Magician Positions on Cruise Ships

Magicians on cruise ships are usually considered “guest entertainers.” Magicians usually work in the activity and entertainment department on cruise ships, but many are considered independent contractors. The activity and entertainment department is home to DJs, production managers, photographers, casino staff, hosts/hostesses and cruise consultant, to name a few. Those best suited for jobs in this department are enthusiastic, extroverted, and talented.

Applying for magician positions on cruise ships is not the same as other positions. You must submit a resume and video of your performance. If you receive a call, you will have to audition for managers, the cruise directors, and any other related parties. If you get a call back, you might have to audition a second time. Once you receive an offer, you will have to sign a contract. Contracts are typically seasonal, depending on the cruise line.

To locate magician jobs 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 simply follow the application procedure.

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

According to, average magician salaries for job postings nationwide are 26% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide. These professional entertainers earn an average of $83,000 per year. In addition to an impressive salary, magicians on cruise ships receive free travel to and from the ship, and free accommodations and meals.

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