Lights, camera, action? Not without us! Technicians are the backbone of onboard entertainment. We work behind the scenes to make all Carnival events look and sound spectacular and ensure that TV programming is available around the ship. As resourceful, specialized experts, there's no technical issue we can't solve. Did we mention we look great in black?

What You'll Be Doing Onboard

Carnival technicians operate state-of-the-art technology and equipment to bring to life our revue shows, combining captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects that set a new standard in seagoing productions. These popular music-driven revues have been created by leading producers, directors and choreographers who have worked on critically acclaimed productions for Broadway, London’s West End, and some of the world’s most popular musical acts.


A larger-than-life journey through the Big Apple, featuring iconic show tunes reinvented with percussive urban rhythms and a modern electronic beats. Follow a band of entertainers as they immerse themselves in the city's most dynamic neighborhoods that come to life with hyper-realistic LED screens of signature NYC elements - the towering skyline, subway cars, bold street art and more.


A modernized concert-style show inspired by the legendary Woodstock music delivers an electrifying and immersive Rock Arena experience.


Pop goes vintage goes pop! Travel back to a glitzy Roaring ‘20s party, featuring a fresh take on the iconic sounds of the Harlem Renaissance and a vintage spin on today’s top hits!


A symphonic rock and pop experience! Embark on a magical journey with and the Playlist Productions cast as they reimagine contemporary hits with electrifying strings


Set to the greatest R&B hits of all time, our devious characters will haunt you with a sinister story of mischief, mayhem and dastardly deeds. Being bad never sounded so good!


The Power of Motion Pictures - A celebration of filmmaking, through theatrical illusions & cinematic effects. Iconic Movie Anthems come to life in this magical & mystical journey; leaving our audience spellbound.


Our audience get to experience what it’s like to live life on the road with our very own country band ‘The Ramsey Boys’ on their concert tour. Set designs transform the stage seamlessly from scene to scene as the lyrics of true country classics combined with new contemporary country hits tell the story of their journey.


A Caribbean Dance Romance features a sizzling four-piece Cuban band and a talented eight-member cast who have audiences singing and dancing in the aisles as they perform songs by top Latin artists, including Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz and Pitbull, amid a tropics-inspired backdrop of Cuba and Miami.


An explosive high energy Rock Concert, featuring music from the greatest American Rock Bands of all time. Our cast is joined by our very own six piece Rock Band which amplifies the energy in the house causing our guests to pump their fists & sing along in this mind blowing Rock experience.


The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show has sing-along hits from Billy Joel, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and others – as well as an appearance from Carnival Freedom’s own piano bar pianist.


This high-energy show channels the era of Day-Glo, Spandex, and big hair with spirited performances of the hottest music video hits from the 1980s. From the pop-rock of Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper to the smooth soul of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson and beyond, 80s Pop to the Max takes audiences back to days when "video killed the radio star."


A high-tech re-creation of popular beach movies of the 1960s with 3D special effects, Getaway Island invites guests to set their watches to “island time” as they experience a tropical island bash with music from Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys and others. Getaway Island also has its own version of Carnival's RedFrog Pub.


This show tugs includes recognizable R&B and soul hits from a host of legendary singers, from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green. In a twist, six couples are chosen for a night with VIP seats, champagne and flowers.


Epic Rock celebrates the glam days of the 1970s and 1980s with hard-driving tunes by Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Guns ’n Roses and arena rock staples by artists like Journey and Bon Jovi – all backed by dazzling pyrotechnics, lasers and shooting flames associated with over-the-top rock-and-roll shows. Epic Rock brings back the days when rock ruled the airwaves while providing guests a chance to sing along and channel their inner rock star.


Inspired by the sophistication of Studio 54 and the funk and fashion of Soul Train, Studio VIP is a dance party that celebrates the musical revolution that was New York City nightlife in the 1970’s and the glittering excesses of that decade. An all-out audience participation show, Studio VIP evokes the days of bell bottoms and wide lapels while showcasing some of the most memorable songs from a bygone era – from KC and the Sunshine Band and Donna Summer to Chic, Parliament and Barry White.


"The Brits!" is a colorful musical tribute to the British invasion featuring a stunning mix of live action and animation and songs by The Beatles, The Who, Herman’s Hermits and Elton John.


"Motor City" celebrates the R&B Motown sound of the 1960s and ‘70s, with hits from the Commodores, Lionel Richie, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder.


"Latin Nights" brings the passionate Latin culture to life through the fusion music of Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Santana and Shakira.


"Divas" is a captivating mix of music, fashion, and dance and features such popular "one-name" female artists as Barbra, Beyonce, Celine, Cher, Madonna and Whitney.

Carnival Studios is 44,500 total square feet of space for our backstage, automation, and audio technicians to prepare for each contract. Technicians utilize 5 show rehearsal studios complete with audio systems, in-ear monitors, and interchangeable equipment to match ship destination. The loading doors accommodate set pieces and props that are transferred from the 4,653 square foot scenic storage space.


During your time at the studios, onboard expectations are explained and demonstrated by position-specific studio trainers. Techs are also instructed on correct usage of paperwork, documentation of onboard issues/maintenance/rehearsals, and briefed on the correct reporting structures within the Entertainment Department.


Audio technicians spend time preparing the show mixes, programming and participating in rehearsals using equipment identical to onboard inventories. Carnival Studios provides team members the ability to do pre-recording, lari tracks, in-ear monitor preparation, and show runs before joining the ship.


Backstage technicians are trained in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting for onboard situations that can occur from depreciation of show equipment.


Automation technicians participate in a systems review with the studio trainer including Visual Stage, Navigator and Mechatronics.

Green Room

With up to twelve ships rehearsing at once, the green room is a great place to interact with team members from across the fleet. At any given time Playlist cast members, musicians, and technicians can be found enjoying each other’s company, eating lunch, or celebrating a team member’s birthday. The green room is furnished with plenty of seating as well as a gourmet coffee machine and a variety of vending options.


While you’re at the studios you have the greater Miami area at your fingertips. Jump in a cab to get some great food, spend some time on the beach, or see some live music.

Level UP! is a training and certification program designed by Carnival Cruise Line to prepare technicians for the next level in their career. By completing the designated coursework you will gain industry recognized knowledge, cross‐training, certifications, and salary increases. Coursework has been designed based on your area of specialty that will help you advance along your career path. Selected training and certifications include:


InfoComm AV Technologist, Sea Tel Operator & Maintenance Training, CTS, CTS-I


Entertainment Electrics Parts 1, 2 & 3, Martin Factory Technician Certification, Grand MA Training, Laser Safety Officer Certification, Pangolin Laser Programming


OSHA 10&30, ITI Advanced Rigging, CAD Basic Training, LDI/USITT Masterclass


OSHA 10&30, ITI Advanced Rigging & Fall Protection, TAIT Navigator, TAIT Advanced Programming & Rules, Miller Industries Fall Protection Training


Crown DCI, Harman University Associate & Professional Audio Design/Programming, AudioDante Level 1&2, SMAART

What We’re Looking For

  • Technical experts to help produce world-class entertainment with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Passionate professionals and self-starters with a strong work ethic
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair experience
  • 21+ years of age required

Specialized skills required by position:

  • Lighting: electrical knowledge, equipment troubleshooting, and lighting console programming
  • Audio: audio theory knowledge, large format digital console experience, and FOH mixing for large live events
  • Backstage: carpentry, scenic and/or prop experience, and backstage team management
  • Automation: automated rigging experience and mechanical and electrical schematic knowledge
  • Broadcast: broadcast distribution; and satellite, TV system, and AV set-up experience

Virtual Interview Instructions

your application after carefully reviewing submission requirements for the position. Your application will be reviewed and if approved, you will be invited to participate in a skill assessment via our digital interview platform, HireVue.
your HireVue digital skill assessment by following the instructions included in your approval email.
If you pass the HireVue skill assessment, we will contact you for a live virtual interview with our technical recruiter. We can't wait to talk tech with you!

What you'll need for a virtual interview

  • Resume, certifications, and unfiltered headshot for your application
  • Computer or mobile device with a webcam or front-facing camera for your skill assessment and virtual interview
  • Readiness to record video responses, short written responses, and multiple-choice answers when completing your skill assessment and virtual interview
  • Reliable internet connection and clear audio capabilities
  • Proper lighting and professional attire and environment for the video portion of the interview


choose both.

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Technicians Frequently Asked Questions

You will report to the Entertainment Technical Manager.

All technicians will be accommodated in a double-occupancy cabin which includes bunk beds, closet, desk, TV and bathroom (shower, sink, cabinet, toilet). The cabins also have plugs for charging electronics and reading lights over the beds. The cabin is cleaned once a week by a member of the housekeeping team.

Your uniform will be provided to you onboard. It is your responsibility to keep it in presentable condition and to take it with you for future contracts. Technicians are allowed to purchase their own pants and shoes as long as they abide by the same guidelines as those provided onboard. Carnival will reimburse for shoes.
Extra duties aside from your standard role will include port manning and various safety trainings and drills.
No, but you will receive time off each day to relax and often extended time on port days to explore the ports of call.