This position may also be known as: Production Staff or Entertainment Technician
In order for any show to have the extra dazzle it needs to be a winner, a qualified Sound and Light Technician has to be on hand making sure everything is running as expected. There are a number of shows that are performed on each cruise, often at the same time, and it takes several people to handle the equipment properly.
In Focus: Entertainment Technician Positions
An Entertainment Technician provides the technical know-how for each performance’s stage lighting and special sound effects. This requires a background experience with lasers, pyrotechnics, light boards, mixing systems, and in programming robotic lights. They may also run the video system if necessary. Ability to do music editing may also be necessary at times, along with having rigging experience and carpentry skills.
People applying for the position will usually be expected to have some experience in musical theaters. A Sound and Light Technician can expect to sign a contract for six to eight months. Some cruise ships will require passenger ship experience and STCW Certificates. You also may need to have training in Crowd and Crisis Management.