Lighting Technician

Kaihangarau Rama

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Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting equipment to provide light and special lighting effects in theatres, at events, and for film and television productions.


Event lighting technicians usually earn

$17-$27 per hour

Entertainment lighting technicians usually earn

$36-$70 per hour

Source: The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians' Guild, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a lighting technician are poor due to strong competition for limited vacancies.
Setting up the lighting rig at LDI 2013 trade show in Las Vegas

Lighting technicians set up frames and scaffolding for lighting rigs

Last updated 12 June 2017