CRUISE SHIP SHOPPING GUIDE APPLICATION
An integral part of RMP’s integrated media program, the Port Shopping Guides live and work aboard ships in Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets sailing in the Caribbean and Alaska. The Port Shopping Guides serve as ambassadors not only for RMP, but also for the cruise lines and RMP’s merchant and brand partners.
On the ships, Port Shopping Guides give Port Shopping Talks and specialty seminars, and provide cruise passengers with information about the exciting shopping opportunities that await in each port of call. In the ports, Port Shopping Guides serve as a point of contact with all RMP merchant partner store representatives.
Port Shopping Guides
An integral part of Royal Media Partners’ integrated media program, our Port Shopping Guides live and work aboard ships in Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets sailing in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Central America, and Alaska.
The Port Shopping Guides serve as brand ambassadors for Royal Media Partners, the cruise lines, and our brand and retail partners.
The ideal Port Shopping Guide candidate is a highly motivated, ethical, sales-driven individual who is comfortable with public speaking and ready to embark on a challenging and potentially lucrative career adventure. Key attributes include sales experience, presentation and interpersonal marketing skills, organization, focus, and dedication. Previous shipboard experience not required. Bilingual skills are a plus.
Interested candidates are asked to submit the following for review:
Résumé and cover letter.
Three professional references.
Video Auditions. For more information on video requirements, click here.
Written Non-Compete Statement: As part of our screening process, every applicant must submit a written statement indicating that there is no written agreement between you and any company that would in any way restrict the your ability to work for Royal Media Partners. If there is a written agreement in existence between you and a current or former employer, please include the agreement with your application submission. Please include one of the following statements in your cover letter:
There is no agreement between any company and me that would in any way restrict my ability to work for Royal Media Partners.
There is no written agreement in effect concerning any company that I have worked for at any point.
Attached is a copy of the written agreement in effect concerning a company that may affect my ability to work for Royal Media Partners.
Applications should be submitted via email to Royal Media Partners Human Resources at email@example.com. Please include “Port Shopping Guide Applicant” in the subject line of the email.
Couples who are interested in becoming a Sales Team are invited to submit joint applications and videos.
Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. If you speak more than one language, make sure to include that information in your résumé/cover letter and indicate whether you are fluent or conversational.
Following Royal Media Partners’ review of résumés and video submissions, we will contact candidates for phone/video interviews. Select candidates will be selected to attend a training session in Miami Beach or on a cruise ship. If you are selected to join Royal Media Partners’ Port Shopping team, you will be placed on a ship in the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets sailing in the Caribbean and/or Alaska.
Interested candidates are asked to submit two sample video auditions:
Scripted: Please download the sample script here. Deliver the scripted material to camera, demonstrating ease and comfort. The video should showcase how well the candidate can learn and deliver new material with confidence, compelling cadence, and genuine salesmanship.
Unscripted: Deliver a two- to five-minute talk on any subject. The subject can be anything from a favorite vacation spot to a recap of a recent sporting event. The video should showcase the candidate’s ability to articulate—and effectively sell—the viewer on whatever topic he or she chooses for the unscripted video.
Multilingual candidates are encouraged to submit a third video on the subject of their choice in the language(s) indicated on their résumé.
Our team will not be judging the videos on production quality; they will be focused on the delivery of the material.
Submission of Video Applications:
Due to file size, video auditions should be submitted via YouTube.
Please set videos to “private” and grant access to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the links to the videos in your cover letter and email submission.
Our Shopping Presenters live the luxury lifestyle, combining their drive for success and income, with their love of travel & adventure. As head of their own Revenue Department, Shopping Presenters promote luxury brands and retailers in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii & Alaska, host live and televised presentations, seminars and events, conduct one-on-one consultations and help our guests with all port shopping needs.
This is an exciting, fast-paced and lucrative position for performance-driven entrepreneurs with a competitive edge and a passion for sales, people and luxury. If you have a talent for persuasion, speaking to large groups or one-on-one, self-motivated, engaging, driven – this is the job for you! Contracts are 6 months at a time and couples are welcome to apply as a sales team.
Required Skills and Experience