We are currently recruiting for the position of Lifeguard (Ship) for Disney Cruise Line.

At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line. Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!


  • Assist with monitoring and operating all water-based recreation spaces, including opening and closing, monitoring safety and volume of the Donald’s/Goofy’s pool, AquaDunk/AquaDuck waterslide, Twist n Spout/Mickey’s slide and pools, Nephew’s/Nemo’s Reef, AquaLab and general activity around pool areas
  • Assist with monitoring and operating all shipboard recreation spaces including Goofy’s/Wide World of Sports deck, ping pong, shuffleboard, foosball, mini golf, sports simulators, etc.; set up and verify supplies and equipment are available during operating hours; replenish, clean and maintain as needed
  • Monitor the integrity of shipboard adult-only areas, such as Quiet Cove Pool area; assist in minimizing the volume of children congregating around the ship; interact with guests and provide any directions/guest service assistance
  • Assist the Port Adventures team as directed, based on skills and performance; this will include, but is not limited to dispatching tours (report feedback), operating the Port Adventures desk and processing, stuffing and delivering pre-booked tickets
  • Ensure the well-being of our guests, keeping pool areas clean, answering guest questions, enforcing policies, rules and regulations of Recreation locations
  • Be fully qualified as a licensed lifeguard; participate in regular trainings, including but not limited to, in-service training, re-certification, Castaway Cay training, etc.
  • Monitor radio communication with Port Adventures Manager and other areas; communicate with the Bridge on the radio in emergency situations
  • Conduct bookings and sales of golf and sports simulators (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy)
  • Assist with Castaway Cay duties, including Marge’s Barge’s sales and dispatch operation, island opening and closing duties, rental of recreational equipment including bikes, float mats, tubes, snorkel equipment, and boats; provide instruction to guests in the operation of rental boats and the use of snorkel equipment
  • Maintain adequate supplies for daily operation and confirm operation’s show readiness, adhering to all VSP guidelines
  • Entertain and conduct sport-related games and activities
  • Perform Greeter or Host duties as directed
  • Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need
  • Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures
  • Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum six months of recent work experience in a lifeguard capacity
  • Ability to pass a pre-hire swim test and successfully complete lifeguard training (conducted upon arrival in Orlando, Florida). This includes (but is not limited to) the ability to swim proficiently a distance of 50 yards (45.72 meters) continuously using freestyle and/or breaststroke (untimed) and retrieve a 10–pound brick using a feet-first surface dive, beginning from a treading water position (the "Swimming Requirement”). This test will be completed in a pool. Certification requirements must also be maintained throughout contract.
  • Ability to detect and respond to noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.
  • Must be able to observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.
  • Ability to pass a vision screening with at least 20/25 vision, corrected or uncorrected.
  • High level of fitness including strong swimming abilities
  • Good computer skills and operational knowledge
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be able to speak, read and write fluent English
  • Willingness to live and work onboard one of our vessels for a certain length of time (based on position)
  • Be able to work a seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off
  • Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines
  • Agree to share a cabin with other crew members
  • Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment
  • Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations
  • Appreciate diversity among guests and crew

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a lifeguard capacity in an open water setting a plus
  • Previous experience with boats, snorkel equipment, or other recreational equipment a plus

Additional Information:

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Applicants must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
  • Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as Environmentality requirements and Company practices
  • Be willing to share a cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
  • Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations
  • Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally

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.

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