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Setup and Take Down Crew - Weddings and Special Events


We are the premier Chicago lighting and draping company focused on putting the “WOW” into wedding and special events.  We are the recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings – 10 years in a row.  

We are looking for creative, energetic, and personable people who have a passion for lighting and décor to join our dynamic team.

If you have a passion for design, and interest in learning more about decorating/staging in the event industry, that includes draping, chandeliers, dance floors and other unique decor elements we are ready to meet YOU!  Does this describe YOU?  If you said YES, then consider joining the Elegant Event Lighting team.   Our best talent has worked within diverse industries such as: weddings, corporate galas, film, festivals, music, floral, food prep lines; team-oriented sports, theater tech, venues and even care givers! 

What we’ll provide:

This will be the “FUNNEST” job YOU will ever have! 

Learn the business from the ground up and discover a career has opened for YOU! 

We provide a solid compensation structure including bonus eligibility.



  • Perform installation and removal of draping, lighting, dance floors, and other specialty decor for wedding receptions/special events and ceremonies in and around Chicago.

Work Schedule Details:

  • Position is Part-time.  Hours will vary. Typically, 8-10 hour shifts (Thursday – Saturday). 
  • Day and Evening hours required.
  • Saturday availability is a must!
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Transportation to venues will be provided to our high-end client locations throughout the Chicagoland area. 


  • No specific experience necessary; WE TRAIN!  
  • Bonus Points for someone with a background in floral design, theater set design, or lighting design!!
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm and proven multi-task capability.
  • Able to handle chaotic situations and resolve problems.
  • Have excellent personable, social, and communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to follow instructions, maintain a clean, neat, and positive appearance
  • Ability to work on your feet for extended hours and ability to lift/carry 20 – 50 lbs and work with various tools, lifts, and climb up/down ladders.

Salary: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour; Bonus eligible

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EEL does not discriminate in employment based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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