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Part Time Event Rigger - Boston Area job

PSAVDedham, MA
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Company Description

Since 1937, PSAV has been connecting and inspiring people around the globe with impactful meeting and event experiences. Working closely with our customers, our talented professionals deliver strategic planning, creative production, advanced technology and staging services to make dynamic and impactful meetings and events of all sizes – always with an unwavering focus on you. Our experienced professionals are passionate about successful events, and take the time to learn about you and your goals. That close working relationship, along with our vast resources and ready-for-anything approach, gives you the peace of mind that PSAV can help create a unique event tailored to realize your vision and achieve your goals. We’ve earned a reputation for providing reliable, world-class service. It’s earned us the privilege of supporting more than 1,000 meeting planners and event organizers each day. We’re proud of our long-term relationships and position as the trusted, on-site provider of choice at more than 1,500 leading hotels, resorts, convention centers and sports/entertainment venues around the world. Our global footprint in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, along with our 40+ production branches, allows us to produce inspiring events anywhere you want to be.

Job Description


Position Overview

Responsible for performing rigging activities in a Hospitality or convention center environment while upholding safety and quality standards per all trade, PSAV/property guidelines and SOPs. Reports to Lead Rigger or Rigging Coordinator.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Gather and organize all rigging tools and equipment per event needs.

  • Confirm carpet protected as required by local conditions.

  • Provide ground rigging support to teams building points from lifts by staging motors and equipment under rig points, handing up motor chain, tools and equipment and spotting lift movements.

  • Establish hang-point, connect hoist and attachments to permanent rigging points, connect GAC Flex spanset attachments to truss, connect/run and dress motor cables, run cable picks, ensure safety of scenic elements to hang-points and proper use of all truss protection equipment, inspect all cabling tie-offs.

  • Check that all truss bolts are tight and pieces of flown equipment are safetied to truss.

  • Support other trades needing help raising gear through use of motor or lift, and check work for safety.

  • Remain on site until all motors have been raised to trim.


  • Responsible for observing and maintaining all safety concerns during an event, including escalation of any observations of personnel who are acting in an unsafe manner.

  • Ensure the power phasing of motor controller is appropriate to prevent limit switches from being defeated.

  • Verify all elements are securely fastened and checked for safety.

  • Must secure and maintain proper lift and/or Working At Height certifications as necessary.

  • Follow all manufactures recommendations and local conditions when using personnel lifts.

  • Riggers must be qualified prior to making any temporary rigging points or any points outside of a protected lift of any kind.

Project Management

  • Secure and review advanced rigging plan and execute through Rigging Coordinator/Lead Rigger or other leadership supervision.

  • Identify possible rigging obstacles and recommend solutions to resolve issues.

  • Assist other technical trades with coordination efforts to execute show plot in harmony with all floor activity.


  • Provide ongoing visual inspection of all hardware in use including truss, motors, lighting, sound, projection, and personnel lifts.

  • Escalate any problems with hardware and recommend solutions to resolve issues to supervisor.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 500+ hours of onsite rigging experience

  • Qualified-Basic Rigging certification

  • Lift Certification

  • Lift operation experience

  • Ground Rigging experience

  • High rigging without harness experience

  • Previous experience supervising a rigging team preferred


Exceeds Customer Expectations

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Concern for Quality

  • Production Awareness

Establishing Focus

Building Teamwork




  • High School or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and materials.
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules.


  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation and ControlControlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Time ManagementManaging one's own time and the time of others.


  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • DesignKnowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Building and ConstructionKnowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.



Company - Private




$500M to $1B


Multiple locations






Mike McIlwain

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