About the Role
The position holder is responsible for setting up, taking down and operating of all onboard lighting equipment and for carrying out any related duties, as directed by their direct supervisor and in accordance with the competence level assigned. The Theatre Light Technician is responsible for the use/operation, movement and storage of all lighting 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 operating of all onboard lighting equipment and for carrying out any related duties, as directed by their direct supervisor and in accordance with the competence level assigned. The Theatre Light Technician is responsible for the use/operation, movement and storage of all lighting equipment used for performances by entertainers and during the course of activities organised by Entertainment Department staff and as directed by the shorebased 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 also be required to perform service functions at any of the various service venues throughout 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 are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This applies to physical and verbal interaction with guests or fellow crew members in any area where such interaction could arise.
Scope of duties
Operating and controlling all lighting equipment and LED walls used by theEntertainment Department on board.
Taking charge of and managing all lighting technology (according to the inventory).
Handing over all lighting technology (according to the inventory) to your successor at the end of your contract.
Taking care of lighting and video of all performances as well as lighting and video programming of shows produced specifically on board, special events, guest artist performances, stage plays and events as part of entertainment programs. Changes to repertory shows installed by the Cruise Liner Program and set up by lighting designers are to be made only after consultation with shore-side officials and require written approval).
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 division, 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.
Taking joint responsibility for lighting in all guest areas of the ship, as appropriate for the time of day.
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 Theatre Light Technician is also responsible for:
i. Entire lighting and video technology in the area of the stage and auditorium within the scope of entertainment technology (lighting console, lighting systems, spotlights, moving lights, fog machines (incl. fans), LED wall, LED controller, media server, projector and other lighting equipment and their communication lines as well as intercom systems).
ii. Operating the lighting control system with the associated devices during 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 such as Crew Show, Cruise Director Show, Captain´s Meeting etc).
iv. Setting up and taking down mobile systems.
v. Instructing staff on how to operate stage lighting.
i. Operating the light mixing desk during shows and rehearsals.
ii. Maintaining lighting, programming, basic light settings, technical support and preparing the equipment for events (e.g. Bands, Guest artists, Events, shipside programs).
iii. Setting up and taking down mobile systems, incl. fog machines.
iv. Operating video systems, LED wall and associated video players.
c. Other local lighting systems:
i. Operating, controlling, setting up and breaking down all other local and mobile lighting systems during shows and events.
ii. Programming and applying basic light settings.
iii. Operating all LED walls on board belonging to the Entertainment department.
iv. Instructing, training and assisting other authorised operators (e.g. entertainment assistants, DJs, band members, musicians, guest dance instructors) in the use of equipment and ensuring that it is used properly.
v. Assisting the Sound and Light Technician in certain lounges with taking care of lighting and video as well as lighting programming.
vi. Working with the Band Leader and DJ.
vii. Controlling and adjusting Entertainment lighting in all public areas.
d. Maintaining, repairing, retrofitting and ordering new equipment/parts:
i. Normal servicing and maintenance, special lamp replacement requirements and cleaning of lights and associated equipment.
ii. Repairing and Maintaining all LED walls on board belonging to the Entertainment department.
iii. 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).
iv. Collaborating with the supervisor for the ordering of expendable and replacement materials.
Completed specialist training in events technology, with the focus on lighting equipment.
Very good knowledge of Light and Video technology.
Experience as a lighting technician in theatre/show productions.
Good knowledge of modern lighting control systems (GrandMA) as well as repairing standard lighting equipment, particularly moving lights.
Experience in programming lighting for special events and performances by guest artists.
Experience with Mediaservers (Coolux Pandoras Box, Widget Designer).
Experience with MIDI and timecode.
Experience with large network systems (MA-Net, ArtNet).
Experience with LED walls (Samsung, LedCon).
Experience with projectors (Christie).
Good knowledge of English mandatory.
Basic knowledge of PC Office Software.