Nov 06, 2018

Kayak Tour Staff

  • Royal Caribbean LTD
  • CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), The Bahamas
Contract Worker Hospitality & Tourism Lifeguard Water Sports

Job Description

Kayak Tour Staff

Perfect opportunities begin at Perfect Day!

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in CocoCay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world. 

Position Summary:

The Kayak Tour Staff should possess a dynamic outgoing demeanor with a passion for delivering industry leading service while demonstrating exemplary skills. This role establishes and drives a positive working environment and focuses on the Guest Experience while operating with optimum Safety in all activities with of our guest and fellow colleagues in mind. Assisting the Lead Kayak guide and being involved in other activities as required by the Assistant Destination Experience Manager. Leading by example at the Front of House this is a position that requires exemplary customer engagement. Must be able to respond to any type of emergency.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Island employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management. All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with the Company's Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Guide kayak in a safe and responsible way; communicate with the direct supervisor if any structural and operational issues arise.
  • Be able to support the Lead on tours, working as a team
  • General maintenance of the equipment i.e. kayaks and docks.
  • Be aware of available rescue equipment, how to use it and ask for training if needed.
  • Keep a clear communication while using the radio channel provided for the operation, using it in a professional manner.
  • Participate in trainings on a weekly and monthly basis, held by DM or Lead lifeguard.
  • Acknowledge distress signals and responds actively to any emergency situation and/or assist if needed, following company procedures.
  • Give feedback to DM in regards the operation.
  • Oversee rescue gear is up to standards (visually and operational) Be able to give basic maintenance to the equipment and report malfunctioning pieces.
  • Be polite and courteous towards guests and fellow colleagues. Excellent customer service.
  • In case of an emergency follow the proper rescue procedures.
  • Set up and close down working areas as per schedule or instructed by DM.
  • Always wear the uniform provided by the company.
  • Always wear proper footwear.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Lifeguard Certified and experience.
  • Must be able to work under pressure without losing concentration.
  • Proper communication skills in English. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out oral instructions

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for the management of headcount within assigned area, as it relates to and supports the aquatic facility
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personalized service including needs assessment, problem resolution and achievement of quality service standards.
  • Ability to work within a team of international staff in a positive and productive manner
  • Completion of high school or basic education equivalency required.
  • 1 years’ experience in a similar previous role.
  • Lifeguard Certified – training provided

Language Requirements:

  • Have a good command of English to understand and enforce rules in a polite and effective manner.
  • All employees must be able to communicate in the English language in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be physically fit and able bodied to be trained as a lifeguard.
  • Successfully complete company’s lifeguard training and earn a license, complete the physical requirements of the Swim Test
  • Demonstrate the ability to swim a minimum of a 500 meter swim, 3-5 minutes water tread without use of hands and be able to dive 3-4 meters to ocean floor if needed
  • Must be able to stand in the sun and endure external elements during work assignment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the shipboard employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal, hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency, Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk outdoors in extreme humid and hot conditions, and enter the water to assist in performing rescues if needed.

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RCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.