Employment News

Head of Lighting

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

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.

This position is required to lead the planning and realisation of the lighting requirements of incoming shows and assist with in-house Merrigong productions. The position plays a key role in our technical department and will work with the team in delivering all technical aspects for a variety of theatre performances and events.

The successful candidate for the role will need to show a high level of initiative, strong communication skills and relevant industry knowledge and experience. They will also contribute to a positive team and work culture.

Merrigong encourages applications from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.



To lead the planning and realisation of the lighting requirements of incoming shows and assist with in-house productions as required.

To assist in all technical aspects pertaining to the use of the stage and the associated theatrical effects, across all areas.

To assist in the maintenance and adjustments to the buildings, plant and theatre equipment to ensure the venues operate effectively as performing arts venues, are well presented to the public and comply with the relevant statutory requirements.



Objective 1

  • Create lighting designs as required and assist venue hirers to realise their technical lighting requirements given the venue’s capabilities.
  • Liaise with incoming production companies as required and provide a high level of customer service to all venue users.
  • Create documentation to effectively communicate plans and schedules to your colleagues and venue users.
  • Lead event crew on the floor to realise the requirements of productions.
  • Be able to fill in for the Production and Technical Manager by inputting and retrieving data from the event management system, reconciling timesheets and hirer reconciliations and finalising estimates for upcoming shows.

Objective 2

  • Work with the Production and Technical Manager to ensure that the Company’s technical department runs safely and professionally at the highest possible standard, and that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Set-up, maintain and operate stage lighting equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Set-up and operate AV equipment and stage machinery safely and efficiently when required.
  • Ensure the efficient use of Company time by casual employees in the Technical Department.
  • Participate in, and lead where necessary, the bump-in and bump-out of productions and events.
  • Act as duty technician when required.
  • Keep accurate records and complete production reports with details of back of house operations on a show by show basis.
  • Assist with the training and induction of volunteers and casual staff, as well as the induction of visiting companies.
  • Competently support your colleagues in other areas by gaining a working knowledge of their equipment and processes.

Objective 3

  • Assist in and coordinate the maintenance of the Company’s lighting equipment.
  • Assist in the maintenance of other technical equipment, plant, building and fixtures under the control of the Company in consultation with other members of the Technical Department.
  • Contribute to asset management planning and capital infrastructure expenditure.
  • Be responsible for the continuing improvement of all lighting equipment resources.


  • Carry out other appropriate duties as directed by the Production and Technical Manager.
  • Attendance at Team Meetings.



Reports To: Production and Technical Manager

Internal Liaisons: Staff and volunteers

External Liaisons: Professional performing arts companies, Community arts organisations and groups, Suppliers & Contractors



Essential Criteria

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the planning, design, implementation and operation of stage lighting for a range of stage presentations and events.
  • Experience in assisting companies in adapting their presentations to suit different venues.
  • Ability to interpret and draw, using a CAD package, lighting and staging plans/sections to scale.
  • Experience leading and working within a close team in a demanding environment.
  • Working understanding of WHS principles and regulations.

Desirable Criteria

  • Broad knowledge and experience of other stage craft including sound, staging, flying and rigging.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software/database programs relevant to this position.
  • Experience in maintaining theatrical equipment.
  • Formal training in technical theatre, theatre carpentry or associated trade certificate.
  • A valid driver’s license.


  • Strong communication, time management and record-keeping skills.
  • Have a commitment to a safe and efficient working environment.
  • Positive and approachable attitude.
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to work to a high level of efficiency in stressful periods leading up to and during events.



  • Available to work evenings, weekends and flexible shifts on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work at heights, in low light conditions, requiring good level of fitness.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018
For information about how to apply http://merrigong.com.au/about-merrigong/work-with-us.html




Technical Manager Sydney

Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018

New Theatre is a vibrant independent theatre producer and venue in the heart of Newtown.

We are seeking a TECHNICAL MANAGER to provide management and support in all technical aspects of the theatre, while ensuring the safe and efficient working of all technical equipment.

This is a paid position.

A detailed position description is available on request from our Theatre Manager: manager@newtheatre.org.au

Please forward a copy of your resume with a cover letter (max 2 pages) demonstrating your suitability for the position and addressing the selection criteria.

Applications need to be in by close of business Mon 12 Feb. Please email to manager@newtheatre.org.au.

If you require more information, please contact Gemma on 02 9519 3403/manager@newtheatre.org.au


Theatre Technician

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Casual $31.42 per hour

The Role and Responsibilities
Each year Glen Street Theatre presents on average eight subscriptions plays each running for one week; around twelve weeks of community productions; and a number of commercial productions. Under the direction of the Venue Technician and/or Technical Operations Manager the casual Theatre Technicians will assist in the setup and operation of the technical requirements of all live theatre productions.

Selection Criteria
Thorough technical knowledge and experience in the setup and presentation of live theatre productions (see Position Description for further details).
Demonstrated experience working as a technician with professional or community based performance groups.
Ability to read/interpret technical plans and specifications.
Understanding of work health and safety principles.
Ability to work under pressure.
Proven ability to work unsupervised, as well as in a team environment.

Please refer to the Position Description for further information.

How to apply

Apply online and upload the following information

a current Resume
a covering letter (maximum 2 page) outlining how your skills and experience meets the requirements of the role

For further information please contact Nik Adams 02 8426 1807 during business hours
Applications close Tuesday 13 February


Casual Theatre Technicians

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

We are seeking casual Technicians to assist in the operation of all technical aspects of the venue.

Technicians will be responsible for set-up, maintaining and operating stage lighting, audio and visual equipment and stage machinery. Liaising with hirers and companies and delivering a superior service in an efficient, friendly and professional manner.

A position description is available HERE

Please forward a copy of your resume and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages demonstrating your suitability for the position and addressing the criteria.

Applications close at the close of business on 12th February 2018. Applications should be emailed directly to recruitment@thearthousewyong.com.au

If you require more information please contact Tom on 02 4335 1485.


Warehouse logistics/Junior Crew (Entry Level)

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Production Resource Group (PRG) is the world’s largest provider of entertainment and event services including corporate events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. PRG currently operates from 37 locations throughout the world including Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

In Australia, we have a staff presence of 100 who work throughout the country in a wide variety of areas such as Broadway theatre productions, live concert touring, Film & TV, motor sport and corporate events. We work with all levels of the industry providing in part or the entire production needs of any given project.

PRG Australia is seeking an entry level full time staff member to join our growing team working out of our Auburn office located in Western Sydney.  This office supports the Victorian operation and has a rapidly growing corporate event portfolio.

As an entry level position, we are seeking a person who demonstrates interest in lighting, corporate events and LED Screen technology.

Working from the bottom up, you will support the local NSW and Victorian operations team in all areas of operational delivery.  Use of the national inventory management system will be essential with the acceptance of on the job training and its effective use being your primary KPI in the first 6 months.

If you are physically fit and possess the following:

  • a passion and some basic experience in the entertainment or lighting industry (such as amateur theatre or school productions),
  • computer literacy
  • a current unrestricted driver’s licence with experience in towing trailers an advantage
  • confident to work alone or part of a team with a willingness to learn on the job

Please register your interest by emailing your resume to: employment_au@prg.com. Use the same email address if you wish to ask questions.

To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status. Please do not apply if you don’t meet this criteria.

Candidates will be contacted early February with successful applicants commencing employment late February 2018.


Hire Assistant / Delivery Driver

Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Clearlight Shows have an exciting opportunity for a customer focused Hire Assistant / Delivery Driver to join our team located in Moorabbin, Victoria. The successful candidate will be required to work full time hours 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, along with occasional weekend/late night overtime.


Under the direction of the Hire Manager you will be responsible for;

* Assisting the Hire Manager in the day to day running of the Hire Department
* Equipment deliveries using company Truck/Van
* Preparation of Equipment
* Warehousing
* Customer service including consumable sales

About you;

* Energetic and self-motivated
* Good knowledge of our industry and commitment to safe working practices
* Current Victorian Manual Driver’s license (clean driving history)
* Truck license
* Testing and Tagging License
* Rental Point software experience an advantage
* Hire / Sales experience

What we offer;

* A supportive, equal opportunity work environment
* Generous remuneration including overtime
* Role is a long term career opportunity with growth opportunities

Forward your cover letter and resume to hire@clearlight.com.au and include;

* Any previous experience
* Job References
* Any qualifications / licences you hold

Please note only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Clearlight Shows Pty Ltd
5 Horscroft Place
Moorabbin Vic 3189


Experienced AV Technician

Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018

A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne’s iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, videogames, digital culture and art. Welcoming over 1.3m visitors in 2016/17, ACMI is the most visited museum of the moving image in the world.

We have a fantastic 12 month contract opportunity for an experienced AV Technician within our Technical Services Team. This will utilize your technical know-how combined with your exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills to support the successful operation of audio visual and staging operations for ACMI’s extensive range of events. These include exhibition installations, openings, conferences, talks and corporate functions. ACMI is open 364 days a year and hosts a number of morning, night and weekend events for you to support, attracting penalties, allowances and overtime.

To be successful in securing this role, you will have extensive experience in the provision and hands-on delivery of venue-based staging, exhibition and audio-visual services coupled with pro-active work ethic and the ability to work as a member of a team. Experience in other forms of moving image technology such as gaming consoles and video-conferencing systems together with a thorough understanding of Windows and Mac presentation systems is essential.

To apply for this great opportunity, click ‘Apply Now’ (below) and follow the online application process. Applicants should provide a 500 word response demonstrating their ability to meet the requirements of the role outlined within the position description and be submitted together with a brief resume.

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 4 February 2018

Interviews will be held: Wednesday 14 January 2018

For further information on this role, please refer to the position description listed on the employment section of our website www.acmi.net.au.

ACMI is a child safe workplace and actively promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children from all backgrounds.  ACMI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building an inclusive workplace that supports diverse thinking and innovation