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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:41 AM
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Default Cruise Jobs for an Event Manager? Plus a few more questions

Hi Guys,

I want to work on board as it sounds like a life changing experience and have been hungrily reading through the forum posts and searching for possible jobs. However there doesn't seem to be one that i am perfectly qualified for - Activity/Social Staff seems the closest but i don't have a 'theatrical' background which is preferred.

I have 5 years event management experience in the music industry (i run concerts and festivals). I am very good at organising with an attention to detail. So here are my questions;

Are there jobs for Event Managers as opposed to activity hosts?

Does it sound like I could get a job as Activity staff with my level of experience?

Whats the general response time from cruises after I've have applied? should i bug the hell out of themit? Ie. post, fax and email my resume to the one company.

Am I at a disadvantage cause I'm Australian ie. need to get a visa?

Sorry for all the text this forum just seems like a wealth of info too good to not use.

Thanks in Advance.

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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Activity/social/cruise staff would be your department to apply for, definately. If you in addition to your experience have a college degree, you are very qualified.

Cruise lines hire cruise staff from all over the world, so you being an aussie wouldn't make any difference. Any costs of Visa, medical etc you would probably have to carry yourself anyway.

Good luck on your process. It wouldn't hurt to follow up your applications like on any other job you're applying for.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Quick reply! Yes i have a degree although its not related (Industrial Design)

Thanks so much for the info, very helpful, fingers crossed it works out.
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