A couple of blog posts ago – NOT ALL SMOOTH SAILING – I pointed out some warnings all savvy cruise techies should be aware of. But here, I’d like to relay a few positive comments from technicians who have worked in ships’ theatres…
Before you can work in a theatre on a cruise ship, you still have to search for vacancies, apply for jobs, interview, and sign contracts, just like any employee.
While these two websites don’t specifically address working in a theatre, they are chock full of information about cruise ship profiles, job descriptions, salary ranges, vacancies, application processes, and more!
As my new mates on ControlBooth point out, working on a cruise ship is not all smooth sailing. If you’re interested in working on a cruise ship, you should know the pros and cons.
Travel podcaster Jason Moore presents a great resource in Amanda Hathorne-Geary, who has lots of great advice on how to get a job on a cruise ship.
Did you know, just like any employment situation, crew on cruise ships have certain employee rights.
The organization that oversees your rights is the ILO – the International Labour Organization – with the “Seafarer’s Bill of Rights”.
I must confess, being a theatre person, I mostly think about tech in terms of lighting, sound and rigging. But, what about you A/V technicians? A/V is a huge part of the tech that is needed on a cruise ship. If you’re an A/V techie, or even if you’re not, this is a great behind-the-scenes video to watch by Vladimir Semiletov on board Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas.
A theatre is a theatre once you walk inside, right? But is there really a difference between working in a theatre in a town versus working in a theatre on a cruise ship.
A theatre job on board a cruise ship may not be for everyone. In this vlog, Lucy goes over some reasons why some crew leave shortly into their contract.
But don't just take her word for it...be sure to find out for yourself. Click here to find out how a Discovery Cruise can help you decide if a techie job on a cruise ship is for you!
One of the reasons you want to research cruise lines is to find out about their working conditions.
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