About the Role
As the Technician in charge of audio in the theatre, the ship’s main entertainment venue, you will be mixing our West End style production shows on a nightly basis. You will get the chance to work with the latest audio technology equipment to support the delivery of the entertainment programme.
Area of responsibility
To deliver the technical audio side of the entertainment package to an exceptionally high standard.
To mix the production shows in the theatre making sure the delivery of the product is always compliant with the company’s guidelines as set during the show install period.
To take ownership of all audio aspects in the theatre as the Technician in charge of sound.
To programme and run the audio/AV for the Guest Entertainers’ shows.
To create and enhance the guest experience on board making sure all events are delivered at the highest technical standard possible.
To ensure events and rehearsals start on time and all technical requirements are met.
To deputise for the Stage Manager being in a position to ensure the continuity in the production operation in case of illness or absence of the above.
To follow the Stage Manager’s instructions and work schedules and ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and in accordance with all current safety and company regulations.
Co-ordinate the junior members of the team to complete accurate maintenance and equipment records of all the audio equipment on board and comply with the cleaning and maintenance schedule for the department. This includes replacing speaker drivers & cleaning all audio equipment to warehouse standard.
To ensure technical standards, product and your professional behaviour is at the highest level of the company.
To train junior ranks within the team up to industry standard.
To ensure that the company show product is always delivered in its integrity and up to the agreed standard after the install period.
To assist with the staging aspects and set-ups in the theatre as directed.
Assist the hotel operation where required as instructed by the Cruise Director.
To ensure your appearance and grooming guidelines are always maintained.
To uphold the standards set out in your training.
A position of onboard responsibility will be held with regards to emergency procedures, guest mustering and drills (full training received on board).
Scope of duties
Reporting to the Stage Manager, the Sound technician will support the Entertainment Technical Team in delivering the audio related technical aspects of the entertainment programme in the theatre on board to the highest industry standards. Led by the Stage Manager, the Entertainment Technical Team consists of 4 (Sound, Lighting, Stage Technician and a Stage Manager). The Entertainment Technical Team is part of the Entertainment Department, which also includes a cast of 14. The Entertainment department is directed and coordinated by the onboard Cruise Director.
As the Technician in charge of audio in the theatre, the ship’s main entertainment venue, you will be mixing our West End style production shows on a nightly basis. You will get the chance to work with the latest audio technology equipment to support the delivery of the entertainment programme. As a Technician within the Entertainment Technical Team, you will co-direct the production operation in the theatre, supporting the Stage manager in the management of the team. You will also be responsible, together with the Stage Team, for the set-up of the band equipment and the strike and build of the theatre sets. If required by the Head Technician, you will be also responsible for the maintenance and resolution of any technical issues in the venues around the ship.
As a member of the Entertainment Department, a position of responsibility will be held with regards to emergency procedures, guest mustering and drills; specific training will be received regarding this, both prior to joining and regularly on board.
The Sound Technician should have at least 4 years of relevant industry qualifications in sound, lighting or stage management or equivalent or relevant work experience.
Yamaha CL & QL console
Operating and programming QLab
Mixing 2-6 singers
Setting up and running guest entertainers shows
Recording such as sick tracks.
Operational and set-up knowledge of Audio Visual equipment is mandatory.
In-depth knowledge of digital sound mixing console (Soundcraft, Yamaha CL & QL, Digico and Allen & Heath) and digital audio processing is mandatory.
Experience of working in large venues on a variety of entertainment programmes i.e. production shows, theatre and individual acts is desirable.
The Sound Engineer must have good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures within the production environment.