RWS Entertainment Group - Installation Crew

New York, NY
Mid Level

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Installation Technician position has basic experience with installation projects spanning the entertainment industry. This position would be responsible for moving and installing materials, attaching décor, running power, and assisting other departments as necessary.


Essential Duties:

1.     Install holiday décor for a large commercial holiday lighting event

2.     Work with the rigging and electrics teams to support suspending and powering of décor

3.     Work cleanly and efficiently to deliver a stunning final event


Minimum Qualifications:



Required: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred: Vocational or technical training – Field of Study: welding, engineering, rigging, carpentry, electronics, audio, construction, electrician. The knowledge needed for this position are often not found in traditional college educations. Technical theatre education will be the closest thing, but so would any education

in audio, lighting, electronics, rigging, welding, carpentry, design, 3D modeling software. It’s a myriad of technical skills that makes this a helpful education



1 to 2 years of experience in the technical entertainment field.



Valid driver’s license required. OSHA and similar construction safety certification(s) helpful.


Key Competencies:

·      Basic knowledge of a working theatrical space - rigging, hanging/focusing lighting instruments, audio, running cabling, cable management, basic knots, awareness of other aspects of production and their needs from your position and from the space, basic carpentry, basic electrics, ability to interpret construction drawings

·      Solutions-based troubleshooting

·      Friendly and proactive personality

·      Ability to interface with clients, coworkers, and laborers to maintain a positive work environment

·      Organizational skills – in office and on-site

·      Excellent verbal communication skills and customer service - communicates through various mediums such as email, text, phone call, and in-person conversations.

·      Awareness of dangers and hazards associated with job functions and willingness to mitigate those risks


Work Environment: While on-site, frequent exposure to unfavorable conditions such as all-weather, or working in cramped, very dirty, or unpleasant quarters. The Installation Technician will often be on-site and need to work in hot/humid, cold/freezing, rain, and snow conditions to complete the job before the deadline.


Physical Effort: Strenuous – Physical effort represented by frequent handling of heavy objects (approx. 50-75 lbs.) and materials, or heavy hand tools. While on-site the Technical Director frequently operates heavy equipment and heavy hand tools. Standing for long periods of time and often kneeling and bending.



Frequent existing or potential hazards. Moderate existing or potential hazards. In office, there is very little exposure to hazards. While on-site, there is regular exposure to: working at heights over 50 feet, working in and around heavy equipment, exposure to chemicals and regular use of cutting tools such as saws and grinders.




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