Lighting Technician (Entertainment)

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Light Technician
February 22, 2022

Job Description

The Light Technician is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the lighting & special effects systems in the main theater during all shows and activities. They are also responsible for the cleaning, maintenance and ensuring the proper functioning of all conventional stage lighting as well as intelligent moving fixtures installed in various venues around the ship

Job Requirements

  • Good knowledge of electrical theory, be able to read and follow electrical and system drawings and diagrams
  • Good knowledge of intelligent moving fixtures operation, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Good knowledge of lighting console operation (GrandMa, GrandMa2, ETC)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of show control and time code distribution
  • Basic knowledge of lighting design and programming
  • Basic knowledge in PC hardware & software maintenance and repair
  • Theater background and experience, be familiar with industry terms, standards, rules, regulations and common practices
  • Be able to work under pressure, multitask and make quick judgment calls
  • Comfortable working at heights up to 35ft (10.5m), be able to safely climb an A‐frame ladder and properly operate a Genie lift
  • Be able to work in a “review‐house” environment, with different shows happening in the same theater throughout the cruise, each one requiring different setups and pre‐checks.
  • Friendly, professional, self‐motivated individual with a willingness to learn
  • Excellent English verbal skills, able to understand and speak fluently in show‐running environments (over communication headsets, in noisy areas, different accents, etc)
  • Good overall health and physical condition (to be determined by physician) Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Required to work up to 10hrs per 24hr period, 7 days a week. • Required to work on a per contract basis, 6 – 8 months each with up to 2 months of non‐paid leave in between contracts.

Job Responsibilities

The Light Technician’s job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Operate the main theater lighting & laser systems, atmospheric & pyrotechnic effects for all shows and activities either manually or on time code (depending on show/cue requirements)
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of all lighting systems in the main theater and around the ship
    • Fixture cleaning, maintenance and focus
    • Lamp and color media replacement / cleaning
    • Replacement of belts, motors, scrollers, logic cards, fuses, etc.
  • Inspect the laser, fog, haze systems periodically and perform their regular cleaning and maintenance (fluid replacement, etc.) to ensure their proper functioning.
  • Check and ensure proper time code distribution to all devices requiring that prior to each show
  • Fire the pyro cues for all shows
  • Operate all show‐related video equipment and projection systems during the shows
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