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Lighting Technician I

Department: Media Production
Location: Houston, TX

Lighting Technician I


The Lighting Technician (I) is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the lighting systems in the Sanctuary and FLC building. She/he is also responsible for the cleaning, maintenance and ensuring the proper functioning of all conventional stage lighting as well as intelligent moving fixtures installed in the Sanctuary & FLC building.

Supervisor: Director of Broadcast and Production Engineering



  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of all lighting systems in the Sanctuary and FLC building
  • Inspect the fog, haze systems periodically and perform their regular cleaning and maintenance (fluid replacement, etc.) to ensure their proper function.
  • Inspect all lighting fixtures, perform their regular cleaning, maintenance and areas to ensure they are working properly and secured safely.
  • Interpreting a lighting designer’s plan
  • Rigging, focusing and operating necessary lighting equipment.
  • Maintaining the lighting equipment in a good safe working condition.
  • Rigging, building and maintaining LED walls and displays.
  • Perform show load-ins and load-outs for each special event.
  • Train and oversee the performance of the 2-4 spotlight operators, coordinate their tasks over the communication system during the shows.
  • Work services as an L2 operator.
  • Fill out the Lighting Tech Reports detailing any new or outstanding problem pertaining to the lighting systems.
  • Respond to regular, general cleaning and repairs, in addition to, lighting maintenance.
  • Assist with additional multiple show setups and rehearsals.
  • Attend any safety or job-related training as required and scheduled by immediate supervisor, including Human Resources and the Facility department.
  • Maintain and update handover notes/reports for future incoming replacement technician.
  • Ensure proper and thorough training on all job-related aspects.



  • Good knowledge of electrical theory, be able to read and follow electrical and system drawings and diagrams
  • Good knowledge of intelligent moving fixtures operation, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Good knowledge of lighting console operation (GrandMa, GrandMa2, ETC)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of show control and time code distribution
  • Basic knowledge of lighting design and programming
  • Basic knowledge in PC hardware & software maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge and experience with lighting video servers.
  • Knowledge and experience with LED video walls.
  • Have basic knowledge of audio/video equipment setup and operation.
  • Theater background and experience, be familiar with industry terms, standards, rules, regulations and common practices
  • Comfortable working at heights up to 85ft, be able to safely climb an A-frame ladder, properly operate a scissor and boom arm lift
  • Good overall health and physical condition
  • Ability to lift/move up to 75 pounds


  • 3 years experience in technical lighting with LED equipment required
  • 3 years experience in lighting production preferred


Full-Time Employee Benefits

At Lakewood Church, we strive to provide great benefits for our employees including:

  • Vacation leave
  • Personal leave
  • Sick leave
  • Missions leave
  • Parental leave
  • Free on-site childcare for ages birth to five years old
  • Employer paid premiums for health, dental and vision benefits
  • Employer paid premiums for short and long term disability benefits
  • Employer paid premiums for life insurance
  • Employer paid premiums for AD&D Insurance
  • Employer paid parking fees
  • Corporate health wellness program support through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 403(b)(9) retirement plan
  • Lakewood Bookstore discount
  • Complimentary copies of sermon messages


This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and/or the job itself is subject to change. 

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