Lighting Department Manager | Nashville, TN


Manage and own key operations as they pertain to the Morris Light and Sound Lighting departments and Divisions.  

The Lighting Manager relies on a detailed analysis of the needs of the client, and will collaborate with the General Manager and Account Manager(s) to ultimately deploy a quality product with quality people that fit the needs of the customer.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Department Management; from inventory control and maintenance, to staffing departmentally for shop prep and deprep of events and tours to the actual deployment of staff positions on tours and events.

  • Responsible for asset movement as it relates to incoming and outgoing gear, including prep and de- prep as well as general office duties.

  • Manage scheduling of space as needed for prep and deprep of Morris Light and Sound’s assets.

  • Manage day-to-day aspects of labor including time and task management.

  • Prepare quotes within Flex Rental Solutions Software for rentals as well as local shows and tours.

  • Maintain job management workflows in Flex Rental Solutions Software.

  • Anticipate/Coordinate any and all lighting/rigging sub-rentals as they pertain to active quotes or jobs within Flex Rental Solutions.

  • Take monthly inventory and place orders for all Lighting Department consumables.

  • Shipping/receiving for active inventory, which includes generating shipping manifests for rentals and tours. Also generating and tracking RMA’s for damaged or broken inventory.

  • Maintain cleanliness and order of the warehouse as it pertains to the lighting department, including trash removal, floor cleaning and common area cleanliness.

  • Maintain efficient organization of all assets and supplies by assigning everything to a permanent storage location and ensuring these locations are used by all staff.

  • Develop informed and educated purchasing strategies pertaining to equipment and materials that will help department grow and ultimately become more successful.

  • Perform administrative tasks such as budget and labor management, answering phones calls directed to the Lighting Department.

  • Draw and design lighting plots through the use of Vector Works, Cad or Sketch Up as it pertains to active quotes or jobs.

  • Develop maintenance systems and SOP’s, including proper handling of paperwork and documentation.

  • Work with co-workers as a team to ensure success.

  • Project a positive company image at all times.

  • Perform all duties as deemed necessary for the success of the department.


  • Must have prior management experience in a lighting department for entertainment, festival, touring and corporate lighting.

  • Competent in MS Office products and efficient in email and internet applications.

  • Competent in 3DS, Vector Works, Sketch Up and or Cad.

  • Ability to learn proprietary inventory management software.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.

  • Proven accuracy in work and attention to detail.

  • Professional oral and written skills required.

  • Ability to operate warehouse machinery including forklifts and cranes, as well as operate a commercial motor vehicle.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Must have a valid passport.

  • Experience running crews at both entertainment and corporate shows, as well as shop technicians.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, be self-motivated and provide a positive work environment, both inside the department and throughout the shop.


  • Standing for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. without assistance.

  • Oral communication via telephone and in person.

  • Ability to view computer monitor for extended periods.

If interested, please submit resume to