Careers with Princess

Music Department

DJs

Our onboard DJs are committed to entertaining every passenger on every ship, by taking requests graciously, reading the crowd appropriately, communicating with a smile, and mixing music smartly and creatively. Our DJs pride themselves on working with all other onboard entertainment staff to ensure the optimum delivery of our product.

Candidates for the position of DJ must have a minimum of 3 years of professional DJ experience, including experience at both weddings and/or corporate events as both DJ and MC. Open format experience is required.

Applicants must submit resumes and demo mix as per the application instructions found in International Recruitment. Please include a 60 minute demo along with your resume for consideration. This demo should represent your skills as a mixer and demonstrate your grasp of musical styles ranging from 50's to today's popular favorites.

House Band Musicians

All House Band Musician positions require:

  • Strong sight-reading ability
  • Ability to improvise
  • Show experience a plus

Familiarity with different styles including:

  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Latin
  • Broadway
  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop

House Band Instruments:

  • Piano: Proficient on both chord changes and written parts. Accompanist experience a plus. Synthesizer experience a plus.
  • Bass: Slap/Funk a plus
  • Drums: Click track experience a plus.
  • Guitar: Proficient on both chord changes and written lines. Both jazz and commercial experience a plus.
  • Trumpet: Lead and solo required.
  • Sax: Alto, tenor with clarinet and strong flute doubles.
  • Trombone: Tenor trombone only. Lead and solo ability required.

**Applicants must be 21 years old to work on board

**Princess Cruises provides all flights, transfers, and travel accommodations both to and from the ship

Party Bands (4-6 piece)

Band will work with our onboard Entertainment Department to accompany various themed events such as 50’s 60’s Sock Hop, Country Night, Disco Night and early evening deck party. The band must also have a diverse musical repertoire to perform at least two 45 minute showcases in our main lounge, as well as provide musical support for our live karaoke show.

**Nightclub, wedding, and corporate event experience is preferred.

Atrium/Piazza Group (3-5 piece)
  • Classical trio
  • String Quartet
  • Mariachis
  • Etc.

These unique musical groups are an essential part of our onboard music program and provide appropriate ambient music in our 5 star hotel atrium or “Piazza” venue with a polished look and sound. Our Classical trios, quartets, and quintet’s should also be able to perform a 45 minute pre-designed music program to showcase the ensemble as well as accompany a wedding ceremony and/or reception. Repertoire should vary from the Baroque to Contemporary periods including popular orchestral themes.

**Hotel, wedding, and recital experience is preferred.

Lounge Bands (3-4 piece)

Our lounge bands provide a wide variety of music as well as accompany high profile events. Lounge band's repertoire should include: American song book standards, various ballroom dancing material (Waltz, Rhumba, Cha-cha, Salsa, etc.), 1950’s to present, and Adult Contemporary favorites. Onboard events include: Cocktail parties, ballroom dancing parties, various theme nights.

**Shipboard, hotel, wedding, and corporate event experience is preferred.

Cocktail Pianist

This position requires providing ambient music in our 5 star hotel atrium or "Piazza" venue with a polished sound. As a solo pianist you should be able to provide a 45 minute recital or music program as well as accompany a wedding ceremony and/or reception. Repertoire should vary from Bach to Gershwin as well as various American song book standards, Broadway and other popular favorites.

**Hotel, wedding, and recital experience is preferred.

Sequenced Duos

Our lounge duos provide a wide variety of music as well as accompany onboard events. Duos repertoire should include: American song book standards, ballroom dancing material, 50’s to present. Onboard activities include: Cocktail parties, dance music events, theme nights (50’s 60’s sock hop, Country Night, Disco Night, night deck parties, sail away parties).

**Shipboard, hotel, wedding, and corporate event experience is preferred.

Please email your resume to : musicianreferrals@princesscruises.com