The lighting technician works under the supervision of the lighting effects director to properly operate the assigned lighting systems and appliance to achieve the designed lighting effects to conform to the director’s visual specifics.  They work mostly as part of the stage or film crew.  The lighting technician sets up the required lighting apparatus and controls them as directed, infusing his own creative and artistic bent to interpret the director’s specifics.  They are also employed in lighting projects for exhibits and parks as well as department store window displays.

Lighting Technician Resume Template

Peter A. Bishop

East Vill., New York City

Phone: 212-768-1254


A position as a lighting technician in theater or movie studio

Summary of Qualification

  • 10 years of experience in operating lighting and ambiance systems first in a large mall, then as part of a theater technical crew.
  • Portfolio of stage production to be made available during interview.
  • Excellent command in operating various lighting systems.

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present:  Lighting Technician, New City Theater Ensemble

  • Operate manual and computerized lighting systems and appliances as part of the theater crew in any stage production project.
  • Mentor new stage crew hands in operating lighting systems.
  • Ensure that lighting appliances are properly stored when not deployed and in working condition during production.

2000 – 2002:  Lighting Technician, Mall of America

  • Implement and operate lighting systems for the Mall.
  • Coordinate with theme park consultants in operating the lighting systems for the Mall’s attraction sites.


2000 – Present:  Various workshops on lighting control techniques

1998 – 2000: Certificate in Film Production, Julliard School

1996 – 1998: Diploma in Lighting Technology, Purnell University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request