Viking Cruises

Technician GENERAL

July 27, 2019
Viking Cruises
Entertainment Jobs
not specified

Vessel type: Ocean-going cruise ship

Job Description

General Technician


Purpose of Position

Responsible for assisting stage technical team in the day-to-day operation of the entertainment venues, with a broad knowledge of lighting, sound and video skills


Your Responsibilities

Professional Skills

  • Assists with set up of shows, cabarets, lectures, presentations and ship events as directed, ensuring all areas are safe, clean and presentable
  • Assists with back-stage requirements before, during and after performances
  • Communicates with control booth and performers to ensure quality with disciplined and safe procedures backstage
  • Can trouble-shoot during performances – change mics, assist with immediate matters – costume, battery changes etc.
  • Ensures that design integrity and performance quality are maintained through the run of the shows.
  • Operates follow-spot when necessary.
  • Reports necessary information for the Stage Manager’s Voyage Report.
  • Maintains and performs minor repairs, general cleaning and maintenance of equipment
  • Communicates in a clear, concise and timely manner with Stage Manager and other departments.
  • Is on time for all set-ups, show call, meetings and work calls.
  • Participates in special events by assisting with sound needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Cruise Director, Assistant Cruise Director, Stage Manager.
  • Performs in a manner consistent with VOC’s Mission, Values and Vision, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Guest Excellence

  • Maintain, uphold and execute the Viking quality and Service Standards
  • Monitor guest satisfaction and report issues, concerns and suggestions


Your Profile

A qualified professional lighting technician with the ability to work within a team structure as well as independently. Able to maintain a positive work atmosphere


Required Skills

  • Technical theatre qualifications and experience preferred but not essential.
  • Basic knowledge of sound, video and lighting equipment
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to learn, with a desire to focus on a specific technical role for future contracts
  • Must have the ability to stand, kneel or crouch.
  • Must have the ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Communicate with performers and guest speakers backstage, offering clear and concise instructions
  • Understand guest needs
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and good communication
  • Strong command of English
  • Reliable and pressure resistant
  • Proactive in upholding Viking standards of excellence
  • Enthusiastic crew member
  • Must have the ability to negotiate catwalks and access all points in all theatre spaces.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • The ability to work within a team structure as well as independently. Able to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with clients, customers, coworkers and management
  • Well groomed


Reporting Line 

Solid line: Report to the Assistant Cruise Director/ Cruise Director and Stage Manager


Guidelines and Regulations

Job Description • Contract • Company Rules and Regulations • Onboard ABC • Viking College • Uniform Regulation • Departmental Manual

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises


As the World’s Leading River Cruise Line® and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, we are constantly innovating our business and growing our fleet. With more than 64 river ships and 6 ocean vessels cruising across 6 continents, we are the largest, most award-winning company in the industry. There is tremendous opportunity to join our dynamically growing company — whether on board our ships or in our corporate offices.


Viking Cruises was founded in Russia in 1997. The company established headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 2000 and through rapid expansion has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides travel experiences for guests with an interest in geography, culture and history.


The award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and expansive sun deck. River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.


In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. One year later, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017 and by Viking Orion in 2018. The fleet welcomes Viking Jupiter in 2019. Four more yet-to-be-named ships are scheduled to launch by 2023. Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. These enriching itineraries include base and combination cruises sailing to Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, the Americas, and Africa.

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