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General Technician



Responsible for assisting stage technical team in the day-to-day operation of the entertainment venues, with a broad knowledge of lighting, sound and video skills



Professional Skills

  • Assists with set up of shows, cabarets, lectures, presentations and ship events as directed, ensuring all areas are safe, clean and presentable
  • Assists with back-stage requirements before, during and after performances
  • Communicates with control booth and performers to ensure quality with disciplined and safe procedures backstage
  • Can trouble-shoot during performances – change mics, assist with immediate matters – costume, battery changes etc.
  • Ensures that design integrity and performance quality are maintained through the run of the shows.
  • Operates follow-spot when necessary.
  • Reports necessary information for the Stage Manager’s Voyage Report.
  • Maintains and performs minor repairs, general cleaning and maintenance of equipment
  • Communicates in a clear, concise and timely manner with Stage Manager and other departments.
  • Is on time for all set-ups, show call, meetings and work calls.
  • Participates in special events by assisting with sound needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Cruise Director, Assistant Cruise Director, Stage Manager.
  • Performs in a manner consistent with VOC’s Mission, Values and Vision, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Guest Excellence

  • Maintain, uphold and execute the Viking quality and Service Standards
  • Monitor guest satisfaction and report issues, concerns and suggestions





A qualified professional lighting technician with the ability to work within a team structure as well as independently. Able to maintain a positive work atmosphere


Required Skills

  • Technical theatre qualifications and experience preferred but not essential.
  • Basic knowledge of sound, video and lighting equipment
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to learn, with a desire to focus on a specific technical role for future contracts
  • Must have the ability to stand, kneel or crouch.
  • Must have the ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Communicate with performers and guest speakers backstage, offering clear and concise instructions
  • Understand guest needs
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and good communication
  • Strong command of English
  • Reliable and pressure resistant
  • Proactive in upholding Viking standards of excellence
  • Enthusiastic crew member
  • Must have the ability to negotiate catwalks and access all points in all theatre spaces.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • The ability to work within a team structure as well as independently. Able to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with clients, customers, coworkers and management
  • Well groomed


Reporting Line 

Solid line: Report to the Assistant Cruise Director/ Cruise Director and Stage Manager



Job Description • Contract • Company Rules and Regulations • Onboard ABC • Viking College • Uniform Regulation • Departmental Manual


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Job type
Basel, Switzerland
Engineering & Maintenance
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract


Viking Cruises was founded by Chairman Torstein Hagen in 1997. The company established headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 2000 and through rapid expansion has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years.

With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides travel experiences for guests with an interest in geography, culture and history. Each journey includes daily shore excursions, and an exclusive Culture Curriculum program that provides destination immersion through music performances, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and guest lecturers.

Viking River Cruises award-winning Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and expansive sun deck. Itineraries range from 8 to 23 days and feature the rivers of Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, and Southeast Asia.

In 2015, Viking introduced its first award-winning ocean ship with the 930-guest Viking Star. Sister ship Viking Sea joined the fleet in 2016, along with Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017. By 2028 Viking will have a fleet of sixteen ocean ships, making it the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Each ship boasts a veranda in every stateroom, a choice of restaurants, an infinity pool, a Nordic-inspired spa, panoramic Explorers’ Lounge, and more. Itineraries range from 8 to 141 days and feature destinations such as Scandinavia and the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the British Isles, and the Caribbean.

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