Lighting and Video Technician

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The LIGHTING AND VIDEO TECHNICIAN is primarily responsible for the effective operation of all lighting and video related needs for assigned venue(s) and its operations. Reporting to the Venue Manager, this role will be responsible for the programming of special events, running of performances, and general maintenance of the lighting & video systems. This role will be expected to gain a moderate level of proficiency in programming and running all servers for visual effect playback. In conjunction with Venue Manager, responsible for the safe setup, use and maintenance of all lighting and video equipment used by cast and crew within the venue. Responsible for conducting and assisting in inspections and troubleshooting of all venue’s equipment, as well as participating in all sets/strikes in the venues. Will act as the crew for the venue as necessary, and will be responsible for rehearsals, special events, running show tracks, including Deck, Lighting, and Sound as needed. 

What’s expected… 

  • Demonstrated programming proficiency on grandMA series lighting consoles. 
  • Advance level of lighting design and programming skills to accommodate special events in the venue. Ability to live busk and work quickly to create new looks for events. 
  • Preset, program, and run all events taking place in assigned venue. 
  • Advance knowledge of Pandora media server with widget designer interface. Ability to learn Pandora media server to a level sufficient for troubleshooting, basic content loading, and proper output routing. 
  • Advance knowledge of LED walls and projectors.  
  • Must have working knowledge of various special effects.  
  • Must have basic knowledge in audio play back and mixing, as well as basic stage deck crew experience (Moving set pieces, helping with quick changes, etc.). 
  • Regularly safety inspect and maintain lighting and video gear in the venue. Including tracking lamp hours, replacing lamps as they blow or approach end of life. 
  • Work with a team to effectively troubleshoot and report issues with all technical equipment as they arise, in addition but not limited to lighting and video equipment.  
  • Complete pre- and post-show duties after each performance, and rehearsal; ensuring all technical equipment and scenic elements are safely stored. Assist the Venue Manger in completing reports by notifying them of any issues that arise, especially when pertaining to lighting and video.  
  • Complete inventories and equipment maintenance as required and set forth by RWS and Venue Management.  
  • Follow all reporting procedures set for by RWS and venue management 
  • Operate equipment, in addition but not limited to lighting/video, during performances and rehearsals as needed. 
  • Assist with overall production needs as reasonably requested. As well as pitch in with other production related duties as necessary. This includes but is not limited to general maintenance for technical equipment, scenic, and prop elements. 
  • Play an active role in cast changeovers and installations of new programming. Knowing that during these periods of time work hours will increase while remaining in line with ILO and Maritime law.  
  • Keep a working knowledge of the other RWS Entertainment Technicians’ show tracks and duties to be able to cover when needed. 
  • Communicate professionally with Venue Manager, cast, technicians, and onboard maintenance teams. 
  • Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned. 

 What you bring… 

  • Have a valid passport not expiring within 6 months past the length of the contract. 
  • Have or the ability to obtain visas required given the sailing itinerary of the ship. 
  • Ability to complete the MSC required pre-employment medical screening, including comprehensive vaccination requirements. 
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre (production or technical) or 3 years of in field experience required. 
  • Excellent communication and time management skills, as well as work ethic and attitude 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. 
  • Operational knowledge of technical equipment inclusive of rigging, sound, lighting, video, and automation. 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances. 
  • Cruise Line or Touring Experience suggested, but not required. 
  • Ability to stay professional in high stress situations working under tight deadlines, while still accomplishing daily work and producing and maintaining a high-level product.  
  • Ability to communicate with multiple departments onboard, understanding how the entertainment team folds into the bigger operation. 
  • Willingness to lend a hand even when asked to do something out of your direct scope of work. This includes a willingness to learn new skills when asked if it will better the team as a greater whole.  
  • Ability to think on your feet and jump in quickly to help when needed.  
  • Ability to work seven (7) days per week for periods of up to 6 to 8-months at a time. 
  • Comfortable working in across multiple venues, learning multiple tracks for running shows and events as needed.  
  • Comfortable living and working in close quarters with co-workers from varied backgrounds. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods, work at height as required, and consistently lift 75 pounds in fulfillment of responsibilities. 
  • Ability to learn and abide by all onboard safety regulations as outlined in ship’s Safety Management System. 

What we bring… 

  • Onboard (crossover) training included 
  • Food & Lodging Included 
  • Double Occupancy Cabin 
  • Select Privileges in Passenger Dining Facilities 
  • Select Access to Guest Gym Facilities 
  • Upon embarking the ship, reimbursement for visas and MSC required pre-embark medical  
  • Completion bonus upon the end of a successful contract 
  • Friends and Family cruise discounts – information provided by on board management team 

 Contract Dates… 

  • ASAP

 Pay Rate… 

  • Starting at $3,240 per month 
  • Completion bonus upon finishing contract 

 At RWS, we believe our bold makers and mold breakers can come from any background. Our stage is open to all applicants, regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. RWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.