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Rigging Coordinator

Job ID RIGGI04426 Date posted 09/11/2019 Location Chicago, Illinois Position Type Full-Time

Key Job Responsibilities

Staff Development

  • Supervise full-time and part-time Riggers on show site.
  • Hire, train, develop full-time Riggers and evaluate performance.
  • Develop a pool of part-time Riggers who can be called upon to provide assistance on a local and regional basis.
  • Provide consistent leadership for Rigging Services support to our venue team members.

Safety Compliance

  • Complete field assessments regarding rigging safety compliance within assigned region.
  • Assist with periodic site inspections of new and existing facilities and evaluation of safety of existing rigging points.
  • Perform load calculations and approve working load limits on all shows and events.
  • Utilize CAD software to assist production companies with analysis of weight distributions of suspended loads.

Equipment Compliance

  • Review compliance on all OSHA regulations and standards pertaining to fall protection.
  • Make recommendations and escalate compliance and safety needs to the Rigging leadership team.
  • Ensure compliance with annual equipment certification procedures established by PSAV.
  • Provide recommendations to assist in the selection of rigging equipment to best meet the needs of our teams and clients.
  • Help review the accepted technical and safety standards within our industry and assist in its implementation.

Equipment/Labor Management

  • Coordinate and schedule all labor and equipment to facilitate the load-in and load-out of all events requiring rigging services.


  • Attend major production site visits or other events as necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of the show.
  • Assist in the creation of PSAV produced shows to ensure timeline efficiency and standard operating procedure compliance including motor maintenance program, point inspections, training, ground supported structures and aerial performances.
  • Assist in leading and overseeing cross-functional team activities from initial concept to final delivery.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of experience in rigging in either the entertainment, theatrical or production environment, including but not limited to, working as both ground and overhead rigger with PSAV and its Rigging team
  • 2+ years effectively managing rigging teams, preferably of 10+ Riggers
  • ETCP certification
  • Qualified-Basic Rigging certification
  • Lift certification
  • Lift operation experience
  • Ground operation experience
  • High rigging without harness experience
  • Working knowledge of CAD (Auto Sketch, VectorWorks, AutoCAD, LD Assistant or other) software.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with customers and leadership teams
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint


  • Staff Development
  • Concern for Quality
  • Exceeds Customer Expectations
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Production Efficiency

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