OCEAN - Technician LIGHTING

JOB DESCRIPTION

LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

 

WORKING WITH VIKING

As a Viking Shipboard Team Member, you represent Viking’s values and our Service Standard, STAR Service. You are a hospitality professional with a passion for excellence. Viking will empower you with the skills, knowledge and tools to succeed in your role onboard. At Viking, we are committed to each other and our Guests through a shared set of values. We strive to be the best; we always impress our Guests and we care for each other as a family. By working for Viking, you embody our world-class service culture and become a valued part of our Viking Family.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION                                                            

  • The Lighting Technician sets up, runs and maintains the lighting equipment for all entertainment areas on the ship.
  • It is your responsibility to create a friendly, guest-oriented service culture to ensure guest satisfaction and repeat business, which in turn, will increase revenue and profitability of the company.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Rig, circuit and focus lighting for assigned shows.
  • Program the lighting computer/console during technical rehearsals, as assigned.
  • Perform fixture/circuit checks before each show, to ensure that the show set-up is complete and set out, as per company policy and procedures.
  • Operate manual and computer-controlled lighting systems, during shows.
  • Ensure that the design integrity and performance quality are maintained through show runs.
  • Operate follow-spot, when necessary.
  • Maintain a show report log for each performance.
  • Communicate in a clear, concise and timely manner with the Stage Manager and other departments.
  • Participate in special events by assisting with sound needs; maintain and perform minor to moderate repairs to lightening equipment inventory
  • Inspect and maintain all overhead riggings in the entertainment venues onboard the ship.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in all light areas, in accordance with all Public Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Attend all show set-ups, show calls and meetings, in a timely manner.
  • Provide the highest level of comfort and service to guests, as per Viking’s STAR Service Standards and all Public Health Policies.
  • Participate in “The Daily Reunion” every day to understand your team’s operational needs and to ensure consistent adherence to Viking’s STAR Service Standards.
  • Uphold impeccable grooming standards at all times by complying with Viking’s Image and Uniform Standards.
  • Ensure that company property is appropriately secured and protected, especially during rough weather conditions, in order to prevent unnecessary loss or damage.
  • Demonstrate outstanding flexibility: must be able to work at different times of the day, under pressure and reflect a positive can-do attitude and the best image of Viking at all times.
  • Become knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call, shore excursions and shipboard activities such as events, entertainment and programs.
  • Have strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives (quality and financial) for the Entertainment Department.
  • Have full knowledge about safety & security procedures and can operate in line with all Public Health, Environmental and Safety & Security Policies; participate in all training concerning onboard training, safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company.
  • Perform additional duties, upon instruction from the Cruise Director, Assistant Cruise Director, Stage Manager and Audio Designer.

This document describes the primary activities, duties and responsibilities of this position. Your manager or supervisor may assign additional duties and responsibilities to you.

 

YOUR PROFILE:

  • Proven experience in the use of lighting equipment, in which DMX Control Systems and advanced wiring skills have been applied, are required; shipboard experience is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree focusing on technical theatre, is preferred.  Training and education in audio electronics will be considered, in lieu of a degree.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle basic machinery, hand tools and various control consoles including MARTIN M1, GrandMa, lighting fixtures (LED and automated), fog machines, laser emitters, spotlights and strobes.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand, kneel or crouch for long period of time, and to climb up ladders and scaffolding, is required.
  • Must be able to negotiate catwalks and access all points in all theatre spaces.
  • Fluent in English - must be able to address any kind of information in an adequate manner with excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Flexible, stress resistant, committed team player and exceptional work ethic is required; must demonstrate the ability to work independently.
  • Strong administration skills are preferred and must be proficient with PC based databases, spread sheets, and word processing systems.
  • Guest-focused, service-oriented, positive personality, professional appearance and impeccable hygiene standards, with excellent knowledge of all Public Health Policies are required.

 

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures & STAR Service Standards within the department.
  • Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated Grooming Standards.
  • The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description if necessary, at any point of time during her/his employment.

 

Position:                                          Lighting Technician  

Supervisor:                                     Supervisor:                                     Stage Manager

Gives instructions to:                   NA

Receives instructions from:       Receives instructions from:        Stage Manager

 

 

 

 

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”


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