Live Event Entertainment Jobs

If you're looking for freelance, event-based production work, you came to the right place! PCE produces dozens of live events every month and has open freelance opportunities for production professionals across all skill sets and experience levels. Read on for more info on working for PCE! (Looking for permanent, full-time employment? Click here.)

We have live event entertainment jobs for beginners and seasoned vets.

Looking for a job in the live event entertainment industry? You’re in luck. At PCE, we have open positions across all skill sets and experience levels. Join our team and make $15-$60/hour to work concerts, special events, theatrical productions, theme parks, and more.‍

At PCE, every day brings a new, unique, exciting challenge. Beginners will work alongside seasoned industry veterans to hone their skills and gradually take on bigger, more involved work. Meanwhile, longtime pros will get a chance tackle some of the the most exciting live events anywhere in the world.

Ready to do something amazing? Join the PCE team.


LED video wall technician suspended from rigging

Explore Entertainment Careers

PCE Lighting

As a lighting professional, you’ll illuminate buildings, inspire crowds, and make the talent shine. You’ll also get to channel your creativity into something that brings joy to hundreds—if not thousands—of people.

Lighting Positions at PCE:
  • Followspot Operator - Followspot operators use spotlights to track and illuminate on-stage talent, directing the audience's attention. If you don't mind some occasional, extreme heights, consider this crucial role.
  • Laser Technician - This role involves the safe and legal operation of high-powered laser entertainment equipment. (Laser technicians must receive special training and certification before working events.)
  • Lighting Designer - Lighting designers work front-of-house at live events, actively manipulating lighting fixtures to accentuate the action. You’ll find lighting designers at concerts, fashion shows, theatrical productions, and many other live events. Lighting designers also often play integral roles in the creation of ongoing events or tours. (PCE lighting designers, for example, collaborate with Knott’s Berry Farm on their annual Halloween and holiday shows.)
  • Lighting Technician - Our entry-level lighting role, lighting technicians hang lights, run cable, and get everything ready for the big show. In this role, you'll learn about advanced lighting technology and gain an understanding of DMX and power options.
  • Master Electrician - Without power, lights can’t shine. Lighting master electricians handle calculations, power loads, generators, and all the other critical considerations needed to ensure safe and smooth sailing.
Camera operator looking at camera screen

Video is taking over the world, and live events are no exception. Whether it’s a giant LED video wall or a simple projector, more and more live events have major video components. At PCE, you can become part of this brave new frontier.

Video Positions at PCE:
  • Camera Operator - Exactly what it sounds like! Step behind a camera and capture footage for the benefit of a live audience. Hone your skills to the point where you can reliably and accurately capture any kind of action.
  • Jib Operator - Learn how to maneuver an advanced and specialized piece of camera equipment: the jib. Jibs help video teams capture high, low, and dynamic camera shots.
  • LED Video Wall Engineer - Of course, not every video pro has to get behind a camera! As LED technology has improved, demand for video walls has skyrocketed. If you know how to put them together, operate, and troubleshoot them, you’ve got it made. Every day, event planners think of new, creative, innovative ways to deploy video wall technology. That means you’ll never run out of new challenges or grow bored harnessing your skills.
  • Video Director - Take charge of all the other video pros on this list and use your team to fully produce live video for an event. Video directors issue orders to their team in real-time to create a broadcast-quality product.
  • Video Engineer - In addition to setting up and troubleshooting complex video systems, video engineers operate live switchers, directing multiple camera operators to create a polished, professional, live video feed.
  • Video Graphics - Work with media servers and specialized software to build, manipulate, and play audio and video content during a live presentation.
  • Video Projectionist - Just like video walls, event creatives keep thinking of new ways to use video projectors. Sometimes you'll project content onto a screen or wall, but you'll also get to take part in the creation of new, innovative, immersive experiences.
  • Video Technician - A career in live video can take a lot of different directions. Start as a video technician, and you’ll dabble with a little bit of everything. Learn what interests you most: cabling, cameras, monitors, projectors, etc.
Production crew chatting outside event venue

Got an ear for quality audio? Put it to use! Rig complex sound systems for live events, test out the setup, then manage the levels during the show. If you’d rather work with musical instruments, we’ve got backline jobs, too!

Audio Positions at PCE:
  • Audio Engineer - The quintessential audio role for live events, audio engineers supervise all things audio during gigs, managing sound levels and troubleshooting any problems that arise. Audio engineers do it all, including concerts, special events, galas, corporate events, sports games, theatrical productions, keynotes, political rallies, and more.
  • Audio Systems Engineer - Audio systems engineers use their knowledge of the design, configuration, assembly, integration, and troubleshooting of complex audio systems to support audio engineers during live events.
  • Audio Technician - As an audio technician, you’ll master the latest audio technology by placing speakers, microphones, consoles, and more. Run the cables and follow the signal flow to make it all work!
  • Backline Technician - Enjoy music? Consider becoming a backline technician! Spend your days managing top-of-the-line musical instruments for A-List talent. You’ll run drums, guitars, amps, keyboards, and so much more.
Production crew setting up rigs for an event

Every live event is different, which means every live event has its own specialized, unique needs. At PCE, we embrace this challenge, proudly rising to the unique demands of each partner. This means you’ll get to do a wide variety of things and learn a wide variety of skills. 

Other Positions at PCE:
  • Driver - Every day, PCE sends out trucks full of high-end live event gear. That means we need drivers for every shape, size, and class of truck.
  • General Technician - Don’t quite know where to start? Do some work as a general technician, and you’ll build up your experience across multiple disciplines, honing in on the perfect entertainment role.
  • Generator Technician - Live events with big stages, speakers, and lights have complex power needs, and often rely on portable generators. Generator technicians set up, operate, refuel, and maintain this equipment.
  • Production Manager - Calling all visionaries! If you enjoy taking the reins and making things happen, you’ll make a great production manager. Production managers take the on-site creative/logistical lead during major events, working with clients (and sometimes name talent) to best deploy PCE equipment and personnel. Anything can happen during a live event, so it takes poise, dedication, and resourcefulness to succeed in this position.
  • Rigger - We’ve all seen massive stages with rows of speakers or video walls hanging from them. As a rigger, you can help design, build, and trick out these amazing structures.
  • Scenic Carpenter - A stepping stone to the scenic fabricator role, scenic carpenters handle intermediate fabrication and the ongoing repair of scenic elements.
  • Scenic Fabricator - Scenic fabricators create backdrops and other assets for theatrical productions, working with wood, steel, aluminum, and foam to meet the needs of the production.
  • Scenic Painter - With proficiencies in advanced scenic painting techniques, including perspective, marbling, and woodgrain, scenic painters help set the scene for theatrical productions.
  • Stage Manager - Stage managers wrangle clients, talent, and other parties under tight timelines to make sure a show goes on as planned. An advanced role, stage managers usually have multiple years’ experience in theatrical environments.
  • Stagehand - Staegehands take care of all the on-stage duties typically handled during performances, managing scenery shifts, resetting stages, handling backline, etc.

PCE Lighting

As a lighting professional, you’ll illuminate buildings, inspire crowds, and make the talent shine. You’ll also get to channel your creativity into something that brings joy to hundreds—if not thousands—of people.

Lighting Positions at PCE:
  • Followspot Operator - Followspot operators use spotlights to track and illuminate on-stage talent, directing the audience's attention. If you don't mind some occasional, extreme heights, consider this crucial role.
  • Laser Technician - This role involves the safe and legal operation of high-powered laser entertainment equipment. (Laser technicians must receive special training and certification before working events.)
  • Lighting Designer - Lighting designers work front-of-house at live events, actively manipulating lighting fixtures to accentuate the action. You’ll find lighting designers at concerts, fashion shows, theatrical productions, and many other live events. Lighting designers also often play integral roles in the creation of ongoing events or tours. (PCE lighting designers, for example, collaborate with Knott’s Berry Farm on their annual Halloween and holiday shows.)
  • Lighting Technician - Our entry-level lighting role, lighting technicians hang lights, run cable, and get everything ready for the big show. In this role, you'll learn about advanced lighting technology and gain an understanding of DMX and power options.
  • Master Electrician - Without power, lights can’t shine. Lighting master electricians handle calculations, power loads, generators, and all the other critical considerations needed to ensure safe and smooth sailing.

Camera operator looking at camera screen

Video is taking over the world, and live events are no exception. Whether it’s a giant LED video wall or a simple projector, more and more live events have major video demands. At PCE, you can become part of this brave new frontier.

Video Positions at PCE:
  • Camera Operator - Exactly what it sounds like! Step behind a camera and capture footage for the benefit of a live audience. Hone your skills to the point where you can reliably and accurately capture any kind of action.
  • Jib Operator - Learn how to maneuver an advanced and specialized piece of camera equipment: the jib. Jibs help video teams capture high, low, and dynamic camera shots.
  • LED Video Wall Engineer - Of course, not every video pro has to get behind a camera! As LED technology has improved, demand for video walls has skyrocketed. If you know how to put them together, operate, and troubleshoot them, you’ve got it made. Every day, event planners think of new, creative, innovative ways to deploy video wall technology. That means you’ll never run out of new challenges or grow bored harnessing your skills.
  • Video Director - Take charge of all the other video pros on this list and use your team to fully produce live video for an event. Video directors issue orders to their team in real-time to create a broadcast-quality product.
  • Video Engineer - In addition to setting up and troubleshooting complex video systems, video engineers operate live switchers, directing multiple camera operators to create a polished, professional, live video feed.
  • Video Graphics - Work with media servers and specialized software to build, manipulate, and play audio and video content during a live presentation.
  • Video Projectionist - Just like video walls, event creatives keep thinking of new ways to use video projectors. Sometimes you'll project content onto a screen or wall, but you'll also get to take part in the creation of new, innovative, immersive experiences.
  • Video Technician - A career in live video can take a lot of different directions. Start as a video technician, and you’ll dabble with a little bit of everything. Learn what interests you most: cabling, cameras, monitors, projectors, etc.

Production crew chatting outside event venue

Got an ear for quality audio? Put it to use! Rig complex sound systems for live events, test out the setup, then manage the levels during the show. If you’d rather work with musical instruments, we’ve got backline jobs, too!

Audio Positions at PCE:
  • Audio Engineer - LThe quintessential audio role for live events, audio engineers supervise all things audio during gigs, managing sound levels and troubleshooting any problems that arise. Audio engineers do it all, including concerts, special events, galas, corporate events, sports games, theatrical productions, keynotes, political rallies, and more.
  • Audio Systems Engineer - Audio systems engineers use their knowledge of the design, configuration, assembly, integration, and troubleshooting of complex audio systems to support audio engineers during live events.
  • Audio Technician - As an audio technician, you’ll master the latest audio technology by placing speakers, microphones, consoles, and more. Run the cables and follow the signal flow to make it all work!
  • Backline Technician - Enjoy music? Consider becoming a backline technician! Spend your days managing top-of-the-line musical instruments for A-List talent. You’ll run drums, guitars, amps, keyboards, and so much more.

Production crew setting up rigs for an event

Every live event is different, which means every live event has its own specialized, unique needs. At PCE, we embrace this challenge, proudly rising to the unique demands of each partner. This means you’ll get to do a wide variety of things and learn a wide variety of skills. 

Other Positions at PCE:
  • Driver - Every day, PCE sends out trucks full of high-end live event gear. That means we need drivers for every shape, size, and class of truck.
  • General Technician - Don’t quite know where to start? Do some work as a general technician, and you’ll build up your experience across multiple disciplines, honing in on the perfect entertainment role.
  • Generator Technician - LLive events with big stages, speakers, and lights have complex power needs, and often rely on portable generators. Generator technicians set up, operate, refuel, and maintain this equipment.
  • Production Manager - Calling all visionaries! If you enjoy taking the reins and making things happen, you’ll make a great production manager. Production managers take the on-site creative/logistical lead during major events, working with clients (and sometimes name talent) to best deploy PCE equipment and personnel. Anything can happen during a live event, so it takes poise, dedication, and resourcefulness to succeed in this position.
  • Rigger - We’ve all seen massive stages with rows of speakers or video walls hanging from them. As a rigger, you can help design, build, and trick out these amazing structures.
  • Scenic Carpenter - A stepping stone to the scenic fabricator role, scenic carpenters handle intermediate fabrication and the ongoing repair of scenic elements.
  • Scenic Fabricator - Scenic fabricators create backdrops and other assets for theatrical productions, working with wood, steel, aluminum, and foam to meet the needs of the production.
  • Scenic Painter - With proficiencies in advanced scenic painting techniques, including perspective, marbling, and woodgrain, scenic painters help set the scene for theatrical productions.
  • Stage Manager - Stage managers wrangle clients, talent, and other parties under tight timelines to make sure a show goes on as planned. An advanced role, stage managers usually have multiple years’ experience in theatrical environments.
  • Stagehand - Staegehands take care of all the on-stage duties typically handled during performances, managing scenery shifts, resetting stages, handling backline, etc.

Artist performing on stage surrounded by fans

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PCE?

PCE (founded in 2000 as Pacific Coast Entertainment) is a live event production company based in Huntington Beach, California.

What does PCE do?

The fastest-growing player in live event production, PCE offers a broad portfolio of equipment and services, partnering with clients to make any event—of any size—a wild, runaway success. That means concerts, corporate events, galas, theatrical productions, and more. PCE also offers rental equipment, functions as a reseller of live event gear, and helps install newly purchased lights/audio/etc. for customers.

Where do I have to live to work for PCE?

PCE has offices in Huntington Beach, California and San Diego, California. The majority of our full-time staff work in one of those two places, and the majority of our events occur in Southern California. However, we do occasionally hire part-time workers for events outside this region, and we do business all over the US (and occasionally in other countries).  

Why would I want to work for PCE?

When you go to work for PCE, every day brings a new thrill. We do a wide variety of events for clients as unique and interesting as Disney, USC, Paypal, and LEGO. At PCE, you get to step behind the scenes and do some incredible things.

Do I need previous experience or specific qualifications to work for PCE?

Some experience or technical knowledge helps, but we have numerous entry-level positions available. If you are willing to work and interested in beginning an entertainment career, we will start you slowly and build up your skills. If you already have experience, you may be able to jump straight into a more advanced position. In either case, you can send your resume to jobs@gopce.com to get started.

Does PCE offer full-time or part-time employment?

Both! Our company has grown substantially over the last few years and we need employees of all kinds to keep up with demand. This page covers freelance, events-based work, but we maintain a separate careers page for full-time job opportunities.

When can I start working for PCE?

Immediately! We currently have open freelance positions across all skills sets and experience levels.

How do I apply for a job at PCE?

If you’re interested in working for PCE, submit your resume to jobs@gopce.com, call 714-464-2403, or click the button below.

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