By Stacey Leasca
Updated: April 12, 2019
Courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages, the latest venture from serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, will soon get underway. The new company promises to be the most modern take yet on cruising and will include stunningly cool furnishings, ultra-luxurious dining options, almost too many entertainment options to count, and excursions that can’t be beat. Now, all that’s left to do is hire the staff to run it all.

Earlier this week, Virgin Voyages launched a global recruitment campaign to hire for a number of roles on board the ships. According to Cruise Industry News, the company, alongside The Apollo Group, will visit 18 countries over the next six months to find the very best talent for each of the positions.

"Together with our partners, we're seeking people who are amazing to work with and who live and breathe customer service. We love it when you bring your personality to work with you. We love passion, authenticity and being human. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion, as we are firm believers that the world is better off when everybody is part of it. Oh, and in case you were wondering, we don’t even mind if you have tattoos or colorful hair. Just be you," Kasia Anderson, head of people at Virgin Voyages, said in a LinkedIn post.

The team will make stops in Croatia, London, Rome, Barcelona, Budapest, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, São Paulo, Sydney, Cancun, and more.

Beyond this hiring bend, Virgin Voyages is also still on the hunt for onboard entertainment. In March, Virgin Voyages alongside the RWS Entertainment Group, and their Creative Collective announced a global casting call for the company’s inaugural production season.

Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, is set to launch in April 2020. The cruise line shared in a statement that it’s “seeking best-in-class performers and personalities who will bring to life bespoke experiences.”

But, you’ve got to be able to do more than just sing or dance.

“We don’t just want a performer, we want incredible people to join us and bring their true selves,” Richard Kilman, vice president of entertainment for Virgin Voyages, said in a statement. “Our Creative Collective will be attending auditions as well as directing rehearsals and installing our shows onboard Scarlet Lady, so these artists will have the opportunity to work with some of the best in the business.”

Think you’ve got what it takes to join the entertainment staff? You’ve still got time to audition in Sydney from April 12-13; Melbourne, April 15-16; Orlando, April 22-23; Chicago, April 25-26; and Las Vegas, April 28-May 1. For the rest of the positions check out Linkedin now.

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