Carnival Cruise Line

Casting & Booking Associate - Youth & Activity Hosts

Job ID 8187 Date posted 04/17/2024 City Miami State FL Country United States Job Type Full Time

Job Description

The Casting & Booking Associate is responsible for supporting their Supervisor in the recruitment, hiring, and scheduling of entertainment team members across the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Conduct auditions/interviews to find new talent. Manage the bidding process for returning team members.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct auditions (online and in cities around the world) to find the best new talent for all positions, and ensure all who apply receive a timely response from CCL Entertainment. 
  • Strategically cast team members based on knowledge of shipboard product and individual’s skill set. 
  • Maintain discipline schedule, and individuals’ movement in Crew Personnel System for 1000+ team members.
  • Coordinate logistics of all auditions/interviews including setting up venues and equipment prior to recruitment events.
  • Prepare returning staff for their contracts to help ensure success.
  • Conduct all department change auditions ensuring current team members have equal opportunity to join the Entertainment team.
  • Provide cover for Supervisor, Casting & Booking as needed


  • Associates degree
  • 2-4 years working in an office environment, preferably with database systems and the need to use strategic thinking.     
  • Must be computer/tech/web savvy and familiar with all MS office products, especially Excel. Database knowledge preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic thinking to find solutions to complex problems that can balance short and long-term objectives. Ability to work proactively, both individually and as a team. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to remain calm and focused when working under pressure in time-sensitive situations.     

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time. May need to stand for long periods of time.

Travel: Less than 25% non-shipboard travel likely

Work Conditions: Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. May be requested to work a different shift.

The range for this role’s base salary is $50,000 - $63,800.  Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.  

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

  • Health Benefits:
    • Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
    • Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
    • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Financial Benefits:
    • 401(k) plan that includes a company match
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion. 
    • Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year.  All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
    • Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.  
  • Other Benefits
    • Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
    • Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement 
    • On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical orsensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 

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