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Entertainment Technical Backstage Trainer

Job ID 6264 Location Miami Date posted 09/26/2023 Work Style Hybrid

Job Description

We are seeking a Backstage Trainer to conduct 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   
  • Requires regular movement throughout CCL facilities
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds
  • May need to stand for long periods of time
  • Less than 25% with shipboard travel likely
  • May be requested to work a different shift


  • Bachelor’s degree in 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
  • BA & BFA, Stage Management or Theatre 
  • 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



The range for this role’s base salary is $43,800 - $63,800.  Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.  

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

  • Health Benefits:
    • Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
    • Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
    • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Financial Benefits:
    • 401(k) plan that includes a company match
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion. 
    • Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year.  All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
    • Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.  
  • Other Benefits
    • Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
    • Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement 
    • On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus

About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

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 orsensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 


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