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Event Rigging Supervisor - Mandalay Bay

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Job ID RIGGI028886 Date posted 04/29/2024 Location Las Vegas , Nevada Position Type Full Time

Position Overview

Rigging Supervisors are responsible for the safe installation and operation of rigging elements required within a particular property or collection of properties within their city and are the primary point-of-contact for clients. They will be peforming the specfic rigging and overhead safety work themselves and supervising the rigging activities of internal and external riggers. Work directly with third party production companies on all inbound events requiring rigging services within Encore hotels.  Utilize structural data and weight load limits to approve inbound third party and internal Encore designs for rigging events.

Key Job Responsibilities

Project Management

• Create a "Hotel Rigging Advance" for each event.  

• Review show drawings and information prior to each show.  

• Discuss load-in and hanging order with the client to ensure our Riggers work efficiently with their vendors or staff.   

• Provide final review, load calculations and approval of rigging plot prior to load in.  

• Perform load calculations while trusses are being loaded to verify that no point load or supporting truss exceeds its rated capacity.  

• Check that all truss bolts are tight and all flown equipment has safeties.

Labor Management  

• Share rigging plot and advance instructions with rigging team and assign duties.  

• Ensure that Riggers are on site until all trusses and rigged elements have been raised to final trim height.  

• Supervise the on-site activities of the other Riggers including managing the break schedule. 

• Ensure all Riggers behave and present themselves in a professional manner.

Client Relations

• Act as liason between rigging crew and hotel or on-site client. 

• Obtain necessary and appropriate client signatures on rental agreement and work requests.  

• Report any damages to the appropriate hotel representative or your Director, Audio Visual Services.


• Establish hang-point, motor attachment to permanent rigging points, GAC Flex span set attachments to the truss, run and dress motor cables, focus speakers, focus lighting fixtures and other tie-offs, run cable picks, and ensure safety of scenic pieces to hang-points.  

• Check that all truss bolts are tight, and lights have safeties.  

• Make sure the lifts are charged and plugged in anytime they are not in use.  

• Remain on-site until all motors have been raised to trim. 

• Monitor equipment performance and identify any equipment in need of repair or replacement.


• Responsible for ensuring the power phasing of motor controller is appropriate to prevent limit switches from being defeated.  

• Verify that all elements are securely fastened and checked for safety.  

• Constant surveillance of hardware for damage.  

• Ultimate authority for overhead safety including removing personnel who are acting in an unsafe manner.

Job Requirements

• Decision Making Responsibility:  Supervisor

• Experience Level:  Minimum of 4 Years Required

• Education Level:  High School


• Exceeds customer expectations

• People Development

• Decision Making

• Communication

• Initiative

Work Environment


Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust.  The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes.  Team members will use high-end audio-visual equipment and electrical components and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders.  Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations.  Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.   Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by Encore based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

The above information on this description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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