Hello Everyone- I am writing because I was recently invited to attend a job fair for NCL to interview for the position of Youth Counselor. I was wondering if anyone knew how much this position paid, how long the contract for cruise staff usually is, and how long after the interview they usually want you to start your contract. Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help.
NCL (or any cruise line) probably does not pay much for a youth counselor - it is considered a starting position for cruise staff. My guess is $250/week.
A normal contract is usually 4 months at a stretch, but because the number of youngsters varies by season they often bring YCs on for short periods of time, sometimes just a week or two for holidays, or 3 months during the summer.
Anything is possible in that position - they may want you next week. Or they might just say "how fast can you be ready to travel?" - availability flexibility is very important in any ship jobs.
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