About the Role
The position holder is responsible for setting up, taking down and handling/operating of all on-board technical equipment and for carrying out any related duties, as directed by their direct supervisor and in accordance with the competence level assigned. The Sound & Light Technician is responsible for the use/operation, movement and storage of all technical equipment used for performances by entertainers and during the course of activities organized by Entertainment Department staff and as directed by the shore-based Head Office and their direct supervisor.
Area of responsibility
The position holder is responsible for setting up, taking down and handling/operating of all on-board technical equipment and for carrying out any related duties, as directed by their direct supervisor and in accordance with the competence level assigned. The Sound & Light Technician is responsible for the use/operation, movement and storage of all technical equipment used for performances by entertainers and during the course of activities organised by Entertainment Department staff and as directed by the shore-based Head Office and their direct supervisor.
The Company expects each shipboard employee to consistently exemplify the ship product philosophy principles to all team members. Furthermore, all duties and responsibilities must be performed as per ISM/ISO and SQM standards, USPH guidelines, and environmental, hygiene, and safety policies.
On-board employees may be required to assume any function in the various service areas on the ship.
Fulfilling guest service duties for passengers (“Side Duties”) is part of every crew members duty. This pertains in particular, but not exclusively, to guiding or welcoming passengers on occasions such as embarkation days, tendering, passport controls, holidays and so on.
Employees must be polite and professional at all times. This applies to physical and verbal communication with guests and colleagues and/or all areas in which there is contact with guests and crew members.
Scope of duties
Responsibility for the smooth running and for the operation of all entertainment technology in the venue on board.
Taking charge of and managing all the venue's entertainment technological equipment (as per inventory list).
Handing over all the venue's entertainment technological equipment (according to the inventory) at the end of the contract to the successor.
Taking care of sound, lighting and video for all performances as well as sound, light and video programming of shows produced specifically on board as well as special events and guest artist shows.
Creating or updating the Handover Documentation for the replacement and providing a detailed introduction of the successor to the work area.
Ensuring that equipment is properly maintained and that all parts of your work area are kept clean and tidy.
Creating and updating inventory lists.
Ensuring that equipment is stored securely in a locked area after use.
Cooperation, coordination and mutual support in the technical aspects of the entertainment department, especially in the area of expertise/same craft. This also includes temporary support in the operational daily tasks of another technical position with similar profession/craft.
Attending team meetings and integrating into the team as a whole.
Assuming host duties, in line with the rules drawn up for this purpose.
Knowledge of the assigned safety number (from the ship's statutes) and the associated safety duty.
Compliance with the onboard regulations.
Assuming additional duties during handover and yard lay-up periods, as well as during cast changes.
Treating corporate information as confidential, even after your contract has ended.
NOTE: All work carried out becomes the property of the Cruise Liner. This applies to absolutely all content, whether intellectual or artistic in nature, and includes: the programming of controllers, creation of graphics, raw and edited video recordings, lighting or sound cues/programming, rigging cues/programming, computer programs/routines/files, and any other work carried out or utilised for the Cruise Liner. Additional remuneration cannot be claimed for such work.
The Sound and Light Technician is also responsible for:
i. All sound equipment at the venue.
ii. Operating the sound mixing console and all associated systems and equipment during the shows and rehearsals.
iii. Maintaining proper sound, programming, soundchecks, technical support and preparing the equipment for other events (e.g. slideshows, talks/presentations, guest artist performances, special events, shipside programs).
iv. Setting up and taking down mobile systems.
b. Lighting technology:
i. All lighting technology at the venue.
ii. Operating the light mixing desk and all related systems and equipment during the shows and rehearsals.
iii. Maintaining lighting, programming, basic light settings, technical support and preparing the equipment for other events (e.g. slideshows, talks/presentations, guest artist performances, special events, shipside programs).
iv. Setting up and taking down mobile systems.
c. Video technology:
i. All video technology at the venue.
ii. Operating all video-related systems and equipment during shows and rehearsals, as well as during other events (e.g. lectures, conferences, guest artists, etc.).
d. Stage technology:
i. Entire stage sets and technology at the venue.
ii. Setting up and taking down stage elements and props.
iii. If necessary operating automated elements provided that appropriate training and approval by the Technical Leader is available.
e. Maintaining, repairing, retrofitting and ordering new equipment/parts:
i. Normal servicing and maintenance.
ii. Reporting any defects to the supervisor, active and structured error analysis and determining required repair work with the supervisor and on the instruction of the Travel TL as well as the Entertainment Technology Department Head Office. (No authorisation to carry out arbitrary repair work or modifications to electrical or electronic components.)
iii. Collaborating with the supervisor for the ordering of expendable and replacement materials.
Completed specialist training in events technology with the focus on sound equipment, or a related qualification.
Practical experience as a sound, light and video technician for shows/theatre and/or other events in the entertainment area.
Good knowledge of modern analogue and digital sound technology (Digico, Yamaha, Cadac, Avid, Soundcraft) and the use of standard sound equipment.
Good knowledge and experience handling wireless microphone systems. Channel management and handling of the remote and scan software (WirelessSystemManager).
Very good knowledge of common audio DAW systems and playback engines (primarily: Ableton, QLab).
Handling of digital signal distribution (AES/EBU, Madi, Optocore networks).
Handling of Audio Over IP networks (Dante).