Employment News

Head of Department Staging

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

  • Full time vacancy on a 3 year fixed term contract
  • Develop your career at the heart of the arts in South Australia
  • Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Experienced in managing production services

About the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

Established in 1973, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (AFCT) is the creative hub of South Australia and leading Asia Pacific cultural centre. The AFCT produces a bold, exciting and extensive program of festivals, events and performances all year round to inspire educate and entertain audiences from a variety of ages, experience and cultures. The AFCT prides itself on providing constant support, development and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees whilst upholding exceptional customer service to external organisations and patrons, as the home of performing arts in South Australia.

About the vacancy

Finishing off the 2017 schedule strongly and commencing the preparation of the 2018 program, the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust is looking for a Production professional to be the key stakeholder for the staging department in providing equipment and technicians to set up and operate stage requirements to support performances. This role is available in a full time capacity for a period of three years.

Reporting to the Director of Venue Operations, the Head of Department – Staging will be responsible in effectively and efficiently managing the AFC staging department and providing exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. This role will involve managing the Staging department within the venue’s operations to a world class standard and include rostering and managing staging staff though leadership, training and mentoring. Relevant qualifications in entertainment and previous experience in a similar role will be looked upon favourably.

If you are able to hit the ground running, experienced in coordinating events, shows and performances don’t miss out on this opportunity to apply.


  • Manage Staging department operations by meeting and negotiating with external hirers needs
  • Develop weekly rosters adhering to all legal WHS & EB requirements
  • Assist the production coordinators with technical advice
  • Identify training needs in the department and provide advice and guidance
  • Conduct performance reviews with staff
  • Develop maintenance schedules to ensure all plant and equipment are in reasonable working order
  • Attend all production meetings as the representative of the department
  • Act as liaison with internal and external customers and provide cost effective technical advice and design solutionsCompetencies and Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Rostering experience
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communications & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships
  • Outstanding organisational & planning skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits and Culture

The Adelaide Festival Centre Trust offer a range of benefits to its employees including salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and staff price tickets to shows, festivals and productions.

The South Australian public sector supports flexible ways of working including part-time working arrangements wherever reasonably possible. The sector is diverse and desires to increase in diversity and to create opportunities for more South Australians.


All applications will be treated in strict confidence and must include a cover letter stating your potential contribution to this role, the relevant skills and experience you can offer Adelaide Festival Centre, together with a current resume identifying relevant career, personal and educational achievements.

For more information about the Adelaide Festival Centre and a copy of the position description, please visit the Employment page on our website: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au. Enquires can be directed to Michael McCabe – Director, Venue Operations at michael.mccabe@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au.

Please submit all applications via SEEK by 5:00 pm ACDT Wednesday 20 December 2017.


Production Manager

Posted on Monday, December 4th, 2017

We are seeking an experienced and committed Production Manager to work alongside the Festival team to manage all production elements for the presentation of the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival program.

The Production Manager provides expertise in the development and implementation of all logistics and technical requirements associated with the Festival program including the management of budget, schedules and production staff made up of a Technical Coordinator, technical contractors, stage managers, site managers, operators and crew.

Click here for Position Description and details on how to apply.

Applications must be received no later than Friday 15 December, 5pm.


ResX is on the hunt for the next industry leaders

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017

Resolution X has been growing and gaining more projects and clients and equipment and resources, now they need more talented individuals to deliver the best events in Australia.

Res X currently seeking the services of:

Melbourne Project Manager (full time) Learn more
Melbourne Rigger (full time) Learn more
Sydney Project Manager (full time) Learn more
Sydney Truck Driver (full time and casual) Learn more
Sydney and Melbourne crew (casual) Learn more

The ideal candidates will have superior customer service skills and at least 5 years’ experience industry experience in their field.

Immediate starts available for the right candidates as well as a competitive remuneration.

For more detail on each role or to apply please click the above links or Contact HR@ResolutionX.com.au

Don’t delay in taking the opportunity to join this dynamic team.


Production Staff Crew Call

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017

The Producers are seeking experienced production staff for the eighteen-month national tour of Jersey Boys, commencing in 2018.

Touring Positions being filled include:

  • Touring General Manager (please see specific job brief)
  • Deputy Company Manager (acting as deputy to above)
  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Managers / Props
  • Head Electrician
  • Deputy Head Electrician / Board Op
  • Head Dome
  • Head Mechanist
  • Deputy Head Mechanist
  • Head Automation
  • Wardrobe Manager
  • Head of Wigs

Applicants must be Sydney-based.

Ideal candidates must have proven experience in commercial musical theatre in their chosen field.

Salary: based on position

Commencement: positions will commence in mid-2018. Key dates:

Rehearsals commence Monday 16th July, 2018

Bump in Monday 13th August, 2018

Applications: please send applications addressed to Kiaya Hacene, Executive Producer via careers@newtheatricals.com

Applications must include a brief covering letter, and a current CV with contacts for two referees.


Theatre Manager – Audio Visual Specialist & Technician

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

HSPA Theatre Manager EOI

Position Title:

Theatre Manager

Position Reports To:

Head Teacher TAS/Business Manager

Staff Management:

Supervision of EIT students and Café during performances

Position Responsibilities

Coordination and day to day management of all technical and production aspects associated with venue operations while ensuring high quality technical and production service.

Provide visible and dynamic leadership for all HSPA student technical and production personnel including direct supervision and guidance for student tech crews.

Responsible for implementation and adherence of Emergency Control Plans and Procedures to ensure the safety of employees, contractors, volunteers, student, teachers and the public attending live performance and events.

Preparation of cost estimates ensuring the cost effective commitment of technical personnel and resources to live performance events and detail final expenses for client settlement.

Provide school staff, contractors and clients with operational and technical advice – including Lighting (LX), Sound (SND), Mechanist (MX) and Audio Visual (AV) support and services.

Develop and maintain all live performance related equipment and inventories and assist with venue asset maintenance and preservation.

Any other accountabilities or duties as directed by the Principal which are within the employee’s skills, competence and training.


Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed.

Proven experience in a venue operation/technical or production management role(s) in the arts, entertainment, conference venue industries.

Proven experience in the supervision and management of technical/production service delivery staff across multiple activities.

Demonstrated ability to contribute to a team, to work autonomously, and adhere to deadlines.,

Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and procure resources in accordance with DoE purchasing guidelines and Code of Conduct.

Proven track record in the day-to-day application of asset management in respect to maintenance and acquisition of venue/technical equipment.

Demonstrated ability to utilise digital management tools for the efficient use and maintenance of resources and time such as Office 365, Sentral Task Management and Seat Advisor ticketing software.

Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal skills with a commitment to high levels of customer service.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all members of the school community and clients.

Abreast of the latest industry trends and technology relating to compliant delivery of live performance, functions & events.

Proven understanding of operating licences and regulations related to the venue/entertainment industry.

Ability to implement and monitor compliance with WH&S Systems, Emergency Control Plans, Building Code of Australia and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Current Class C Drivers Licence.

Additional Information

Hunter School of the Performing Arts is a Year K-12 NSW DoE Central school situated in Newcastle. HSPA is the only fully selective performing arts state school in NSW with an enrolment of 1176 students. Enrolment is by audition only. Our school provides a creative learning environment, where excellence in performing arts subjects is underpinned by outstanding academic and vocational achievement. Staff and students engage in a wide variety of co-curricular programs with outstanding outcomes. The school is committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning programs that reflect 21st Century best practice.

The successful applicant will be sub contracted to Hunter School of the Performing Arts.

The applicant must be a registered sole trader or company in order to generate invoices for remuneration.

Hourly rates as follows:  Normal hours – $35 ex gst

Penalty rates apply after 8hrs excluding breaks and Sundays.

The position will be for the duration of 2018.

Please address your skills and abilities to undertake this position in no more than 4 x A4 pages.

Completed applications to be forwarded to Della Hill, Business Manager, HSPA. Della.hill@det.nsw.edu.au  

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 6 December 2017.

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



Hire Manager, Audio Visual & Lighting

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

TLS Productions is a best of breed and rapidly growing Western Australian Company providing quality event production equipment and services to an expanding client base.

As a leading supplier of professional lighting and audio visual equipment to the corporate, exhibition,  concert and festival markets –

TLS now offers an excellent opportunity for skilled Technicians and a Production Manager to join this dynamic team.

The successful candidates will demonstrate the following: (Technician)

  • Proven technical skills relevant to lighting and audio visual systems. Extensive professional experience in set up, operation and system specification
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong work ethic with high standards of professionalism
  • Sound knowledge of occupational health and safety standards within the entertainment industry

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current drivers license
  • Management of the TLS Hire Department
  • Oversee customer and staff management
  • Stock control, equipment maintenance and servicing.
  • Programming delivery, installation and return of lighting and audiovisual systems.
  • Documentation and data entry

    A remuneration package commensurate with skills and capabilities will be offered to the successful candidates along with the opportunity for ongoing training and industry development.



Show Control Technician – Lighting

Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017

Job no: 493237
Work type: Full time

Full Time Salary
Australian Outback Spectacular & Paradise Country, Oxenford Gold Coast

About the role:
Operate and program all technical equipment at Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country. Execute all lighting and projection encompassing creative design, lighting installation and maintenance.

• Operate technical show control equipment for daily performances.
• Develop and design new and innovative technology for future shows and events.
• Manage efficient installations for permanent and temporary applications including sourcing and purchasing equipment, testing and tagging, preparation, building and installing.
• Monitor stock inventory of fixtures and consumables.
• Train and develop team members to ensure the team are conversant in all operating systems.
• Ensure all lighting equipment is maintained and all pre show and post show checks are completed.
• Display extensive knowledge of technical, audio, lighting, mechanical and special effects.

Skills and Experience:
• Experience in programming lighting systems, control boards, mixing desks, moving lights, projection programs and equipment essential.
• Experience programming/operating Grand MA2 lighting consoles in a live performance environment essential.
• Experience with Media Servers and Digital Projection Equipment (Pandora’s Box & AXON).
• Elevated Work Platform (11m and over) licence required
• Experience in repairing and maintaining conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures and assorted special effects.
• Experience in operating Digital Audio Consoles and Show Cueing systems in a theatrical live performance environment.
• Flexibility to work on any show day, including school holidays and weekends; day and night shifts required

• Unlimited free entry to our theme parks
• Food and beverage and retail discounts
• Unique team member events
• Opportunity for professional development

About the company:
Village Roadshow Theme Parks comprises of Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ’n’ Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, Village Roadshow Studios, Sea World and Sea World Resort. We encourage a fun, entertaining and enthusiastic environment!

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

To apply go to: http://careers.villageroadshow.com.au/vrl/en/job/493237/show-control-technician-lighting