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Backstage Trainer, Entertainment Technical

Job ID 2232 Date posted 10/07/2021

Job Description

The Backstage Trainer conducts Entertainment Technical training programs based on specific and comprehensive backstage discipline curriculum, under limited supervision. Determines training objectives in coordination with management. Writes/reviews training programs including tiered course curriculums, handouts, and tests, and designs laboratory style practical exercises. Lectures on safety, project planning, installation, preventative maintenance, and repairs of theatrical sets, props, stage flooring etc. In addition, the Backstage Trainer administers written and practical examinations and authors performance reports to evaluate and document the trainee’s progress and performance during their tour in Carnival Studios


  • Delivers group and individual instruction and instructor led trainings covering a range of policy/procedure, technical and operational curriculum in the specific field/discipline
  • Evaluate effectiveness of training and recommends any refining of training curriculum while researching and recommending development of training aids including training handbooks, demonstration models and multimedia visual aids
  • Maintain administrative training records for each trainee for the purpose development tracking
  • Perform inventory, maintenance to sets, props and other facility needs related to the operation
  • Travel to vessels to view new productions shows and document show flow, sets, props and methods of storage/repair to aid in development of training coursework  
  • Work alongside Operations/Production divisions to incorporate improvements for general production including contributing to the technical inner workings of new productions via subject matter expert knowledge and best practices of the specific discipline    
  • Deliver group style HR shipboard training sessions to shipboard team members at Carnival Studios   
  • Provide technical support to vessels via Issuetrak (online issue ticketing system) and telephone support as assigned by the Manager of Entertainment Technical, discipline specific  
  • Participate in the recruitment of Entertainment Technicians alongside the Entertainment Casting & Booking Department as appropriate


  • Bachelor’s Degree Stage Management, Theatre, Theatre w/Design & Production
  • At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Strong computer skills (P/C Windows & Mac), knowledge of industry standard software/hardware, proficient in Microsoft Office 365 suite
  • Experience instructing in the field of stage management and production on cruise ships
  • Strong teaching and facilitation skills, ability to assess training needs and objectives, comprehensive knowledge of curriculum within training plans, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse setting

About Us

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus
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What is it that makes Carnival Corporation & PLC such a desirable place to build a rewarding career? The truth is, there are all kinds of reasons, from great benefits to outstanding opportunities to grow and reach your potential.

Carnival Corporation & PLC is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, HAP, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia.

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Working with Carnival Cruise Line is an opportunity to shape the future of one of the largest brands in the cruise business - all while developing a career that you can really be proud of.

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