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Part-time ,
submitted by
Crystal Hodges

Event Production Freelancer

Freelancer Requirements / Qualifications:

- Experience setting up/striking events

- Experience with on set work (photo, video, or theatre/scenic work)

- Rigging experience a plus

- Forklift, scissor lift, boom lift experience and license a plus

- Working in a woodshop (table saw, panel saw, chop saw, band saw, miter saw, basic framing knowledge etc.)

- Various types of installation methods (concrete anchoring, rigging, various hardware, etc.)

- Reading diagrams and layout drawings

- Spray painting, latex and acrylic painting.- desire to continually learn new build techniques and methods.

- Able to juggle multiple things happening at one time

- Calm under pressure

- Excellent people skills and communication

- Able to identify your own mistakes and seek improvement

- Must have a valid driver's license, be comfortable driving vans and box trucks (access to a car is preferred,but not required)

- Certified scissor lift and boom lift operator a plus

- Able to stand on a ladder for long periods of time

- Able to lift 40 lbs

- Comfortable using industrial adhesives and resins.

Other Skills

Do you specialize in one of the following specific skills or something else not on the list? Please be sure to point that out to us.

  • Carpentry - We are always on the lookout for talented carpenters to help build our large scale installations or set designs.
  • Painters - We often do murals and look for painters with large scale mural experience to round out our team when needed.
  • Prop styling - We take on set design jobs and love to have freelancers with prop styling experience to call!
  • Set design - You would need to know how to layout unique sets, source materials, and make drawings for a team to build off of.
  • Rigging - can you work on an aerial lift? Do you have a license? Do you love being on job sites setting things up? YAY!
  • Structural engineering - Must have a structural engineering degree and proper insurance.
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, IL