Entertainment - Assistant Head of Lighting, Video & SFX in Las Vegas, NV at Wynn Careers

Date Posted: 6/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Lighting, Video and SFX, the Assistant Head of Lighting, Video and SFX will be required to:

  • Assist the Head of Department with supervising the department staff and with the hiring and training of all new employees.
  • Assist with managing and documenting all required staff training.
  • Assist with staff scheduling and timekeeping.
  • Ensure adherence to the lighting design in collaboration with the Lighting Designer.
  • Assist with ordering supplies and with keeping an inventory of all consumables.
  • Assist the Head of Department with establishing and maintaining the safe and consistent operations of all lighting, video and SFX systems for each rehearsal and performance.
  • Assist the crew in the performance of show cues and operation of show cue tracks.
  • Work with the Resident Director on required changes and ongoing development of the show.
  • Assist with monitoring all lighting, video and SFX systems and provide adequate oversight and supervision to maintain a safe environment.
  • Assist with installing, assembling, hanging and repairing lighting fixtures and special effects systems.
  • Provide cost effective solutions to lighting, video and SFX issues that maintain show quality and maximize return on investment.
  • Assist in maintaining training and backup plans to assure continuity in performance operations of the department.
  • Assist with documenting, monitoring and updating lighting, video and SFX systems installation specifications, inventory of materials and equipment and all pertinent inspection and maintenance records.
  • Assist in the continual development and documentation of all department systems.
  • Assist with overseeing the emergency procedures for show systems with Stage Management and the technical team; ensure all department staff is trained and familiar with these procedures.
  • Assist with preparing and maintaining a safety guide for all lighting, video and SFX and document all operations as part of a permanent record.
  • Assist with and oversee a regular and long-term inspection and maintenance schedule and procedures plan for all lighting, video and SFX system installations. Participate in such inspections regularly.
  • Assist with keeping a log of all maintenance and regular inspections
  • Communicate and coordinate with system manufacturers for system updates and repairs.
  • Assist with creating an atmosphere that maximizes productivity and minimizes costs.
  • Coordinate with other departments as needed to run shows and rehearsals.
  • Support the performers at all times by assisting and guiding their interaction with all show elements and technical staff.
  • Assist with overseeing all department maintenance, safety procedures and training.
  • Comply with any and safety directives and ensure a safe working environment at all times.
  • Adhere to all OSHA regulations and maintain safety procedures for staff.
  • Assist and provide services to the other departments as needed.
  • Maintain and enforce all company policies and procedures.
  • Create a positive atmosphere for all show personnel.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Experience / Education:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as an Assistant Head of Lighting for a large-scale theatrical or production show.
  • Experience with a wide variety of modern theatrical lighting fixtures, lighting control, special effects, video systems, as it pertains to operation, installation, use and troubleshooting. Equipment to include:  ETC dimmers, ETC NET, Grand MA 3 and all conventional and automated fixtures.
  • Experience and knowledge of GFCI safety systems is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to manage staff and perform under pressure as well as manage logistics.
  • Must be highly organized and be able to function in a stressful environment.
  • Must be able to manage, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must have the ability to produce high quality work in a limited time frame.
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills with proven talents in leadership, safety, and teamwork.
  • Must be a team builder and be able to create strong teams.
  • Must possess outstanding organizational skills, as well as excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn or update lifesaving skills and to become CPR/First Responder trained.
  • Willing to define, practice and conform to safe working procedures.
  • Ability, experience, and comfort in working at high elevations in a theatrical environment.
  • Maintain relevant knowledge of industry through continuing education and training.
  • Must be able to break down barriers between backstage and onstage personnel.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office 365
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (evenings, weekends, holidays and long hours).
  • Must have the ability to work with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of OSHA health and safety protocols is required.
  • Must have current OSHA 30 General Industry Safety Card.

Wynn Resorts is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Wynn Resorts does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


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