New York, NY
Posted 4 weeks ago

Elevate Your Career: Project Manager at Barbizon Lighting, New York

Shape the World of Entertainment Lighting and Rigging with Your Expertise

About Barbizon’s Systems Division, New York:

Barbizon Lighting is not just a company; it’s a beacon in the entertainment lighting industry, illuminating the path for theatre, television, film, education, and themed environments for over 75 years. As the foremost supplier of entertainment lighting, rigging, drapery, expendables, and theatrical systems integration, we pride ourselves on blending the resourcefulness of a large international corporation with the personalized touch of a small business. Located in New York City, we’re inviting you to become a part of our legacy and contribute to our bright future.

The Systems Division specializes in the Design and Integration of lighting control systems within the architectural and entertainment industries, such as broadcast studios, theaters, educational institutions, themed environments, building facades, spires, stadiums, bridges, and many others.

Your Role: Project Manager As a Project Manager at Barbizon New York, you’re orchestrating the success of each project. Your role involves diving into the dynamic world of construction, coordinating with a network of professionals to bring lighting and rigging installations to life. The Project Manager will plan, manage, organize, and execute complex projects for the organization’s customers.  The Project Manager partners with manufacturers, contractors, customers, and consultants to execute contract work, layout system designs, review construction documents, track progress, coordinate and attend job site meetings.  In this role, you will manage relationships and product implementation efforts to produce the best possible outcome for the projects and to secure future business opportunities.

Your Impact:

  • Engage directly with customers and manufacturers to steer contract work from concept to completion.
  • Coordinate logistics, from deliveries of materials to system designs, ensuring every detail aligns with our high standards.
  • Dive into construction documents, ensuring clarity and precision, while tracking the progress of each project.
  • Lead and attend jobsite meetings, being the linchpin that connects all facets of the project.
  • Communicate and collaborate in-person, virtually, and via correspondence with onsite, internal, and external stakeholders, providing required information to manage projects, programs, and systems.
  • Ensure projects meet quality standards and client expectations.
  • Coordination and sequencing with all trades, manufacturers, end-users, and other stakeholders.
  • Apply knowledge of construction methods, construction processes, and regulations.
  • Serve as primary contact for vendors, subcontractors, installers, and customers.
  • Oversee and approve submittal drawings, scheduling, purchasing, and subcontracts.

Skills and Qualities We Value:

  • Strong background in technical theatre, studio work, or project management, understanding the nuances of lighting and rigging.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, adept at navigating and resolving conflicts.
  • Articulate communicator, with prowess in both verbal and written forms.
  • Organizational skills, attention to details, and capable of juggling multiple projects with grace.
  • Excellent time management with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and familiar with CAD; construction experience is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license, ready to engage with projects and teams.


The Ideal Candidate: Possesses a blend of experience in technical theatre, engineering, construction management, or a similar field. Familiarity with stage and studio or construction industries, paired with a practical understanding of the equipment, sets you apart. Your technical expertise is a catalyst that transforms spaces and experiences.

Why Barbizon? At Barbizon, you’re more than an employee; you’re a vital part of a story that spans over 75 years. You’ll discover a place where your contributions matter, a team that values your voice, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. We celebrate diversity, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits package, and a workplace culture that cherishes your individual contributions while fostering growth and innovation.

Join us at Barbizon Lighting Company, where your passion for lighting will illuminate the world. Apply now and shine with us!

The salary range for a Project Manager at Barbizon Lighting’s NYC location is currently $65K to $90K per annum, depending upon experience. Please be aware extensive industry experience or specific skills that fully match, or exceed what is required, may in fact increase this range. We strongly encourage all to apply.

In addition to the base pay listed here, Barbizon offers a generous compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, profit share, and a matching 401k Plan at no cost to the employee. The Company fully funds Barbizon’s healthcare benefits for all full-time employees and dependents.

Barbizon also offers a host of voluntary ancillary benefits that include affordable vision, pet insurance, additional life insurance, Flexible Spending Plan, Pre-tax commuter benefits, and Benefits VIP, a dedicated advocacy group that can help employees and their family members resolve benefits issues.

Barbizon offers fully paid vacation, sick/safe time, and an additional ten paid holidays.

Barbizon Lighting Company’s largest shareholder is our employee group, who currently owns 51% of the company via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan that extends beneficial ownership of the business to its employees, at no cost to the plan participant.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Barbizon Lighting provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Barbizon Lighting’s Corporate HR Department at 643 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to