Casual Lighting Technician

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

VPS 2.1- $25.70 per hour

Closing date for applications: 13 June 2012

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest and pre-eminent public art gallery and possesses what is generally acknowledged as the most outstanding collection of fine art in the region and one that ranks with major collections throughout the world.

The Assets & Facilities (A&F) department is responsible for the management of NGV facilities.  Working within a team environment the focus of this position is the set-up and maintenance of the lighting/sound systems at the NGV.  In consultation with various departments you will perform the installation, operation and maintenance of lighting/sound systems for various events and exhibitions.  You will also undertake the maintenance of front of house lighting.     

To truly succeed in and enjoy this role you will have a sound knowledge of and experience in applying lighting techniques appropriate to a museum/art gallery or similar environment.  You will have familiarity with and understanding of the relevant standards for electricity and lighting, particularly AS 3000 and a good understanding of lighting theory and dimming control utilising communication protocols.  You will also have sound interpersonal skills in relation to liaising with internal and external contractors combined with an ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and a flexible approach to effectively operating in a team environment.

You will be rostered on an as needs basis, however availability is paramount, including for after hours work and weekends.

The possession of a current Red Card, a scissor lift operating ticket and a rigging ticket would be highly desirable.

For full application details and a copy of the role statement, please refer to our website www.ngv.vic.gov.au/about-us. Applications close 13 June 2012.