Age : at least 21 years old
Language skills: English – advanced level – MANDATORY
Minimum of three years’ experience in an audio-visual function to include land based entertainment industry experience.
Coursework in theatrical lighting design or training as a theatrical master electrician at an accredited college or university or the international equivalent, or equivalent technical experience, preferred.
Understands the theory of lighting design and how to maintain an intelligent lighting rig.
Able to operate, troubleshoot and maintain basic audio visual equipment.
Able to operate, maintain and inspect basic theatrical equipment including stage elements.
Microsoft Office software skills required.
Able to operate a basic laptop and projector for presentation use.
Contract : 6 months
Vacation : 2 months between contracts
Facilities on board: free of charge accommodation, meals, medical services, visa and flight tickets costs )
Accommodation: shared cabin of two
Work schedule: 8 - 10 hours daily, free days by rotation in department
Job Cruise FEE : NO FEE for recruitment/ embarkation process
Embarkation costs: medical files, holder of international passport.
The Entertainment Staff – Lighting position is an extension of the Stage Staff team and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of entertainment equipment as well as the daily operations of the entertainment department. The Entertainment Staff – Lighting assists in the operation of all production shows, guest entertainers, musical events, theme night events and offers support to any entertainment request and need of the vessel. The Entertainment Staff – Lighting position is an intermediate position between a Stage Staff and a specialized Operator.
Responsible for the programming, operation and maintenance of the lighting, show control and fog/haze systems in certain entertainment venues aboard the ship for a variety of events and activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Royal Caribbean International expects each shipboard team member to relentlessly exemplify the principles of the Anchored in Excellence Credo to all team members. In addition, all duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s Gold Anchor Standards, SQM standards, USPH guidelines, environmental, and safety policies.
Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various service venues and throughout the ship.
1. In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy of Anchored in Excellence, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow shipboard employees and/or in the presence of guest contact and crew areas.
2. Responsible for programming, operating and maintaining all aspects of the show lighting, show control and haze/low fog systems in various entertainment venues for rehearsals, shows, special events and other activities, including group functions and charters.
3. Meets with guest entertainers and certain groups to find out what their lighting-related requirements may be for upcoming rehearsals, shows or activities.
4. Assists with and oversees the set up, positioning and strike of effects lighting and related equipment for certain events or activities in different venues aboard the ship.
6. See that regular maintenance procedures are carried out in accordance with the scheduled maintenance in AMOS.
8. Works with the head sound and light technician to see that a 3 month stock of spare lamps for all stage lighting, follow spotlights, etc. is kept in stock aboard the ship. The amount of required lamps should be simple to determine, as most lamps fail after a predetermined number of hours. You should also help ensure that a stock of spare consumables such as haze or fog fluids, gels, gel strings, CO2 and any parts necessary for routine maintenance are also kept on hand.
9. Makes certain that all blown lamps are replaced as quickly as possible, that all gels and gel strings are checked regularly and replaced as necessary, and that fog or haze fluids and CO2 tanks are replenished as needed.
10. Maintains the artistic standards and intentions of the Producer, Director and Technical Designer for the production shows. Prior to making any edits to the lighting or show control systems, the production studio should be contacted for approval.
11. Ensures that the head sound and light technician is notified of all problems or issues with the lighting, show control, haze/low fog or other systems so this information may be added to the technical report for the week.
12. Notify of any changes are made to the lighting rig due to equipment upgrades, show installations, etc. these changes should be noted on the lighting plot for that venue if possible.
13. Makes certain that all e-mail correspondence concerning shipboard matters are sent using the ship's Lotus Notes accounts. Should also see that the Cruise Director, SPMs and the shore side support team are copied, and that the shore side technical support team is copied on all e-mails sent from the ship regarding technical needs or equipment.
14. Consults with the shore side Fleet Technical Operations Specialist before planning or undertaking any large sound or lighting equipment installations or projects, or before making any larger equipment purchases.
15. Attend any and all training, meetings, classes or courses as required.
17. Responsible for providing a handover to the incoming Technician at the end of your contract and for developing hand-over notes at the end of each contract per SQM guidelines.
18. Ensures that all non-essential equipment such as stage lighting fixtures and projectors are powered off when not in use.
Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.
· Should have a minimum of 2 years experience with hands-on programming and operation of live performance lighting, as well as doing regular maintenance and upkeep on conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures.
· Musical theater and experience with show control systems such as those from Richmond Sound Design is preferred.
· Proficient in the operation of lighting control consoles and programs such as those from ETC, Wholehog II, III and Wholehog PC from Flying Pig Systems, and Martin Lightjockey.
· Working knowledge of, and have the ability to do basic troubleshooting and maintenance on several types of conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures, DMX controlled scrollers, ETC Sensor dimming systems, follow spotlights and haze and low fog systems, as well as the lighting control consoles and programs mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
· Must be able to work well with others. This is essential, as they will be working with a team of technicians, and they will be working with a cast of singers and dancers as well as featured entertainers on a regular basis.
· Education from a technical school preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
· Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests.
· Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers.
· Must be able to read and interpret equipment manuals, operations manuals, memos, technical procedures and necessary rules and regulations. Should be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from Royal Caribbean employees and guests.
While performing the duties of this job, the shipboard employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines: currently owns a fleet of 23 cruise ships and in the next period will launch other 2 vessels with capacity of 4000 passengers. Royal Caribbean cruise offers options that appeal to the widest possible market, customers ranging from standard to premium segment.
Celebrity Cruises: the company is oriented only towards premium customers segment, with a fleet of 10 cruise ships. Celebrity Cruises vessels are ranked in the top luxury cruise vessels in the world.
Azamara Club Cruises: the company is dedicated to serving the luxury and premium segment customers. Azamara has two cruise ships in the fleet.
Pullmantur Cruises: provides services exclusively to markets in Latin America and Spain, and aims standard customer segment. Pullmantur Cruises has a fleet of four cruise ships.
The length of contracts varies between 6-8 months, depending on the position obtained, with two months break between contracts. Hiring is for an indefinite term collaborations with 6-8 weeks vacation between contracts.
A job on a luxury cruise ship offers many opportunities, and the advantages are considerable:
Applicants must meet the following characteristics:
What are the steps to obtain a job on a cruise ship:
Pre-selection with the Agency:
Final interview with the Employer
Boarding the ship
What documents are required for register an application?
Creating a professional Curriculum Vitae is an essential element in the application process. For some candidates, it is a simple piece of paper, but for others, this piece of paper is the most effective tool to promote personal skills that can make a difference. Curriculum Vitae written in a professional form instantly attract the attention of Recruiter. In an open competition with other candidates, sometimes for a small number of jobs, this document may just tip the scales in your favor. The choice of form and content of this document is entirely yours. Our recommendation is to keep in mind that an attractive CV should contain accurate, clear, detailed and complete information .
It’s the main criterion for recruitment, a fluent communication is a guarantee of proper understanding and interpretation of job tasks, internal regulations and express your questions, it also helps the crew to rapidly adapt onboard.
The company strives to hire couples on the same ship, but cannot guarantee boarding on the same day for both partners. Company personnel needs prevail. Only candidates who can prove whether they are married, whether they live at the same address are accepted. Registration and couple IDs are available only on board when both partners have embarked, however it is very important to mention this aspect since the first discussion you have with our Recruiter.
During the interview, applicants are required to declare:
70 hours /week ( 7 days/ week, 10-12 hours/ day )
Normally, you will be working with at least 3 breaks on schedule.
Time is very carefully monitored aboard a cruise ship, by means of electronic timekeeping. You can perform additional work only at the express request of the management, in this case the overtime period will be offset by equivalent free time or paid overtime .
The cabins offer a decent comfort for two crew members, equipped with air conditioning, TV, internet access (with fee), bathroom.
Aboard a cruise ship, there are various ways of recreation and facilities offered for free to the crew members : the crew bar, recreation areas, internet café, library, gym, pool (on some ships).
For some staff members (officers , senior management positions and staff members), there may be extra privileges (access to certain passengers areas ) between certain hours.
There may be days off depending on rotation, even 24 hours, but they remain at the discretion of management team, NOT guaranteed by the contract. Normally, a day off aboard a ship typical equates to a free port day, but there are still a few hours of work.
Embarkation costs may vary, depending on the job or the port of embarkation.
Job Cruise does NOT ask for any tax or fee for its mediation services. Recruitment services, interviewing and assistance in embarkation process are FREE of charge.
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information about access to transportation, accommodation location, people and contacts.