Stage Rigger Installation Technician
MainStage Theatrical Supply, Inc.
Houston, TX Posted 6/8/2021 $17.50 / Hour Full Time Construction, Skilled & Trades

Entertainment Systems, Technology and Products - That's what we do! Our people don't just have jobs, they have stable careers. This position provides a competitive hourly rate, as well as per diem for food, transportation and labor costs are covered by Mainstage. If you can work, like to travel and have experience climbing & working at various heights then click to apply and become part of the team at Mainstage. Specific work will include the installation of hardware to existing structures, the installation of beams or tracking, and hardware to concrete, steel, wood, and block walls. We work everywhere to install quality Lighting & sound systems! Schools, Government Buildings, Performing Art Centers, Private Residences, Corporate Structures, Theaters & Concert Halls: You name it!  Installations occur on site, and so the duration of stay for a rigger/installer may be from a day trip to several weeks long. In some cases, generally involving international or long distances of travel, greater lengths of stay may be required.



  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Competitive Pay Rate with time and a half for overtime for over 40 hours worked per week. Mainstage standard benefits include holiday pay, PTO and insurance availability.


NOTE: This position is provided extra per diem $$ for food; transportation and labor costs all covered by MainStage.



  • This position is responsible for the installation and fabrication of rigging hardware, battens, curtain tracks, curtains, electrical plug boxes/strips and all related items. Installations require that the rigger work at heights ranging from 12-60ft from floor level, and call for the use of safety and climbing devices. While much of the work involves individual initiative and judgment, working with team members is critical and required when performing rigging installation. 
  • Installers MUST possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Be able to pass and maintain a level 3 background check for government installations.



Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of theatrical rigging practices and procedures.
  • Must have a background in the rigging and installation of counterweight and motorized systems.
  • Ability to recognize, tie and determine use of knots and cabling terminations.
  • Basic math skills, including but not limited to, addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
  • Knowledge of safe climbing skills and practices – Including ability to rappel, belay, and ascend.
  • Ability to work with or without supervision.
  • Use authoritative references and “common sense” judgment when making decisions regarding safe rigging practices and procedures.
  • Additional Duties: Normal facility upkeep and construction as directed by the Management.
  • MainStage is a drug-free workplace with pre-employment drug and background testing. Random drug testing may be required.

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