Employment News

Production Manager, MTC

Posted on Friday, August 4th, 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 is seeking a suitably qualified and highly experienced theatrical Production Manager to work closely with the Technical & Production Director and the Senior Production Manager to manage and coordinate all technical and production aspects of assigned MTC productions and co-productions, during the pre-production phase through to delivery of the production to the venue and to the end of the season.

The aim of the role is to production manage specifically assigned shows in order to achieve the creative team’s vision while ensuring the most effective use of staffing and materials resourcing in the realisation of the technical elements of the designs within the agreed budget, time and technical parameters.

To view the full position description and apply, please visit our website:

Interviews will be conducted in late August and it is expected the position will commence early September.

Applications close Monday, 28 August at 9am.


Production Managers

Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

We are seeking an experienced and resourceful Production Manager to work on this year’s flagship series of productions, featuring Taylor Mac. The shows span the duration of the festival and feature a huge cast of musicians and local artists, six-hour marathon performances, and complex technical rigs and staging. We are seeking someone with experience working on projects of this scale, and preferably who has worked in Forum Melbourne previously. The position commences ASAP and runs through the end of October.

Additionally, we have several other roles in this year’s Festival for experienced Production Managers on other projects. Candidates must be confident managing concurrent projects in Melbourne’s premiere arts venues. Contracts range from 4-8 weeks.

Interested candidates should send a current CV and dates of availability to jobs@festival.melbourne.


Audio and Lighting Operators

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

  • Casual Opportunity
  • Competitive rate of pay – $29.20/hr + casual loading
  • Penalty rates for evenings, weekends and public holidays

 The City of Sydney one of Australia’s premier Councils has an exciting opportunity for experienced Audio and/or Lighting Technicians to join our Venue Management Team.

Based in Sydney Town Hall, you will provide a range of customer focused audio and or lighting and staging services and support to hirers and clients. You may also be required to work in our other venues, Paddington Town Hall and the Barnet Long room at Customs House.

The Sydney Town Hall has an extensive range of audio equipment and a busy event calendar with a wide range of events, including concerts, corporate events and exhibitions.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • significant experience working in a similar live performance venue operating digital audio consoles
  • agility and ability to undertake physical work, including working at heights and in confined spaces if necessary
  • an ability to work flexible shift work on a rotating basis.

Visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/jobs for a position description. For further information contact John Metzke, Technical Production Coordinator, on 02 9265 9726.

Applications must address the selection criteria stated within the position description and be made online via the City’s website by Tuesday 15 August 2017.

At the City we provide equal employment opportunity. We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


Production Coordinator

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Job No.565854
Faculty / Portfolio:
Vice-Chancellor and President
Academy of Performing Arts Operations
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment
$64,563 – $74,160 pa HEW Level 05
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Apply your creative flair to a dynamic role
  • Passionate and creative team 
  • Join the world’s elite 100 universities

If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Are you experienced at producing and managing music and theatre productions?  Do you have the creative flair to make this role a success? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Monash University Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) provides funding and production support for staff and student projects and manages the University’s major performing arts infrastructure. Our impressive calendar of events has positioned Monash University as a major contributor to the cultural life of Greater Melbourne, and to Australia. This year we have hosted performances by jazz greats James Morrison, Kate Ceberano and Joe Camilleri and presented numerous recitals and orchestral concerts from many of Australia’s most celebrated classical musicians. If you are seeking to further your career in a thriving creative environment, read on!

The Monash University Academy of Performing Arts is seeking to appoint a Production Coordinator to manage and produce music performances and theatre events with both students and professional artists and ensembles, including symphony and chamber orchestral concerts, recitals and theatre projects across a range of venues both within and external to the University.

To be successful for the position you will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or extensive experience in classical concert presentations, theatre and venue production management (based in a production company, education institution or larger venue and/or entertainment environment).

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs


Fred Wallace, Creative Producer, 03 9905 4687

Position Description

To view a detailed Position Description and to submit an application, please visit:

Closing Date

Tuesday 15 August 2017, 11.55pm AEST


Theatre Technician

Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2017

Kingston’s Arts and Cultural Services team is seeking experienced and energetic theatre technicians with excellent customer service skills to work at Kingston City Hall, Kingston Arts Centre and Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale.

You will be responsible for providing technical support and be proficient in the set up and operation of all types of audio, lighting and visual equipment for large and small events.

Working autonomously or as part of a team, your ability to confidently deliver technical support to the highest standard and develop strong client relations is key to your success.

You will have sound communication skills and demonstrated experience in the set-up, programming and operation of various lighting consoles and audio consoles as well as the set-up and operation of visual/projection equipment.

How to Apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position, we would like to hear from you. A copy of the position description is available to download from the website (www.kingston.vic.gov.au). For further information, after reviewing the position description, please contact Darren Whittingham on 9556 4435. Applications, addressing the selection criteria and quoting reference number 2035, close 08/08/2017 and should be sent to: People & Culture, Kingston City Council, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194, or emailed to careers@kingston.vic.gov.au


Lighting Technician, SOH

Posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

This role works as part of a team to deliver the highest technical services in the field of lighting. The role is customer focused and supports performers to achieve excellence in their field, drawing on high level of skills and experience as a technical operator and a formidable aptitude for, and comprehensive understanding of, lighting equipment and systems. This role leads small technical teams to deliver outstanding theatre and entertainment production services to clients. 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 the SOH expectations.

Further more detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.

* Comprehensive skills and experience (minimum 3 years) in professional lighting services.
* Ability to perform lighting operational roles including lighting console operation, follow spot operation and floor electrics plot and operation to the highest standard in a live performance environment.
* Good working knowledge of lighting equipment and venue infrastructure including:
Lighting network setup and distribution
Moving light fixtures – setting, addressing and trouble-shooting
Intelligent lighting fixtures including LED technology and strobes etc.
Conventional lighting and lamp maintenance
System fault finding
* Ability to operate market leading lighting consoles and associated programs.
* Ability to lead small teams to execute an effective and efficient outcome.
* Ability to interpret and create relevant event documents and implement technical lighting 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.
* Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer related technology. .

HOW TO APPLY 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:

1. Describe what traits you possess that make you a strong leader in the lighting industry.

2. Please give a recent example of a show you have operated and a show you have programmed, and what lighting console was used?

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 .

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Job Status: Flex Time (average of 30 hours per week), Temporary (11 month contract)

Flexible Time contracts are designed to provide greater certainty regarding work hours and a longer term commitment. Flexible time employees are contracted for a minimum number of hours to be worked over the time of the contract, however employees have the opportunity to work more than 30 hours a week if both they and the business permits. Overtime is rostered and paid as required. Annual leave and sick pay are both accruable within this contract.

Position No: SOH1095 Salary: Base hourly wage of $34.68, plus a scale penalty of 13.75% ($4.76 per hour), and 9.5% superannuation contribution

Applications Close: Sunday 6th August 2017 Enquiries: Andrew Richards, Head of Lighting | recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com


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