If you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life, they say.
So although an 80-hour working week might sound absolutely exhausting, if you get to live in a Disney cruise ship, how much of it will actually feel like work?
And who doesn’t dream of being paid to travel?
If that sounds like something you’d be up for, you’re in luck – Disney is currently looking for a youth activities counselor to travel on board its luxury cruise ships.
Some of the exciting places you could be visiting include Mexico, the California coast, Barcelona, and a private island in the Bahamas.
You’ll also have to brush up on your Spanish or Portugese as it’s a preferred quality to have if you want the job.
Other basic requirements include a minimum of two years experience working in a fast-paced recreational environment with children.
It’s far from a party ship, even in your own time; you can’t expect to get hammered at night as staff will be tested for alcohol consumption while on the job.
Basically it’s like a camp on water, which means you will have to share a cabin.
Despite the long hours and intense work environment, other youth activity counsellors say they love the gig.
Your main responsibilities will naturally include looking after children – aged three to 17 – and participating in youth activities programs on board the boat.
So you’re basically making dreams come true.
The less fulfilling part of the job involves anything from organising group games to cleaning floors and prepping food trays.
Some of the successful candidates posted online about the application process, saying: ‘You will first get an email, then a Skype and phone call. The process didn’t take too long, I got to know if I got the job in the first couple weeks of applying’.
Another wrote: ‘A very efficient interview with basic questions about yourself as well as the position. Make sure to smile, be yourself and honest with your work experiences.
‘Show them how you would be a perfect fit for the Disney team. The overall experience from interview stage to finding your date is very lengthy, but absolutely worth it’.
One user mentioned that Disney are not big on tattoos on their staff.
According to careers site glassdoor.co.uk, youth activities counselors can earn up to $1,504 (£1,074) a month with their living expenses covered while at sea.
Certainly not a bad deal.
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