Royal Caribbean Group

Entertainment Technical Director - Celebrity Cruises

Royal Caribbean Group
Entertainment Jobs
Lighting Technician
1 September 2023

*Note: This job is to work onboard our ships*

The Entertainment Technical Director (ETDC) is responsible for the overall maintenance, upkeep, safe operation, and training of the ship’s technical equipment. This includes all sound, lighting, performer flying, and stage automation systems.
The ETDC will be responsible for directly managing the Entertainment Operators & Staff, the overall maintenance and inventory of all entertainment venues, and safety inspections and quality control. The ETDC will create an environment that facilitates the needs of the Cruise Director and that inspires and supports the Entertainment Operators & Staff.


  • Create clear and concise maintenance and inspection schedules for Entertainment Operators and Staff in conjunction with the Stage & Production Manager and Venue Production Managers.
  • Create clear and concise schedules for the Entertainment Staff & Operators. Schedules are to be communicated and distributed to team members in a timely fashion.
  • Creates technical reports (EOV & Deficiency Reports) on all technical equipment and technical staff each voyage.
  • Liaise with Cruise Director, Stage & Production Manager, and Venue Production Manager to schedule and coordinate all maintenance calls for the ship’s lighting, sound, performer flying and stage automation systems.
  •  Attend and support Key A’ Driver events throughout the ship as needed by the Cruise Director, Stage & Production Manager or Venue Production Manager.
  • Responsible for the supervision and performance management of the Entertainment Operators and Entertainment Staff. Will converse with the Venue Production Managers and Stage & Production Manager to input performance appraisal and disciplinary actions for Operators & Staff.
  • Responsible for receiving and communicating important information from shipboard leadership and policies to the Entertainment Staff by holding regular staff meetings and other means of clear communication.
  • Responsible for operating the stage automation system and performer flying system in the Celebrity Theatre for rehearsals and performances. Responsible for training and rehearsing the Stage & Production Manager on being the secondary automation/rigging operator.
  • Responsible for the upkeep, repair, maintenance, and inspections for all entertainment technical equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Entertainment Operators are correctly using and operating technical equipment during rehearsals and performances. Will ensure all Operators are scheduled to cross train with other operators to learn all shows during rehearsal times in the main theatre so there are backups for each position should the need arise.


  • A bachelor’s degree in entertainment or theatrical management (stage, technical or production) from an accredited university or equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in entertainment technical management.
  • Experience with multi-unit management in entertainment back of house.
  • Advanced operation, maintenance and technical knowledge of varied lighting, sound, rigging, and automation systems required.
  • Experience with stage automation and entertainment rigging. Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering, components, and system design.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work positively and cooperatively in a diverse team environment to meet overall established timeframes.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with department heads, coworkers, and other shipboard employees to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions.
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • High level of ability to successfully accomplish several tasks under pressure and fixed time constraints.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety of software packages such as Excel, Word, or related programs.
  • Previous cruise line experience a plus.

Language Requirements

  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests and crew members.
  • 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.

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. The employee must continually lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and may work at heights up to 50 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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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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