Disney Cruise Line has created a new position called “Island Operations Director for Castaway Cay” and named Hubert Rolle as their pick for this job. He will be responsible for the normal island operations including overseeing business matters, guest experiences, crew experiences, as well as being the “point of contact locally for all matters related to Castaway Cay.”
Rolle says he’s grateful for the opportunity:
“I’m grateful to Disney for this leadership opportunity. 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.”
Disney is trying to re-staff after the pandemic closures. They are looking towards hiring more Bahamians to fill the roles on Castaway Cay.
Disney Cruise Line Vice President of HR, Yvonne Sweeney gave the following statement:
“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 is encouraging Bahamians to apply for their positions, offering competitive wages and benefits. Those interested in a position can find out more and apply by visiting www.DCLJobs.com.
It does make a lot of sense to hire those local to the Cay area to fill management rolls. They would have a much better understanding of the area, better connections, and they would know better what kinds of activities to recommend for guests and crew.
Congrats to Mr. Rolle! I look forward to seeing what he does with the new position.
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