About the Role
As the Stage Manager you are in charge of the stage in the theatre, the ship’s main entertainment venue, you will be directing the stage for our production shows on a nightly basis. You will get the chance to work with the latest entertainment technology equipment and manage the stage.
Area of responsibility
To deliver the technical staging side of the entertainment package to an exceptionally high standard.
To stage manage all production shows in the forward theatre
To ensure that the above operation is both safe at all times and that the show script is always respected.
To lead, direct and manage the technical team both during the production shows and during the set strikes and builds.
To ensure that all industry relevant H&S directives are constantly met.
To regularly liaise with the Cruise Director, company manager and Safety Officer on board in order to ensure compliance with the company’s safety management system.
To ensure events start on time and all technical requirements are met.
To liaise with the Show Company Manager for the management of the backstage area.
To train other technical team members being in a position to ensure the continuity in the production operation in case of illness or absence of the above.
To follow the Cruise Directors instructions and work schedules and ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and in accordance with all current safety and company regulations.
To carry out accurate maintenance and keep records of all the automation and set equipment on board and comply with the cleaning and maintenance schedule for the department.
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 create regular working reports highlighting any needs and or requirements.
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 Company Manager, Cruise Director and Cruise Technical Manager shoreside, the Stage Manager will support the Entertainment team in delivering the staging related technical aspects of the entertainment programme in the forward theatre on board to the highest industry standards. The Entertainment Technical Team consists of 4 personnel (Sound, Lighting, Stage Hand 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 Stage Manager you are in charge of the stage in the theatre, the ship’s main entertainment venue, you will be directing the stage for our production shows on a nightly basis.
You will get the chance to work with the latest entertainment technology equipment and manage the stage. As a Stage Manager within the Entertainment Technical Team, you will co-direct the production operation in the theatre, supporting the Entertainment Technical team in the management of the venue.
You will be responsible, together with the technical team, for the set-up and strike of the theatre sets. You will also be required to learn the basics of audio & lighting to allow rotation of other events outside of main production shows..
You will be also responsible for the maintenance and resolution of any technical issues in the venue with assistance from Head Technician on-board if required.
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 Stage Manager should have at least 4 years of relevant industry qualifications as a Technical Stage Manager, ASM, DSM or SM.
Operational and set-up knowledge of Audio Visual equipment is preferable.
In-depth knowledge of all sound and lighting areas preferable
Industry safety certifications are desirable, though not essential.
Experience of working in large venues on a variety of entertainment programmes i.e. production shows, theatre and individual acts is desirable
The Stage Manager must have good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures within the production environment.