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Lead Design Associate

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

Lead, Entertainment Technology

Join Royal Caribbean Group and be part of shaping the future of entertainment at sea. As Lead in Entertainment Technology, you'll play a crucial role in the New Building Department, supporting the Manager of Sound & Light who oversees all technical requirements for Light, Sound, Video and Automation. The Lead, Entertainment Technology provides a leadership role and expertise to the new build, revitalization or refurbishment projects as assigned by the SVP of Architectural Design, in collaboration with key stake holders. From advising various departments to executing projects and staying abreast of market trends, you'll contribute to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops team resources (people, processes, tools) to manage large scale projects.
  • Independently plans, manages, guides design, and oversees projects, while cross coordinating and sharing best practices effectively between external architectural, interior design and consultancy firms, guiding the design they provide.
  • Collaborate with Entertainment, Cruise Programs, Product Development, and IT departments to define entertainment systems requirements and specifications for new build projects.
  • Work closely with shipyards, integrators, and key vendors on technical requirements for entertainment systems and interfaces such as architectural lighting, artwork, and TV Broadcast systems.
  • Work with architectural design teams to ensure technical requirements are well-defined and integrated into project scopes.
  • Liaise with the Marine Department to address entertainment needs and interface requirements for Local Entertainment Systems
  • Coordinate with art providers on technical details for Audio Visual, Lighting, and specialized systems.
  • Assist in coordinating TV systems between New Building Designers, Architects, and Consultants.
  • Plan and execute projects, sharing best practices effectively between consultants, brand operations, system suppliers, and builders.
  • Help Manager to conduct market research to identify trends, disruptions, and emerging opportunities.
  • Network to build relationships in the A/V Industry
  • Studies, collects, shares, compare, stores statistical information, and analyse various ships and areas bringing forth observations.
  • Seek opportunities to further enhance SLVR high standards.
  • Serve as the point of contact for outside consultants, ensuring timely deliverables and adherence to processes.
  • Uphold quality management practices throughout all project phases.
  • Maintain existing Royal Caribbean Group Sound, Light, Video, Entertainment Rigging and automation high standards.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Manages project spend up to $10 mil for revitalizations and $20 mil for newbuilds.
  • Develops Sound Light and rigging budgets and manages to delivery.
  • Develops Consultant fee budgets and manages to delivery

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working knowledge of personal computers within a Windows environment.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Independent decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to think outside the box and provide innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills within a multicultural environment, amongst employees and management
  • Detail oriented Problem-solving skills Analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills Experience in managing and prioritizing expense budgets.
  • Extensive experience in operational success within the Cruise / Entertainment Industry
  • Knowledge of quality management system requirements for cruise vessel operations
  • Strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage budgets effectively and analysing financial data.
  • Performs other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.
  • Demonstrates exceptional verbal, written, and presentation abilities, coupled with adept public speaking skills. Proficient in delivering compelling presentations to senior executives with confidence and finesse.
  • Familiarity with current entertainment, recreation, and leisure trends.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and requirements for vessel operations using ISO 14001.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, and stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information.
  • The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations, and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk to the dock, ascend and descend the vessel. This position may regularly travel domestically or internationally.

Visual requirement:

  • Distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
  • The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, possibly travel domestic and international, and work in shipboard functions.
  • A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.

Additional Details:

  • Flexibility in work schedule and location is essential for this role, as frequent travel will be required.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.