Casual Duty Technician, Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2013

As two of Sydney’s premier commercial theatres, the Capitol Theatre & Sydney Lyric are home to leading first class theatrical and concert events. An opportunity exists for an experienced theatre professional to join the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric  team as Duty Technician on a causal basis


  • Assist with the technical operations of the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric
  • Completing technical, stage and general theatre  maintenance the theatres
  • Delivering theatre specific technical advice and services
  • Working closely with Senior Theatre Technicians to provide first class and professional technical services to clients
  • Liaison with production teams to deliver professional theatre operations
  • Safe operation of the truck lifts
  • Operation of technical and stage mechanical equipment in the theatres
  • Offer instructions and demonstration of the theatre equipment to hirers and their staff
  • Efficient and timely response to any unforeseen breakdown of equipment and to identify and remedy faults as quickly as possible
  • Ensure the theatres are maintained to the highest possible standard
  • Comply with all relevant legislation, standards, codes of practice, company policies and procedures
  • A n appropriate standard of professional appearance in accordance with our grooming policy
  • Adminstration and security duties as required, including manning Stage Door if required
  • Other duties as required from time to time

Selection Criteria – Experience & Background

  • The ability to analyse, recommend and implement changes and improvements to technical theatre opertations
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the setup, presentation and bump out of live theatre productions, concerts and corporate events
  • A high degree of enthusiasm, initiative and self motivaton
  • Well developed technical, communication and people skills
  • A  thourough understanding of best practice within the theatre industry
  • Proven ability to work well as in as part of a wider theatre team and also achieve goals independently
  • The ability to organise, plan and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours as dictated by the schedule for each hosted event
  • Ability to interpret technical plans and specifications
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly within both the Capitol Theatre and the Sydney Lyric
  • A n appropriate professional standard of personal appearance
  • A basic understanding of IT software typically employed in theatres including Microsoft Office and ability to read and understand CAD drawings

The ideal candidate will have several years experience in technical theatre operations and be ready to step up into a leading role in the theatre operations. Successful applicants will be well presented, have excellent communication skills and a strong customer focus. This is an opportunity for an energetic team player who seeks to join the team in two of Sydney’s most iconic theatres. General conditions of employment will be governed by the Live Performance Award.

How to Apply
Does this sound like you? If you have the experience and background for this role, we would like to hear from you. Please apply by sending a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your detailed resume to Applications close 29 July 2013.