Stage Props and Puppets Technician

Join Disney Cruise Line as a Stage Props and Puppets Technician! Operate and maintain props, puppets, and sets for enchanting theater productions. Bring magic to life with your expertise.

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About this role

Job Title:
Stage Props and Puppets Technician

Disney Cruise Line (Ship Based)

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for the position of Stage Props and Puppets Technician for Disney Cruise Line.


Responsible for setting, operating and maintaining all props, puppets, and set pieces in the theater. Sets/strikes and performs required show tracks for all shows. Handles required props maintenance. Turns around show sets with other members of the team. Preventative maintenance and routine repair of appropriate equipment. Responsible for any scenic paint touch ups, as necessary. Performs emergency abbreviated shows as necessary based on

weather conditions, safety requirements, rehearsals and other altered technical requirements as deemed necessary by the Stage Manager or other leader in charge of the event. Responsible for assisting in other duties and tasks as assigned by the Senior Technician, including but not limited to cast changeovers, load ins/outs, new show installs, equipment tests, vendor support, movie premieres and company events. Collects, receives, loads, and manages inventory for CO2 product. Maintains cleanliness of theater, work area and appropriate booths and lockers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of experience, preferably in a props or scenic workshop environment
  • General experience in a theatrical environment, with knowledge of the terminology and function of a technical theatre environment, required
  • Specialized training in puppetry or prop making including scene painting and basic carpentry, preferred
  • Trade school/college diploma, preferred
  • Ability to perform in environments that have second-hand smoke, pyrotechnics, chemical smoke, haze, fog, dry ice and other special effects
  • Experience with materials including but not limited to polystyrene, metal, wood, fiber glass, plaster of paris, soft and dense foams, expanding foam and silicone rubber
  • Experience with paints including but not limited to water based, spray, latex based and rubber based
  • Experience with adhesive products including but not limited to super glue, urethane glue, hot glue, and contact cement

Additional Information:

This is a shipboard role

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman’s visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
  • Complete a pre-employment medical
  • Obtain a criminal background check
  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

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About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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