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High Rigger

Install riggings to raise and lower equipment for theatrical performances.

What does a High Rigger do?

Installs rigging to raise, lower, or support equipment, such as scenery, lighting equipment, ladders, and nets for theatrical performances on stage or television studio: Climbs ladders, poles, or scaffolding to determine position for rigging and connects, hangs, or attaches cables, ropes, and blocks across loft area of stage. Tests rigging to ensure that it is workable. Erects high ladders for acrobatic performances by connecting successive short lengths of ladder to top of erected portion, using clamps, wrenches, and hammers. Installs motors used to move curtains and track on which scenery and curtains move, using handtools and power tools.