Michael Green

Lighting Technician


Work Experience:

MJF Lighting
Auckland, NZ

October 2021 – October 2022 (Full Time) August 2019 - Oct 2021 (Contractor)

Senior Project Technician

Working across multiple areas of the business reporting to the Operations Manager. Ensuring that lighting equipment is kept in working order via cleaning, repair, and testing within AUS/NZ Electrical standards. Preparing equipment in the workshop for dry-hires and shows. Ensuring the correct type and quantity of gear is supplied. Working with clients to arrange either collection or delivery of equipment around Auckland utilising vans and trucks.

New Zealand

April 2016 – October 2021

Freelance Lighting Technician

Providing technical and truck driving services to a range of production companies around New Zealand to enable the presentation of high quality events in theatre and live environments. Meeting client deadlines for delivery, installation and operation of lighting and video equipment.

Shows I have worked on:
New Plymouth Festival of Lights 2019/20 and 2020/21: Working as local subcontractor for a Wellington lighting company, I was involved in the setup, and de-rig of New Plymouth Festival of lights in 2019/20 and 2020/21.
Showquest 2019, 2021 and 2022: Working as part of a two man Lighting-Op and Design team, to help bring students' lighting designs to life by offering creative suggestions to get the best out their ideas and produce the best lighting performance possible.
NZ Arts Fest 2020: Working as a subcontractor for a local Wellington lighting company, I was involved in the setup, turn around, and de-rig of several shows across NZ Arts Fest in Wellington.
Gardens Magic 2020: Working as a subcontractor for a local Wellington lighting company, I was involved in the setup (rigging lights, installing and running power and data throughout the Wellington Botanical Gardens), focus and de-rig of Gardens Magic 2020.

Turoa Ski & Ride School
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd, New Zealand

July 2022 - Oct 2022 (Casual Contract)
July 2021 - Oct 2021 (Full Time)
July 2020 - Oct 2020 (Full Time)
July 2019 - Oct 2019 (Full Time)
July 2018 – Oct 2018 (Full Time)
July 2017 - Oct 2017 (Full Time)

Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Using my training and riding experience to help new skiers and boarders gain confidence and new skills to keep them safe on the mountain while having fun. Working with intermediate riders to develop their skills for more advanced riding across all areas of the mountain environment. Working as part of a team doing whatever is needed when conditions are not right for instructing (Snow/Ice clearing, cleaning, and customer relations).

The Blind Finch Hamburgeria
Ohakune, NZ

July 2019 - October 2019
July 2018 – October 2018
July 2017 – October 2017

Kitchen Hand - Dishwasher

Started in the dish-pit for the first couple of weeks but during busy rushes started helping in the kitchen and showed myself to be a quick learner and focused worker. At the end of the season, I was offered a position back working in the kitchen for the following winter season.

Nakiska Winter Sports School
Nakiska Ski Area, Alberta, Canada

November 2018 – April 2018

Ski and Snowboard Instructor

Working as a Dual Ski and Snowboard Instructor at the closest mountain to Calgary. Due to the smaller size of the Ski School, I had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of lessons from Level 1 to Level 6, in a range of Group, Private and Multi-Week programs. I had an 11 week Multi-Week program ages 7 - 13 that started off on the Bunny slopes, and progressed through to Blues and shorter Black runs skiing parallel.

Abominable Sports
Banff, Alberta, Canada

November 2017 – April 2018

Sales Supervisor and Ski Rental Technician

Working in a local Ski Shop alongside management to develop and setup new shop and sales strategies, while also selling Ski and Snowboard equipment packages to customers along with customised boot fitting and winter clothing sales. Using various forms of research to learn about new products and technologies to better help customers. Cash handling, bookkeeping, keeping stock levels appropriate for sales and training program development for new staff and technicians.

The Production Co
Auckland, NZ

January 2010 – April 2016

General Technician

Setting up and packing down Sound, Lighting and Video gear in venues ranging from small rooms to concert halls and outdoor locations. Unloading, positioning and installing equipment to specifications. Taking initiative to ensure deadlines are met. Working with clients to bring their ideas to fruition. Contributing ideas for more effective use of resources. Packing out, loading and driving trucks around New Zealand.


  • Meeting client expectations through excellent customer service.
  • Broad experience working with a diverse range of clients of varied ages, cultures, and lifestyles in a variety of environments.
  • Highly self-motivated to acquire knowledge and skills.
  • Solving problems as they materialise on jobs using highly analytical skills and creativity to minimise delays.
  • Achieving the best possible outcome for clients even when unexpected requests are made.
  • Prioritizing job tasks to meet deadlines and applying diligence, hard work and persistence to ensure tasks are completed.


  • Ski Level 2 - NZSIA (2020)
  • Snowboard Level 1 - SBINZ (2016)


NCEA Level 3
February 2004 — November 2008

Birkenhead College Achieved NCEA Level 3 (2008)

Subjects: English, History, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Photography, Maths (Statistics)


  • Cooking
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Photography
  • Outdoor sports (Airsoft/Paintball)


References available on Request