“If you find a job you love, you’ll never work another day in your life.”

Louisville Office

Flying Director Openings? We are not officially hiring at this time, but we’re always on the lookout for the next great Flying Director, so if you think that could be you, feel free to get in touch.

Although your mother might be impressed with how many chain-motors you’ve hung or how many linesets you’ve maintained, we are not.  If that’s your biggest qualification, then you can forget it.

We want to hear about your people skills and artistic sensibilities.  We want to see examples of your creativity (choreography, art) and how you have worked with creative staff.  You need to know as much about relevé as about resultant force, third position as about three point bridles.  You need as much experience dealing with difficult people as dealing with difficult rigging.

Don’t understand why we care more about people skills and choreography than we care about rigging experience?  This is what being a flying director entails:  41% rigger, 68% choreographer, 55% diplomat, 82% MacGyver, 32% magician, 94% safety consultant, 32% savvy traveller, 62% stage manager, 34% therapist.  If your math is a little slow, yes – that is 500% awesome.

If that’s just too much awesome for you, thanks for lookin’.

Send your resume along with examples of your creativity and people skills.  Also include a heartfelt letter of why you would like to come to the fun at ZFX.  We want to see your personality, so any starchy business letters will be disregarded before the end of the first paragraph. Also, please proofread your letter. That red squiggly line is there for a reason. More than 2 typos is a B minus, and we don’t accept B minus effort at ZFX.

By the way, if you’re skittish about wearing a kilt, don’t even think about applying.  It’s not just a job; it’s a lifestyle.

Seriously.  This lifestyle will have you away from home about 250 days a year.  It is pretty much guaranteed that you will miss birthdays and anniversaries.  You are more likely to be sent to Omaha than to Osaka.  Don’t fool yourself; this lifestyle is not for the vast majority of people.

Send resumes to: applications@zfxflying.com

Interested in an internship? Click here to learn more about internships at ZFX.