Head of Aquatics – Le Rêve-the Dream - Entertainment
US-NV-Las Vegas

Job Title: Head of Aquatics – Le Rêve-the Dream - Entertainment

Location: Encore, Wynn

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 “Gold List,” a title received for the tenth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 21 dining experiences featuring signature chefs and 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 103,000 square feet of retail space as well as three nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. In addition to two luxury retail esplanades, a Strip-front expansion, Wynn Plaza, is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2018.

Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Director of Technical Operations, the Head of Aquatics will be required to:

  • Supervise the Aquatics Department. Complete staff performance reviews. Hire and train new employees.
  • Produce yearly aquatic budgets and manage the department’s budgets and capital expense projections and oversee the supply, replacement and inventory of consumables.
  • Oversee and maintain a safe and consistent operation of all aquatic systems for each performance.
  • Manage all underwater technical operations.
  • Provide updates to the Director of Technical Operations on all technicians and performers’ water training and diving health.
  • Supervise all pool surface and underwater safety.
  • Continue to develop and maintain the aquatic scuba training, supervision and certification program for all show aquatic personnel (technicians and performers).
  • Provide all water safety and lifesaving training to staff.
  • Coordinate with other departments as needed to run shows and rehearsals.
  • Work with the team on required changes and ongoing development of the show.
  • Support the performers at all times by assisting and guiding their interaction with all show aquatic elements, SCUBA equipment and aquatic staff.
  • Provide cost effective solutions to aquatic issues that maintain show quality and maximize return on investment.
  • Maintain training and backup plans to assure continuity in performance operations of the Aquatics Department.
  • Oversee all aquatic security, maintenance and safety procedures and training.
  • Oversee emergency procedures for show systems with Stage Management and the technical team; assure all aquatics staff is trained and familiar with these procedures.
  • Adhere to all OSHA regulations and maintain safety procedures for staff.
  • Oversee a regular and long-term inspection and maintenance schedule and procedures plan for all aquatics equipment. Participate in such inspections regularly.
  • Document, monitor and update diving equipment installation specifications, inventory of diving equipment and supplies and all pertinent inspection and maintenance records.
  • Create a positive atmosphere for all show personnel.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in professional diving within entertainment related diving activities including interaction with performers.
  • Must be SCUBA instructor certified and have at least three (3) years management experience in a technical environment.
  • Experience with modern diving equipment as it pertains to installation, use and troubleshooting.
  • Must be CPR/First Responder Certified along with accreditation and certificates indicating an appropriate level of training for the above responsibilities.
  • Experience in purchasing and maintaining an inventory a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to make novice divers and performers feel comfortable working in a water environment
  • Ability to withstand exposure to water and swim with a level of comfort
  • Ability to create, implement and work within fiscal budgets.
  • Ability to learn or update lifesaving skills and maintain CPR/First Responder certification.
  • Knowledge of OSHA health and safety protocols is an asset.
  • Must possess excellent problem solving skills and strong interpersonal skills with proven talents in leadership, safety, and teamwork
  • Ability to break down barriers between backstage and onstage personnel
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of PC based systems and MS Office software
  • Willing to define, practice and conform to safe working procedures.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and long hours
  • Must be able to work around live birds, strobe lighting and smoke effects.
  • Must have OSHA 30 hour General Industry Safety and Health Card/Certification