Fine jewelry managers on cruise ships are part of the service and hospitality department. This department is responsible for managing the bars & restaurants on cruise ships as well as maintaining passenger cabins, and managing retail concessions like gift shops. In addition to fine jewelry manager, other positions in the department may include gift shop manager, boutique manager, retail sales, cashiers, hotel manager, cabin stewards or stewardesses, accountant, executive chef, wine steward, chief purser, purser staff, chief purser, bellman, pastry chef and the list goes on and on.
Fine jewelry managers on cruise ships must have anywhere from 5-7 years of experience working in high-end jewelry stores. A degree in marketing, hospitality, or other related field may be useful as well. Fine jewelry managers on cruise ships have the potential to earn $3,000 or more per month, plus bonuese and commission. These individuals are responsible for selling merchandise, managing staff, scheduling, auditing, organizing displays, keeping track of inventory, purchasing, and hiring, firing, and training staff.
To become a jewelry manager on cruise ships, if you have a specific cruise line in mind, you can begin by locating the cruise line’s OFFICIAL website. Visit the Ships and Cruises Directory for official listings. Once you have located the site, visit the website and search around for job postings. Most cruise line websites have a career center or job posting’s page. If the cruise line lists job openings, be sure to follow the application procedure to the letter. Applicants that do not follow directions may be rejected on the spot.
If the cruise line does not list job openings on its site, send a polished cover letter and resume to the cruise lines Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise line’s headquarters. This information is usually listed on the cruise line website. It is important to include the position you are interested in so that it can be directed to the appropriate department manager.
For more information about jobs on cruise ships visit Cruise Ship Jobs online. Here, you can download the 2010 cruise ship employment guide; you can read through cruise line profiles; you can find out which ships are hiring and for what positions — and you can even apply for a cruise ship job right online. Please note that this website charges a fee. You can apply for a job on your own, free of charge, sign up with a placement agency, or use Cruise Ship Jobs’ service.
Cruise Ship Job Perks
Cruise ship employees are entitled to free travel to exciting destinations, free accommodations and meals, a competitive salary, health insurance, and free air travel to and from the ship. Many cruise ships also offer retirement benefits and discounts on goods and services aboard the ship.
Cruise Lines that are Likely to Hire Fine Jewelery Managers