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Disney Cruise Lines has four ships in operation as of 2014 that put on productions ranging from Broadway-type shows to character-themed acts. To provide this array of entertainment, Disney requires the skills of multi-talented performers. Performers are hired for an average six-month stint for the family shows. Producers look for dancers with a mix of ballet and jazz training who also can stand in for singers.
Industry Standard Pay
Walt Disney Co. pays standard cruise-line performer wages, according to the Job Monkey website, though pay can vary based on factors such as your experience or the type of performance. Although Job Money does not provide salaries specific to Disney Cruise Lines, it does say that stage performers on cruise lines typically make anywhere from $1,600 to $4,000 per month as of 2014.
Other Perks from Disney
You won’t have to pay for boarding during your time on the ship, which means you can stock away your pay. At the same time, you may also receive other benefits such as free laundry and meals, access to a cast-only pool and free medical care onboard. You may also get discounts on merchandise, use of a gym and discounts at Disney theme parks when you’re not working.
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