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Band Leader

Job Description

Many musical groups or bands come onboard under the direction of one member of the group. This Job Title will be given to the one band or group member of the specific ensemble (party bands, quartets, trios, etc) who has been identified as the leader, for the time they are onboard. Each group leader will report to the Music Manager, and be responsible for oversight of the group's performance while onboard, including compliance with company Code of Conduct and meeting expected standards.


  • *Demonstrate a congenial attitude and ability to work well with others in a close environment
  • *Deliver the highest quality musical entertainment product possible
  • Lead the band/group and select repertoire to perform as required
  • *Work closely with Music Manager to provide oversight of all members of the group's day-to-day performances
  • *Provide live musical performances and musical support to events onboard as required
  • *Perform up to 5 hrs per day, 7 days per week, as scheduled by the Music Manager and Entertainment management
  • *Enthusiastically participate in required activities including, but not limited to, trainings, drills, safety briefings & duties, in-port manning, meetings, and performances

*Demonstrate commitment to Princess Cruises Shared Purpose, Core Values and Cruise Experience


*Proven ability and experience to lead a specific band or musical group onboard

*Ability to select/develop/rehearse appropriate group repertoire

*Ability to execute group performances at a high level on short notice with minimal rehearsal

*Excellent fluency in performing all required musical styles

  • *Self-directed solo rehearsal for improvement as required

*Excellent professional "live" stage presence at all times

  • *Excellent knowledge of contemporary musical styles (Top 40 from 1940's to present)
  • *Proficiency in improvisation is required in a variety of musical performance styles and settings
  • *Ability to use technology to enhance musical performances a plus
  • *Proficiency in the English Language, additional languages a plus
  • *Ability to go beyond being a "performer" to become an "entertainer" preferred
  • *Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time required
  • *Ability to move between venues quickly with minimal set-up & sound-check

**Group Band Leaders generally select all members of their specific ensemble, and are additionally responsible for securing suitable replacements if/as required

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

**Demo video submissions should be clean, frontal shot, with minimal editing and decent audio quality, showing required musical styles and qualifications. Live performances showing audience interaction and engagement are preferred where appropriate.

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