Detroit Zoological Society
  • Wild Lights
  • Royal Oak, MI, USA
  • 12.75
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The Holiday Lighting Installer general event activities are related but not limited to the design, installation, de-installation, storage and sometimes fabrication of all aspects of the holiday lights event. This will include working with various lights, controllers, other holiday decorations (like garland), signage, etc.

  • Installation and de-installation of holiday lights involving ground work and working at various heights and on various structures including but not limited to trees, buildings, lamp posts, fences, and more
  • Lifting light sculptures and various materials up to 75 pounds
  • Observe all safety protocols associated with ladder use, extension cord use, bucket trucks and safety harnesses
  • Perform other duties, as required and assigned.


  • Completion of high school education diploma or GED certificate; the ability to read, write, and interpret instructions, and perform basic arithmetic calculations are necessary
  • The individual must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job satisfactorily.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others
  • Possession of a valid Michigan drivers license


  • Elevated work platform safety training for both self-propelled and boom supported equipment
  • Forklift training
  • Experience driving and backing up a small truck with trailer

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily outdoors, with exposure to all seasonal weather conditions including rain, snow, excessive heat and cold. Must be able to work weekends and nights, be "on call" and be available to respond to urgent situations as needed. Must be able to lift and move 75 pounds and may have to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to work on ladders for extended periods at heights up to 15 feet. Must be able to use a standard safety harness at heights up to 80 feet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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