- Director of Lighting Systems

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Director of Lighting Systems


Director of Lighting Systems

• Expert Level


Madison Square Garden Entertainment: The primary responsibility of the Director of Lighting is to supervise lighting operations in the Sphere and adjacent spaces, manage and maintain the Production Department lighting equipment and venue lighting systems.

Category Grip / Lighting / Electric 
Location Las Vegas, Nevada Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Dec 14, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

139,000.00 – 185,000.00 / year (Salary or Temporary rate is based on job qualifications and relevant work experience)

This position will coordinate with MSG Studios for the implementation of new shows lighting files and file uploads and facilitate lighting discussions and programming with outside productions. This may include pre-production meetings with the MSG Studios & guest productions, organizing how best to accomplish the planned events throughout the performance.

What will you do?
  • People Management
  • Manage lighting teams responsible for Sphere’s architectural and theatrical house lighting plot in the main dome, atrium and supporting areas. You will direct both union and non-union labor to include hiring, training, and scheduling.
  • Business / Process Management
  • Participate in pre-Opening collaboration with MSG Studios, Ventures, and Venue Operations departments to develop standard operating procedures for all venue lighting systems.
  • Participate in the planning, documenting, training, and commissioning of systems as they are carried through from their final design phases to opening night. Track costs against event, programming, and maintenance budgets.
  • Ensure maintenance, handling, and inventory of both in house and rental lighting equipment while ensuring that all lighting needs are scheduled and met.
  • Oversee transition from day of event activities to the load out of all equipment for assigned events.
  • Event Management
  • Oversee the install and operation of lighting systems throughout the entire event. Oversee proper control board operation & programming.
  • Accommodate artist and/or event lighting requirements and implement all lighting changes at the direction of the Event Director
  • Assist with the technical advance with Artist’s representatives and troubleshoot event day issues while being highly responsive to emergencies in a fast paced, time sensitive environment.
What do you need to succeed?
To qualify for the role, you must have:
  • 10+ years working experience in lighting design, lighting tech and / or lighting for film, television, live events, and/or themed entrainment.
  • Technical knowledge surrounding production lighting specific items involving but not limited to MA2, MA3, sACN, Art-Net, Timecode and show control systems, ETC Architectural systems. Additionally, strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with both financial and operational implications across departments and venues in a deadline-oriented environment with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience supervising and working with Union & Non-Union Crews
  • Experience creating and maintaining event budgets and preparing financial information for event settlements.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills emphasizing problem solving, time management, reasoning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and resolve conflicts in time sensitive manner. You are able to work independently when necessary and use sound business judgement.
  • Demonstrate integrity, tact, diplomacy, and a commitment to company values and principles.
Ideally, you’ll also have:
  • Completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.
  • Lighting technicians, operators & programmers
  • Senior Manager of Lighting Systems

Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights, and holidays.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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