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Supervising Technician

Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • Casual opportunity, multiple positions available
  • Be a part of a creative and dynamic team

$43 per hour (inc. 25% loading in lieu of entitlements plus Super)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced enthusiastic individuals to join our Arts and Culture team as a Supervising Technician at the City of Boroondara on a casual basis.

This is an opportunity for you to provide effective technical service to internal and external users of the stage and function rooms of the Hawthorn Arts Centre and Kew Court House.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supervising all aspects of the venues’ operations and processes to satisfy and meet hirers’ needs, including technical operations, staff, volunteers, contractors and performance staff
  • Assisting the Coordinator Cultural Facilities in planning and staging events in both venues, including reporting and maintain amenity and safety of all events
  • Organising staffing and equipment according to clients’ requirements
  • Assisting in the development and review of new and current plans, policies and procedures, monitoring their effectiveness and for reshaping them if necessary
  • Liaising with Council staff, and other community groups to provide an integrated approach to the delivery of arts and cultural services
  • Contribute to the monitoring of venue functionality, furniture and fittings to ensure safety and security, and carry out minor maintenance as assessed by the Coordinator Cultural Facilities.
  • Delivering excellent customer service by engaging and welcoming all hirers of the venues and responding positively to all enquiries and requests

About you:

To be considered for this role you will bring practical experience and specialist technical knowledge in staging venue productions. You will demonstrate your ability to manage a team, meet deadlines and be able to work cohesively in a team environment. Your customer service, written and verbal communication skills must be well developed. To be successful in this position you will need to hold a venue technical training certificate from an accredited organisation or equivalent technical experience in a professional venue environment. You will have a good level of physical fitness to perform manual handling tasks required in function/meeting/performance supervision settings.

Want to know more?

For any further information please refer to the position description – Supervising Technician, or contact Miriam Paul, Coordinator Cultural Facilities on 9278 7882.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. The successful applicant may be required to undergo a National Criminal History check, medical check and/or working with children check.

Who are we?

The City of Boroondara is a metropolitan council, representing more than 170,000 people in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.

We like to challenge the norm and we are investing significantly in innovation and technology improvements in order to provide our customers with an even greater experience and engagement. We are putting our customers at the forefront of what we do with our organisation wide change initiative, the Customer Experience Improvement Strategy (CEIS).

You will be instrumental in driving this change across the organisation using best practice approaches to successfully support us from the now to our desired future state.

With so much going on it’s a great time to join Boroondara!

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer & suitable applicants from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Casual Event Technicians

Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • Casual opportunity, multiple positions available
  • Be a part of a creative and dynamic team
  • $38 per hour (inc. 25% loading in lieu of entitlements, plus Super)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to join our Arts and Culture team as a Technician at the City of Boroondara on a casual basis.

This is an opportunity for you to provide effective technical services for internal and external events and assist with the overall venue operations and processes to meet the needs of all hirers for Hawthorn Art’s Centre and Kew Court House.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing support and expertise around technical operations, lighting and audio requirements to technical staff, hirers and performers
  • Assisting in the supervision of activities backstage
  • Ensuring that all Occupation Health and Safety procedures are adhered to, including securing the venues’ safety according to their policies and guidelines
  • Provide knowledge and advice on all technical aspects the hirer may need, including ensuring setup and pack up of the venues are according to the events and hirers needs.

Other duties include:

  • Working cooperatively with the Arts and Culture department in support of programs and service delivery
  • Providing excellent customer service to all customers and patrons

About you:

To be considered in this role you will bring experience and knowledge in staging venue productions. You must demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and be able to work cohesively in a team environment. Your customer service, written and verbal communication skills must be well developed. To be successful in this position you will need to hold a venue technical training certificate from an accredited organisation or equivalent technical experience in a professional venue environment. You will have a good level of physical fitness to perform manual handling tasks required in function/meeting/performance supervision settings.

Want to know more?

For any further information please refer to the position description – Technician, or contact Miriam Paul, Coordinator Cultural Facilities on 9278 7882.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. The successful applicant may be required to undergo a National Criminal History check, medical check and/or working with children check.

Who are we?

The City of Boroondara is a metropolitan council, representing more than 170,000 people in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.

We like to challenge the norm and we are investing significantly in innovation and technology improvements in order to provide our customers with an even greater experience and engagement. We are putting our customers at the forefront of what we do with our organisation wide change initiative, the Customer Experience Improvement Strategy (CEIS).

You will be instrumental in driving this change across the organisation using best practice approaches to successfully support us from the now to our desired future state.

With so much going on it’s a great time to join Boroondara!

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and suitable applicants from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Show Technology is hiring

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Australia’s number one professional lighting distributor Show Technology requires a technician on a full-time basis to join the team at Head Office in Sydney.

Experience in repairing entertainment lighting and consoles is desirable. You will be working on leading brands such as Martin, Clay Paky and MA Lighting, however training on the job will be provided to the right applicant.

You will also be required to pre-deliver new equipment for sale and other operational tasks.

Organisation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work independently and unsupervised. This is a fast paced environment and must be able to work under pressure.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Complete repairs to manufacturers standard
Accurately estimate cost on repairs
Pre-deliver new equipment
Adhere to relevant WHS policies and procedures

Closure date is Friday the 5th May

To apply, please submit your CV via email to cdurrant@showtech.com.au

 

Production and Technical Manager

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Reporting to the Artistic Director/CEO and Program Producer, the PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL MANAGER will be responsible for managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by and/or presented at Dancehouse.

Managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by or presented at Dancehouse. This includes realisation of dance and movement based productions, festivals, one-off events, workshops, developments and outside hirers’ events. In this role, you will work in a small, highly motivated team to assist in ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of all Dancehouse events.

You will play a key role in:

  • Managing and overseeing all public programs and events, including workshops, developments and hirer events
  • Creating and managing production budgets
  • Coordinating technical set-up for all productions and events
  • Designing, installing and operating technical equipment for events as required
  • Overseeing OH&S and WHS and compliance
  • Recruiting, supervising, coordinating and rostering technical crew for as required

To be successful, you will have minimum 3-5 years experience in a professional technical theatrical environment,  previous production and technical management experience for performing arts events, venues or companies, and general knowledge of the performing arts industry, proven project management skills including scheduling, demonstrated organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, and the ability to manage several events simultaneously, meet strict deadlines and forward plan.

You will be a great communicator with a professional attitude and informed vocabulary. You will be able to work autonomously and in a fast-paced small team and you will be well versed in the nuances of enabling artists to realise their creative vision in a safe, productive and professional manor.

DOWNLOAD FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include a full resume, the contact details of two referees (name and position) and should address the required Skills & Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications must be received by midnight APRIL 25, 2017 and the applicant must be available to start May 15, 2017

Applications are welcome via email ONLY.  Email applications must be addressed to info@dancehouse.com.au with the subject heading JOB APPLICATION – PRODUCTION/TECHNICAL MANAGER.

Applications that do not directly address the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

For a full position description, including Key Selection Criteria, CLICK HERE

For more information about Dancehouse visit www.dancehouse.com.au

 

Production Manager

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

La Boite Theatre Company is seeking an experienced, dynamic and motivated Production Manager to lead the permanent and casual production and technical team, and to provide leadership to the Company in every aspect of technical and production operations.

The Production Manager will have significant experience in coordinating, realising and ideally managing technical and production processes in an arts organisation context. In particular, experience in working with creative teams to realise new work will be an advantage. To support our strategic focus on diversity, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) or Indigenous applicants, and those applicants with experience working with diverse artists and communities, will be highly regarded. This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated arts production professional who thrives on working in a fast-paced and creative environment.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: PRODUCTION MANAGER

Work Hours/Breaks: generally 38 hours/week.

Additional Conditions: Out of hours work is expected with this position. La Boite values the importance of a work/life balance and flexible working hours are available.

Reporting Relationships: The position is a senior management position and reports to the General Manager & Artistic Director/CEO.

Supervisory Relationships: The position supervises the full-time Head Technician and Workshop Coordinator, as well as contract and project technical staff including Stage Managers. The Production Manager works closely with Creative Teams on productions.

Goal
The Production Manager is responsible for providing strategic, financial and technical leadership to the Company in every aspect of the production and technical management of the full range of the Company’s productions and events.

Duties
1. To manage the financial, personnel and material resources of productions and events, in the Roundhouse Theatre, other local venues and on tour.
2. To provide leadership to and management and development of the Company’s production and technical staff.
3. To provide timely and considered advice to production partners.
4. To provide strategic advice to management.
5. To oversee the maintenance and renewal of the Company’s theatre, workshop and spaces and the Company’s technical equipment and other resources.

Responsibilities
1: To manage the financial, personnel and material resources of productions and events in the Roundhouse Theatre, other local venues and on tour.
• Work with creative teams to establish parameters, oversee the production process, manage these parameters and ensure that proper planning, costing and rationalisation is carried out during the design development period.
• Develop, manage and report against production budgets, and monitor and control expenditure in accordance with approved working budgets.
• Have a good working knowledge of necessary awards and legislation including the Performer’s Certified Agreement, the Live Theatre and Concert Award and relevant Occupational, Health and Safety legislation.
• Provide leadership to the Company in maintaining a high level of Occupational Health and Safety in the Company’s work practices and facilities.
• Ensure that the recruitment and management of permanent, seasonal and casual workers delivers optimum outcomes for the Company.
• Develop, implement and maintain effective work practices, procedures and rosters for all permanent and casual technical staff.
• Develop production schedules which maximise company resources.
• Develop and oversee professional and pro-active technical services to deliver best practice in technical production services.
• Provide hands-on event management and production support.
• Manage efficient utilisation of workshop resources.
• Coordination of regular production meetings with production creatives.
• Oversee bump-in and bump-outs.
• Apply for and maintain licenses for productions as required including PPCA, APRA and AMCOS.

2: To provide leadership to and management and development of the Company’s production and technical staff.
• Recruit, train and supervise all production and technical staff.
• Provide effective line management to permanent staff Head Technician and Workshop Coordinator, including rostering, work-flow management and participating in annual performance review processes.
• Work with full-time production staff to identify areas for skills development and implement training needs.
• Ensure all production and technical staff have necessary qualifications and certificates, and work in a safe way in compliance with industry and company policies.

3: To provide timely and considered advice to production partners and venue hirers.
• Develop, manage and maintain effective working relations with external production partners, managements, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders.
• Provide venue specific advice to incoming productions.
• Pro-actively identify and solve transfer challenges.
• Work with the Venue Operations Manager and venue hire clients to successfully budget and implement productions or activities staged.

4: To provide strategic advice to management.
• Assess technical requirements of potential productions and events.
• Participate in the formulation of the Company’s annual budgets.
• Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to all technical areas.
• Maintain membership of relevant professional associations.
• Maintain highest level of communication with the wider industry.

5: To oversee the maintenance and renewal of the Company’s theatre, workshop and spaces and the Company’s technical equipment and other resources.
• Manage and implement annual or ad hoc maintenance as required for the Roundhouse Theatre, rehearsal studio, workshop, and technical equipment within allocated budgets.
• Work with the Head Technician to advise the General Manager on a realistic capital expenditure budget for the ongoing renewal and maintenance of technical equipment.
• Other occasional duties which are within the goals and scope of this position description but not specifically listed as required from time to time.

Special Conditions
Qualifications/licences required: Safe Work at Heights, First Aid Certificate, manual drivers licence.
Qualifications/licences optional: EWP, Restricted Electrical Licence

Selection Criteria
1. Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Australian performing arts sector, and knowledge of its unique production opportunities and challenges
2. Knowledge of the production requirements of live theatre and touring
3. Ability to develop, implement and manage production and technical processes and budgets within budget and resource constraints
4. Excellent interpersonal, computer, oral and written communication skills
5. The ability to problem solve, contribute ideas and demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
6. The ability to work collaboratively and provide support within a busy team environment
7. Evidence of desired qualifications/licences if held including: Safe Work at Heights, EWP, First Aid and drivers licence

Your application should include
– A cover letter highlighting your key skills and experience and addressing the Selection Criteria
– A current resume, including contact details for two referees
Please email your application by 5pm on Tuesday 2 May with Production Manager in the subject line to: jobs@laboite.com.au

 

Casual Technical Staff

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Position Number: 1524

Reference number: 15276

Closing Date: 11:00 pm, Sunday 30 April 2017

  • Casual position
  • Classification is a Band 1B + 25% casual loading + 25% special engagement
  • $40.68 per hour min 4 hour call

The Arts, Culture & Libraries Department are seeking a multi skilled Casual Venue Technician to work within the Technical team at the Clocktower Centre’s 500 seat proscenium arch theatre.

This position will be responsible for delivering friendly, focussed and flexible customer service to patrons, hirers and users of the Clocktower Centre as part of the Technical team. The role also assists the Supervising technician in equipment set-up, pack down and cleaning as per Clocktower Centre safe working policies and procedures. Please note that rostered shifts can occur Monday-Sunday between 7am and midnight.

Key responsibilities for this temporary position are to support the technical team by:

  • Contributing to a positive professional culture within the Technical and wider Operations team of the Clocktower Centre.
  • Assist in the smooth-running of events at the Clocktower Centre.
  • Ensure that all Clocktower Centre policies and procedures, including Emergency Evacuation, and OH&S are adhered to.
  • Assist the Supervising Technician and under direction, ensure that the venue equipment is set-up, used and packed-down as per Clocktower Centre safe working policies and procedures

How to Apply

Visit our current vacancies page at mooneevalley.mercury.com.au and apply using our online system.

You must include a separate cover letter and resume, and address the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position. Applications that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Detailed information on how to apply and application requirements is available in the Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement on our website.

For further information please view the Position Description or contact Stacie Gibson on 9243 1170.

 

Production Manager

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Applications  Extended – new closing date – 5pm Wednesday 19 April 

Hours: 

Part time (2 days/15 hours per week) year-round

Full Time (5 days/37.5hrs per week) 24 July – 3 November 2016 (3 months)

Extra hours through the year on specific projects as negotiated.

Basis of employment:    

One year contract; option of renewal on annual review

Salary range:   

$60,000-65,000 per annum, (pro-rata for part time) depending on experience, plus superannuation

http://performancespace.com.au/work-with-us/

ABOUT PERFORMANCE SPACE:

Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging over 30 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. Performance Space continues to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work.

The breadth of our organisational and artistic activity is informed and underpinned by a commitment to diversity. Performance Space embraces a diversity of artistic and cultural perspectives as being fundamental to a vibrant and engaging experimental arts culture. We therefore privilege the work of Aboriginal artists, practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds, artists exploring new takes on sex and gender, disability and artists pushing the boundaries of the human through experiments with new technology.

THE ROLE:

The Production Manager leads the delivery of all technical aspects of Performance Space’s projects. This includes a year-round program of residencies and artist development initiatives, and Performance Space’s annual keynote presentation event, the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. The Production Manager takes a lead role in the delivery of Liveworks, building and managing a team of technical and production staff whilst overseeing the planning and delivery of all festival projects from a production perspective. This position reports jointly to the Artistic Director and General Manager, and works closely with the Program Manager to ensure that projects’ needs are met within agreed timelines and budgets.

The Production Manager also liaises closely with Carriageworks’ technical and production teams; builds and maintains productive relationships with external suppliers and production partners; and maintains Performance Space’s inventory of technical equipment. The position is also responsible for conducting all relevant risk assessments and actively implementing WH&S policies. Year-round, the Production Manager also manages the acquisition and maintenance of office I.T. requirements.

DUTIES:

Management:

  • recruit, manage and supervise production and technical coordinators, as well as casual technical staff, for the delivery of Performance Space’s residency, artist development and Liveworks Festival programs, as well as casual technical staff throughout the year as needed.

 Scheduling:

  • work with the Artistic Director, Program Manager and other relevant staff to develop, manage and implement a production schedule for all presentation activities, as well as the residencies and artist laboratories that form Performance Space’s year-round Artist Development Program
  • work with the General Manager to liaise with Carriageworks regarding booking of spaces including co-ordinating Performance Space’s program alongside non-Performance Space events
  • roster casual technical staff & technical volunteers to adequately resource the program.

Production:

  • liaise with Performance Space’s programming staff, external production managers and artists in relation to the production needs of Performance Space projects, including detailed technical requirements
  • co-ordinate production on all Performance Space projects as required
  • secure additional equipment as required
  • ensure smooth management of all bump-ins and bump-outs, delegating to temporary production staff when required
  • manage temporary production staff to deliver Performance Space projects as required
  • participate in debriefs with project teams
  • maintain an overview of Performance Space’s technical equipment, including ongoing maintenance, repair, and acquisition of new equipment where needed
  • manage the loan of Performance Space’s technical equipment to external parties and take responsibility for the annual equipment hire income target.

Compliance:

  • conduct risk assessments and ensure any risk mitigation is followed for all projects, and report to Carriageworks and other partners as required
  • implement, monitor and refine Performance Space’s WH&S policies and practices, in line with Carriageworks’ WH&S manual
  • work with programming staff to secure any other permissions necessary for the presentation of work, including development applications for outdoor work

Financial Management:

  • work with the Artistic Director and General Manager to build realistic production budgets and forecast project expenditure and cash flow needs
  • manage a delegated operational budget for all core production and festival activities, as well as production budgets for individual projects.

Strategic:

  • develop and maintain effective relationships with Carriageworks, peer organisations, and colleagues and stakeholders associated with Performance Space’s program
  • implement learning from debrief sessions into the ongoing planning and practice of the Production Department.

Other:

  • collaborate with Performance Space’s IT contractor on managing Performance Space IT systems
  • Induct artists and other key personnel into the Carriageworks building and other performance sites, as required
  • Undertake other duties as required to ensure the smooth operation of Performance Space activities.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:

It is essential that the Production Manager has:

  • a minimum of three year’s experience as a Production Manager or a similar role in the performing arts
  • experience and training in theatre technical equipment, including a working knowledge of lighting, sound, and AV equipment
  • experience in managing budgets
  • high-level oral and written communication skills
  • high-level organisational skills
  • Apple OSX literate with excellent computer skills
  • proven relationship and staff management skills
  • demonstrated initiative and an ability to problem solve in the work-place; and
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise and to juggle competing demands.

It is desirable that the Production Manager has:

  • drivers, forklift and E.W.P. licences
  • experience in C.A.D. and Vectorworks software
  • experience in visual arts installation management and art handling expertise
  • festival experience
  • experience of working in a small organisation
  • experience in managing and maintaining computer networks
  • an understanding of, and experience in, the operations of performing and visual arts venues

CONTACT:

Vanessa Lloyd, General Manager on 02 8571 9116 or vanessa@performancespace.com.au

TO NOTE – there is flexibility in the part time portion of this role – please call to discuss

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm 19 April

FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY AND FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION – 

http://performancespace.com.au/work-with-us/

 

Performing Arts Centre Technical Team Leader

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Are you innovative and experienced in working in the performing arts industry including liaising with production personnel, leading a team that delivers exceptional technical support of all things theatrical and business events? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to be hands on in the theatre whilst driving the technical direction of the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. You must possess a high level of technical competency, have strong organisational and time management skills. In addition, the role requires extensive experience in conference A/V, leading and coordinating a team, mechanist duties, staging equipment and function/event set ups.

You will need to have a “can do” attitude, ability to lead a team and will be able to see the ‘big picture’ goals of the organisation. Hours of work will vary and will require night and weekend work. Success in this position relies on solid organisational and communication skills, strong leadership qualities and the ability to perform under pressure.

Strong communication skills together with a current driver’s licence, Working with Children’s Check and First Aid Certificate are required. Victorian WorkCover endorsed Riggers & Dogging Certificates are highly desirable.

A detailed Position Description (PD) is available below, from the reception counter at the Wangaratta Government Centre, or from the People & Culture Unit by phoning 03 5722 0888. Further enquiries about this position should be directed to Elisha Naish, Performing Arts Centre Coordinator on 03 5722 8115.

All applications must include a current resume and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria in clause 8 of the Position Description. These can be emailed to careers@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or posted to:

Manager – People & Culture
Rural City of Wangaratta
PO Box 238
WANGARATTA 3676

More details at http://www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/council/careers/opportunities/PACTTL.asp

 

Technician, Sydney

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Australia’s number one professional lighting distributor Show Technology requires a technician on a full time basis to join the team at Head Office in Sydney.

Experience in repairing entertainment lighting and consoles is desirable. You will be working on leading brands such as Martin, Clay Paky and MA Lighting, however training on the job will be provided to the right applicant.

You will also be required to pre-deliver new equipment for sale and other operational tasks.

Organisation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work independently and unsupervised. This is a fast paced environment and must be able to work under pressure.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Complete repairs to manufactures standard
Accurately estimate cost on repairs
Pre-deliver new equipment
Adhere to relevant WHS policies and procedures

Closure date is Friday the 14th

To apply, please submit your CV via email to cdurrant@showtech.com.au

 

Senior Theatre Technician (Staging)

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Do you have a background and experience in the operation and maintenance of theatre and event technical systems and are looking for a new challenge in 2017.  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 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.  You will be required to work weekends and outside normal business hours and enjoy being a part of the theatrical arts culture.

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

Benefits:

  • Be a part of the region’s theatrical arts culture
  • Great team environment
  • Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills

Applications to close midnight Sunday, 9 April 2017.

How to Apply

For more information and to obtain an application kit please visit www.rrc.qld.gov.au or contact Workforce and Strategy on (07) 4936 8352 (please leave a message).

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

 

Technician, Clocktower Centre

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Moonee Valley City Council has an exciting opportunity for a Venue Technician to assist in the delivery of technical services in the Clocktower Centre’s 500 seat proscenium arch theatre with a focus on Audio Production and Maintenance.

Position number: 2292

Reference number: 15129

Closing date: 11:00 pm, Friday 24 March 2017

  • Permanent part time position
  • 38 hours per fortnight as rostered
  • $56,841.31  – $62,945.16 per annum, pro rata plus superannuation

As a Technician you will:

  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Contribute to the smooth-running of events at the Clocktower Centre
  • Be familiar with all relevant Clocktower Centre & Incinerator Arts Complex facilities
  • Operate technical equipment (lighting, audio, visual, etc.)
  • Adhere to relevant OH&S policies and procedures
  • Set up functions and meeting rooms

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated understanding of and experience in working for a performing arts venue that facilitates a busy calendar of events by a range of arts groups. Your ability to provide consistent technical support to a diverse range of clients (amateur to professional) whilst delivering a high standard of customer service will see you excelling in this position.

How to Apply

Visit our current vacancies page at mooneevalley.mercury.com.au and apply using our online system.

You must include a separate cover letter and resume, and address the Selection Criteria in the online form to be considered for this position. Applications that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Detailed information on how to apply and application requirements is available in the Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement on our website.

For further information please view the Position Description or contact Stacie Gibson on 9243 1170.

 

ULA Group are hiring!

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017

Are you motivated, passionate about lighting and ready to make a difference? Come and join our proactive multicultural team!

HR@ulagroup.com

CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Technical Sales Representative – NSW

Technical Sales Representative – New Zealand

Service & Installation Technician – QLD

LED Screens Sales Representative – QLD

LED Screens Sales Representative – VIC

Architectural Lighting Sales Representative – VIC

Sales Coordinator – QLD

Digital Marketing Coordinator – QLD

 

www.ulagroup.com

 

Technical Officer, Queensland Conservatorium

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) is one of Australia’s leading music schools and is based in the heart of Queensland’s Cultural precinct. With degrees in classical music, jazz, popular music and musical theatre, it provides comprehensive and excellent musical training along with performance and research opportunities for a diverse array of students.

This is a continuing, full-time, position based at the South Bank Campus.

The role:
This position is responsible for the provision of technical support for the day-to-day operations of QCGU and assist with performances and events. This position will work with academic staff and students and service the requirements of teaching and learning.

The position will also assist with the management of external hire of facilities, maintain theatre and studio equipment and advise on the use of the equipment.

The person:
The successful applicant will be an experienced theatre technician with the ability to multitask in aspects of administration and technical support along with sound and lighting operations.  The incumbent will interface closely with students, external hirers and academic staff and, as such, interpersonal as well as technical skills are paramount.

Salary range:
Hew Level 5: $ 62,322 – $70,295 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $72,917 – $82,246 per annum.

Application Requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    o    Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    o    Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    o    Employment history, including present position;
    o    Name and email contact of three referees.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date.  All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:
Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking the following link and searching for reference number 104584:

http://jobs.griffith.edu.au/jobSearch.asp

For further information about this role, please contact Mr Stuart Jones, Business Manager on +61 (0) 7 3735 6284.

For application queries, please contact Ms Priscilla Pratap, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4062.

Closing date: Monday, 20 March 2017 at 5 pm AEST.

 

Production Manager, Performance Space

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Part time (2 days/15 hours per week) year-round

Full Time (5 days/37.5hrs per week) 24 July – 3 November 2016 (3 months)

Extra hours through the year on specific projects as negotiated.

Basis of employment: One year contract; option of renewal on annual review

Salary range: $60,000-65,000 per annum, (pro-rata for part time) depending on experience, plus superannuation

Employment conditions: Pro rata of four (4) weeks annual leave

Applications Due: 5pm, Sunday 26 March 2017

For a full position description and details on how to apply – POSITION DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW:

The Production Manager leads the delivery of all technical aspects of Performance Space’s projects. This includes a year-round program of residencies and artist development initiatives, and Performance Space’s annual keynote presentation event, the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. The Production Manager takes a lead role in the delivery of Liveworks, building and managing a team of technical and production staff whilst overseeing the planning and delivery of all festival projects from a production perspective. This position reports jointly to the Artistic Director and General Manager, and works closely with the Program Manager to ensure that projects’ needs are met within agreed timelines and budgets.

The Production Manager also liaises closely with Carriageworks’ technical and production teams; builds and maintains productive relationships with external suppliers and production partners; and maintains Performance Space’s inventory of technical equipment. The position is also responsible for conducting all relevant risk assessments and actively implementing WH&S policies. Year-round, the Production Manager also manages the acquisition and maintenance of office I.T. requirements.

For more details and how to apply POSITION DESCRIPTION

To enquire about this post, please call Jeff Khan, Artistic Director on 02 8571 9102 email jeff@performancespace.com.au

Applications due – 5pm Sunday March 26th

FOR APPLICATIONS –

Make sure to read the position description in full, get in touch to discuss your application and then send the following three things by 5pm Sunday March 26th

    • a curriculum vitae (cv) of no more than two pages listing two references;
    • a cover letter/email addressing why you would like to work for Performance Space AND
    • a statement of no more than two pages that illustrates how your skills, knowledge and experience match the duties and person specifications.
 

Production & Operations Coordinator

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017

Chunky Move is seeking a skilled Production & Operations Coordinator to join the team.

The Production & Operations Coordinator assists with the overall technical, production and operational management of Chunky Move and is responsible for the efficient administration of the Production department; ensuring that planning processes, scheduling and financial systems are in place and support the Company’s operations. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a technical theatrical environment, with exceptional organisational skills.

Download the Position Description 

Applications must address the selection criteria, be accompanied by a CV that includes the contact details of two referees and be received no later than Thursday 23 March, 2016. For further information call (03) 9645 5188 or email ben@chunkymove.com.au

 

Event Production & Sales, PRG Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Production Resource Group (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate events, concerts, special events, live theatre, television and film, trade shows.  PRG also partner with developers, builders and product distributors on installations such as theme parks, museums and performing arts centres around the country. We work closely with designers, producers, programmers, engineers and production managers to ensure that we address the individual needs of a project.  PRG currently operates from 37 locations in Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

PRG Sydney located in Auburn is seeking a Sales and Event Production professional that will be focused on generating new business opportunities within the corporate and entertainment events industry. Hire and product sales along with account management of existing clientele will also be involved.

Key requirements;

  • A minimum of 3 years professional sales experience and working knowledge of at least one technical discipline in the event production industry.
  • A willingness to generate new business opportunities through attending industry and client based networking events at times afterhours.
  • Strong understanding of the event sales process and its relationship with operational delivery.
  • Excellent communicator both written and verbally the capability of capturing briefs, replying to RFQ/RFT and writing business proposals.

To be effective in this role, a high attention to detail combined with ability to multi-task is essential.

Only experienced candidates need apply; resumes and enquiries to be sent to: employment_au@prg.com

 

Lighting Technician, PRG Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Production Resource Group (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets; including concert touring, corporate events, trade shows, special events, theatre, television and film. Specialising in lighting, LED screens, rigging and drapery, PRG supplies its broad range of customers with turnkey solutions delivering complete equipment and crew packages.

PRG is looking for an individual to join our Operations team, based in Sydney. The position we are looking to fill is Lighting Technician – full time employment, for a fixed period of 12 months. At the conclusion of 12 month period, PRG may offer further fixed term or ongoing employment. Wages are negotiable based upon experience.

Opportunities include:

  • Learning about and hands on practise across lighting, LED screens and rigging areas
  • Participate in preparation and delivery of concert, theatre and corporate events

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Show passion for work in the entertainment Industry
  • Can demonstrate active interest relevant in lighting or other relevant area
  • Work well as part of a team or as an individual
  • Are physically fit
  • Are open minded and willing to learn
  • Are willing and able to occasionally work outside 9-5 Monday to Friday.
  • Follow all PRG and Venue OH&S policy and procedure requirements

To apply for this position, send us your resume specifying:

  • Any previous experience or employment you have
  • Job References
  • Any qualifications / licences you hold

Register your interest or send any questions you have via email to: employment_au@prg.com

 

Lighting/AV Internal Sales and Operations (NSW)

Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017

Lightmoves P/L for 27 years has been an industry leader & innovator in the field of Lighting Control & Dimming,Theatrical Technologies & LED lighting.

We are looking for an Enthusiastic person to join the Sydney team to handle enquiries for both Sales and Customer Service, internal Project co-ordination and the operational side of ordering, receipting and dispatching orders. If you have a genuine desire to learn, play with the latest technologies and grow your skill set we are looking for you to join our growing team.

The Internal Sales & Operations position, is a cohesive part of the success of Lightmoves NSW through achieving consistent and a high levels of customer service. This standard will continue to be achieved through utilising your existing skills and knowledge, previous industry experience, excellent time management and customer management expertise. Your ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships while working with all levels of the organisations is essential.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Co-ordination of internal sales activities from quotation through to commissioning & post installation,
  • Operation of warehouse activities and logistics, including receipt and despatch of stock and orders.
  • Project registration, quotations, technical sales enquiries and project expediting for delivery on time.
  • Liaising with suppliers & distribution network to meet project delivery time frames.
  • Developing and maintaining key customer relationships.
  • Utilising systems such as Pronto, Microsoft Office
  • Creating and maintaining a proactive process of regular communication ensuring all updates are communicated to our customers and sales team in a timely fashion,
  • Offering high levels of customer service and working strongly as an internal sales team.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Lighting, Audio or AV experience.
  • Strong customer service background
  • High level communication, problem solving, organisational and time management skills
  • Experience working with audio, visual and lighting equipment, at school, church, amateur theatre or professionally.
  • Ability to build relationships, negotiate and influence to ensure effective and reliable performance with customers and personnel at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong work ethics, a proactive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure our customer’s requirements are met at all times.
  • Ability to work with technical information
  • Ability to work in a team environment and adhere to the values of the business

The following will be highly regarded:

  • Trade or TAFE qualification
  • Electrical experience
  • Entertainment warehousing experience
  • Lighting/ Audio programming experience
  • Knowledge of LED lighting
  • Warehouse/ dispatching experience
  • Current driver’s license.

If you are interested in an opportunity of being a part of an exciting and dynamic company and looking to experience high levels of job satisfaction,  with a competitive remuneration package and on-going training & development. Please send your resume and covering letter now.

hr@lightmoves.com.au

 

Technical and Facilities Coordinator

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017

Merrigong Theatre Company is a not for profit company which operates Wollongong’s premier performing arts venues, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and the Wollongong Town Hall. The company also commissions, produces, presents and tours professional theatre.

Located in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong, just over an hour south of Sydney, Merrigong Theatre Company is one of Australia’s most dynamic regional performing arts companies.

The Company is wanting to appoint a Technical and Facilities Coordinator. The person we are seeking must be an individual who enjoys putting their extensive organising and coordinating skills into practise, assisting the Production and Technical Manager in all technical matters for the planning and realisation of shows in our venues. You will also need to coordinate the maintenance requirements of a performing arts venue.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant and successful organisation that is a recognised arts industry leader.

For a full Position Description and details on how to apply please visit our website http://www.merrigong.com.au/about-merrigong/work-with-us.html

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 3rd March, 2017

Contact email in regards to the add: recruitment@merrigong.com.au

 

Lawler and Events Technical Supervisor

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The 150-seat Lawler at Southbank Theatre is used by Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) to present productions such as Cybec Electric – our annual season of readings of new plays, our Education program and seasons specifically for families and children, sometimes presented in collaboration with other companies. We also use the space for the development and workshopping of new works. The Lawler is regularly used by external hirers presenting a range of work including dance, musical theatre, comedy, plays and corporate events.

The Lawler and Events Technical Supervisor is predominantly responsible for the safe, efficient and professional operation of the space, working in conjunction with other permanent staff at Southbank Theatre and casual technicians engaged as required. The role may also contribute to operations elsewhere within Southbank Theatre or with MTC at other venues.

The Lawler and Events Technical Supervisor assists staff from MTC Headquarters, Southbank Theatre and MTC’s Events Manager to deliver events at Southbank Theatre which support the work of the company as well as our corporate partners.

The position is offered on a full time basis.

To view the full position description and to apply, please visit our website: https://www.mtc.com.au/about/careers/

Applications close Friday, 24 February 2017 at 5pm

 

Technical Sales and Support, Melbourne

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Australia’s number one professional lighting distributor Show Technology requires a Technical Sales and Support person for their Melbourne office.

The role is full time working from our office and reporting to head office.

Experience in professional lighting is necessary as we only handle quality products, nothing nasty and unreliable! You will need the ability to learn different control platforms such as from MA Lighting and Martin ….. although we like to think they’re a breeze.

We have a fabulous existing client base who will appreciate your support. You will also be encouraged to spread your wings and develop new opportunities.

Attitude and aptitude are important, and you must be willing to be part of an established team. Training on the job will be provided to the right applicant.

Willingness to travel interstate as required is essential as is the ability to work independently and unsupervised.

Car, phone, laptop, and other “tools of the trade” are provided but you must have a current drivers licence.

If this sounds like the perfect life choice for you contact Harold, who is also a decent fellow, on HR@showtech.com.au

Show Technology Australia offers lighting solutions for entertainment and architectural applications through a select network of partners around Australia. The company imports and distributes equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers of dynamic lighting, lighting control systems and associated equipment, exclusively for sale in Australia.

www.showtech.com.au

 

LED Specialty Lighting Specialist

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Lightmoves Pty Ltd 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.

We currently require a Technical Project Sales Specialist in the field of LED Specialty Lighting.

This position involves working with Engineers, Specifiers, Designers, Wholesalers and Electricians in the design process, to provide solutions utilising the company’s extensive range of cutting edge, high quality LED products.

Previous projects delivered by the Lightmoves Team include AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne GPO, Crown Casino, Lonsdale Gateway, Chadstone Shopping Centre, and Patterson River Bridge.

A successful applicant should have:

  • A passion for Lighting.
  • An understanding of LED lighting solutions.
  • A desire to provide innovative solutions.
  • A solid understanding of the principles of electrical power & control.
  • High level literacy, presentation and communication skills.
  • A proven track record in selling & new business development would be advantageous.
  • Computer skills, including, Microsoft Office suite, presentation & productivity applications.
  • A strong work ethic and be highly enthusiastic and self motivated.
  • Previous experience in Theatrical or Exhibition Lighting would be desirable.

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

If this sounds like you please apply on-line immediately http://www.lightmoves.com.au/led-specialty-lighting-specialist/

Please note only short listed applicants will be contacted.

www.lightmoves.com.au

 

Senior Project Manager – Audio Visual

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 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. They offer integrated sound, video and lighting systems, 3D pre-visualization, video production and content design for small to large scale live events and projects. Novatech’s services are backed by a world class team of committed Designers, Project Managers and Technicians who work together with clients to deliver exceptional results by offering innovative solutions and a genuine passion for what they do.

About the Role

Join the expert team of event Project Managers in the position of Senior Project Manager within the Audio Visual Department. This integral role is responsible for the design, development and implementation of innovative and flawless live events and projects that meet client requirements.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in the development and operations of the AV Department
  • Design and implement a range of events from inception to completion based on client requirements
  • Project manage events through the provision of effective briefings to Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Support the Project Managers and other staff through mentoring and knowledge-sharing
  • Build and develop strong working relationships with clients
  • Develop and implement internal training programs on an annual basis
  • Participate in stock management by researching and recommending leading-edge equipment and technology
  • Work across Audio, lighting and video departments at varying scales

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in the live events and production industry with strong general knowledge of production equipment
  • Project management experience with a proven track record of successful results
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Creative problem solving ability
  • Passionate, driven and motivated persona
  • Experience in the MS Office Suite, Vectorworks and Sound Vision is ideal
  • Relevant industry qualifications are desirable

This is a rare opportunity for a passionate Senior Project Manager to join a progressive company and take ownership of the AV Department. Work with world-class technology and build your success through 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

 

Head Technician (Lighting)

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Malthouse Theatre is recruiting a full-time Head Technician (Lighting) to join its busy production team.

The Head Technician (Lighting) is responsible for the implementation, installation and operation of all lighting rigs and set electrics for both Malthouse Theatre productions and external hirers. The role also has key responsibilities in planning, maintenance and storage of lighting equipment and assets. This Head Technician works closely and collaboratively with Malthouse Theatre staff and contractors to ensure productions are realised at the highest possible level.

Applications are encouraged from experienced theatre technicians with proficiency on ETC desks and a commitment to a safe working environment.

Download the full Position Description at the link below.

To apply, please submit your CV via email to:

Amanda Macri, General Manager

careers@malthousetheatre.com.au

Applications must be received by 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2017

 

Opening Ceremony Associate Producer

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Based on the Gold Coast, the Opening Ceremony Associate Producer, will be responsible for overall management and delivery of the Opening Ceremony production of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to a world class international standard.

You will be working closely, supportively and collaboratively with the Project Director & Creative Lead, David Zolkwer and Executive Producer, Merryn Hughes and other Heads of Departments to ensure the successful production and delivery of the Opening Ceremony.

As part of the Senior Management team, you will develop a close understanding of the ceremonies in order to realise and deliver the creative concept for the Opening Ceremony within the budget. The role requires both strong administration and communications skills alongside excellent operational planning and management skills.

Overview

  • Together with the Project Director/Creative Lead, Executive Producer and Heads of Departments (HOD), you will oversee the planning, budgeting, casting, rehearsals, technical interface, operational interface and stage management as they relate to the delivery of the Opening Ceremony.
  • You will manage the various creative and production inputs into the ceremony through the Creative Directors, Consultants and contributors. Creative contributors will include: Show Directors, Scenic and Costume Designers, AV Designers, Choreographers, Composers and professional cast.
  • You will interface with the ceremonies Stage Management, Operations and Technical Divisions to ensure the logistic elements required for the Opening Ceremony are met.
  • You will oversee the Opening Ceremony production budget and work with the Project Director/Creative Lead and Executive Producer to manage the deliverables against the budget.
  • You will be a confident and motivational leader with a positive outlook, experience in managing large teams of personnel and ensuring that output is delivered to the highest possible standards.

About Jack Morton Public Events

Over the years we have created many award-winning public ceremonies and events that have inspired billions of people around the globe – moments of drama and spectacle that bring massive communities together and celebrate the unique qualities of time and place. Our goal is to create enduring memories and to leave behind a meaningful legacy.

We’re the team behind some of the most high profile and critically acclaimed stadium-scale events on four continents—including the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006, and Glasgow in 2014.  We are thrilled to have now been appointed to deliver the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

You can see more of the work we’ve done by visiting http://publicevents.jackmorton.com

Please see below link for more information and how to apply:

Opening Ceremony Associate Producer – Apply Here