Live Event Lighting Specialist

Sight & Sound Productions


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Jacksonville, FL
Contract type: Full time
Sight & Sound Productions
Live Event Lighting Specialist

Do you have a passion for creating events and making long-lasting memories for your clients? Sight & Sound Productions is seeking an Event Lighting Specialist!

Our lighting specialist collaborates closely with clients, Sales, Project Managers, and the Production Manager to prepare relevant lighting designs and equipment for safe and prompt installation and operation at live events. Serves as L1, L2, or Team Lead onsite as needed, leading a crew of staff, freelancers, and vendors to implement the creative vision. Maintains and prepares lighting equipment in service of the above.

What is in it for you
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K
  • Team focused culture
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within our company
  • Complementary tickets to events including the Jacksonville Icemen Hockey Games, Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Games, and the Jacksonville Zoo (general admission + special events).
What you will be doing:
  • Attend pre-conference meetings with the Production Manager or Project Manager when asked
  • Assist Production Manager in resolving conflicts with lighting resources and coordinate rental needs with multiple vendors, if necessary
  • Assist Warehouse Manager when needed to pull, scan, load/unload equipment, and check-in equipment for completeness
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and the Production Manager as a Lighting Director, directing the lighting part of live events, including placement of lighting specials for key moments, cueing of lighting effects, directing follow spot operators, etc. In some instances where a Project Manager or Production Manager are not present, all Lighting Direction may be at your discretion.
  • Work closely with the Video Director to obtain the best balance of stage lighting for the live audience and IMag/remote audience/recording
  • Supervise Lighting and Rigging teams during installation of show equipment
  • Provide paperwork to facilitate installation, patching, focus, programming, and operation of lighting equipment
  • Installs, Patches, focuses, programs, and operates the lighting equipment on show.
  • Manage inventories of expendables and replacement parts for lighting equipment. Works with purchasing department on these items
  • Supervise and coordinate crews of 2 to 15 on various projects
  • Serve as rigging supervisor or master electrician for large-scale events
  • Help to evaluate freelancers as to their suitability to perform lighting-related functions
  • Become proficient in Lighting software such as VectorWorks, Grand MA2 …etc
Your experience and skills include:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or four years of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; related experience must be in a corporate event setting
  • Proficiency in the implementation of live lighting technologies and concepts, including lighting system and rigging design, conventional and moving light fixtures, dimming, gobo creation/selection, lighting color theory, analog and digital console programming, computer-aided design programs, and advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • Must learn and become adept at using Flex Inventory management software
  • Valid driver’s license and medical card required; may require CDL; required to obtain US Passport if necessary; must be available for 60% travel and work flexible hours.
Your team and working environment:

Sight & Sound Productions is based in Jacksonville, FL, but produces events all over the country. While most events are held in Northeast Florida, a few times a year you will be asked to travel for up to a week. Our corporate office where you will spend prepping shows and collaborating with the team is in a newly built building conveniently located near the Town Center (off 295 & Beach Blvd.).

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company, and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Sight & Sound Productions?
We are far more than an event company. We are a community of passionate, creative people who love building and executing ideas from the ground up. Event Techs are a little bit like “adrenaline junkies” who feed of the energy of events. A lot of companies say they have a “great culture”, but we have over 10 people who have been with the company for over 8 years, some being here for 25 years, which shows what kind of culture we truly have. We are excited that our team is growing and hope you will be a part of it!

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