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PSAV is a global leader in event experiences. We provide creative, production, advanced technology and staging to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their events. Our team consists of more than 9,000 professionals across 1,500 on-site venue locations and 49 branch offices within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United Arab Emirates. We support over 1.5 million meetings annually and, on average, are hired by more than 1,100 meeting planners and event organizers each day. PSAV is the trusted partner and exclusive on-site provider of choice at leading venues including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Four Season, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Westin, and Fenway Park. The company is headquartered in Schiller Park, IL near O’Hare airport.

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Rigging Coordinator, Event Technology

Job ID 206539 Date posted 11/27/2018

Position Overview

Responsible for the management and safe execution of rigging events in a PSAV approved rigging venue.  Approves all Rigging designs using structural data and weight load limits for both internal and external rigging production needs. Schedules labor and supervises team members to ensure they are following the rigging standard operating procedures. This position reports to the Regional Vice President, Operations. 

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.

Required Experience :

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
  • 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
  • Qualified-Basic Rigging certification
  • Lift certification
  • Lift operation experience
  • Ground operation experience
  • High rigging without harness experience


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

Work Environment

Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust.  The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes.  Team members will use high-end equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders for long periods of time.  Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations.  Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.   Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area. 50% travel is required.

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  • Sales

    Our passionate sales staff provides frontline exposure for PSAV and works with customers to develop custom solutions to meet their objectives.
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    Today’s technology includes dynamic audiovisual, creative, digital, staging and facility services.
At PSAV, we provide quality equipment, memorable service and the latest in technology.
  • Rigging

    Providing customers with access to a robust network of rigging professionals, extensive inventory, and established safety programs is a hallmark of PSAV’s rigging service.
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    We offer services to create a seamless extension of your team and serve your guests in the same manner they are accustomed to from your own staff.

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