Technical Stage Staff
The Technical Stage Staff operate the spotlight, sound equipment, and scenery and curtain cables during rehearsals and performances. They work closely with Stage and Production Managers to determine the type of sets, props, and equipment required for specific events. The Technical Stage Staff may also assemble and disassemble equipment for shows and functions, pick up supplies, and perform maintenance duties on the stage and backstage areas. They may be given additional responsibilities if assigned to ships with ice-skating rinks. Previous experience in a similar role, familiarity in stage production and the ability to perform minor theatrical repair work are preferred for this position. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Degree or diploma in Technical Theatre or relevant subject
- Experience working with live theatre, music or conference events A/V tech skills
- Understanding specific directions given by the Stage Manager during productions
Sound Technicians are responsible for operating and maintaining the sound systems in various entertainment venues and activities; assisting with the positioning and strike of all audio-related equipment, and coordinating with performers to learn about their requirements. They work with the Head Sound and Light Technician to maintain inventory of equipment and consumables, resolve problems and issues, and update documentation related to audio. Previous experience in live sound reinforcement and musical theatre; proficiency in the operation of analog consoles, digital mixers, and recording devices; and the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and routine maintenance on multiple types of audio gear are preferred for this position. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Must have experience running FOH (Front of House) sound for large-scale performances comfortable with 16+ channels
- Experience with analog and digital sound boards – operating and programming/design
- Yamaha DM 2000 or DM 1000, Digico D1, D5 or similar
The Light Technician is responsible for positioning, operating, and maintaining all aspects of lighting, show control, and haze/low fog systems in various entertainment venues and activities. They work closely with the Head Sound and Light Technician to ensure all related consumables are replenished and available. The Light Technician should be experienced in live performance lighting, lighting control consoles and programs, and show control systems. They should be able to perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance on several types of conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- 2 years minimum experience with hands-on programming and operation of live performances
- Proficient in the operation of lighting control consoles and programs such as ETC, Wholehog 11, 111, Flying Pig Systems and Martin Lightjockey
- Maintain and troubleshoot/repair intelligent lighting fixtures
- Education from a technical school preferred
The Lounge Technician assists in the running of multiple lounges including Nightclubs, Live Music venues, Piano Bars, Dining Rooms and Restaurants, Teen Clubs Lounge Outdoor Entertainment and Speciality Venues around the ship. They assist the Production team and Cruise Director to ensure the Sound and Light equipment is ready for the daily shows and activities around the ship. Each venue varies in size and the Lounge Tech is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment ensuring that all rigs and rooms are kept in workable, safe condition. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Education from technical school preferred
- Must have experience with both light and sound equipment, operation, set-up and maintenance
- Must have experience with band set-up and operation, including microphones, speakers, recording and playback equipment, etc.
Stage & Production Manager
Contracts 4 months on board, 2 months off paid
Stage & Production (S&P) Managers are responsible for all entertainment and technical aspects of entertainment on board – including production plans, activities of stage crew and performers, and venue and equipment inspection. They act as Stage Manager during shows, observe and evaluate employees, provide on-the-job training to staff members, and maintains necessary logs and files. The S&P Manager must be familiar with budget management as well as all company policies and procedures. Previous experience in a similar role, and working knowledge of technical equipment, automated flying and music and dance are preferred for this position. Applicants with a degree in theatre stage management, or technical arenas, and knowledge of international theatrical production are also preferred.
The Rigging Staff assist the Rigging Specialists in the positioning and operation of production and entertainment programs, the maintenance and weekly inspections of all rigging systems, and in troubleshooting and repairing all related equipment. They work with the entertainer flying systems, silks, props, and harness equipment. Applicants with working knowledge of theatrical rigging, maintenance, and inspections are preferred. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Two years professional theatre experience working with automated flying shows
- Basic moving light, sound and pyrotechnics experience preferred
- Successful completion of Foy operator basic training (can be organised by the company)
- Riggers assigned to the aquatheatre will be required to complete the PADI open water dive certification for the purpose of supporting maintenance
Broadcast Technician / Videographer
Responsibility of the Broadcast tech is to shoot, edit and produce guest activities and commercials around the ship. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Two to three years television broadcast or television production experience required
- Knowledge of broadcast, video productions and technical television operation production. This includes producing, directing, shooting and editing of feature length, short formats, commercial and documentary style programming
- Bachelors or Associates degree in broadcasting, technical field preferred
- Ability to edit on both linear and non-linear production systems in multiple formats such as Beta SP, Beta SX, SVHS, MPEG, etc. required
- Ability to operate Macintosh and Windows computer platforms and familiar with AVID required and a variety of Adobe products such a PhotoShop, After Affects, Illustrator, Premier preferred
- Knowledge of basic computer operations in the areas of live TV directing, call and switch live multiple camera programs, TV programming, scheduling and traffic
- Knowledge of satellite uplink and downlink procedures, as well as signal tracking while at sea preferred
Aqua Cast Support Diver
Aqua Cast Support Divers act as support divers during performances, rehearsals, cast conditioning, and warm-up sessions. They is responsible for assisting crew members; moving and positioning set pieces, and the positioning and strike of all AquaTheater activities. The Aqua Cast Support Diver is also responsible for storing AquaTheater entertainment property, maintaining inventory lists, and conducting regular inspections of all in-pool equipment and systems. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certificate, CPR with Life Saving certificate from the American Red Cross or similar certifying organisation, and the ability to operate and perform maintenance on a variety of equipment are among the requirements for this position. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
Digital Signage & TV Specialist
The role of Digital Content specialist is to administer and operate shipwide digital signage systems. Experience in maintaining and managing content for a large organisation is needed to train designated users on the system. Maintain brand standards and content integrity for all digital signs along with artistic direction. Create new medical content when needed. Contract lengths are 6 months & 3 weeks continuous employment followed by a 6-8 week work break on completion of contract.
- Three years TV/broadcast experience including graphics creation and video editing, shooting, producing
- Ability to operate Windows and Apple computer systems
- Strong graphic skills with Photoshop, After Affects, Illustrator
- Teaching and coaching skills
You’ll need to have a minimum of one years’ work experience relative to the position you are applying for. You’ll also need a passport valid for at least one year and a pre-employment medical before joining a ship at your own expense. All crew members need to agree to the company conducting a criminal background check prior to boarding.