Lighting Technician

Kaihangarau Rama

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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.


Light technicians usually earn

$30K-$70K per year

Source: The New Zealand Film Technicians' Guild.

Job opportunities

Opportunities for lighting technicians are poor due to decreasing demand for their services and a highly competitive job market.
Gavin Jack sitting at a lighting control desk

Lighting technician Gavin Jack operating the lighting for a television programme

Last updated 27 October 2016