Holiday Lighting Installer

Are you ready to help bring some joy to 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 help hang lights and install other decorations during the upcoming holiday season! Become a part of the team that’s been bringing holiday cheer to Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for almost 20 years.

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


  • Lighting installers start out at $19 per hour after training, with raises and bonuses earned based on performance.
  • Training pay is $12 per hour and typically lasts 2-3 days before moving to full pay.


  • Hang up holiday lighting on the exterior of homes, businesses, and more
  • Put up outdoor holiday decor
  • Climb ladders
  • Work with a team to efficiently complete lighting displays
  • Communicate with team members frequently
  • Follow all safety regulations, including COVID-19 protocols
  • Remove lighting and decor at the end of the holiday season


  • No experience required! We train!
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have reliable transportation to and from different job locations (bikes and public transportation are okay!)
  • Be on time!
  • Be ambitious and motivated
  • Have a positive attitude with the ability to handle constructive criticism and instructions
  • Not have a fear of heights
  • Can climb, crawl, bend, and squat repeatedly for the entire workday
  • Can work while standing on a tall ladder for extended periods
  • Can lift a minimum of 50 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 Holiday Lighting Installer position with Decorating Elves, complete the below application to apply.

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