All luxury cruise ships boast onboard shops consisting of a gift shop, a boutique and a cosmetic and perfume counter. Onboard gift shops are hot favorite with those passengers who love to buy unique gifts, souvenirs and perfumes for their family and friends. The gift shop department on cruises needs experienced professionals with experience in retail and customer service to run their daily operations. Most cruise lines run their Gift Shop departments through concessionaire companies but many operate it by themselves. Job positions in Gift Shop department of cruise lines include of a Gift Shop Manager Assistant Gift Shop Manager, Retail Sales Person/Shop Assistant and Florist.
He/she oversees entire operations of the Gift Shop department. Responsibilities include accounting and managing retail staff within the Gift Shop department. The position requires previous retail, sales and managerial experience. Good communication skill in English is a big plus for this position. Salary for the job normally ranges between US $2500-$4000 per month, depending on commission and cruise lines.
Assistant Gift Shop Manager assists Gift Shop Manager in managing the retail staff and taking care of other daily operations as directed by him/her. Previous retail and managerial experience is required for this position. They are promoted to the position of Gift Shop Manager after acquiring certain level of work experience. Good communication skills in English are a plus for this position. Salary for this position may range between US $2100-$3300 per month, depending on commission.
He/she reports to Assistant Gift Shop Manager. Previous experience in retail and sales is required for this position. Good communication skills in English Language are a must for the position. They are promoted to Assistant Gift Shop Manager. Salary for the position may range between US $1600-$2500 per month, depending on commission.
The position requires prior experience of handling flowers and tying bouquets. He/she must have expertise in arranging and tying flowers on the demand. The person should be creative and have the ability to create beautiful bouquets as per the choice and likings of the customer. Fluency in English Language is desired but not essential. Salary for the position ranges between US$ 1600-2000 per month, depending on commission.