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Head Entertainment Technician




Description:

JOB PURPOSE

The Head Entertainment Technician works closely with the Cruise Director to guarantee, from a technical point of view, a smooth delivery of a first class entertainment program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assists the Cruise Director with the technical planning of the entertainment and activities program;

• Supervises the technical direction as required by the Cruise Director;

• Ensures that shipboard technical personnel are advised in case of major technical faults that may require engineering intervention;

• Manages and coaches Entertainment Technicians;

• Receives, verifies the integrity and monitors the inventory of all sound, light, video and theatrical equipment in use, reporting any technical deficiencies, loss or damage, to the Staff Engineer and Cruise Director;•Attends the daily planning meetings held by the Cruise Director;

• Ensures that all performances and events commence on time;

• Follows and understands the company’s environmental policy, rules and regulations.

Requirements:

(skills, competencies, experience)

• Fluent English (knowledge of a second European language is also desirable);

• High School Diploma (Professional certificates preferred but not essential);

• Computer literacy;

• Previous experience on cruise lines is a plus;

• Expertise of a/v equipment and all entertainment tools;

• At least 2 years proven technical experience (proficient management and maintenance of all audio, lighting and electronic entertainment equipment);

• Ability to perform on-the-job maintenance and repair of serviceable equipment such as lights, microphones, connections, jacks etc;

• Ability to operate, program, troubleshoot and maintain equipment for theatrical and live entertainment venues;

• Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment;

• Ability to train and evaluate new staff member;

• Ability to motivate and lead by example.
VISA REQUIREMENTS (if any)

Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy.

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