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The Youth Director is responsible for the overall supervision and operation of all Youth Programming Departments. He/She will supervise all team members of the Camp, Circle “C” and Club O2. The Youth Director reports directly to the Hotel Director on board. The Youth Director is responsible for motivating the Youth Staff in providing the most FUN and memorable vacation to our youngest guests.

  • Ensure friendly, jovial and positive attitude with all children, parents, staff and management at all times.
  • Bring enthusiasm and care to the program when running activities and working with the minor guests.
  • Ensure the safety and supervision of all children participating in activities.
  • Create and implement youth activity schedules as per mandates including the use of lounges, food order and anything necessary for the program – communicating with other departments on board.
  • Conduct and evaluate all Youth Staff upon them joining a vessel, including 3 month training program for all new hires, including performance appraisals for all staff.
  • Ensures implementation of Policies and Procedures set forth in the Hotel Operations-Youth Manual and follows all youth mandates, including theme days, activity buckets.
  • To maintain and control usage of Youth supplies and ensure property is kept in good order and inventories are kept up to date
  • Submit any work orders using InfoShip for anything that needs to be repaired for the youth facilities.
  • Ensure the Night Owls program is being run as per mandates.
  • Informed of all activities outlined in the Youth Activity Schedules, Partnerships (Build-A-Bear, Hasbro, Dr. Seuss “Seuss at Sea”) & Family Activities
  • Update CPS (Crew Personnel System) for Youth Staff as needed.
  • Navigate and monitor TGEM system in regards to Youth and partnership programs.
  • Responsible for all USPH, Environmental & HESS/MS procedures pertaining to Youth Programs including responsibilities for all managers (ie. Exemptions, drills, searches, etc.).
  • Participate in and/or lead Youth Department Team Building activities.
  • Conduct a staff meeting each voyage with all Youth Staff.
  • Knowledgeable of youth budgets and targets; keeps tracking files up to date and sends shore side annually.
  • Complete and sign the CPG reports each cruise for the Paymaster.
  • Responsible for posting all necessary documents and voyage information in Public Folders.
  • Knowledge of Fun Time procedures and ensures compliance for Youth Programs.
  • Be familiar and comply with company policy on work and rest hours and scheduled accordingly for the Youth Staff each voyage.
  • As part of your safety responsibility, your Position/Rank has been identified as a *Trainer* within the Training, Drill and Assessment program – conduct trainings with assigned personnel.
  • Submit Safety Observations weekly and ensure Safety Representative follows protocols.
  • Conduct all trainings for the new Youth Staff and provide an evaluation at the end of each of Youth Staff contract.
  • Abiding by rules and regulations set forth by company and/or ship’s command.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Provide excellent hospitality to all guests.
  • Ensure uniform policy, the Carnival Look and good hygiene is being followed at all times by all Youth Staff.
  • Supervise and schedule the waterslide operations and ensure all safety rules and regulations are being followed by all youth staff
  • Ensure the Animator/Characters are filled by the Youth Staff to ensure coverage for all events.
  • All other duties deemed necessary by Shoreside Management.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with children, preferably in a camp or other activity-based setting.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing a youth/camp program and leading team of people
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be willing to work with children from ages 2 to 11 years old and children with special needs as well as children under the age of 2 years.
  • Must be able to speak proficient English (speak, read and write fluently.)
  • Must be outgoing and able to lead large groups of children.
  • Must have hospitality skills & be focused on guest services.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Resume outlining previous employment experience and education in a Word Doc or PDF format.
  • Two letters of recommendation attached with resume.
  • Photo.


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