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The Walt Disney Company First Officer in Boston, Massachusetts

Every day at Disney Cruise Line we take pride in bringing the magic of Disney to life. We find joy in creating cherished memories and form genuine connections with our guests. We hold each other to the highest degree and always act responsibly while ensuring the safety of fellow crew and guests. United by our Disney values, we work toward excellence in all we do. As a part of our team, you can live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment amidst a professional and supportive community. If you are ready to create unforgettable experiences and grow as a person and as a professional, apply today.

As First Officer you will be the Senior Watch Keeper and during the watch the Master's representative on the Bridge, leading the Quartermasters on Bridge duty, safety work and fire patrol whilst also providing professional and social guidance to team members.

You will report to the Staff Captain (except reporting to the Master for navigation)

Level: 2.5 stripes Officer

Responsibilities :

Be the Navigation Watch leader on a dual watch with a Junior Deck Officer

  • Purchase and maintain all publications and charts

  • Oversee cruise planning and itineraries, working directly with the Master regarding all navigational matters

  • Oversee mooring stations during arrivals and departures

  • Manage the daily routines of all navigational instruments; report any deficiency to the Staff Captain and Master

  • Oversee all the emergency/pyrotechnic equipment on the Bridge and reporting this on the preventive maintenance system

  • Maintain the on board PC ship-handling simulator

  • Assist the Chief Officer Safety with Crew safety training, maintenance of LSA and FFE

  • Uphold the general safety management responsibilities in areas and operations under your control

Basic Qualifications :

  • Chief Mate unlimited license or higher

  • 2+ years' experience as Senior Watch Keeper on medium to large cruise vessels preferred

  • Fluent written and spoken English

  • Enthusiasm about guiding other team members

Additional Information :

This is a shipboard role.

Benefits offered year-round, on contract and off-contract, as long as return contract is signed, including Major Medical Coverage, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and Retirement Savings Plan Option

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel

  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control

  • Be appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)

  • Complete a pre-employment medical

  • Obtain a criminal background check

  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.


Job ID: 1163112BR

Location: United States

Job Posting Company: "Disney Cruise Line"

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