Full Time Job

Entertainment Rigging Specialist

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Miami, FL 8 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Entertainment Rigging Specialist is responsible for all entertainment rigging systems. In doing so, the rigging specialist oversees the safe operation, maintenance, repair, inspection and troubleshooting of these systems. The ENRS must always display a safety-conscious mindset while performing all duties. 

· Responsible for the  installation, operation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and safeguarding of all onboard entertainment rigging equipment; and implementation, documentation and ensuring compliance with the AMOS rigging inspection program.
· Must keep accurate and up-to-date maintenance logs of all maintenance and repairs for all onboard entertainment rigging systems.
-When working at height (i.e 20 – 100 feet off the floor), the ENRS must utilize company approved climbing/ rescue equipment.
-Must be able to work safely with various rigging disciplines including, but not limited to, stage automation, automated performer flying rigging systems, manual rigging systems and various performer flying apparatuses.
- Conducts weekly inspections of all onboard entertainment rigging systems, with special attention paid to safety systems and features.
- Ensures that all rigging-related work is being done safely in accordance with OSHA guidelines.
- Communicates all shipboard rigging maintenance needs with the Technical Director Entertainment (where applicable) and the Stage Production Manager(s).
- Issues and completes all maintenance work orders in accordance with the scheduled maintenance in AMOS. Any entertainment rigging equipment that breaks or malfunctions must be repaired or replaced in a timely manner.
-Ensures that all entertainment rigging equipment in all entertainment venues onboard is secured, attached and/or properly stored to prevent damage or equipment loss in cases of rough seas or high degrees of list.
-Must fully understand and enforce all blackout procedures relating to sound and lighting equipment. If a blackout procedure does not yet exist, it is the ENRS’ responsibility to create one and distribute accordingly.
- Production Show Operation and maintains the artistic standards and intentions of the produced entertainment as   originally designed and installed.
- During show performance, operates stage automation and/or automated performer flying rigging systems.


      · Minimum three years Professional Theater set-up experiences or equivalent including carpentry, electrical, conventional and moving light operation, and basic lighting maintenance, basic sound engineering and knowledge of pyrotechnics preferred
      · Successful completion of Foy operator basics training certificate required. Completion of training or equivalent stage/arena rigging courses such as Jay Glerum, Harry Donovan, Bill Sapsis, Tomcat preferred.
      · Riggers assigned to work in the aqua theater on the OA-class ships will be required to complete the PADI open water dive certification for the purpose of supporting maintenance and wet inspections.


      · Working knowledge of theatrical rigging, maintenance and inspections including hemp or counterweight rigging, automated systems, winch/motorized rigging, ground rigging, high steel, and rock climbing are preferred.
      · Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain automated and manual rigging systems.
      · Basic programming knowledge of PC/PLC based systems. Working knowledge of Windows NT, Word, and Excel. Familiar with current PC and PLC stage technologies and rigging operations.
      · Well versed in various software applications applicable to entertainment technology.
      · Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support.
      · Keep up-to-date with advancements in the entertainment industry.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4ev01-3-239-117-1-42 in your application.

Application Instructions

Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various venues and throughout the ship.

All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s The Royal Way, SQM standards, USPH guidelines, environmental, and safety policies. Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various food and beverage service venues throughout the ship.

In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy ofAnchored in Excellence, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions guests or fellow shipboard employeesand/or in the presence of guest contact and crew areas.


      ·Physical: Must pass the company required medical evaluation. Additionally, must be able and comfortable to work at height ( i.e. 20 – 100 feet off the floor) for extended periods of time.
      ·Vision: Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
      ·Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


      ·Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially.
      ·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 to subordinates and colleagues.

All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Therefore, the ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds is necessary