If your postgrad plans involve sailing off into the sunset while surrounded by talking animals, fairy godmothers, and colorfully dressed royals, it’s your lucky day. Disney Cruise Line recently posted dozens of job listings online, and some of those openings involve dressing up as Disney characters while cruising around the Caribbean.
As Metro first reported, the cruise line is looking for “Cruise Staff” to “bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun,” according to the job listing. The position entails setting up, cleaning up, and participating in onboard performances, dance parties, and other activities; interacting with guests at scheduled meet and greets and elsewhere on the ship; and “displaying boundless amounts of energy, outgoing attitude, enthusiasm, and self-motivation,” all while onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy cruise ships, as well as on the Castaway Cay private island. (The job, apparently, does not require you to fight evil sea witches or sail across the sea to find stuck-up demigods, so that’s a plus.)
To apply, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old, have “exceptional presentation, communication, and organizational skills,” and have at least a year of experience in PR, entertainment or a similar position that required stage experience and public speaking skills. You’ll also have to be willing to work a “seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off” (yikes), and promise to “maintain Disney Character Integrity,” which we assume means staying fully in character as Moana, Tiana, or whatever other character you’re assigned to play, at all times, with no exceptions. Start practicing now.
If you’re not much of an actor, Disney is also hiring emcees, chefs, youth activities counselors, and costume specialists, among many, many more cruise line careers, so you can still fulfill your dreams of living in a simultaneous Disney movie and long-term tropical vacation. Most of the jobs are U.S.-based, and require a minimum age of 18 and a willingness to work scarily long hours, because that’s the price you pay to turn a huge, fun-filled ship into the happiest place on Earth.