TimelessJobs: Carnival Entertainment: Lighting Technician

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Here's a job posting from TimelessJobs.com: Carnival Entertainment is seeking an experienced Lighting Technician. Here's a video from Carnival Entertainment explaining what they are looking for in their technicians:

Carnival Cruise Line
Miami, Florida, USA, Temporary
Compensation: $2,411 Monthly
Salary increases available; medical coverage, food and board provided.


Contracts are renewable and usually last 6 months with a 1-3 month break in between.


The Lighting Technician is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the lighting & special effects systems in the main theater during all shows and activities (includes full‐cast production shows, variety shows, game shows, lounge talks, presentations and more). She/he is also responsible for the cleaning, maintenance and ensuring the proper functioning of all conventional and intelligent moving fixtures installed in various venues around the ship (main theater, aft lounge, Lido open deck, the night club, teen clubs, main atrium, etc.). 


  • 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
  • Inspect the laser, fog, haze systems periodically and perform regular cleaning and maintenance (fluid replacement, etc.) to ensure proper functioning.
  • Responsible for the safe manifesting, embarkation, storage, handling, loading, firing, unloading and disposal of all the pyrotechnic material used in the shows as per company policy
  • Fire the pyro cues for all shows (proper training and certification provided on board)
  • Perform show load‐ins and load‐outs (together with the floor, automation & audio technicians) for each show.
  • Train and oversee the performance of the 2‐4 spotlight operators, coordinate their tasks over the communication system during the shows.
  • Fill out lighting reports detailing any new or outstanding problems pertaining to the lighting, laser, pyro or special effects systems
  • Respond to regular work calls (with the floor, automation, audio and video technicians) to perform general cleaning and repairs, in addition to lighting maintenance
  • Assist with additional multiple show setups, rehearsals and tech runs during cast change (typically happening every six months for about 1-2 weeks)
  • Understand basic audio/video equipment setup and operation, to be able to take on the “Tech On Duty” responsibility, providing both guests and crew with entertainment technology related assistance
  • Attend any safety, hospitality or job‐related training as required and scheduled by the ship’s command or immediate supervisors, including port‐manning rotation
  • Maintain and update handover notes/reports for replacement technician
  • Ensure proper and thorough training on all job‐related aspects to the replacement technician during the handover period


  • Good knowledge of electrical theory, ability 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
  • Theatrical background and experience, familiarity with industry terms, standards, rules, regulations and common practices
  • Comfortable working at heights up to 35ft (10.5m), ability to safely climb an A‐frame ladder and properly operate a Genie lift
  • 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

Further information from TimelessJobs.com: https://www.timelessjobs.com/jobs/14319211-lighting-technician-at-carnival-cruise-line

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