Holiday Lighting Crew Leader

Do you love the way everything brightens up around the holidays? Are you creative, organized, and have amazing project management skills? If so, we’ve got the perfect job for you!

We’re looking for a lead elf to manage a crew of holiday light installers, but we’re not talking about your grandma’s nativity scene. At Decorating Elves, we build upscale holiday lighting displays that have been featured nationwide on television, in print, and online.

We need a crew leader that is inspired by outdoor lighting design, able to complete jobs on time and within budget and is dedicated to making their community a more beautiful place. If this sounds like you, we invite you to come to be a part of the team that’s been bringing holiday cheer to St. Petersburg and surrounding areas for almost 20 years.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who understands that actions speak louder than words. We don’t necessarily care about the experience in the outdoor lighting industry. However, we do want someone who can get the job done with the same commitment to high-quality work and excellent customer service that has made us Tampa Bay’s premier outdoor and holiday lighting contractor since 2003.

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


Holiday Lighting Crew Leaders start out at $18 – $20 per hour, with raises possible based on performance.


We work on weekdays and Saturdays as needed. Crew Leaders must be available from 7 a.m. daily through the completion of the day’s work, which is usually between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


  • Interpret lighting design plans to determine materials needed
  • Load vehicles with all the decorations, lighting, tools, and other items required for the day
  • Get the entire team to the job site on time
  • Make contact and establish rapport with on-site representatives
  • Delegate tasks to appropriate team members
  • Distribute power as needed to installers
  • Coordinate the team to efficiently complete jobs
  • Frequently communicate with team members 
  • Motivate the team to work quickly, without sacrificing quality
  • Resolve any issues as they arise
  • Meet promised job completion deadlines
  • Maintain a clean and safe Jobsite
  • Ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols
  • Supervise decoration and lighting removal at the end of the holiday season
  • Take ownership of your team and responsibility for any mistakes
  • Collaborate with other on-site vendors
  • Complete all required job documentation
  • Report to the Production Manager


  • Be able to read and interpret lighting design plans
  • Be able to plan and allocate daily inventory and resource needs
  • Be able to delegate tasks based on team member strengths
  • Possess excellent project management skills
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Have reliable transportation to and from different job locations (bikes and public transportation are okay!)
  • Be able to pass a drug screen
  • Be able to complete a background check
  • Have the ability to arrive on time with a readiness to work
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be ambitious and motivated
  • Have a positive attitude
  • 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

Outdoor lighting and/or supervisory experience is welcome, but not required. However, we’d love to see someone who plans to make outdoor lighting their career in this position.


  • 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
  • Potential to become a year-round position
  • Earn chances to win awesome prizes at our Annual Christmas breakfast

Next Steps

If you think you’re a good fit for the Holiday Lighting Crew Leader position with Decorating Elves, complete the below application to apply.

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