Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism, Youth Services
Lead overall development and management of Carnival Cruise Line's youth and teen programs to ensure Carnival maintains its reputation as “the family cruise line”. Develop, maintain and oversee brand management, programming, product development, revenue and operations. Uphold existing programming excellence and develop industry-leading ideas regarding programming, physical space and operations for Camp Ocean, Circle "C" and Club O2. Drive operational excellence for the 800k plus kids that sails with Carnival annually. Sustain existing program and marketing partnerships with outside companies, and develop new partnerships that align with Carnival’s brand.
Lead the team to recruit, train, develop and manage 430+ onboard staff on 26 ships serving 800k+ guests per year for Camp Ocean, Circle C and Club 02. Oversee all elements of the onboard program, including but not limited to, programming operations to interest all ages (sports, arts, music, general play), USPH standards, HESS standards, caring children with disabilities, ADA requirements etc.
Develop strategies for programming marketing that will be leveraged by Carnival’s marketing and sales departments. Maintain current marketing partnerships, such as Dr. Seuss and Build a Bear, and develop new ideas and partnerships to ensure the program remains relevant and to enhance the overall marketing outreach capabilities.
Lead product development effort for refits and new builds, including vision setting, physical space development, management buy-in, budget approval, vendor selection/negotiation, project management, operational modifications and roll out.
Oversee re-fit and new development of the youth and teen spaces, owning the financial management of youth capital budget and operating budget including bottoms up budget building, approving purchases and modifying launch plans based on changing dry docks and budget restrictions.
Develop a plan to increase GCD revenue streams annually with Build a Bear and Babysitting, drive new revenue streams through new partnerships and ideas. Minimize costs to deliver greater profitability year over year for the department.
Lead development of shipboard and shoreside teams through communication, training, feedback, performance evaluations, promotional tracks. Set and prioritize strategic initiatives and goals for a team of four managers and one coordinator to ensure departmental objectives are met and workload is optimized.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Education, Business
CPR, American Red Cross water safety instructor
15+ year of experience in youth programs both in working with youth directly and leading programs. Knowledge of American Camp Association standards or equivalent.
New product ideation & product development
Brand strategy & product positioning
Consumer insight development, market research & qualitative moderation
Agency creative direction & relationship management
Cross-departmental team leadership & project management
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Headquartered in sunny South Florida, Carnival Cruise Line offers a fun and unique career destination for a wide range of professionals in Marketing, IT, Accounting/Audit, Finance, Marine Operations and HR just to mention a few. Be sure to check out our latest postings! Our corporate campus is home to nearly 4,000 hard-working and fun-loving professionals. We have an awesome cafeteria, a Starbucks (with cafecitos! - It's a Miami thing...), car wash, on-site gas delivery service, dry-cleaning pick-up, on-site Day Care Center, as well as a full service gym. We offer top of line benefits including: health, dental, 401K matching, employee stock discount, tuition reimbursement, and, of course, two free cruises per year! Growing since our founding in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line — “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” — now carries millions of passengers every year. Our newest ship, Carnival Vista, debuted in 2016 and we’re building our next two ships — Carnival Horizon enters service in April 2018 and Carnival Panorama follows in 2019.Carnival Cruise Line is proud to be part of a family of companies owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, a Fortune 200 Company, which includes siste...r lines Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard Line, among others.Carnival Cruise Lines prides itself on delivering fun, memorable vacations to our guests by offering a wide array of quality cruises which present outstanding value for the money.