Are you looking for a job as a yacht crew member on the French Riviera?
You are a waiter, a cook, a massage therapist, an artist, an animator, a sailer, a deckhand, a steward … You like the sea and you want to combine work and travel? Working on cruise ships can provide you with a wealth of career opportunities.
The French Riviera is known to be the place where the most luxurious mega-yachts dock so it is a good place to start looking for a job opportunity on a yacht.
Here are some tips to help you start looking for a job as a crew member and find accommodation on the French Riviera while you are searching.
Conditions to become a yacht crew member
First of all, you must be over 21, have a valid passport, speak and write English and French fluently and not be afraid to work hard, very hard. You will often work seven days a week, and often at least 70 hours, for a minimum of six months. So if you think about applying for a job of a few weeks, to chill on the Caribbean beaches, this is not a job for you.
How to apply for a job as a yacht crew member?
You are motivated, long days of work do not discourage you, you do not fear seasickness? Then you are ready to write your resume and a cover letter.
First of all, determine precisely the job that attracts you. In your resume, highlight the professional experiences related to this job, do not forget to specify the foreign languages you speak, and include some references (name and phone contact).
To find a job in the yachting industry, it is often necessary to go through the services of a specialized agency. Registration in the databases of these agencies is free. After this registration, an appointment will be proposed. You will expose your motivations, professional experiences, career goals,…
When and where to apply for a job as a yacht crew member?
Recruitment is mainly in the off-season, during the spring and autumn months, but it never really stops, so whatever the month of the year do not hesitate to send your application.
Here are some good agencies to find work as a yacht crew on the French Riviera:
General: Jf recruiting
Monaco: Recrutement Yacht, Personnel de maison, Morgan & Mallet
Antibes: Bluewater, Crewnetwork, Luxury yachts, Peter Insull, Ypicrew, Yacht Crew Network, Camper & Nicholsons
Nice: Riviera crew, Marinescence, K-yachting, Edminston
Where to stay while searching for a job as a yacht crew on the French Riviera?
While you are looking for jobs in Antibes, Cannes, Monaco or Nice, our staff at Villa Hostels can look after you and give you some guidance on jobs and contacts. Villa Hostels offers long term stays with monthly rates at a very attractive price for yachties seeking work on the French Riviera. We have great kitchen facilities and Villa Hostels is the right place to start building your community around cruise ship to become a yacht crew member.
To know more about our special offer: check out our monthly rental page