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Lighting Technician CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 15 Feb 2021

Tip: Use the Lighting Technician CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Oliver Reid

242 Gloucester Circus
Mob: 079 3451 8865       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a creative and ambitious Lighting Technician with two years’ experience working for a major theatre and production company. My willingness to push the boundaries with every production coupled with my technical competence has enabled the company to host some of their most successful shows to date.


  • Achieved a 2:1 degree in Lighting Design & Technology
  • In charge of lighting management at Encore Productions Ltd


2010 – 2013BSc Lighting Design & TechnologyUniversity of WalesGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Introduction to Lighting Design & Technology
  • Networks and Control Applications
  • Studio Set Design and Execution
  • Entertainment Lighting Design
  • Advanced Control System Control for Lighting & Media

2009 – 2010
Results: English: A Mathematics: B Electronics: B
A LevelsHall Cross Sixth Form
2004 – 2008
Results: 8 GCSEs at Grades A-C.
GCSEsBath Secondary School

Work experience

Feb 2015- PresentLighting Technician         Encore Productions Ltd

Main duties performed:

  • Discussing with clients the lighting requirements for upcoming events
  • Helping to pack and unpack equipment before and after events
  • Assisting in the actual setting up of lighting equipment according to plans/drawings during different events, performances and shows
  • Planning the placement of lighting equipment to ensure safety and practicality
  • Operating the equipment according to the pre-determined plans during the show
  • Assisting the Set Designer with scene design
  • Assisting the Sound Engineers with setting up speakers and microphones
  • Monitoring current levels of equipment and ensuring its serviceability
  • Testing of all equipment before performances to ensure their workability
  • Repairing lighting equipment; electric sockets, bulbs, wiring, etc.
  • Researching and purchasing new equipment whenever needed
  • Assisting in the safe removal and packing of equipment after the show

Jan 2014 – Dec 2015Assistant Electrician         Fast Electricians

Main duties performed:

  • Shadowing the senior electricians in their day-to-day responsibilities
  • Assisting the senior Electricians in attending to electrical faults
  • Monitoring stock levels
  • Ordering in extra parts when necessary
  • Ensuring serviceability of items in the warehouse
  • Performing general admin duties, including filing and photocopying


  • 2-day Technical Workshop – Association of British Theatre Technicians
  • Award in Communication Cabling – City & Guilds
  • Level 2 ECDL – BCS


  • Time Management skills: I have worked on three shows simultaneously which demonstrates that I can manage my time well and that I am capable at working on multiple projects at once, without compromising on performance.
  • Physically fit: Able handle heavy tools, equipment, cables and wires while adhering to safety protocols at all times.
  • Techniques: I have experience in implementing dozens of different methods and techniques in which I use lighting to effectively enhance and alter the performance of a show or recording.
  • Team player: Able to work well in a team of other production professionals by successfully working to each other’s strengths and minimising disruptions.

Hobbies and interests

In my free time, I enjoy the weekly football sessions that I play with my colleagues and friends. I also enjoy going to the theatre, which has further increased my interest to work in this field and make a real difference in events, shows and performances.


Mr Peter Mills
Lighting Supervisor, Encore Productions Ltd
Address: 9 Gordon Rd, Surrey, SE8 1YY
Tel: 0773 5689 5999
Email: [email protected]
Mr Sam Vaughan
Manager, Fast Electricians Ltd
Address: 75 Gray St, Holt, H10 7XC
Tel: 0955 3245 0662
Email: [email protected]

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  • Experience Securing a job as a Lighting Technician, particularly in reputable companies, require you to have some level of previous work experience in the field. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to gain some experience in the field, such as by attending media-related vocational courses, taking on voluntary job positions, doing freelance work or by creating your own amateur projects in your spare time. You can then elaborate on your skills and experiences on your CV by giving real-world examples for maximum impact.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £15.000 – £25.000
    Relevant Work Experience
    38+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Effectively communicating with other members of the production crew
  • Computing Skills
    Excellent knowledge and expertise in IT
  • Practical Skills
    Having hands-on experience with using media tools and equipment
  • Teamwork
    Working with people with diverse skill sets and different backgrounds
  • Problem Solving
    Excellent problem-solving skills to deal with issues or emergencies when required
  • Observation Skills
    Paying attention to every aspect of the task or project and taking action swift whenever required

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