Studio 16 EntertainmentOn Tour, US
Full Time Job
We provide top-notch entertainment, connecting the most talented musicians with leading cruise ships and hotels around the globe.
- 4-6 months contract
- Starting salary: $3000
- English knowledge is a must
Candidates must have strong sight-reading and improvisational skills. The musician should pass the audition.
HOW LONG WILL MY CONTRACT BE?
Most contracts last from 4 to 6 months. You shouldn’t expect any amount of time less than four months, but contract length varies based on your position and the particular cruise line. It is often possible to extend your contract, but you can decide that for yourself once you’ve spent some time on board.
WILL I NEED TO BRING MY OWN MUSIC EQUIPMENT?
Yes, most musicians will. Guitarists are required to bring at least one guitar and a pedalboard, as well as enough XLR cables to hook up to an amp; bassists must bring their bass and at least one XLR cable for the same purpose. Neither position is required to bring an amp. Depending on the cruise line, sax players must bring at least one sax, a flute and a clarinet; trumpet and trombone players simply need to bring their horns. Drummers aren’t required to bring a kit, but must bring their own cymbals as well as a hi-hat clutch, sticks, mallets, rods, brushes, etc. Pianists and vocalists aren’t required to bring any gear, although taking along your own keyboard or mic is perfectly acceptable. All musicians should also consider bringing a metronome for practicing purposes.
DO I NEED PASSPORT?
Yes. Every employee needs a valid passport valid to embark.
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES WILL I NEED?
Bring some comfortable clothes for yourself (shirts, jeans, etc) and some nicer clothing (collared shirts, khakis, dresses) to wear in guest areas. You will almost always need to bring at least one suit (and at least one button-down shirt and tie) or at least one formal dress.
DO I NEED VISA?
Depending on your destination, but we will inform you about everything once you are placed in one spot.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY FLIGHT TO THE SHIP?
It depends on the company. Some of them will pay for that and others will reimburse your expenses at the middle-end of your contract.
DO I NEED TO PASS A DRUG TEST/PHYSICAL EXAM?
Yes. All musicians must pass a pre-employment physical exam prior to joining. This includes a drug test, blood test & chest X-ray. Usually medical results are ok for two years from the date they’re administered.
WHAT WORK SCHEDULE CAN I EXPECT?
Usually between 3 and 5hours per day. This depends on many things, from the run of the ship and the clientele of the ship to your boss, his boss and the cruise line itself. The maximum number of working hours should be 5, including small breaks in between sets, but often the number is considerably less.
DO I HAVE ANY OTHER DUTIES ONBOARD?
As a crew member, you will be required to assist in safety/emergency drills which will happen once or twice a cruise. Some companies also give you the opportunity to make extra duties in exchange of shared tips for all crew (the amount of the tips it depends of the ship, but we will let you know more or less the quantity).
CAN I PRACTICE ON THE SHIP?
Absolutely. You will have tons of down time and the opportunity to practice on board. There are several crew areas which you can use to practice. You’ll also be surrounded by excellent musicians who you can practice and collaborate with.
To be discussed.
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