Acrobatic Rigger

Erect equipment for aerial and acrobatic acts in shows.
picture of Acrobatic Rigger

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Acrobatic Riggers do?

Erects equipment for aerial and acrobatic acts in shows, such as circus, variety show, and carnivals, working as member of crew: Drills holes in floor of stage or platform, using electric drill, and fastens metal floor plates to hold vertical steel rods. Screws steel rods to holding plates and stretches wire or rope between rods, using handtools. Climbs ladder to attach ropes, swinging trapeze, and other rigging to ceiling area. Fastens rigging and pulleys to hooks or poles in ceiling. Erects net under aerial and highwire acts for safety of performers. Lowers and raises trapezes and nets during performance.

Should I be an Acrobatic Rigger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become an Acrobatic Rigger

    Most Acrobatic Riggers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
    Schools close to

    You May Also Like

    Careers Similar to Acrobatic Rigger