Every day at Disney Cruise Line we take pride in bringing the magic of Disney to life. We find joy in creating cherished memories and form genuine connections with our guests. We hold each other to the highest degree and always act responsibly while ensuring the safety of fellow crew and guests. United by our Disney values, we work toward excellence in all we do. As a part of our team, you can live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment amidst a professional and supportive community. If you are ready to create unforgettable experiences and grow as a person and as a professional, apply today.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Nursery Counselor for Disney Cruise Line.

You will report to the Youth Activities Manager.


  • Interact with and supervise all infants and/or toddlers enjoying the nursery; responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    - Unstructured play time
    - Formula feedings
    - Diaper changing
    - Napping needs
    - Being aware of and logging any allergies
  • Maintain cleanliness of the nursery during operating hours
  • Monitor and manage needs of the nursery infants and/or toddlers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years recent work experience working with children in a public or private day care or in a recreational or camp setting
  • Experience working with a minimum of 3-5 children at one time required; higher volume experience a plus
  • Experience working with infants and/or toddlers required
  • Schooling in recreation ,education, or related field of study preferred
  • High energy, spirited self-motivated individual with ability to entertain infants and/or toddlers with free-play activities
  • Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; detail oriented; customer-service oriented
  • Relates well to audiences of all ages and sizes. Strong teamwork skills, detailed, flexible and committed to guest satisfaction
  • Passion for engaging young children
  • Must be able to multi-task and demonstrate a sense of urgency when serving guests
  • Must be adaptable and flexible in an ever-changing environment
  • Experience working with special needs children a plus
  • Bilingual or multilingual abilities a plus
  • Good comprehension of the importance of following and maintaining health and sanitation guidelines

Additional Information:

This is a shipboard role

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
  • Complete a pre-employment medical
  • Obtain a criminal background check
  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

Excellent Recruitment is the agency responsible for recruitment on behalf of Disney Cruise Line.