Employment News

Theatre Technician, Araluen Arts Centre

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Araluen Arts Centre is the major cultural facility in Central Australia that opened in June 1984. The Araluen Theatre is a comprehensively equipped proscenium arch facility that has become acclaimed nationally for its commitment to providing a broad theatrical program to the widest possible audiences.

There is a fixed term (12 week) vacancy for an experienced Theatre Technician to work within the technical team to facilitate technical related services, and rostering across all areas of technical production. This role also has a hands-on element, operating as a multi-skilled technician across the areas of staging lighting, audio and audio-visual.

Demonstrated experience of working in a technical production role for a performing arts venue plus a specific knowledge of the presentation and production of a broad range of theatrical productions is essential.

For further information, please visit the careers page of our website for more detailed information about the position and how to apply.


Please see the website for the closing date for applications.

If you have any enquiries about the position, please contact Greg Thompson, Technical Manager, Alice Springs Cultural Precinct on (08) 89511155 email: greg.thompson@nt.gov.au or Daniel Sawyer, Theatre Technician, Alice Springs Cultural Precinct on (08) 89511149 email: daniel.sawyer@nt.gov.au


Lighting Controls Technical Project Sales

Posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017

Lightmoves is a privately owned company that for 27 years has been an industry leader and innovator in the field of Lighting Control and Dimming, Theatrical Lighting Systems and LED specialty lighting.

Based in Silverwater, we currently require a Technical Project Sales Representative in the field of Lighting Controls  to join our NSW team.

This  position involves working with Engineers, Specifiers, Designers, Wholesalers and Electricians in the design process, to provide end to end solutions utilising the company’s extensive range of Lighting Control  products.

A successful applicant should have:

  • A passion for Lighting.
  • A good understanding of Lighting Control Technologies.
  • A desire to provide innovative, end to end solutions.
  • A solid understanding of the principles of electrical power & control.
  • High level literacy, presentation and communications skills to stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • A proven track record in selling & new business development within the Lighting Industry.
  • A proven record in the tender and specification process with a focus on closing profitable sales
  • Computer skills, including competence in reading CAD, ability to utilise presentation & productivity applications.
  • A strong work ethic and be highly enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Previous experience with Philips Dynalite control solutions or similar would be advantageous.

The attractive remuneration and benefits package for this position includes a generous base salary, uncapped commission structure, a fully maintained company vehicle or vehicle allowance, company supplied communication and IT technologies, and a supportive, equal opportunity, work place.



Technician – Audio, Visual & Lighting – Casual

Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Reporting to the Managing Partner.

Direct reports to Operations Manager/ WHS Manager, Operations Coordinator, Technical Director & Senior Technicians.

Responsible for the Audiovisual, Lighting and Event Staging at various 5 star venues.

AVPartners employs some of Australia’s most experienced events industry professionals. With offices based in-house at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), Crown Perth and Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, AVPartners is offering an exciting opportunity for experienced Audiovisual Technicians seeking a casual position.

Working with the Event Management team, our Audiovisual Technicians ensure the technical quality of our events is of the highest possible standard and will setup, operate and dismantle all events at various 5 star venues in Perth. These include; PCEC, Crown Perth, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Hyatt, Pan Pacific, Hilton, Duxton and many others.

Ideal Audio Visual Technicians will have;

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in the corporate/business audiovisual events industry
  • Significant knowledge of all AV and lighting equipment used in the delivery of corporate/business events
  • Good work ethic, positive attitude and be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and nights
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to work at a good pace and to a schedule
  • Hold a current EWP license and White Card
  • Preferably hold a Basic Riggers Ticket

Only those with the above skill set will be considered.

We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic people with the right attitude, who want to work in an industry we are very passionate about. You will be expected to work closely with our full-time technicians and continue to raise the bar in the technical delivery of corporate/business events!

If you would like to join this dynamic team of professionals please apply via SEEK and include the following. Failure to include all of the information requested will result in your application not being considered.

1. A covering letter indicating why you believe you would be suitable for this position.

2. A current CV including all relevant industry qualifications and employment history.

3. Contact details of two references of previous employers or direct supervisors.




Casual Event Crew

Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017

UNSW Venues and Events www.venuesandevents.unsw.edu.au, as part of the Business and Campus Services Division, manage the conference, events and AGSM facilities of UNSW Sydney. Venues and Events services’ include venue and event management, catering services, film shoot management, and AV support.

The University is seeking enthusiastic Casual Event Technicians to join the Venues and Events operational support team. This role is responsible for providing support in stage lighting, sound, event logistics, and audio visual operation, and being responsible for the safety and comfort of people attending and working on functions in these venues.

Applicants should have good attention to detail and ability to work independently.

This is a casual position. Normal hours of work will include weekends and evenings on a designated roster basis determined by event bookings.

The Information Package/Position Description will be provided upon request.

Having read the documentation, you may then direct any enquiries to Padaric Meredith-Keller, Operations & Technical Manager, Venues and Events, on telephone on +61 (0) 2 9385 6638 or email padaric@unsw.edu.au.

To apply, please email your application to padaric@unsw.edu.au.

Applications close  TBC – ongoing



Production Support Duty Technician

Posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2017

This role works as part of a team to deliver the highest technical services in the field of production support. It provides exceptional customer service across the entire business by working on projects, supporting events, performing maintenance, and managing technical equipment. This position provides technical support services and advice around Opera House systems for communications, paging, sound and video transmission, fibre-optic cabling, and RF. It provides first level support for various systems including those used by Sound, AV, Lighting, and Staging departments. This role upholds relevant technical and WHS standards and contributes to the ongoing development of WHS awareness at the Opera House. It also contributes to the management, development, care and security of the technical equipment at the Opera House and assists in the development of skills and standards within the Theatre & Events portfolio that meet presenter and SOH expectations.

More information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.


  • Ability to perform key Production Support duties, including incident response, customer service, and being an interdisciplinary technician on duty, to the highest standard.
  • Good working knowledge of communications and signal transport systems, including two-way radios; paging and cue light systems; audio and video switchers, routers, and matrices; wired and wireless intercoms; and IP networks.
  • Ability to interpret and create relevant event documents and implement Production Support and broadcast production requirements.
  • Physical fitness, agility and ability to work at heights.
  • Ability and commitment to work on a rotating shift basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within teams and across multiple disciplines to ensure completion of work.
  • Good communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to abide by Opera House policies, particularly WHS procedures including manual handling techniques.


Applicants are asked to include an up to date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience and how they relate to the requirements and capabilities for the role.  Applicants are also asked to address their suitability in a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following two targeted questions:

  • Can you tell us about the last show/venue you went to or worked on – the kind of technology they were using, how well they used it and what you thought of the technical production generally. Anything you would’ve added, changed, done differently?
  • In this role you will have to establish a relationship and work with a variety of people from many different departments. What skills and experience (from either you professional or personal life) do you have in this area?

Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at http://jobs.nsw.gov.au. Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. Please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679 should you have any technical enquiries.  A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing or temporary roles of the same standard that may become available over the next twelve months.

Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment.


Job Status: Temporary, Flex-Time (average 30 hours per week)
Position No: SOH1076
Salary: Base hourly rate of $34.31, plus a scale penalty of 12.5% ($4.28), and superannuation contribution of 9.5%

Applications Close: Monday 17 July 2017
Enquiries: Jo Nisbet, recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com


Deputy Production Manager

Posted on Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Belvoir is seeking a committed, hard-working individual for this newly created position supporting our Head of Production.

This post is responsible for assisting our Head of Production in all aspects concerning the mounting of productions undertaken by Belvoir.

The Deputy Production Manager role is a full time which reports to Belvoir’s Head of Production and involves evening and weekend work as neccessary.

To apply please view the full position description and follow the application process.

Applications close Sunday 23 July at midnight 2017.


Head Technician

Posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Since 1925 La Boite has represented the adventurous and alternative. There has always been a strong focus on the development of new work and artists, and today it is no different. The stories, ideas and voices of our city and country are many and varied and La Boite seeks to represent and engage in this beautiful and rich diversity; the diversity of form, of ideas, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality – of identity.

La Boite Theatre Company is seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative Head Technician to join the production team, and to provide high quality technical operations and support for La Boite productions, venue hirers and to manage the ongoing technical operations of the Roundhouse Theatre.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated technician who thrives in a fast-paced and creative environment, who enjoys problem solving and working with artists to realise their vision.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous applicants, and those applicants with experience working with diverse artists and communities, will be highly regarded.

Work Hours/Breaks: Base Hours of work are 38 hours per week to be worked on a flexible roster as determined by the Production Manager.

Reporting relationships: The position reports directly to the Production Manager

Supervisory Relationships: The position supervises casual technical staff.


To ensure the highest quality technical operations and support for La Boite Theatre Company and Roundhouse Theatre activities, and to maintain and improve all technical aspects of the Roundhouse Theatre


  1. To be responsible for the technical aspects of all La Boite productions and activities – in the Roundhouse Theatre, other local venues and on tour.
  1. To provide technical advice and support to all events and activities in the Roundhouse Theatre, including all La Boite Productions and Outside Hires.
  2. To oversee ongoing venue operations and maintenance, and manage the safe, effective installation, maintenance and use of technical equipment, (incl. lighting, sound, video, rigging and staging elements).
  3. To provide board operation and fulfil Head LX duties for La Boite productions as required.

How to Apply

Download full job description here

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter highlighting your key skills and experience
  • A statement of no more than four A4 pages demonstrating how your skills and experience address each of the selection criteria
  • A current resume, including contact details for two referees

Please email your application by 5pm on Thursday 27 July with Venue Technician in the subject line to: jobs@laboite.com.au

For more information contact Production Manager, Canada White on 07 3007 8600 or canada@laboite.com.au



Operations Manager /Event Industry

Posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Staging Dimensions operates out of Brisbane’s northern suburbs and has been a major supplier to the events industry for the past twenty five years both locally and internationally. We are looking for a proactive Operations professional able to take a lead in the growth and professionalism of the business.

Reporting to the managing director you will be responsible for the day to day organisation and efficient operations of the business. You will be working closely with the administrative and sales staff to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of the company’s product and services.

The role is a demanding position and you will be juggling various tasks at the one time and this will require an outstanding ability to multitask and communicate effectively.

Your problem solving skills will be exercised daily and you will need to exhibit outstanding time management and logistical understanding particular to the events industry while adhering to industry best OH&S standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage casual staff in warehouse
  • Ensure client orders are satisfied efficiently with a focus on exceptional quality control
  • Book appropriate crew for jobs
  • Identifying product or logistical problems and overcoming them in the most cost effective and efficient way.
  • Utilise the FLEX software system to control all aspects of the projects including stock control, staff and vehicle movements.
  • Manage and maintain all stock and equipment keeping logs of all electrical gear ensuring industry compliance.
  • Attend events bump in/out as required

Selection criteria:

  • Experience in a similar role for a minimum of 5 years
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Computer skills: word, excel, Outlook, FLEX Rental System
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of professionalism and initiative
  • Demonstrate exception problem solving ability with an acute attention to detail
  • Open manual drivers licence, HR preferred
  • Forklift licence
  • Test & Tag licence

Desirable attributes will include technical experience in lighting, sound, AV and staging with a solid commercial understanding of the industry.

Please submit all enquiries and applications to david.mcphee@axisbusinessgroup.com.au


AV Lighting Technicians (casual)

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Now open, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is destined to be the premier business and cultural events precinct in the Asia Pacific region, showcasing Sydney to the world through its convention, exhibition and entertainment centre.

We are currently looking to recruit experienced casual AV production crew team members, specifically within our Lighting department. These roles will be responsible for the installation, set up, monitoring, maintenance & day-to-day running of all ICC Sydney audio visual production across the property.


  • Complete all lighting/sound/visual technical requirements for entertainment performances and other general production requirements.
  • Where required liaise with promoters, artist management and entertainment suppliers to ensure the provision of contract requirements in relation to production are adhered to and operational at all times.
  • Complete all AV production requests from various departments and where required organise hire of equipment from suppliers.

Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in the lighting (& AV) field, ideally within a large, multi-room venue.

We welcome high achievers who are excited to take on new challenges and share their ideas. On-the-job training, development and exposure to an exciting work environment will give you the opportunity to work with great people, while earning a competitive salary and developing an amazing career.

Please Note; relevant screening checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These include National Criminal Records and National Police Background Checks, Proof of Identity that meets the 100-point check and may include Working with Children background checks. Shortlisted candidates may also be required to pass a physical assessment as part of the recruitment process.

Apply here


Production and Events Manager

Posted on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Midsumma Festival, Melbourne’s annual LGBTQIA+ Arts and Cultural Festival, is a celebration and showcase of  events for and by members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Midsumma Festival works year round to provide artists with support and tools to create, present and promote their work with its primary activity an annual multi arts festival presented over three weeks from mid-January to February each year The Festival features on average 130 events each year with involvement by over 500 artists in over 85 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria to audiences of approximately 200,000. The Festival also produces a number of key public events central to the community’s visibility and sense of celebration and pride. Midsumma Festival has been held annually since 1988 and has become a significant attraction on the State’s and national festival calendar.

Midsumma Festival brings a diverse mix of artists, performers, communities and audiences together under a single umbrella for a celebration and innovative presentation of queer arts and culture. The diverse festival program is made up of a wide range of events and activities including visual art, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, parties, sport, social events and public forums.

Midsumma Festival is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake the planning, coordination and delivery of all production and logistical aspects for our summer 2018 Festival including large scale outdoor events Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March.

The Festival’s Production and Events Manager will scope and manage all festival event delivery requirements. The position is a hands-on role and will be directly involved in the day to day delivery of events.

The applicant must be available for full time work from approximately September 2017 until at least mid-February 2018 and available for part time work from late July or August 2017. Exact hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant and certain flexibility can be provided.

Salary approximately $70,000 p.a. pro rata plus superannuation dependent upon applicant’s experience. For a copy of the detailed Job Description please contact Karen Bryant: karen@midsumma.org.au or 03 9296 6600.

Midsumma Festival is an equal opportunity employer and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Senior Video Technician

Posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017

About the Company

Novatech Creative Event Technology is one of Australia’s leading providers of entertainment and event technologies. They are located 15-minutes from the Adelaide CBD and are home to some of the most current, trending and leading-edge event equipment in the world.

About the Role

Join the expert team of Video Technicians at Novatech in the position of Senior Video Technician. This integral role is responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, repair and continuous improvement of digital video and projection equipment at large scale live events.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Significant exposure to large scale live events across concert and touring, corporate, sporting and special events
  • Extensive experience prepping and operating digital video and projection equipment
  • Knowledge of LED/Video panels and processes
  • Broad knowledge of various video control systems such as Barco E2, Barco Encore, Christie Spyder and D3
  • Understanding of broadcast mixers, switches and systems
  • Professional ability to liaise with clients and customers
  • Demonstrated passion for the industry and ability to place pride in the quality of work you deliver
  • Relevant industry qualifications are desirable
  • White card essential – willingness to obtain a White Card if you are not currently in possession of one
  • Forklift license and manual HR Truck license highly desirable

This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled Senior Video Technician to join a progressive company and work with world-class technology. Build your success through your contribution to the delivery of impressive events and be rewarded by a company who recognise and value its staff.

For more information, please contact Lauren Marshall on 8352 0300 or careers@ncet.co


Lighting Technician ACM

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

  • Join our talented Lighting team in Australia’s largest performing arts centre
  • Fixed Term Variable Time position until 30th June 2018 (25 hours per week)
  • Salary of $52,136 pro rata equating to $26.38 per hour

About Arts Centre Melbourne and Production

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 behaviors we will demonstrate in our interactions with Visitors, Presenters, Government and each other: Leadership, Creativity, Care More and Community.

The Production department sits within the Performing Arts pillar and comprises of a team that delivers production services for ACM across Staging, Lighting, Audio, Broadcast, Wardrobe, Stage Management, and Safety/Training to enable the safe and efficient delivery of events across all of our venues and spaces.

The Role

We are currently seeking a number of experienced Technicians to deliver effective lighting services to ensure optimum efficiency and success in the presentation of productions.

The Technician will provide technical support, guidance and advice to presenters and hirers in the delivery of the Lighting team’s outcomes. This role will also ensure that the audience is given consistent and effective lighting, with optimum presentation of lighting design, effect and balance as well as participate in the pre-production, rigging, rehearsal, performance and de-rigging of shows and events in line with presenter requirements.

To be successful you will possess:

  • Possess a relevant trade qualification, diploma or higher at a recognised institution or equivalent extensive experience working within the entertainment industry
  • Test & Tag , Elevated Work Platform licenses
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical lighting equipment used in the industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theory involved in lighting concepts, and how to utilise this knowledge

Please refer to the position description for more information about the role, including the additional key criteria.


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ and submit your cover letter and resume in one file by Friday 7th July 2017.

Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Sales Person, Showtools International

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

With the vision of bringing highly valued and quality products to the entertainment industry, Showtools International is a fast-growing distributor for some of the world’s leading brands of lighting, trussing, staging, road cases, clamps and cables.

Sales Person criteria:

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our sales team at Showtools, who is a highly-motivated individual with experience in sales and has an understanding of the lighting, trussing and staging industry. Products to add to our already serviced clientele.

Your role will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Representing our brands to the greater entertainment industry throughout allocated territories.
  • Visiting customers and building relationships with existing & new clients.
  • Replying to product and technical enquiries.
  • Demonstrating staging, trussing and lighting products to customers
  • Assisting  the marketing team in forecasting new product campaigns

You should have:

  • A passion and understanding of the entertainment industry, its people, products and culture
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Be self-motivated
  • Written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license

The role is ideal for someone who is passionate about the entertainment industry. The position will be based in Sydney but will require regular travel both locally and interstate, Australia wide.

The position is basically for a flexible self-motivated employee that wants to be self-employed.

If interested, please email robert@showtools.com.au.


Casual Venue Technician

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

Salary: Casual G4 – $35.50/hr (includes casual loading)

Logan City is Australia’s seventh largest local government by population and is one of the most dynamic young cities in Australia; enviably positioned only 20 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, Logan is now home to more than 308,700 people. Logan City Council offers a work environment and lifestyle that is rare in South East Queensland. Our 1,700 staff take pride in offering outstanding service to our community through innovative and operational-focused solutions.

Your key task in this role will be to deliver fantastic customer service to the people of Logan City. You will be required to operate professional technical equipment in Logan City Council’s venues, particularly The Logan Entertainment Centre, to delight and surprise audiences and corporate clients. You will be expected to have a broad knowledge of all technical disciplines with highly developed operating, planning and designing skills in Lighting and/or Audio.

This dynamic role will require you to be flexible, with your hours made up operating on shows, supervising and assisting on venue turnarounds and set ups and performing general equipment maintenance. Your hours will include weekend and night work and your style will be collaborative and team focused with a willingness to contribute on a professional level and give guidance and advice to our team members. You will also require highly developed negotiation skills, the ability to cooperate and liaise with people from all walks of life and you will be a key member of a small group of dedicated professionals.

Should you be successful in gaining this role, you will thrive in a challenging environment with an organisation that values professional contribution and personal wellbeing. Logan City Council actively encourages a healthy work environment through its Team Top Health Program, as well as personal and professional development, study assistance and a tangible focus on creating a great place to work.

Applicants will be required to undergo a functional assessment and be assessed as being able to meet the functional requirements of the position.

The position description can be found under the vacancy on the Logan City Council Careers site.

If you require more information about the role, please contact Darren McBride, Technical and Production Coordinator, on (07) 3412 5064.

Applications Close: 5 pm, Friday 23 June, 2017, with a proposed interview date of Friday 29 June, 2017.

Note: Applications may be used to appoint to similar vacancies, up to 12 months after the closing date.

Applications via recruitment agencies will not be received.

City of Logan: Innovative, Dynamic, City of the Future



Production Coordinator (Maternity Leave Position)

Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017

Melbourne Theatre Company is one of Australia’s flagship performing arts companies and has been enriching lives through the storytelling power of the finest theatre imaginable for over 60 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO and Executive Director Virginia Lovett, MTC produces classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre.

MTC seeks a suitably qualified and experienced Production Coordinator to assist MTC’s Production Managers and Design Department in coordinating the design elements for the Productions that make up the yearly Season. The role contributes to ensuring the most effective use of people, materials and systems in the realisation of the technical elements of the designs within the agreed budget, time and technical parameters.

The role is focused heavily on administrative support including data entry, document distribution and would be most suited to someone who is meticulous, has great attention to detail and has an understanding of construction.

To view the full position description and application details, please visit our website: http://www.mtc.com.au/about/careers/

Interviews will be conducted in late-June and it is expected the position will commence early July.

Applications close Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 5pm


Senior Theatre Technician (Staging)

Posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Do you have a background and experience in the operation and maintenance of theatre and event technical systems? Council is seeking a talented Senior Theatre Technician specialising in staging to work as part of a team to deliver the highest quality technical services and support for performers across Rockhampton’s various venues.

You must have exceptional interpersonal skills which allow you to work effectively within teams, as well as take on the challenge of leading and supervising teams as required.  You have demonstrated experience with a range of staging elements and flying systems for large scale music and theatre productions and have strong knowledge and understanding of all scenery and prop installation, tools, set construction materials and construction processes.  Passionate about workplace health and safety, you understand legislation and all requirements and assessments needed to keep your team, performers and the community safe at all times.  As part of this role you will be required to work weekends and outside normal business hours and enjoy being a part of the theatrical arts culture.  Ideally you will possess an Intermediate Riggers Ticket, however those without this ticket are still encouraged to apply (Council will provide training with the condition this ticket is obtained within 6 months of your appointment).

This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check – Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).


  • Salary of $71,003 per annum
  • Be a part of the region’s theatrical arts culture
  • Great team environment
  • Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills

Applications close midnight Sunday, 02 July 2017.

How to Apply

For more information please visit www.rrc.qld.gov.au and select ‘Work for Council’ to obtain and application kit and form.

Rockhampton Regional Council supports a Drug and Alcohol free work environment.


Casual Theatre Technicians

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Riverside Theatres is the leading theatre in Western Sydney. The staff at Riverside Theatres are passionate about bringing the very best the performing arts can offer to audiences.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for Casual Theatre Technicians. As our venue becomes more busy, we are looking to technicians to ‘fill in the gaps’ in our roster.

You will be working closely with the Technical Coordinator and Technical Team Leader and your role will be the technical delivery of performances and events within our venue. You will have proven experience operating in a theatre environment in one or more of the following three disciplines : Lighting, Sound or Mechanist.

To be considered for this role you will ideally possess:

  • Proven experience in venues, arts or creative industries in lighting, sound and/or stagecraft.
  • Tertiary or other technical qualifications relevant to live theatre / events or experience in a multi-venue live theatre environment beneficial
  • Sound knowledge of Work, Health and Safety legislation
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and ability to work under pressure
  • First Aid Certificate required

For further information regarding this role please contact Linda Taylor on (02) 8839 3314 and quote position name and reference number.

Salary Range: $25 per hour + 25% casual loading + penalties as prescribed by the Local Government (State) Award 2014.

This position is only available for a limited time so be quick to submit your application online.

Please note City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol free working environment and employees may be subject to random testing as a result.

To apply, click here


Sound Lighting Technician

Posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Applications close 18/06/2017

  • Salary: $38.43 per hours (inclusive of casual loading) + Superannuation
  • Casual
  • Wellbeing programs, passion team, diverse activities & much more!

Are you an experienced Sound Lighting Technician seeking the flexibility of casual work and the opportunity to work in one of Melbourne’s iconic Arts and Culture venues whilst enjoying being part of a fun and supportive team environment?

An exciting opportunity exists at the City of Stonnington to work at Chapel Off Chapel; a renowned hub of arts and cultural activities comprising of three performance spaces – The Chapel, The Loft and The Mezzanine.

As a Sound Lighting Technician, you will have a focus on Audio and Sound, be involved in maintaining technical equipment as well as the technical operation of performances, including basic AV and lighting control. You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of performances and work closely with clients, stakeholders, Council departments and members of the public.

As a City of Stonnington employee, you will receive professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in staff wellbeing programs, nominated as a finalist both in the VicHealth and WorkSafe awards. Additionally, you will be located just off the bustling and vibrant Chapel Street.

As the successful applicant you will possess demonstrated experience in specifically Audio and AV, some experience in Lighting Operations and extensive customer service experience and skills. Additionally, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be reliable, punctual, well presented and hold an EWP Yellow Card or equivalent.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation focused on your professional and personal development whilst having the opportunity to work with a variety of external stakeholders.

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.

Submitting your application

A Position Description is attached below for your perusal which includes the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact Simon Prentice on Ph: 82907001

A Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria can be found here.


Senior Production Officers Bunjil Place

Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Salary: starts at $66,438 per annum plus super
Classification: Band 5
Department: Arts and Cultural Development
Division: Community Life
Reports To: Coordinator Production Bunjil Place
Supervises: Production Officers
Enquiries: Brian Coghlan, Head of Operations & Production, 9705 5200

  • Provide strong production knowledge and practical operational skills to ensure client’s event requirements are met effectively, efficiently, safely across the precinct.
  • Maintain venue standards on a day to day basis and provide positive end to end experiences for all clients at Bunjil Place.
  • Assist the Coordinator Production Bunjil Place with administrative duties including rosters, event requirements and calendar planning

More information here


Technical Director, Brisbane Powerhouse

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Technical Director is responsible for managing the activities of the Technical Services department at Brisbane Powerhouse. This position is required to review and implement where necessary, new policies and procedures that will assist in streamlining the production and presentation of events in a very busy venue. This position will work closely with the Senior Program Manager and the Precinct Director.

This position is responsible for ensuring that all production schedules and show budgets are met in an efficient and effective manner whilst providing good customer services to all hirers and users of the performance spaces

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your Curriculum Vitae to our Executive Coordinator, Ang Kirkland at angk@brisbanepowerhouse.org.

For enquiries regarding this role please email info@brisbanepowerhouse.org. Applications for this role close at 5pm on Monday 19 June 2017.


Technical Coordinator, Melbourne Recital Centre

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Fixed Term Full time position to February 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre is a major cultural facility that opened in February 2009. Acoustic excellence and state-of-the-art technology support a venue that has become internationally acclaimed as a landmark Australian organisation for its commitment to excellence in creating, exploring and presenting great music to the widest possible audiences.

There is a fixed term vacancy for an experienced Technical Coordinator to coordinate technical related services, and rostering across all areas of technical production. This role also has a hands on element, operating as a technician in their area of expertise.

Demonstrated experience of working in a technical production role for a performing arts venue or for a performing arts organisation plus a specific knowledge of the presentation and production of music, including a range of classical and contemporary genres is essential.


Please read the position description (located in the Downloads section of this page) for more detailed information about the position and key selection criteria.
Please email a cover letter together with answers to key selection criteria and your resume to Krys Pekin, Human Resource Manager at hr@melbournerecital.com.au by 12 noon Friday 16 June, 2017.


If you have any enquiries about the recruitment process or position, please contact Greg Diamantis, Director of Production & Presenter Services on (03) 9207 2600 or hr@melbournerecital.com.au

Melbourne Recital Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a smoke free and accessible environment.


Theatre Technician – Casual

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017


$32.64 per hour plus superannuation

Frankston Arts Centre is seeking casual production staff to assist with the operational requirements for the Frankston Arts Centre and wider arts & event services. The Frankston Arts Centre consists of an 800 seat auditorium, function Centre and flexible arts space – Cube 37, offering a wide variety of performing arts events, functions, exhibitions and workshops across the venues. Production operations also service external venues, events and festivals as required.

With a strong background in live performing arts within a theatre, festivals, events and exhibitions environment you will be focussed on the delivery of excellent customer service. Previous experience in live theatre production is required. Advanced skills in lighting, staging, audio or AV will be an advantage.

You will need to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia and be willing to provide a Pre-Employment Health Declaration and undertake a National Police Record Check.

For a position description and to apply please click here



Theatre Technician – Sound and Lighting Operation

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017


$33.75 per hour + up to 9.5% super

RCC Employees’ Redland Performing Arts Level 4

Redland City Council is an innovative and progressive local government east of Brisbane, including the land and waters of Quandamooka country, the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, mainland suburbs and rural hinterland.

The job

The Theatre Technician – Sound and Lighting Operation provides high quality professional services with a focus on audio tasks at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). Tasks can include setting up audio systems and troubleshooting audio problems.

The applicant

We are seeking applicants who have professional experience within technical production, in particular, Audio within performing arts venues, festivals and events, touring productions and established theatre companies. Strong experience within the audio field will be highly desirable.

Your ability to take direction and then work effectively under limited supervision in a hands-on team environment will see you succeed in this position.

Eligibility requirements

Mandatory criteria:

Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Current Queensland C class drivers licence.

To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

In return we offer

*Flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation scheme, salary sacrifice of superannuation, study assistance, recognition of service after 5 years of employment, wellness programs, social club, employee assistance program, free car parking (limited spaces), generous maternity and long service leave, 4 weeks annual leave (including 17.5% loading) and 15 days personal leave per annum, plus much more!

*Some of these entitlements are subject to employee tenure and employment type.

To apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter (one page), current resume and separate statement addressing selection criteria. Please visit our website to obtain a copy of the position description and selection criteria-based application instructions.

All relevant documents can be accessed via our website www.redland.qld.gov.au or can be requested by calling (07) 3829 8231.  To apply for this position (RAC025) please visit our website at www.redland.qld.gov.au. Specific information on the position can be obtained by contacting Cameron Ricketts on (07) 3829 8136 or 0438 128 459.

Applications for this position close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on19 June 2017.



Harry the Hirer: AV / Lighting / Rigging Technicians

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Harry the Hirer is looking for self-motivated, hardworking technicians to join our team involved in the delivery of highest quality audio visual, lighting & rigging solutions on a daily basis.

  • Opportunity to work on Major events & Exhibitions
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Immediate start

Working closely with our sales team, your technical skills should be from any one of the normal backgrounds, being audio, vision, LED screens or lighting. You will be required to install set, pack down, operate and manage both permanently installed equipment in conjunction with additions bought in on a show by show basis.

Our office is based in Sydney and our sites can be anywhere from Homebush showgrounds and International Conventional Centre, inner city suburbs to further afield.

A suitable candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum 1 year experience
  • Ability to demonstrate AV install / pack down experience
  • Good customer service skills
  • Hard working and always willing to go the extra mile for the client
  • Must be able to present well in corporate environments
  • Current manual driver’s license (comfortable driving 3T trucks)
  • Available to work days/evenings/weekends
  • Trade skills and other certification highly regarded.

The successful candidate will be offered generous remuneration based on their level of skill and experience that you bring to the team, and long term career options’ in a large progressive ever expanding event business.

This is a fast paced high volume business with a team that has a strong work ethic.

The successful applicants will need to be available to work flexible hours including some weekend and night shifts.

If this sounds like something that interests you APPLY NOW!

Please email your resume to Lukeo@harrythehirer.com.au



Harry the Hirer: Warehouse Storeman/General Labourer

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  • Exciting work environment
  • Opportunity to work on Major events & Exhibitions
  • Immediate Start

We have an exciting opportunity for Warehouse storeman/General labourers to join our small Sydney Productions team.

You will be working with state of the art gear Rigging, Lighting, Audio Visual, LED screen and Staging gear in a full time role enjoying all the benefits of a committed business.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-motivated person with a passion for the event industry, strong work ethic and a willingness to learn.

Main duties include:

  • Preparation management of hire equipment
  • Loading & unloading of trucks
  • Stock maintenance & basic repairs on the go
  • General warehouse duties

A successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong safety focus
  • Hands on approach to movement of stock
  • Maintain neat & clean workspace
  • Knowledge of audio visual / lighting or rigging a definite advantage
  • Trade skills and other certification highly regarded.
  • A manual drivers or Truck (MR, HR, HC) Licence
  • Must have Fork lift license

Our warehouse is based in Sydney and our sites can be anywhere from Homebush showgrounds and International Conventional Centre, inner city suburbs to further afield.

The successful applicants will need to be available to work flexible hours including some weekend and night shifts.

If this sounds like something that interests you APPLY NOW!

Please send your resume to Lukeo@harrythehirer.com.au