Entertainment Technician

Norwegian Cruise Line
Contract Type
Arts, Fashion & Design, Hospitality, Tourism & Food Service
Cruise Ship
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
Expiry Date
The Entertainment Technician is responsible for the basic maintenance, repair and operation of live stage and backstage equipment for all shows performed in the main theaters & entertainment Venues.

The technician will also perform preventive maintenance & basic repair on scenery including general carpentry, scenic painting, automation cleaning, replacement of bulbs, and other maintenance responsibilities as required. The Entertainment Technician is expected to maintain inspect all equipment and to track inventory in order to ensure that all props and items are available for all shows, events & presentations. This person must also be available to assist other technicians whenever needed. The technician must be able to understand and react quickly to new directions in a fast-paced environment involving multiple venues.

  • Clean and maintain the backstage areas including workshops. Assist with under stage cleaning, to ensure safe & efficient operation.
  • Operates audio, lighting, video equipment in Theatre & all auxiliary lounges & venues.
  • Performs specific backstage track during performances in theatre with the ability to change directions in a timely manner.
  • Manages safety requirements during rehearsals, shows, events, presentations and change over’s to ensure maximum safety for all involved especially when Automation movement is taking place.
  • Assist with the arrangement of scenery and props on stage as directed during rehearsal, shows, & changeovers. Maintains the overall look and quality of scenic items and personal props.
  • Repair and maintain scenery including general carpentry, scenic painting, automation cleaning, replacement of bulbs, Dusting Projector filters, and other related duties as required. Report any scenic damage or any operational safety concerns immediately to Technical Supervisor.
  • Maintain and update records of all shows and changes to backstage tracks & rigging & scenic changes to backstage tracks. Maintain and update auditable inventory of all entertainment props and equipment.
  • Inspects on a weekly basis all electrical cabling for scenic, automation, and lighting; reports any defects to the Technical Supervisor.
  • Coordinate with the Technical Supervisor and/or Entertainment Production Manager to deliver accurate maintenance tracking sheets during position handover.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Must be familiar with the Safety and Environmental Protection Policy and the SEMS, and carry out the policies and procedures appropriate for his/her position.



  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of theatrical productions, basic rigging, and safe rigging practices is required.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Audio and lighting systems, including moving lights is required.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of digital audio systems, moving light consoles and entertainment backstage operations, including but not limited to, Yamaha M7, Ls9 and PM 1&5D, & Martin Maxxyz consoles preferred.
  • Advanced level English verbal and writing skills, including the proper use of English grammar is required.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and qualify for a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) as well as a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). In order to qualify for an MMC you must:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien
    • Pass Physical Exam/Drug Screen
    • Have a Reasonably Clear Background



  • High school diploma or foreign equivalent is required.
  • Associates Degree in Theatre Production or equivalent is required. 
  • Appropriate vocational/technical training and/or experience may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required degree.



  • Must be able to work and excel in a team environment and individually.
  • Must be flexible in terms of last minute changes in itineraries, activities and events.
  • Passionate about hospitality and customer service driven
  • Must have a professional appearance and good hygiene
  • Respect for all co-workers and guests
  • Able to work 7 days a week
  • Ability to live in close quarters, share limited space with other cabin-mates
  • The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requires all crew members employed with NCL America aboard the Pride of America to hold a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). In order to qualify for a MMC, applicants must demonstrate specific physical abilities necessary to perform shipboard duties per USCG guidelines (COMPDTPUB 16700.4 NVIC 04-8). Shall have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40.0 or less. Blood Pressure as per USCG a maximum 160/100.


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