Bahamians encouraged to apply for other management and frontline roles
CASTAWAY CAY, ABACO — Disney Cruise Line announced yesterday the appointment of Hubert Rolle from New Providence as the island operations director for Castaway Cay — the most senior role on the island.
Rolle will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the island, including providing leadership oversight for all lines of business, serving as the point of contact locally for matters related to Castaway Cay and driving business results by creating extraordinary guest, cast and crew experiences.
“I’m grateful to Disney for this leadership opportunity,” said Rolle. “This pandemic has had a significant impact on tourism throughout The Bahamas and I know that, for many Bahamians, this has meant unexpected hardship.
“I’m proud to work for an organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities for my fellow Bahamians even as the industry charts its recovery. I look forward to building an incredible team as we work toward a successful restart of our cruise operations and welcoming our guests back to The Bahamas.”
Over the next several months, Disney Cruise Line is recruiting Bahamians to fill several positions in a range of disciplines, and with opportunities for training and advancement. Available positions include numerous management roles, including the newly created island director in training, which will work in a variety of leadership roles on Castaway Cay to gain critical knowledge and exposure to various operational areas in preparation for future advancement.
Yvonne Sweeney, Disney Cruise Line vice president of human resources, said: “Our pause in operations has given us a chance to evaluate how we operate Castaway Cay. While we’ve always had a significant number of job opportunities for Bahamians, we’ve made the decision to expand on these efforts and commit to filling all positions on the island with Bahamians.
“We’ve seen such strong talent in The Bahamas, and we recognize that it’s more important than ever to hire locally.”
Disney said all available positions offer competitive compensation with benefits.
Interested job seekers can learn more and apply for available positions by visiting www.DCLJobs.com.
In a statement, Disney said: “Disney Cruise Line has long been committed to The Bahamas. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, Disney has introduced countless families to the beauty and spirit of The Bahamas and has provided significant economic impact while demonstrating a strong commitment to the environment and the community.
“Approximately 75 percent of the cruises offered by Disney have at least one stop in The Bahamas, all four of its ships are registered in The Bahamas and it is estimated that Disney Cruise Line operations currently contribute more than $70 million toward the Bahamas’ gross domestic product annually.”