Rigging Manager

Bass Coast Festival is hiring a Rigging Manager.

The position is responsible for managing all rigging needs before, during, and after the festival. This includes the Main Stage streamer installation and any elevated art installations. The Rigging Manager will work closely with the Art Director, Production Manager, and other departments to ensure safety and creative requirements are met, coordinate logistics, and supervise rigging projects from planning through teardown. Additionally, this role demands hands-on involvement in onsite rigging tasks.

The successful candidate's ideal schedule is to be on the festival site from approximately July 3 - July 17, 2024. (Dates can be somewhat flexible. July 3 - July 8 are essential.) 
Festival days Thu July 11 - Sun July 14 are days off.


Bass Coast is a thoughtfully curated boutique electronic music and art festival held in Merritt, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx people.

Moving into its 16th year, Bass Coast is an independent & artist owned festival with accolades that include two consecutive wins of DJ Mag’s ‘Best Boutique Festival in North America’, 'Best Midsize Festival in Canada' by Canada Music Awards, and 'Best Music Festival in Vancouver' runner-up by the Georgia Straight Vancouver.


  • Manage rigging needs in planning and on-site phases, including various installations and site operations.
  • Collaborate with the Art Director, Production Manager, and engineers for project approvals.
  • Coordinate logistics, scheduling, and volunteer staffing for rigging activities.
  • Create schedules for onsite rigging projects and submit inventory and volunteer requests.
  • Communicate with Bass Coast teams as needed.
  • Oversee all rigging projects: build, execution, show, and teardown.
  • Train and supervise junior rigging staff or volunteers.
  • Manage rigging for Performance Artists on the Main Stage as determined by the Performance Artist Curator.
  • Install, dismantle, and operate rigging equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Conduct risk assessments, safety inspections, and ensure compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Maintain records of equipment inspections and maintenance.
  • Collaborate with audio, lighting, and staging departments for integrated event production.
  • Provide responses to rigging-related issues or emergencies, following all safety protocols.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Extensive experience in rigging for large events or festivals.
  • Experience in managing projects, from planning through execution and teardown.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and coordinate with multiple departments.
  • Knowledge of engineering requirements and industry standards for rigging.
  • Strong safety orientation and experience conducting risk assessments.
  • Effective leadership and training skills for junior staff and volunteers.
  • Superior organizational abilities, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, evolving, and fast-paced environment.
  • Must be available for pre-show planning, on-site management during the festival, and post-show responsibilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of rigging equipment and heavy machinery.
  • Fall protection certified.
  • Must be legally eligible to work unrestricted in Canada.


Contract Duration:
Specific dates to be determined based on festival scheduling and preparatory requirements.


Pre show work hours: to be determined 

Flat rate contract: On-site $250/day

Bass Coast offers an innovative, flexible and creative work environment. All Bass Coast employees work remotely during pre-show and post-show and are required to have their own computer, and workspace (whether at home or elsewhere). The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and work remotely via zoom with team members. In-person meetings may be required. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Bass Coast Project Ltd is an equal opportunity employer offering a fair, co-operative, respectful, safe, and healthy work environment. We conduct hiring on the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is designed to compensate for the nonexistence of a level playing field with regard to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given structural injustices and systemic discrimination that marginalize certain groups. Bass Coast welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and newcomers to Canada. 

COVID-19 Workplace Policy:
Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines and recommendations.

Application Process:
To apply please fill out the application below. Include a cover letter and resume demonstrating your interest in the position and your fit for the duties and qualifications noted. 

Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Describe your previous experience with rigging, particularly in outdoor or festival environments. How have you managed the complexities of various installations?
  • Explain your approach to ensuring that all rigging installations comply with local regulations and industry standards. How do you conduct risk assessments and safety inspections to ensure the safety of all personnel and equipment?

Applications will only be accepted through the online application below.




Application Deadline: 
Posting will remain open until the position is filled. 
We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted
Please do not contact us directly about the application status.