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Secondary Lounge Technician




Description:

The secondary lounge sound and lighting technician normally operates and maintains the sound and lighting systems in the secondary entertainment venues of the ship
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- Responsible for the set-up, operation and maintenance of sound and lighting systems in several entertainment spaces aboard the ship for a variety of events and activities.
- Works in several different venues with various kinds of sound and lighting systems. Working with different performers, bands and musical groups. For select musical sets and activities, set up the equipment and be present during the performance or event; other musical sets or activities require that checking on them frequently and assist with troubleshooting.
- Carry out regular maintenance in all of the venues which you are responsible for, and work with the head sound and light technician to see that any malfunctioning or broken equipment is repaired or replaced in a timely manner.
- Regular maintenance duties include seeing that the lighting rigs and lighting equipment are cleaned of dust by blowing them out with pressurized air from an air compressor at a minimum of once per month, and doing regular inspections to see that burned out lamps and faded gels are replaced in a timely manner. Responsible to clean all of the air filters in the audio equipment which has cooling fans. Includes equipment racks as well as many kinds of amplifiers and other equipment. Check all speakers and equipment in the audio signal chain to ensure that everything is working properly and that all of the speaker drivers are operational.
- Notify the head sound and light technician of any problems or issues with the sound system or lighting systems so this information may be added to the technical report and/or work in progress report for the week.
- Work with the Stage and Production Manager and the Head Sound and Light Technician to ensure that spare batteries are kept in stock for all applicable equipment which is used on a regular basis.
- Work with the Head Sound and Light Technician to see that a complete set of updated schematics and drawings for the sound and lighting systems in each entertainment venue are readily accessible, and that all sound and lighting equipment racks are properly labeled as to which circuit breaker feeds each equipment rack, which speakers are powered by each amplifier and processor in the rack, etc.
- Attend any and all trainings, meetings, classes or courses as required.
Responsible to document all hours you’ve worked per cruise line’s time and attendance guidelines, and see that this information is given to the head sound and light technician.
- Develop handover notes at the end of each contract and approved by your manager
- 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.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum hiring, language and physical requirements to perform the job.

Hiring Requirements:

- Education from a technical school preferred.
- Candidates for this position should have a good working knowledge of analog mixing consoles such as those manufactured by Crest, Yamaha and Mackie, as well as digital mixers from Yamaha. Should also be able to operate analog outboard gear such as graphic and parametric equalizers, gates, compressors, limiters, and effects units such as those manufactured by Yamaha and Lexicon.
- Working knowledge of the operation of show lighting consoles and programs such as those manufactured by ETC, Jands/Flying Pig Systems, Artistic License and Martin Lightjockey.
- Working knowledge of “backline equipment” such as guitar, keyboard and bass guitar amplifiers.
- Must be able to operate several types of recording and/or playback devices, such as CD, minidisk, DAT, MP3, DA88/98 and Tascam MX-2424.
- Must be able to physically set up and strike bands, and know proper microphone and stage monitor placement.
- Be able to do basic troubleshooting and basic, routine maintenance on many types of audio gear including amplifiers, consoles, outboard audio gear, and be able to detect and replace blown speaker drivers; and perform basic, routine maintenance on conventional and intelligent lighting instruments.
- Have the ability to schedule your time and multi-task, and a good attitude are a must for anyone in this position.
- Must be able to work well with others. This is essential, as you will be working with several groups of musicians as well as groups of guests and many other crew members on a regular basis.

Language Requirements:

- 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.
- Ability to speak additional languages such as Spanish, French or German preferred.
Should 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 cruise line employees and guests.

Physical Requirements:

- 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.

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