Youth Counselor-US residents ONLY

  • Company:
    Seamax International Cruise Ship Employment Services
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Job Summary and Essential Job Functions:

– Under the direction of the Youth Program Manager, the Youth Counselor is responsible for the supervision and control of all youth and teen guests in all entertainment-related activities. In order to consistently exceed guest expectations and provide the highest levels of product and services, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
– Youth Counselors must be passionate about working with children and embrace the cruise line’s mission.
– Youth Counselors are responsible for implementing any of the scheduled social, entertainment, sporting, recreational, theatrical, and craft programs/activities for Norwegian Guests aged 2 – 17 years old while ensuring that each activity takes place safely and promptly as scheduled.
– Youth Counselors must be comfortable speaking on a microphone and be an effective Host/Hostess with the ability to engage large groups of people of a variety of ages in a public venue.
– Youth Counselors must be comfortable with dressing up in costume and performing character roles.
– Youth Counselors must be comfortable speaking with parents/adults regarding general ship information as well as Youth Program policies and guidelines.



– Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent in a course of study related or relevant to childcare is required.
– Minimum of two years’ experience in a combination of programming and implementing youth recreation, youth sports, and/or childhood education for ages 2-17 required.
– Minimum one year experience in programming and implementing theatrical/drama related activities is required.
– One year experience with special needs programming/implementation strongly preferred.
– Intermediate to advanced level English verbal and writing skills, including the proper use of English grammar is required.
– Intermediate verbal and writing skills in at least one other language such as German, Spanish, French or Italian is preferred.
– Current and active CPR/First-Aid and AED training certifications from a recognized educational institution are required.
– Extrovert, quick and critical thinker, witty, personable, and articulate.
– Must be service oriented and have the ability to take direction.

Required Abilities:

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requires all crew members employed with NCL America aboard the Pride of America to hold a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). In order to qualify for a MMC, applicants must demonstrate the following physical abilities necessary to perform shipboard duties per USCG guidelines (COMPDTPUB 16700.4 NVIC 04-8).

– If the applicant has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40.0 or higher, or if the verifying medical practitioner doubts the applicants ability to successfully perform any of the following functions, a suitable practical demonstration is required for those functions. The verifying medical practitioner, in consultation with any other qualified practitioners he/she deems appropriate, determines whether a practical demonstration is necessary, and whether the applicant is physically competent or not physically competent.
– Is able to maintain a sense of balance without disturbance while walking and standing.
– Is able to climb up and down vertical ladders and stairways.
– Is able to step over a door sill or coaming up to 24 inches in height.
– Is able to move through a restricted opening of 24 inches by 24 inches.
– Is able to open and close watertight doors that weigh up to 55 pounds. Must be able to move hands/arms in vertical and horizontal directions, rotate wrists and reach above shoulder height to turn handles.
– Is able to lift at least a 40 pound load off the ground, and to carry, push or pull the same load.
– Is able to grasp and manipulate common tools such as wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers and pliers.
– Is able to crouch, kneel and crawl.
– Is able to distinguish differences in texture and temperature by feel.
– Is able to intermittently stand on feet for up to four hours with minimal rest periods.