Royal Caribbean Group

Entertainment Rigging Specialist

Royal Caribbean Group
Entertainment Jobs
Stage Staff / Theatrical Rigger
May 22, 2023

The Entertainment Rigging Specialist is responsible for all entertainment rigging systems. In doing so, the rigging specialist oversees the safe operation, maintenance, repair, inspection and troubleshooting of these systems. The ENRS must always display a safety-conscious mindset while performing all duties.


  • Responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and safeguarding of all onboard entertainment rigging equipment; and implementation, documentation and ensuring compliance with the AMOS rigging inspection program.
  • Must keep accurate and up-to-date maintenance logs of all maintenance and repairs for all onboard entertainment rigging systems.
  • When working at height (i.e 20 – 100 feet off the floor), the ENRS must utilize company approved climbing/ rescue equipment.
  • Must be able to work safely with various rigging disciplines including, but not limited to, stage automation, automated performer flying rigging systems, manual rigging systems and various performer flying apparatuses.
  • Conducts weekly inspections of all onboard entertainment rigging systems, with special attention paid to safety systems and features.
  • Ensures that all rigging-related work is being done safely in accordance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Communicates all shipboard rigging maintenance needs with the Technical Director Entertainment (where applicable) and the Stage Production Manager(s).
  • Issues and completes all maintenance work orders in accordance with the scheduled maintenance in AMOS. Any entertainment rigging equipment that breaks or malfunctions must be repaired or replaced in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that all entertainment rigging equipment in all entertainment venues onboard is secured, attached and/or properly stored to prevent damage or equipment loss in cases of rough seas or high degrees of list.
  • Must fully understand and enforce all blackout procedures relating to sound and lighting equipment. If a blackout procedure does not yet exist, it is the ENRS’ responsibility to create one and distribute accordingly.
  • Production Show Operation and maintains the artistic standards and intentions of the produced entertainment as originally designed and installed.
  • During show performance, operates stage automation and/or automated performer flying rigging systems.


  • Minimum three years Professional Theater set-up experiences or equivalent including carpentry, electrical, conventional and moving light operation, and basic lighting maintenance, basic sound  engineering and knowledge of pyrotechnics preferred
  • Successful completion of Foy operator basics training certificate required. Completion of training or equivalent stage/arena rigging courses such as Jay Glerum, Harry Donovan, Bill Sapsis, Tomcat preferred.
  • Riggers assigned to work in the aqua theater on the OA-class ships will be required to complete the PADI open water dive certification for the purpose of supporting maintenance and wet inspections.


  • Working knowledge of theatrical rigging, maintenance and inspections including hemp or counterweight rigging, automated systems, winch/motorized rigging, ground rigging, high steel, and rock climbing are preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain automated and manual rigging systems.
  • Basic programming knowledge of PC/PLC based systems. Working knowledge of Windows NT, Word, and Excel. Familiar with current PC and PLC stage technologies and rigging operations.
  • Well versed in various software applications applicable to entertainment technology.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support.
  • Keep up-to-date with advancements in the entertainment industry.
Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is a cruise vacation company comprised of three award-winning global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that includes TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations worldwide.

We’re proud of the way our team members from different cultural backgrounds, ages, races, religions, education levels, sexual orientation, genders, and disabilities come together to create the incredible vacation experiences we’re known for. We believe that the diversity of our employees plays a major role in our success.

We are proud of our entrepreneurial spirit, the force that drives us to innovate. It’s that state of mind that helps us see opportunity where others see only risk.

Come join our RCG family and journey with us!

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