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Aquatics Technician

Cirque du Soleil

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 22, 2022.

***Le poste étant situé aux États-Unis, la description de poste est disponible uniquement en anglais.***
***As this position in based in the United States, the job description is available in English only.***
Aquatics Technician
Permanent position

Hold your breath and dive into the action: are you ready to work for one of Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic shows? We are looking for an underwater diving specialist to fill the position of Aquatics Technician. As part of our expert dive crew, you will report to the Aquatics Supervisor and as part of the expert dive team, you will play a key role in the show’s performance and be responsible for the safety of our artists and technicians while in the water.

The Aquatics Technician will:
– Ensure all departmental designs, equipment, systems, functions, procedures, show tracks, maintenance and inspection logs, special projects, etc. are properly and adequately documented;
– Work with the Aquatics Supervisor and Artistic & Stage Management staff to support their needs during rehearsals, training, and performances;
– Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsals, training, maintenance and evening show performances;
– Develop a thorough knowledge of all department equipment specific to the production in order to operate equipment safely;
– Adhere to and promote all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training;
– Take active role in Rescue Scenarios and Contingency Plans throughout theatre with regards to water safety;
– Remain underwater for a period of 90 minutes or more, twice a night, during the running of the shows and perform the designated pre-determined set of activities in accordance with the “Aquatics Cue Track Book”;
– Safeguard both technicians and artists during both the running of the performance, as well as during training and maintenance periods in underwater, as well as on-stage while acting as ‘Deck Safety Officer”;
– Perform maintenance duties that would include, but not be limited to, operating the “Scuba Tank Air Filling Station”, servicing and repairing all scuba gear used in the theatre, vacuuming of the theatre pool and assisting all other theatre departments with their maintenance projects, installations and repairs as needed;
– All other job related duties as assigned by the Aquatics Supervisor, or Lead Diver.

The ideal candidate will:
– High School Diploma and or GED required;
– Possess a current “Professional Scuba Diving Divemaster Certification,” (or higher) with a known accredited certification Agency, as well as valid CPR, first aid, AED certifications;
– Possess a state of health that facilitates the extensive scuba diving and essential functions of the job; Comfortable with wearing a “Full Face Scuba Diving Mask” and be able to lift, push or pull heavy loads (50 lbs or more), including pulling Performing Artists through the water column;
– Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
– Ability to communicate safety and security to individuals using non-verbal communication;
– Professional appearance and demeanor;
– Available to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays;
– Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook);
– Ability to work well under pressure;
– Ability to perform the essential functions of the job including, but not limited to: crouching, kneeling, standing, lifting things under water, and the ability to hold breath, sometimes for extended amounts of time; lifting at least 50lbs unassisted, etc.; Full list of essential functions will be sent in the offer.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
– 10-hour OSHA course completion card required
– Verification of the right to work in the United States for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, as demonstrated by completion of the Form I-9 upon hire and the submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the Form I-9) verifying one’s identity and work authorization;
– Although not a pre-employment condition, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin or ancestry.