Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Rigger - Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Fort Worth · TX)

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Title:  Rigger

Department: Production Skycam

Business Unit: OSG

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Reports To: Independent Contractor or OCE 

Jon Type: Contract


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam. 

SkyCam® is a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of mobile aerial cameras systems.  SkyCam® plays a significant role in changing the way live sporting events are broadcast, including NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.


Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, the main duty of the Rigger is to ensure the safe and effective deployment of the SkyCam system through sound processes and operations and effective communication between the EIC, Technical Operations manager and Sky-NOC. 


Examples of work performed:

  • Acts as a safety personnel on-site to crew regarding the safe and appropriate installation and rigging of SkyCam systems.
  • Interfaces directly with the EIC, TOM, NOC, and venue to confirm all safety efforts are followed as directed.
  • Ensures the safe operation and temporary installation of SkyCam systems.
  • Capable of taking directions and executing plans as directed regarding setup and operation of SkyCam equipment. 
  • Works under the direction of the EIC, NOC & Technical Operations Manager regarding the safe deployment of the system and the maintenance and repair of the systems. 
  • Communicates all technical needs and irregular operations to the EIC NOC and TOM.
  • Documents and delivers to Director of Operations all pictures and documentation of deployments as required.
  • While on client job sites, responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    • Equipment setup and operation.
    • Handles safety meeting with local labor.
    • Operates and correctly sets up all rental equipment including generators, boom lifts, and UPS.
    • Assists EIC in all operations.
    • Climbs towers, roof tops, and operates boom and aerial lifts as needed.
    • Creates a safe ground operation for all ground-based equipment.
    • Ensures safe rigging and interfaces for cable paths, flights, and rigging infrastructure
    • Safe operation of equipment (weather, equipment breakdowns, etc.).
    • Provide clear communication to EIC at all times.
    • Developing a greater understanding and leadership as it relates to SkyCam operations.
  • Participate and follow all safety schedules and protocols including Pre-Flight, NOC, and flight parameters.
  • Participates in various meetings, as required, such as staff, operational and organizational meetings.


This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 


Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.
  • Extremely high stress environment, fast-paced with multi-level distractions.
  • Ability to work extended hours; nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Valid Driver’s License as required.



  • Minimum
    1. High school diploma required.
    2. Generally, requires a minimum of one (2) years of progressively responsible experience in stage rigging, rope access, entertainment/ aerial rigging, preferably in media, broadcasting, technical, engineering, or production industry. 
    3. Proficient in the use of MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook. 
    4. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred (AS or Technical School acceptable).


Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have the ability to work through complex situations in a professional manner.  
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Skilled in the use of Boom/aerial lifts, climbing safety and protocols.
  • SPRAT Certifications a PLUS.
  • Electrically and mechanically inclined, proficient with hand tools and electrical test equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Possesses good analytical and creative skills.
  • Strong communications skills and eagerness to collaborate with different people.
  • Comfort with working in a rapidly changing environment and open to innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as required.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.