Jul 08, 2021

Stingray Facilitator

  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney's Castaway Cay, Castaway Cay, The Bahamas
Hospitality Hospitality & Tourism Water Sports

Job / Advertisement Description

Job ID: 770968BR
Location: Bahamas
Business: Disney Cruise Line

Job Summary:

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 and hold integrity to the highest degree. 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.

This role is based on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

As Stingray Facilitator, you will assist in the care of our population of southern stingrays, facilitate informal yet interactive and engaging presentations while demonstrating how to feed stingrays and take part in ensuring our guests participating in Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure have an exceptional experience while visiting Castaway Cay.

You will report to: Animal Programs Manager.


  • Assist in the care of our population of southern stingrays
  • Responsible for raw shellfish food preparation
  • Stand, wade, swim, snorkel and work in water, on sand, and in sun for much of the day
  • Take part in a high level of guest interaction while facilitating the feeding of stingrays
  • Provide general cleaning, maintenance support, and physical work to support the stingray program and equipment
  • Check-in pre-registered guests participating in Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure
  • Assist guests with walk-up sales and provide information of the stingray program
  • Facilitate an informal yet interactive and engaging presentations and the demonstration on how to feed stingrays
  • Assist guests with stingray feeding
  • Make guests feel comfortable interacting with aquatic marine animals
  • Provide instruction and safety information to guests to support the operation and use of snorkel equipment
  • Clean, sanitize and organize all snorkel equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of island beach facilities; duties include but are not limited to cleaning division nets in the water, place and clean beach chairs, clean beach with sand sifter, clear seaweed, rake beaches, pick trash, maintain umbrellas on beaches, etc.
  • Prepare animal diets (involves handling seafood and raw shellfish)
  • Feed and train stingrays and assorted marine fish
  • Provide assistance in cleaning and maintaining a flow through fish holding facility/filtration system
  • Don snorkel gear and swim to locate animals checking net integrity and animal health
  • Drive and operate small motorized vehicles

Basic Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the Bahamas
  • Experience working in position with a high level of customer/guest interaction
  • Experience and/or comfort working with, around, and handling large aquatic animals
  • Comfortable working in ocean water and changing tides
  • Strong swimming/snorkeling skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking and the facilitation of formal and informal group presentations
  • Experience operating/handling small boats
  • SCUBA certification, desired

Additional Information:

This role is based on Disney’s private island in The Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

You must:
  • Be receptive to island life – living and working on a remote island
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the Island Safety Plan
  • Be willing to be appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
  • If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations
Your Responsibilities:
  • 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 upon arriving on the island and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with DCL Island Development, Ltd, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.