Director of marine personnel positions require a degree in human resources or related field as well as experience. For larger cruise lines, an advanced degree in human resources, labor relations, or business with a focus in human resources may be required. The director of marine personnel is responsible for overseeing certain aspects of the cruise lines human resources department, mainly, managing marine personnel. They recruit and train marine personnel as well as help establish compensation, and benefits for marine positions. These individuals rarely handle land-based positions.
The director of marine personnel must make sure the cruise line is in compliance with marine laws, as well as rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These positions may pay anywhere from $90,000 up to $100,00+ per year. In addition, directors of marine personnel receive free air travel to and from the ship, free accommodations, free meals, health insurance benefits, and retirement benefits.
If you are interested in a director of marine personnel position and you have the skills and experience needed to carry out the tasks related to this position, you may approach your job hunt in one of several ways. You may apply for a job on your own, free of charge, sign up with a placement agency, or use a Cruise Ship Job service such as Cruiseshipjob.com. Cruise Ship Jobs allows users to download the 2010 cruise ship employment guide for a fee. You can read through cruise line profiles, find out which ships are hiring and for what positions, and you can even apply for a cruise ship job online. Again, this service charges a fee.
If you would lie to apply for a position on your own, for free, all you have to do is choose several cruise lines of interest and visit the cruise lines OFFICIAL website. A great place to find official websites and contact information for cruise lines around the world is through the Ships and Cruises Directory. Once you have located the official website for your top choices, visit the website and search around for job postings. Most cruise line websites have a career center or job postings page. If the cruise line lists job simply follow the application procedure.
If the cruise line does not list job openings, send a professional cover letter and resume to the cruise lines’ Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise lines headquarters. Contact information can found on the cruise line website on the “contact us” page in most cases. If at all possible, find out the name of the HR manager and address your package to him or her. Always include the position you are interested in as well.