Disc Jockey jobs on cruise ships can be found in the activity/entertainment department. Jobs in this department are considered the most glamorous positions on the ship. These positions deal with anything related to passenger entertainment. In addition to DJs, this department includes: Production Managers, Photographers, Managers, Casino Staff, Host/Hostess and Cruise Consultant, to name a few. Those best suited for jobs in this department are typically enthusiastic and extroverted.
In addition to being enthusiastic and extroverted, DJs must have strong knowledge of all types of music, good public speaking skills, a strong command of the English language, and of course, a passion for music. DJs must also have technical skills in order to operate headphones, MP3 players, a laptop, mixers, amplifiers, speakers, microphones, and more. Most cruise ships prefer 2+ years experience working in just about any type of venue or setting.
Disc Jockeys must be willing to work in small cramped spaces for extended periods of time. They must be willing to endure hours and hours of loud music as well. Disc For many land-based jobs, DJs are expected to bring their own equipment. Fortunately, disc jockey’s on cruise ships are expected to use the ships equipment and work with the ships sound equipment.
If you are ready to get started on a career as a disc jockey on cruise ships, if you have a specific cruise line in mind, locate the cruise lines’ OFFICIAL website first. 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 postings page. If the cruise line lists job openings, be sure to follow the application procedure to the letter. Applicants that do not follow directions are typically passed over in favor of those that do. 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 lines 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
Disc jockeys on cruise ships enjoy more than free travel to exciting destinations. Cruise ships provide accommodations and free meals. They also offer a competitive salary, health insurance, and free air travel to and from the ship. A cruise ship DJ may earn around $1,500 per month. Salaries vary greatly depending on the cruise line.