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Head of Lighting


Job details

27 Oct 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Digital & Technology, Management & Admin, Other


ACLX is a fast growing hire and event services company located in Hamilton, servicing Waikato and Bay of Plenty. We are passionate about our people and culture, and love working with our clients to realise their vision and create sustainable events. Our team strive to live our values every day (respect, honesty, transparency, creativeness and kindness), and we’re looking for a key cog in the wheel who can join the team and hit the ground running.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Lighting oversees, and ultimately ensures the efficiency of, day-to day-operations of the Lighting department. You will deliver consistent and high quality services, working collaboratively with the Head of Audio and Head of AV to lead our team of technicians. You will have excellent communication and time management skills, be calm under pressure, and utilise your experience in the industry to problem solve.

The Role

  • Oversee operation of the lighting department
  • Create lighting and event designs
  • Lead large scale events
  • Coordinate workshop operations
  • Communicate with venues and venue management
  • Quoting
  • Equipment sales – Lighting
  • Client liaison

Key relationships

  • Reporting to the Managing Director
  • Working with the Head of Audio and Head of AV
  • Leading ACLX team members
  • Ensure a consistent, high quality delivery to ACLX's clients.

Skills, experience and personal characteristics

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with lighting in the event & entertainment industry
  • Full NZ Driver Licence
  • EWP unit standards
  • Working at Height unit standards

Core Competencies:

  • Experience using Lighting control and CAD software
  • Proven lighting design experience
  • Strong general computer skills
  • Familiarity with Rental Management Software
  • In-depth knowledge of event management, and production services

What we expect from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Problem solver
  • A passion for the events industry

What we want from you:

  • To deliver the best possible service to our customers while upholding and living by our key values

Live into our Core Values

  • Respect: We respect people's opinions, ideas and property
  • Honesty: We own it, we are truthful 
  • Transparency: We communicate directly and clearly with people
  • Creative: We are problem solvers and innovators   
  • Kindness: We care, we look after our people.
How to apply

To find out more or to apply, email


Written by


28 Aug 2019

ACLX is Waikato's most comprehensive supplier of production equipment and services.  We are based in Hamilton and work throughout the Waikato region.  We specialise in theatre and large corporate events.