Boom Truck / Lift Operator

If you’re certified to operate a boom truck and lift, come to help us spread some holiday joy high in the sky all over Tampa Bay! At Decorating Elves, we build upscale holiday lighting displays that have been featured nationwide, and we’re looking for a few new elves to support our lighting installers this holiday season by operating boom trucks and lifts. Be a part of the team that’s been bringing holiday cheer to St. Petersburg and surrounding areas for almost 20 years.

This is a full-time, seasonal position and is available immediately.


Boom truck/Boom lift operators start out at $18 per hour, with raises possible based on performance.


  • Safely and skillfully operate our boom trucks and lifts to hang holiday lights and decor
  • Be a working operator, meaning you’ll provide hands-on assistance to lighting installers when needed
  • Work with a team to efficiently complete lighting displays
  • Communicate with team members frequently
  • Follow all safety regulations, including COVID-19 protocols
  • Help remove lighting and decor at the end of the holiday season


  • Must be certified to operate both boom trucks and boom lifts (NCCCO certification is highly preferred)
  • Have a clean driving record
  • No outdoor lighting experience is required! We train!
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have reliable transportation to and from different job locations (bikes and public transportation are okay!)
  • Be able to pass a drug screen
  • Be on time!
  • Be ambitious and motivated
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Have a positive attitude and be able to take criticism/instruction
  • Have good personal hygiene skills
  • Not have a fear of heights
  • Can climb, crawl, bend, and squat repeatedly for the entire workday
  • Can sit and stand for extended periods, including standing on extension ladders
  • Can lift a minimum of 40 lbs
  • Can work outdoors during daylight hours
  • Have strong communication skills

While everyone is invited to apply, the following professions seem to do well in this role:

  • Painters
  • Maintenance workers
  • Construction workers
  • Day laborers
  • Landscapers
  • Boat detailers
  • Vehicle detailers
  • Roofers
  • Tree trimmers
  • Anyone else who works with ladders daily

Hanging holiday decorations is also a great side hustle for college students, retired military, and veterans.


  • Competitive pay
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • We provide all tools
  • Free company merch
  • Not stuck behind a desk
  • Get to see new places every day
  • Be a part of creating show-stopping pieces of art
  • Bonus incentives for excellent work
  • Earn chances to win awesome prizes at our Annual Christmas breakfast

Next Steps

If you think you’re a good fit for the Boom Truck/Boom Lift Operator position with Decorating Elves, complete the below application to apply.

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