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Technical Director Staging Connections Sydney

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a driven and qualified individual to join our in-house venue team in the role of Technical Director. The Technical Director is primarily responsible for the production of events and is instrumental in fostering and developing strong relationships with all of our sales, creative and operations departments to drive the success and smooth delivery of our shows. You will provide high end technical and event expertise and be a resource for the entire event production process from the event inception through to the final delivery.

 

Your key responsibilities as our Technical Director

  • Developing event objectives;
  • Publishing show brief information including schedules, floor plans, schematics;
  • On Site Event management;
  • Attending client meetings and briefings;
  • Researching new technology and maintaining knowledge of current technology trends;
  • Providing on the job coaching and mentoring to crew;
  • Managing the financial integrity of events; and
  • Implementing and maintaining effective health and safety systems, complying with our OH&S and Risk Management Program.

What we’re looking for

  • Experience in a senior role in a Staging production environment or equivalent;
  • Understanding of CAD systems used within Staging Connections;
  • Experience in the Hospitality or Events industry (highly desirable);
  • Experience in working within large venue environments (ballroom size 500pax plus);
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into technical production environment;
  • Thorough technical understanding of audio, vision and lighting equipment;
  • High level computer skills;
  • Ability to work within budgets constraints;
  • Highly developed leadership skills;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Why you’ll love working with Staging Connections

  • No day is the same but every day is rewarding: We work in the exciting world of events. Every event presents its own set of unique thrills and challenges, charging our teams to be creative yet pragmatic every day.
  • We turn ordinary events into extraordinary experiences: It’s our passion for creating unforgettable experiences
  • We cultivate great culture!  At Staging Connections we grow teams that are seriously fun.
  • You will be an integral part to the business and as such, will be in a position to showcase your passion for our events.

To apply go to http://www.stagingconnections.com/careers/technical-director-sydney-events

 

Production Manager

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

We are recruiting a Production Manager to work with as part of the production leadership team to deliver all elements required to successfully build and run the performance and ancillary spaces of all Festival Managed Venues for the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world and is one of Australia’s most loved events. The Festival sells in excess of 550,000 tickets annually and generates more than $16 million in box office. Aggregate attendance including free performances is over 770,000 people. The live audience numbers are boosted by an additional 5 million viewers for the nationally broadcast TV specials.

Conceived to promote the comedic arts in Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has earned its global reputation through creative, eclectic programming. The organisation is active year-round with national and international touring, educational and artistic development programs complementing the presentation of the annual four-week festival.

The key tasks of the Production Manager: Venues are:

1. Scheduling of all activities of Bump-in and Bump-out of all Festival Managed Venues (FMVs),
2. Compilation of the Festival Event Plan and Risk Management Plan
3. Management of Supplier and Venue relationships and communications
4. Compilation of applications and procurement of all Permits required to mount the festival
5. Post Festival – Produce a report detailing all aspects of the Festival schedule and conduct a debrief with Technical Director, with a view to improving methods for the coming years

An ability to communicate effectively and collaborate in a way that enables efficient and professional delivery of the Festival’s production and technical services is essential.

The position is a 4-month contract commencing 10 January 2018.

Download a position description.

Along with a resume, applicants must submit a written statement (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria for the position.

Salary information is available on request.

Applications close 9am Monday 27 November 2017 and should be addressed to James Shuter, Technical Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, C/- info@comedyfestival.com.au.

Enquiries: telephone 03 9245 3700 or email info@comedyfestival.com.au.

 

 

Women in Theatre 2018

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017

MTC’s Women in Theatre Program is designed to evolve with the ever-changing needs of the sector. The 2018 Program is offering ten (10) emerging and mid-career Women in Theatre across different disciplines (e.g. Design, Technical Production, Direction, Dramaturgy, Producing…open to all live theatre disciplines) the chance to familiarise themselves with the culture and inner workings of a major state theatre company and gain insight into its audiences, venues and ongoing core business over a 12-month period, whilst also receiving one on one mentoring from a leading practitioner in their chosen field.

This program provides leadership training, practical career advice and professional coaching across a wide range of business and commercial aspects of the theatre industry, while also offering open access to all facets of the Company.

Practitioners with a minimum two years career experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website at: https://www.mtc.com.au/about/careers/

Please submit applications before COB Wednesday 6 December 2017.

 

Technical Production Traineeship

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Technical Traineeship – Production
Opportunity to be part of the Production Venue Operations team
Variable Time Fixed Term position – 20 hours per week

About Arts Centre Melbourne
Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) presents world-class performing arts in a year round exciting program.  Experience Australia’s best performing arts companies and exceptional international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret and popular music. Our values describe behaviours we will demonstrate in our interactions with Visitors, Presenters, Government and each other: Leadership, Community, Care More and Creativity.

The Business Unit
The Production business unit enables the high quality delivery of Arts Centre Melbourne and visiting artist’s events in any one of the five main venues or event spaces. The Production business unit comprises of Venue Operations (Lighting, Sound & Vision, Staging, Corporate Events and Wardrobe), Production Management, Broadcast & Multimedia and Technical Training & Development.

About the Traineeship & Eligibility
Arts Centre Melbourne has three new career opportunities available for people with a passion for technical production in the performing arts.

The Technical Production Traineeship program is aimed at people who have not yet commenced their professional careers. We look for people who are keen to enter the industry and develop skills in theatre production by obtaining a Certificate III in Live Production & Services (CUA30415).

We offer one specific traineeship per department; Lighting, Sound & Vision, and Staging. For the purpose of this traineeship, we ask that you focus on one area of interest from the three listed above. You will also need to satisfy our eligibility criteria:

• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.
• Willing to commit to the traineeship agreement. Traineeship duration is approximately 12 months.
• You have not completed a qualification equal to or above a Certificate III level in any similar technical production qualification. For example, completing a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in any technical discipline will make you ineligible.
• You must display a willingness to learn and commit to both the classroom based and on-the job training components of the Traineeship.

How, when and where?
Trainees will be recruited through November/December 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a special information/interview session in mid to late December 2017.

Selected Trainees will commence rostered work and learning activities at Arts Centre Melbourne from Tuesday 13th February 2018. The traineeship will conclude in May 2019.

The traineeship will include a combination of on and off-the-job learning. Trainees will work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Live Production & Services (CUA30415) and will be employed 20 hours per week on a variable time (part time) contract.

Trainees will have an initial probationary period of three months, during which they will need to successfully complete two WH&S units of their course.

After this period, all trainees will continue to complete all other units from the CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production & Services qualification.

General terms and conditions of employment will be per the Arts Centre Melbourne Enterprise Agreement 2012. Trainees will commence on a rate of $21.55 per hour (Band 1.1 of ACM Enterprise Agreement 2012). After the probationary period has concluded, the rate of pay will increase to $22.37 per hour (Band 1.2).

All trainees will be supervised in the training/work environment and will gain experience in all areas of technical production, including Lighting, Sound & Vision and Staging.

Applications
Arts Centre Melbourne is excited about providing this opportunity and we offer excellent working conditions, and a friendly, supportive team that you can rely on.

If you would like to apply, please complete and submit the online application form by COB Friday 8th December 2017. If you would like any further information please contact Murray Johnstone, Manager, Training & Development on 9281 8742 or email hrassist@artscentremelbourne.com.au

Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Important Note: Only applications that complete the online application form will be considered for this role. If you have not received a response from us three weeks after the closing date please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

 

Service Technician, Show Technology Melbourne

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A rare opportunity exists for a qualified technician to join the team to our new office at Show Technology Australia in Melbourne. This position provides the successful applicant a stable career path with an organisation that has been established for 23 years.

Show Technology is Australia’s market leading importer and wholesaler of intelligent lighting solutions. We have a highly experienced and dedicated team committed to excellent customer service and unrivalled quality. Our brand portfolio is exceptional and highly regarded within the industry. Show Technology is headquartered in Silverwater, NSW with branch offices in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and New Zealand.

The successful applicant will be based in the Melbourne office on a full time basis and needs to show initiative and work well within a team .

Responsibilities Include:
• Provide technical support
• Ensure turnaround times are met
• Have the ability to fault find and repair
• Provide information regarding repairs status and ETAs
• Assist in pre-delivery of new and used equipment for sale

Key Requirements:
• Certificate IV in Electronics would be desirable but not essential.
• Have the ability to read circuit schematics
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• To be driven to achieve results
• A passion for efficiency
• A demonstrated concern for high quality customer service

Applications close: Friday 8th December

To lodge your application please send your cover letter and resume to cdurrant@showtech.com.au

Applicants must address all of the selection criteria in the position description

 

Junior Service Technician, Show Technology Sydney

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A rare opportunity exists for a junior technician to join the team to our new Headquarters in Sydney. This position provides the successful applicant a stable career path with an organisation that has been established for 23 years.

Show Technology is Australia’s market leading importer and wholesaler of intelligent lighting solutions. We have a highly experienced and dedicated team committed to excellent customer service and unrivalled quality. Our brand portfolio is exceptional and highly regarded within the industry. Show Technology is headquartered in Silverwater, NSW with branch offices in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and New Zealand.

The successful applicant will be based on a full time basis and needs to be self-motivated, show initiative and work well within a team.

Responsibilities Include:
• Assisting the service department with entry level service work
• Ensure turnaround times are met
• Provide information regarding repairs status and ETAs
• Assist in pre-delivery of new and used equipment for sale
• Assist in the setup of new equipment in the Showroom

Key Requirements:
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• To be driven to achieve results
• A passion for efficiency and cost minimisation
• A demonstrated concern for customer service
• The ability to operate within a team

Applications close: Friday 8th December
To lodge your application please send your cover letter and resume to cdurrant@showtech.com.au

 

Audio Visual Specialist and Theatre Technician

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Mount St Benedict College is a Year 7-12 Catholic Independent Girls College in the Good Samaritan tradition. 

  • Take responsibility for the College Audio Visual equipment and events
  • Gain experience in using the latest sound, lighting, and vision systems
  • Working as part of a dedicated ICT team

Are you looking for a position that allows you to coordinate audio visual systems on a day to basis and during special events? This role will set up, test, operate and calibrate audio visual equipment for events, live streaming and recordings and will take responsibility for the smooth operating and running of the College sound, lighting and vision requirements.

We seek an Audio Visual Specialist and Theatre Technician with experience and expertise working with complex Audio Visual systems, superior communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to create accurate, professional and concise documentation.

Experience Required:-

  • Audio Visual control systems and technology including FrontRow, Creston and Black Magic Designs
  • Experience working with video production equipment and practices (Adobe Premier would be an advantage)
  • Audio Mixing desk and Lighting console experience within a theatre environment.

The College is about to open a new Creative and Performing Arts Centre that is fully equipped with the latest Industry sound, lighting and vision systems.  These systems are also being replicated within our College Hall.

Interested applicants should go to www.msb.nsw.edu.au for more information about this position and send your application to recruitment@msb.nsw.edu.au

Applications close: 20 November 2017.

Child Protection legislation requires the preferred applicant have a current Working With Children Check clearance.