems perform at optimum levels.

The Computer System Specialist is responsible for the level 1 support of all onboard computer systems. This includes installing and configuring new PC system hardware, upgrading existing hardware, and supporting mobile devices. The Computer System Specialist works closely with the IT Officer to ensure all onboard systems perform at optimum levels.

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RESTAURANT DEPARTMENT

Positions we recruit for:

Jnr. Waiter / Asst. Waiter / Waiter / F&B Supervisor

The Restaurant department is responsible for the operation of dining services in all Food & Beverage venues. Providing excellent customer service to our guests is a key function in this position and requires interaction with multiple departments and levels of management to ensure the operation functions smoothly. The Restaurant department includes a variety of positions that require differing skill sets, so applicants will be considered for positions suitable to their level of experience. The growth and training opportunities within this fast-paced and dynamic department are vast.

Applicants for entry-level positions must have a minimum of one year’s experience in a restaurant, preferably in a fine dining establishment; good written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT (Pursers Department)

Positions we recruit for:

Jnr Asst. F&B Manager / Asst. F&B Manager / F&B Manager

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

The Food & Beverage Manager oversees the food and/or beverage operations onboard to achieve the highest level of customer service, maximize revenue opportunities, and control costs. This position supports a minimum of different restaurant and beverage outlets that contain exciting menus designed to match our numerous itineraries.

ASSISTANT FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

The Assistant Food & Beverage Manager assists in the management and administration of all onboard Food & Beverage areas to achieve the highest levels of customer service, revenue generation, and cost control.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

The Junior Assistant Food & Beverage Manager provides operational assistance and administrative support to onboard F&B management to achieve the highest levels of customer service, revenue generation, and cost control.

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GALLEY DEPARTMENT

Positions we recruit for:

Sous Chef / Chef de Cuisine / Chef de Partie / Demi Chef de Partie / Commis Chef

Speciality Galley including:  Pastry (all ranks), Butchers (all ranks) Bakers (all ranks)

Our galleys deliver in excess of over 1000 covers, at every sitting. You will be working in large teams of up to 165 chefs from mixed nationalities. You will work 10-12 hours a day over a period of 2 – 3 shifts, 7 days a week for the duration of your contract. The duties will be varied working across different sections and a number of dining outlets

To be considered for the role it is essential that you are professionally trained with relevant qualifications from a catering college with 3 years operational experience in high volume catering facilities such as conference and events, banqueting or large scale 4 or 5 star hotel.

To succeed in this role you need to be professional, diligent, disciplined and committed to consistent quality assurance on a large scale.

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MEDICAL OFFICERS

Positions we recruit for:

Doctors / Nurses / Paramedics

As an onboard medical professional you will join a small and close-knit team of maritime medical experts able to provide personal one-on-one care to their patients from start to finish.

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PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY

Positions we recruit for:

Photographers / Videographers

Onboard photography is primarily centred on portrait and event photography, using both natural locations and onboard studio setups with backdrops and studio lighting. Our Videographers produce a souvenir DVD documenting the cruise experience from beginning to end, showing both onboardentertainment and port tours and destinations. The work is fast-paced, high-volume, and high-quality. Attention to detail, teamwork, and outstanding customer service are the most important elements of this job. You will be shooting photos and videos both ashore and on the ship, processing photos and editing video footage, selling the finished products and other retail items, and providing top-quality customer service to our guests.

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PRODUCTION STAFF

Positions we recruit for:

Asst. Production – Lighting / Asst. Production – Audio / Stage Crew

The Assistant Production Manager-Lighting is responsible for programming and operating lighting systems within multiple shipboard venues. This role safely delivers functioning and well-maintained lighting, pyrotechnic, and video systems in support of a dynamic, engaging, and memorable entertainment and activities program.

The Assistant Production Manager-Audio is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and programing of live audio within a variety of onboard venues as assigned by shipboard management. This role safely delivers functioning and well-maintained audio systems in support of a dynamic, engaging, and memorable entertainment and activities program.

Stage Crew are responsible for assisting the Production team with the maintenance of all equipment, scenery, and props as well as show and event preparation pertaining to A/V equipment, scenic goods, props, lighting, and rigging.

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PURSERS DEPARTMENT

Positions we recruit for:

Jnr Asst. Purser / Receptionist

Junior Assistant Purser is the entry-level position into the Pursers department. Most Junior Assistant Pursers initially begin their onboard career at the Front Desk where responsibilities include providing exceptional customer service to each guest, assisting guests with account inquires, resolving customer service issues, and answering telephone calls. This position offers excellent career development and promotion opportunities in hotel management.

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DECK OFFICERS:

Positions we recruit for:

Human Resources Manager / Crew Welfare Coordinator

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, adult education, or a related field from an accredited college or five years’ experience in shipboard operations, training, or employee relations. Knowledge of various international human resources standards in the areas of compensation, employee relations, general benefits, employment and staffing practices, and organizational development is preferred.

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OTHER Links:

Casino

Applicants for positions in the Casino, including Dealers and Slot Technicians, are recruited through Carnival Corporation. For more information please visit www.oceancasinojobs.com

Spa, Fitness, and Salon

Applicants interested in positions in the Spa and Fitness Centreare recruited through Steiner Leisure. For more information please visit www.theonboardspa.com

Fine Arts

Applicants for positions within the Fine Arts department are recruited through Park West Gallery. For more information please visit parkwestgallery.com/art-auctions

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