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RWS Entertainment Group is a full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom-designed as well as pre-packaged events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, and the fashion industry.
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    RWS | Wardrobe Supervisor | MSC Seascape

    • Gender All Genders
    • Category Technicians
    • City / State At Sea
    • Region Sea / Boat

    https://rws.applytojob.com/apply/HE99hDIXJO/RWS-MSC-Seascape-Wardrobe-Supervisor

    About the role…

    The Wardrobe Supervisor assists with installation and technical rehearsals of the show, the dressing of performers, repair, and maintenance of show costumes, show laundry and other functions related to the production while maintaining the integrity of the artistic concept.

    What’s expected…

    · Actively participate in the setup of all wardrobe equipment, dressing rooms and costumes pertaining to the wardrobe department and other equipment assigned to the department during the instillation period

    · Responsible for repairing and maintaining all costumes related to the Wardrobe Department as directed by supervisors.

    · Responsible for show laundry needs.

    · Will attend any rehearsals or put ins as needed for new performers.

    · Assist in the choreography of quick changes as well as helping with changes during the runs of shows.

    · Assist in the creation and maintenance of show related paperwork, i.e. tracking sheets, dressing sheets, laundry check in/out sheets, performer repair request sheets.

    · Weekly check in’s with Land Ops Manager.
    · Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

    Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

    What you bring…

    · Related experience, or combination of training and/or education in Wardrobe as it relates to live performances.
    · Basic understanding of theatrical terms and directions.
    · Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    · Ability to understand instructions in oral, written and diagram form in order to apply common sense to troubleshoot and solve problems.
    · Recognized as a proven team player with creative problem solving and strong trouble shooting capabilities.
    · Knowledge of sewing machines, their uses and different applications.
    · Ability to hand sew.
    · Understanding of fabrics and specific laundry and dry-cleaning needs of each specific fabric type.
    · Experience as a dresser in backstage settings as it relates to a live performance with flying elements.
    · Ability to lift over 50 lbs, stand for 2 hours and operate small hand tools.

    Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required.

    What we bring…

    • Onboard (crossover) training included
    • Food & Lodging Included
    • Double Occupancy Cabin
    • Select Privileges in Passenger Dining Facilities
    • Access to Guest Gym Facilities
    • Free Laundry Service
    • Friends and Family cruise discounts

    Contract Dates…

    November 11th, 2022- April 11th 2023 (Dates can be Flexible)

    Pay Rate…

    • $950 per week

    At RWS, we believe our bold makers and mold breakers can come from any background. Our stage is open to all applicants, regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. RWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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  • RWS | Technical Director | Full-Time

    • Gender All Genders
    • Category Technicians
    • City / State New York, NY
    • Region United States

    https://rws.applytojob.com/apply/VgUhytRuBB/Technical-Director

    RWS Entertainment Group is currently seeking a Technical Director to serve as technical leadership for multiple projects spanning entertainment markets such as corporate events, theme parks, cruise ships, holiday décor installations, immersive experiences, as well as other projects within the company.

    Reporting to the Director, Technical Services, the ideal candidate will be responsible to oversee, educate, and guide project teams in supporting all technical aspects of the production process.  This role is part administrative, part hands-on, and will lead in-house and contracted technical staff to manage the details needed to ensure the successful and safe development, installation, operation, and strike of performance productions and experiential activations.

    Salary: $60,000 annual exempt salary

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Ensure all technical aspects of the production work smoothly, efficiently, and safely
    • Provide organization and synthesis of technical/artistic information between the production divisions within RWS as well as clients and vendors.
    • Ensure all work is compliant with safety regulations as outlined by OSHA, ANSI, and all local, state, federal, and international governing bodies (as applicable).
    • Facilitate and/or assist in the bid process for all technical equipment and services.
    • Provide comprehensive technical quote estimates for total cost within project timeline
    • Provide onsite supervision, leadership, and instruction to execute installations in accordance with designer’s vision and safe working practices as needed
    • Generate technical manuals, guidelines, installation/operation instructions, and as-built documentation for use by internal and external parties.
    • Resolve operational issues through coordination with RWS staff, contractors, clients, and on-site staff.
    • Manage projects within budget, partnering with Project Managers on proper allocations
    • Translate the designer’s CAD drawings into working construction drafting for bids and builds as necessary, maintaining the integrity of the designer’s vision and proper safety standards throughout this process.
    • Manage project technical teams (in-house and contracted) by providing support, feedback, and clear communication to ensure project needs meet expectations, timelines, and budgets.
    • Acquire and demonstrate awareness of both RWS’ and the venue’s safety procedures including Emergency Action Plans, PPE Requirements, Lock-out Tag-out Procedures, and additional protocols.
    • Troubleshoot and provide assessment for all aspects of technical production including, but not limited to, lighting, audio, video, projection, special effects, pneumatics, heavy and simple machinery, power tools, and similar.
    • Lead a technical handoff of assigned projects to train venue management and technical staff in the proper execution, maintenance, and operation of the Experience once installed.
    • Continually assess project and resource requirements.  Provide suggestions to best utilize available resources and/or procure additional support as needed.
    • Ensure all production technical elements are performance-ready and meet the RWS Standard by final dress rehearsal, walk-through, or given deadline.
    • Assist with overall production needs as reasonably requested.

    Please Note: While this is an accurate and comprehensive description of the role, the above Roles & Responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require additional tasks be performed as assigned.

    Qualifications 

    • Four-year degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience required.
    • 5+ years of experience in the technical entertainment and live event production industry with a minimum of 2 years specific focus on experiential installs and events.
    • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience required.
    • OSHA, IVES, First Aid, and additional entertainment certifications a strong plus.
    • ETCP certified individuals highly encouraged to apply.
    • Advanced knowledge and experience drafting in Vectorworks.
    • Proficiency in MS Office and iWork applications
    • Proven experience in training, supervision, and mentorship of crews with varying levels of skill across all phases of production.
    • An extensive knowledge of safe construction and rigging practices in the theatrical and event production field
    • Knowledge of all technical elements associated with commercial and theatrical lighting, audio, and video production systems and installation.
    • Knowledge of holiday lighting products, installation techniques, hardware specifications, and experience with low-voltage systems and installation.
    • Experience building/maintaining budgets and cost estimates
    • Expertise with power tools, ladders, heavy machinery, aerial work platforms, electricity, and all applicable OSHA and ANSI standards.
    • Proven technical and mechanical skills, including experience with metal working, rigging, scenic construction techniques, and standard materials used in the entertainment and construction industries.
    • Familiarity with pneumatics, automation systems, and portable power distribution.
    • Experience creating technical drawings, two and three-dimensional drafting models, and instruction/operation manuals for users with various levels of technical understanding.
    • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly develop trusting, productive relationships with clients, vendors, staff, and all partners.
    • The ability to negotiate with vendors and discover creative solutions to keep projects on target and within budget parameters.
    • Valid driver’s license and current passport required.
    • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently.
    • Comfortability operating heavy equipment and hand tools while onsite, as well as standing for long periods of time, but often kneeling, bending, laying down, and working at heights over 100 feet.
    • Attention to detail- please type “Blue Iguana” in the “what makes you unique” section of this application so we know you read this job listing.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the year, both domestically and internationally

    A valid passport for the duration of employment for all travel-related roles. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required.

    Company Benefits

    • Progressive PTO, CitiBike membership, Commuter benefits, Health benefits – Medical, Dental, and Vision, Pet-friendly office, Paid parental leave, 401k with company match, Employee Enrichment Program, complimentary tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows and industry events as available, Summer Fridays

    Estimated Start Date: ASAP

    Reports to: Director, Technical Services

    Status: Mobile or Remote

    • Mobile (in NY/NJ/CT Metro Area): Team members who are pre-approved to regularly perform their job responsibilities remotely up to two (2) days per week, with three (3) days per week operating out of the RWS New York City headquarters.
    • Remote (outside of NY/NJ/CT Metro Area): Team members who are pre-approved to work remotely on a regular basis.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement 

    At RWS Entertainment Group, our team of bold makers and mold breakers is made of a diverse group of people who we believe make our work stronger. Our stage actively chooses to uplift applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, sexes, national origins, political affiliations, socio-economic status, veteran and Disability status, and other intersectional dimensions of diversity.

    We believe the diversity of our people is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our company’s achievement as well.

    We are committed to ongoing learning and developing and implementing programs and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in all areas of employment as well as through our creative process and projects.

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  • RWS | Theatrical Stitcher | Seasonal

    • Gender All Genders
    • Category Technicians
    • City / State New York, NY
    • Region United States

    https://rws.applytojob.com/apply/P6XAsDXdBv/Theatrical-Stitcher

    RWS Entertainment Group is currently seeking experienced Theatrical Stitchers for seasonal positions in our expanding costume shop and for immediate cruise ship installs.

    What’s expected…

    • Construct and/or alter all assigned costumes according to the supervisor’s specifications.
    • Actively participate in a team consisting of supervisor and other stitchers.
    • Understanding of the period, style, and techniques necessary to complete the costume within the costume designer’s guidelines.
    • Maintain the integrity of the costume design.
    • Comfortable using industrial, domestic, and serger sewing machines.
    • Comfortable with stretch fabrics, beading and sequins.
    • For cruise ship installs; travel as assigned, valid passport and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required.

    The stitcher must be able to perform the following tasks with minimal supervision:

    • Zipper insertion.
    • Basic tailoring skills.
    • Hemming.
    • Garment alterations.
    • Hand sewing.
    • Quick rigging of costumes.

    Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

    What you bring…

    • Advanced skills in hand and machine sewing and finishing with an understanding of theatrical costume and construction techniques and terms.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in hand sewing techniques.
    • Knowledge of/and experience in a variety of costume construction techniques including tailoring, period construction techniques, and alterations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in theatrical construction and quick rigging techniques.
    • Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes.
    • Ability to collaborate with the costume team to efficiently complete assigned projects.
    • Ability to listen, take instruction, and to participate in a team to complete the builds/alterations.
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and vendors.
    • Ability to work well under tight deadlines, in a fast paced and high pressure environment.
    • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs, as well as climb and reach on ladders.
    • Experience in the live entertainment and event production industries preferred.
    • Extremely detail-oriented and responsible.
    • Ability to adapt easily to an ever-changing production process.

    The deal…

    • In-Office Wardrobe Shop.
    • Flexible schedule.
    • Competitive hourly rate.
    • Cruise Ship Installs (Onboard).
    • Food & Lodging Included.
    • Competitive daily rate.

    At RWS, we believe our bold makers and mold breakers can come from any background. Our stage is open to all applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. RWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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    RWS | Technical Director | MSC Seascape

    • Gender All Genders
    • Category Technicians
    • City / State At Sea
    • Region Sea / Boat

    https://rws.applytojob.com/apply/dbVwWFTNAA/RWS-MSC-Seascape-Technical-Director

    About the role…

    The Technical Director is primarily responsible for the safe and effective execution of all show automation and rigging systems in Fwd Theatre aboard MSC Seascape. Working in conjunction with the Production Stage Manager, this role will be responsible for the setup and operation of all automation and rigging systems within the venue, inspection and troubleshooting of all venue automation equipment, as well as participating in all sets/strikes in the venue and assisting in any troubleshooting need in all areas technical, including lighting, sound, video, automation, and aerial equipment. The Technical Director will act as the head of rigging and be responsible for leading a team of 4 technicians and operating the NOMAD automation console during performances.

    What’s expected…

    • Acquire and demonstrate awareness of both RWS’ and the venue’s safety procedures including Emergency Action Plans, PPE Requirements, Lock-out Tag-out Procedures, and additional protocols.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Tait automation systems operation and troubleshooting, including Nomad automation console
    • Cirque or other aerialist experience; experience working with performer flying systems a must
    • Familiarity with turntable stages and automatic lifts/traps
    • Proven track record in safety, inspections, and maintenance reporting
    • Lead daily inspections and pre-checks of all automation and rigging equipment, including motors, winches, cables, hardware, performer flying apparatus and harnesses
    • Ensure compliance with all reporting procedures set forth by RWS and venue management
    • Effectively troubleshoot and report issues with technical equipment as they arise
    • Working show tracks: Operate automation consoles, oversee automation technicians, assist performers into harnesses during shows, connect harnesses to rigging points, and perform spotting duties for aerialists
    • Ensure completion of post-show duties after each performance, ensuring all automation equipment and scenic elements are safely stowed and powered down, filing nightly reports, and planning any necessary maintenance prior to next show
    • Provide written maintenance logs outlining details of any issues and resolution procedures
    • Communicate effectively with Production Stage Manager, entertainment technicians, performer cast, maintenance teams, and onboard venue management
    • Assist with overall production needs as reasonably requested

    Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

    What you bring…

    • Have a valid passport not expiring withing 6 months past the length of the contract
    • Have or the ability to obtain and visas required given the sailing itinerary of the ship
    • Excellent communication and management skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in theatre (production or technical) or 3 years of in field experience required.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • Operational knowledge of technical equipment inclusive of rigging, sound, lighting, video and automation.
    • Cruise Line or Touring Experience suggested, but not required.
    • Ability to remain positive and push thru in stressful situations, while still accomplishing daily work.
    • Ability to communicate with multiple departments onboard, understanding how the entertainment team, folds into the bigger operation.
    • Ability to work six (6) days per week for periods of up to 8-months at a time.
    • Comfortable living and working in close quarters with co-workers from varied backgrounds.
    • Ability to stand for long periods, work at height as required, and consistently lift 75 pounds in fulfillment of responsibilities.
    • Ability to learn and abide by all onboard safety regulations as outlined in ship’s Safety Management System.
    • Ability to complete pre-employment medical screening, including MSC vaccination requirements
    • Ability to remain positive in stressful situations working under tight deadlines.
    • The ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances.

    What we bring…

    • Onboard (crossover) training included
    • Food & Lodging Included
    • Private Single Occupancy Cabin
    • Select Privileges in Passenger Dining Facilities
    • Access to Guest Gym Facilities
    • Free Laundry Service
    • Friends and Family cruise discounts

    Contract Dates…

    • October 11th, 2022- May 11th, 2023 (Dates are Flexible)

    Pay Rate…

    • $950 per week

    At RWS, we believe our bold makers and mold breakers can come from any background. Our stage is open to all applicants, regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. RWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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  • RWS | Installation Crew | Seasonal

    • Gender All Genders
    • Category Technicians
    • City / State New York, NY
    • Region United States

    https://rws.applytojob.com/apply/49CR3intkH/RWS-Entertainment-Group-Installation-Crew

    Position Summary:

    The Installation Technician position has basic experience with installation projects spanning the entertainment industry. This position would be responsible for moving and installing materials, attaching décor, running power, and assisting other departments as necessary.

    Essential Duties:

    1.     Install holiday décor for a large commercial holiday lighting event

    2.     Work with the rigging and electrics teams to support suspending and powering of décor

    3.     Work cleanly and efficiently to deliver a stunning final event

    Minimum Qualifications:

    EDUCATION:

    Required: High School Diploma or GED

    Preferred: Vocational or technical training – Field of Study: welding, engineering, rigging, carpentry, electronics, audio, construction, electrician. The knowledge needed for this position are often not found in traditional college educations. Technical theatre education will be the closest thing, but so would any education

    in audio, lighting, electronics, rigging, welding, carpentry, design, 3D modeling software. It’s a myriad of technical skills that makes this a helpful education

    EXPERIENCE:

    1 to 2 years of experience in the technical entertainment field.

    LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Valid driver’s license required. OSHA and similar construction safety certification(s) helpful.

    Key Competencies:

    ·      Basic knowledge of a working theatrical space – rigging, hanging/focusing lighting instruments, audio, running cabling, cable management, basic knots, awareness of other aspects of production and their needs from your position and from the space, basic carpentry, basic electrics, ability to interpret construction drawings

    ·      Solutions-based troubleshooting

    ·      Friendly and proactive personality

    ·      Ability to interface with clients, coworkers, and laborers to maintain a positive work environment

    ·      Organizational skills – in office and on-site

    ·      Excellent verbal communication skills and customer service – communicates through various mediums such as email, text, phone call, and in-person conversations.

    ·      Awareness of dangers and hazards associated with job functions and willingness to mitigate those risks

    Work Environment: While on-site, frequent exposure to unfavorable conditions such as all-weather, or working in cramped, very dirty, or unpleasant quarters. The Installation Technician will often be on-site and need to work in hot/humid, cold/freezing, rain, and snow conditions to complete the job before the deadline.

    Physical Effort: Strenuous – Physical effort represented by frequent handling of heavy objects (approx. 50-75 lbs.) and materials, or heavy hand tools. While on-site the Technical Director frequently operates heavy equipment and heavy hand tools. Standing for long periods of time and often kneeling and bending.

    Hazards: Frequent existing or potential hazards. Moderate existing or potential hazards. In office, there is very little exposure to hazards. While on-site, there is regular exposure to: working at heights over 50 feet, working in and around heavy equipment, exposure to chemicals and regular use of cutting tools such as saws and grinders.

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