Assistant Lighting Project Manager | Playbill

Assistant Lighting Project Manager

CATEGORY: Technical

Focus Lighting
New York, NY

Job Details


Focus Lighting, a fast-paced, innovative, and award-winning architectural lighting design firm based in New York City, has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Project Manager. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a candidate that is intelligent, energetic, and who is eager to contribute to the creation of unique, world-class architectural projects (see some of our work at ).

Applicants also must have experience laying out and programming lighting controls (ETC, Lutron, Pharos, or similar).


  • Provide technical support and design assistance for architectural lighting control and LED lighting systems.
  • Assist with budgeting, technical design, bidding, construction and close-out for lighting projects.
  • Review and do take-offs of architectural and electrical drawings and bid documents.
  • Create bill of materials and quotations for lighting fixtures and control systems.
  • Ordering, tracking and coordinating delivery of equipment.
  • Mock-up unusual conditions and participate in the design and engineering of unique architectural details and custom fixtures.
  • Coordinate installation of fixtures and controls with the contractors.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have prior experience with architectural or theatrical dimming & controls and/or computer networking and/or LED fixtures.
  • Understand DMX/RDM, sACN, TCP/UDP.
  • Have 1-2 years’ experience in project management for theater, design, or construction.
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Adobe Suite and be able to learn new software easily.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills (organized, prioritized, succinct).
  • Be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work both independently and collaboratively, and function well under pressure.
  • Have a BA or MFA in technical theater or a BA in architecture, design, engineering, construction, or a related field.

Our office is located in Harlem and is a busy, yet very creative, exciting, and friendly environment. This is an office-based position, but local and domestic travel may be required. Benefits are provided, including paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, and 401(k).


$57,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year



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