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Lighting Technician


Responsible for the programming, operation and maintenance of the lighting, show control and fog/haze systems in certain entertainment venues aboard the ship for a variety of events and activities.


- Responsible for programming, operating and maintaining all aspects of the show lighting, show control and haze/low fog systems in various entertainment venues for rehearsals, shows, special events and other activities.
- Meet with guest entertainers and certain groups to find out what their lighting-related requirements may be for upcoming rehearsals, shows or activities.
- Assist with and oversee the set up, positioning and strike of effects lighting and related equipment for certain events or activities in different venues aboard the ship.
- Responsible to see that all lighting, show control, haze/fog and related equipment is properly maintained and kept in good working order. Works with the head sound and light technician to see that any lighting, show control, low fog/haze or related equipment which malfunctions or fails is repaired or replaced in a timely manner.
- Responsible to see that the entire lighting rig and all lighting instruments are cleaned of dust using pressurized air from an air compressor at least once per month. This may be done in sections, where one maintenance day per week is scheduled to clean a quarter of the lighting rig and fixtures.
- Works with the head sound and light technician to see that a 3 month stock of spare lamps for all stage lighting, follow spotlights, etc. is kept in stock aboard the ship. The amount of required lamps should be simple to determine, as most lamps fail after a predetermined number of hours. You should also help ensure that a stock of spare consumables such as haze or fog fluids, gels, gel strings, CO2 and any parts necessary for routine maintenance are also kept on hand.
- Makes certain that all blown lamps are replaced as quickly as possible, that all gels and gel strings are checked regularly and replaced as necessary, and that fog or haze fluids and CO2 tanks are replenished as needed.
- Ensure that the head sound and light technician is notified of all problems or issues with the lighting, show control, haze/low fog or other systems so this information may be added to the technical report and/or work in progress report for the week.
- Notify of any changes are made to the lighting rig due to equipment upgrades, show installations, etc. these changes should be noted on the lighting plot for that venue if possible.
- Attend any and all trainings, meetings, classes or courses as required.
- Responsible to document all hours you’ve worked per Royal Caribbean’s time and attendance guidelines, and give this information to the head sound and light technician.
- Responsible for providing a handover to the Technician at the end of your contract.
- 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.



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

Hiring Requirements:

- Should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience with hands-on programming and operation of live performance lighting, as well as doing regular maintenance and upkeep on conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures.
- Musical theater and experience with show control systems such as those from Richmond Sound Design is preferred.
- Proficient in the operation of lighting control consoles and programs such as those from ETC, Wholehog II, III and Wholehog PC from Flying Pig Systems, and Martin Lightjockey.
- Working knowledge of, and have the ability to do basic troubleshooting and maintenance on several types of conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures, DMX controlled scrollers, ETC Sensor dimming systems, follow spotlights and haze and low fog systems, as well as the lighting control consoles and programs mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
- Must be able to work well with others. This is essential, as you will be working with a team of technicians, and you’ll be working with a cast of singers and dancers as well as featured entertainers on a regular basis.
- Education from a technical school preferred.

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.
- Must 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 criuse line employees and guests.
- Ability to speak additional languages such as Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French or German preferred. Languages testing may be requested.

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.