Careers

We believe there are range of benefits for you working at sea as a photographer. It’s a significantly different lifestyle when you live and work in the same place as you travel the world.

 

We’re looking for talented creative photographers to join our team. The next person we fly Barbados, Rio, or Sydney could be you! If you are looking for a job that truly offers something different, this can be the option for you.

Photographer

We believe there are range of benefits for you working at sea as a photographer. It’s a significantly different lifestyle when you live and work in the same place as you travel the world. On some ships there are as many as 2,000 crew looking after 5,200 passengers. That’s the equivalent of a small town, but with a huge diversity of people, nationalities and cultures. So many lifelong friendships are formed on board because of the close knit community that forms on every

Minimum requirements:

  • Diploma, A Level, HDN, proffesional accreditation,
    BA(Hons), Bsc(Hons) or equivalent in Photography
  • A good understanding of DSLR’s is desirable
  • Proven track record in a retail/sales environment.
  • And / Or 1 year of industry experience
  • Fit & Healthy (emergency duty responsibilities)
  • Fluent in English (knowledge of German desirable)

Salary & benefits

  • Photographer competitive rate, plus commission
  • Free meals and accommodation
  • (Photographer twin en-suite shared)
  • International travel
  • Develop skills in Wedding, Portrait and Activity Photography
  • Develop skills in video DVD editing and mini-lab printing

We believe that there a range of benefits for you working at sea as a photographer. It’s a significantly different lifestyle when you live and work when you live and work in the same place as you travel the world. On some ships there are as many as 2,000 crew looking after 5,200 passengers. That’s the equivalent of a small town, but with a huge diversity of people, nationalities and cultures. So many lifelong friendships are formed on board because of the close knit community that forms on every ship.

Manager-photography

We are looking for portrait photographers with a proven pr al holiday environment. You will demonstrate a strong commercial awareness to drive sales and customer service to meet targets and have experience of building high performing teams.
You will be working with a team of between 5 and 15 photographers, specialising in event, portrait and wedding photography. The environment is five stars, so you should have an eye for detail and always consider  the impact you have on a guest’s enjoyment of their holiday in every aspect of your role. You should be an outgoing person, who enjoys talking to others, with a personality that matches your ambition to provide the best possible customer service.
Your primary driver will be to lead, inspire and motivate your team to deliver the best customer experience on board, while maximizing revenue opportunities.
working on a major cruise brand, you will be travelling the globe. This job is a unique way to experience many different destinations, with your travel and most on-board living expenses included.

Minimum requirements:

  • You must have an excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written). You should have a working knowledge of Word, Excel business software and a strong technical knowledge of photography equipment and software such as Photoshop and Lightroom
  • You will be responsible for departmental accounting and reporting, so will need budget, revenue and inventory awareness.

Salary & benefits

  • Basic Salary £1,400 p/m tax free
  • Bonuses and commission schemes
  • Excursion at destinations included
  • Travel to and from ship paid for
  • All equipment and uniform provided
  • On-board food and accomodation included

Please note employees are required to be at least 21 years old, possess a current unrestricted passport ( valid for at least a year). You must have a clean police record as you will need to apply for US visa if successful with your application. All crew members are required to successfully clear an ENG1 or equivalent medical before commencing on-board.

FAQ’s

What are the working hours?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

Will I have any other duties aside from photographing?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

Are there any restrictions to going?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

What is the uniform like?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

Which ship will I be working on?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

What is my accommodation like?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

Anything else important I should know?

The hours are very varied on board. As event photographers we work around everyone else schedules! A typical day is around 8 to 10 hours. A large part of that time is in the Photo Gallery helping customers. Ship’s  operate 7 days a week and there is a requirement to work every day, however with a good mixture of ports visited you are often only starting at 5pm and working in the evening for about 5 or 6 hours. Tours of Duty are typically four to six months long.

In order to be eligible to apply we do ask for at least one of the following from you:

 

a) 2 years industry experience
b) Photography degree
c) BTEC national diploma or equivalent higher education in Photographer

 

However, if you really think you have what it takes, but don’t meet the above criteria, we’d be more than happy to hear from you and assess you on your individual merit. Even Picasso didn’t have art qualifications!

 

The majority of our guests on board are British and American so it’s important you can communicate easily with our customers, speaking fluent English is a must.

 

We operate in an open and fair way. To this end, should you have any reason to complain to us about the recruitment process and or our service, please contact hr@theshipsphotographer.com and we will forward you a copy of our grievance policy. Click here for details

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