Technical Director (Red Room)

Technical Director (Red Room)

CATEGORY: Technical

Virgin Voyages
Plantation, FL 33324

Job Details


The Gig:

We’re on a mission to create the world’s most irresistible travel brand and are searching for a talented, innovative, resourceful, Technical Director to help make our mission a reality. Entertainment onboard our Lady Ships is one of the key elements to executing a brilliant sailor experience. 

As one of our Rock Star contractors, this position will support VV’s bespoke productions that will take up residence in the Red Room Theater aboard the Scarlet Lady. This position includes flexible remote work from September thru Dec 2019, and then firm on-site/onboard work from January thru mid-March, 2020. This role is meant to operate during build, install, and tech ONLY. This role is not a full-time sea-going position.

What You’ll Be Up To Prior to Load-in/Tech (Sept. 2019 thru Dec. 2019):

*Coordination of final build logistics, including coordinating loadout from the various fabrication shops
*Coordination of freight, shipping, and trucking for the movement of goods from fabrication to the ship In conjunction with VV PM
*Oversee the creation of necessary manifests and carnets for international shipping for Redroom production items in conjunction with VV PM
*Coordinate appropriate labeling and wrapping of all show-specific production items per VV’s labeling system, to ensure delivery to the appropriate area of the shipyard.
*Support the department with required departmental purchasing and reconciliation for all production purchases.
*Coordination of dedicated Local Entertainment Systems (LES) storage space adjacent to the Redroom spaces, and other areas as assigned by Virgin Voyages Production Manager (VV PM)
*International travel to Fincantieri in Genoa, Italy is required during the build

What You’ll Be Up To During Load-In, Tech & Previews (Jan. 2020 thru March 2020):

*Oversee initial offload, construction, and install of all show-specific scenic and properties with VV Install teams and VV LES Crew
*Coordinate all required work calls to ensure all show-specific scenic and property items are prepared for the start of tech
*In conjunction with VV PM, ensure proper space, tools, and staffing are available during all work calls in the Redroom and for Redroom show-specific gear.
*Actively participate in the coordination of final storage solutions with VV PM, VV LES Crew, and VV Stage Management
*Coordinate safety efforts for shows as required, and in accordance with all VV Rules and Regulations
*Participate in all production meetings
*Manage the execution of all notes during the technical rehearsal and preview process
*Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Super Powers Required:
*5+ years of experience working in technical theater
*Bachelor’s degree in theater, and/or equivalent production experience required
*Knowledge of technical theater best-practices required
*Previous install experience aboard cruise ships strongly preferred
*Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively
*Excellent communication and paperwork skills
*Superhuman to stay cool under pressure
*Proficiency with CAD, with current access to the software 
*Able to juggle and drink water at the same time
*Sea-going crew experience preferred.
*A free and clear schedule mid-January thru mid-March, allowing you to be onboard the Scarlet Lady for install, tech, and previews.

About Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is making a splash in the cruising world with their first-ever ship, The Scarlet Lady. Adult-by-design (adults only) and looking for those with a spirit of fun and adventure, she offers sailors a state-of-the-art experience from the cabin to the pool. Featuring two brand new theater spaces and a roster of one-of-a-kind shows, Virgin Voyages is proud to offer their sailors an unforgettable journey.

To learn more about The Scarlet Lady and Virgin Voyages, visit us at


September 15, 2019 - March 12, 2020



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