High Riggers assemble and hoist temporary suspension structures to heights to support performance equipment. Their work is based on instruction, plans and calculations. Their job can include rope access, working above colleagues, assemble constructions to lift performers and lifting heavy loads, which makes it a high-risk occupation. They work indoor as well as outdoor. They cooperate with ground riggers to unload and assemble constructions on ground level.
Ability to lift and pull 50lbs of weight is a requirement. Excellent knowledge and ability in rope management and knots is a must.
Ability to use clear and concise communication with other High Riggers and ground teams. Experience as a line cook is beneficial for when crews have heavy appetites.