Employment News

Production Assistant 2018

Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Bell Shakespeare is looking for a Sydney based Production Assistant with industry experience to join the Production team for an upcoming seasonal contract. The Production Assistant is responsible for providing production support in the planning and delivery of the Company’s activities, specifically providing support to the Company’s stage productions, installations, functions and events.

The role will primarily support the Production Manager in addition to the Technical Supervisor and production staff members in the operational support and delivery of Bell Shakespeare’s productions and programs in a range of venues. The successful applicant will be an active participant in pre-production planning, rehearsal activity, bump in, season support, bump out and facility maintenance. This includes co-ordination and delivery of production related resources, researching and sourcing equipment, labour support and equipment transfers as well as maintaining accurate records and documentation within the production environment.

Essential criteria

  • Must hold a current driver’s license
  • Be a Sydney based employee
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in theatre production techniques
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Proven ability to work in team environments whilst also able to work autonomously
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency
  • Flexible attitude to duties, responsibilities and working hours within the skill set of the position
  • High level computer skills, particularly using spreadsheets and word processing software
  • An understanding of the artistic process together with the ability to work with creative teams to realise their vision
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent, research, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records

Desirable skills

  • A minimum of one year industry experience
  • A solid knowledge of theatre production techniques
  • Ability to create technical drawings including the use of CAD software
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety requirements in a production environment and prior experience producing WHS documentation including Risk Assessments and Safe Work Method Statements
  • Experience in the planning, installation and operation of audio and audio visual systems
  • Experience in coordinating set and prop construction and an understanding of construction processes and timelines
  • Tertiary Qualifications in arts, arts management and/or theatre technical and production fields desirable

The position will commence on Monday the 15th January and runs for an 8 month term, concluding mid September.

If you are interested in the role please send your CV and a few words about yourself and why you would like to join the Bell Shakespeare team to:

Daniel Murtagh
Production Manager

Applications will close on Wednesday the 15th November 2017.


Senior Theatre Technician

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Knox City Council is a values-based organisation that empowers leaders, enables people to make a difference and has a culture of learning and high performance. Council believes that the values, attributes and skills that each staff member brings to the organisation underpin its culture, and will ultimately result in the achievement of Council’s Vision.

The Cultural Services team is seeking a part time (22.8 hours per week) experienced and energetic Senior Theatre Technician with excellent customer service skills to work at the Knox Community Arts Centre, in our dedicated and passionate cultural venues team.

The role will be responsible for providing technical support to venue hirers and programmed production crews, and must be proficient in the set up, operation and maintenance of audio, lighting and visual equipment in a theatre setting.

The successful applicant will be confident rostering and supervising casual Technicians, liaising and providing technical support to a wide variety of clients and community groups and will have a demonstrated knowledge of OHS and its application within a theatre environment.

The role requires a candidate with an excellent work ethic, who is a strong team player, with the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently. A Certificate IV/Associate Diploma in Technical Theatre Studies and a current first aid certificate will also be required.

This position requires above average levels of physical agility to meet the inherent requirements of the role, and the successful applicant must be available to work the flexible hours required for theatre operations, including after hours.

To apply please visit https://knox.mercury.com.au

Shortlisted applications will have completed a response to the selection criteria listed within the position description available on our website.

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.


Head Electrician Touring

Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Bell Shakespeare is looking for an experienced Sydney Based Head Electrician to join the National Touring team in 2018. The role of Head Electrician is a contracted 5 month touring position and is responsible for the touring, delivery and maintenance of the lighting elements of the production. This person will be an approachable, relaxed and friendly team player keen to join a team of professionals to undertake a challenging but rewarding tour.

The Head Electrician will provide support and advice to the Production Manager and Technical Supervisor in the planning, maintenance and performance of productions relating to lighting and practical elements as well as participating as part of a team, specifically performing a leadership role, ensuring the delivery of performances and installation of lighting and technical equipment in a range of venues across Australia. As a key company representative, the Head Electrician should have a passion for working with, educating and inspiring crews across the country.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • A drivers license
  • A minimum of two years’ industry experience
  • Experience in touring live theatrical works and regional touring desirable
  • A solid knowledge of theatre production techniques
  • Ability to interpret and create technical drawings including the use of Vectorworks or other CAD applications.
  • Proven ability to work in team environments whilst also able to work autonomously
  • Be available to tour for extended lengths of time
  • A solid knowledge of and experience in operating and programming ETC platform lighting consoles
  • Be a Sydney based employee
  • Basic rigging experience desirable but not essential
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency
  • Proficiency in using software packages such as MS office and Vectorworks
  • Flexible attitude to duties, responsibilities and working hours within the skill set of the position

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and a few words on why you would like to join the Bell Shakespeare team to:

Daniel Murtagh

Production Manager


Application submissions for this position will close at 5pm 10th November, 2017.


Entertainment Lighting Sales & Development

Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

About Us

We’re Australia’s oldest, largest and most well known lighting and production design firm, with our work spanning entertainment, corporate, light artwork and architectural markets both in Australia and around the world. We were the first of our kind in the Australian industry, and maintain an edge on our competitors by creating outstanding creative design and production solutions for a range of events world class light festivals, to various government and private clients, along with some of the music industry’s biggest touring artists.

We have offices in Australia and the UK, and have completed projects in over fifty countries around the world.

Until now, we’ve largely grown our business with word-of-mouth sales and referrals from our excellent standard of delivery. The business is now looking to begin a period of aggressive growth, and we’d like to find the right person to help us lead this.

About The Role

We’re looking for a sales and development coordinator to:

– with direction from management, lead sales and pursue commercial opportunities on behalf of the company
– develop and grow our client base in accordance with the company’s strategic objectives
– acquire and update knowledges of the company’s and competitors’ goods and services and market conditions
– administer meetings and site visits for management as required
– maintain and develop client relationships
– lead new sales opportunities for the company’s services and products in both domestic and international markets
– assist with the development of a long-term strategy for sales and development of new business

Based out of our head office in Leichhardt, Sydney, this role will initially begin as a part time commitment of approximately three days per week. Mandylights supports flexible working hours for all staff.

About You

Ideally, you will:

– have demonstrated experience and / or knowledge of work in the entertainment industry, preferably in production and / or design areas
– have an enthusiasm to lear, understand and become passionate about the technology and creative skills that you will be selling
– have proven sales experience
– have a strong administrative background
– speak and write fluent English
– thrive in a casual but supportive team environment both in and out of the office
– have a passion and enthusiasm for your work like the rest of our team
– ideally possess some experience and enthusiasm for international business development
– maintain excellent standards of personal presentation

In time, this position may involve domestic and international travel. All applicants must have:

– a clean criminal record, free of any restrictions which may limit ability to travel overseas
– a valid passport
– ability to travel out of Sydney as required

Next Steps

If you feel that you’re the right person, send us your CV to australia@mandylights.com along with a cover letter that individually addresses each point in the “about you” and “about the role” sections above. Applications without an appropriate cover letter will not be considered.




Staging Project Co-ordinator / Event Rigger

Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017


We are seeking a reliable and experienced full time Staging Project Co-ordinator / Event Rigger to join our team.

About Clifton’s:

Clifton Perth is a major Event Production company in the WA events industry, an industry that operates in a highly deadline driven environment, with 24/7 timelines. We install and dismantle various aspects of both small and large indoor/outdoor events, including: staging, ground support structures, lighting, draping, AV/screens, audio etc. The role of Staging Project Co-ordinator / Event Rigger is an exciting and sometimes stressful position at peak times, and this requires a highly organized, punctual and composed person with good people management skills. You will be often be required to work on weekends/evenings, and long hours over the peak summer period (October – March).


We are looking for someone experienced in working with event staging and rigging (lighting and AV experience also preferable); in a large event set up. You will have to be prepared to work long hours, be physically fit and the ability to work well in a team. Punctuality and a well maintained appearance are a must.

The suitable candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and have a passion for the live events industry. Your main role during summer months will be to work on various event sites around Perth, and you will be responsible for running and organising a crew of up to 10 casual staff. You will complete rigging duties and installations of ground supports, staging, lighting rigs, etc. The role will also include delivering equipment to various sites around Perth (driving a manual truck or van).

When not managing crew or rigging on site at our events, you will be based in our Bayswater warehouse and will be part of a small team responsible for: completing shipments / hires by processing and loading orders; assisting with the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of goods; general organisation/maintenance of the area and equipment.

Main duties:

  • Providing rigging services for events, and managing crew on site when required.
  • Ensuring all equipment that leaves the warehouse is in working order and show ready.
  • Loading and unloading of trucks and vans.
  • Completing deliveries by driving truck or van to and from venues.
  • Implementing the company’s Health and Safety Policy, ensuring safe working conditions and practices within the Warehouse / On-site.

 Skills Required:

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and to assist / manage other staff members as required.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner within a stressful and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to cope and manage multiple projects.
  • Hard working, can-do attitude.
  • Good level of fitness.
  • Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • Passion for the events industry!

Essential experience / REQUIRED LICENSES

  • 5 years event/entertainment rigging experience (preferably working on event Ground Support structures or large staged events)
  • Current Advanced Rigging ticket
  • Full and valid manual driver license (truck licence preferable)
  • Working at Heights
  • Current forklift license
  • White card
  • EWP license (preferable but not essential)

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to Heather Bullen:  info@cliftonperth.com.au



Senior Video Project Manager

Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Role

This is a rare opportunity to head up the Video Department for Adelaide’s preferred production company. You will lead our expert team of Video Project Manager’s and Technicians to deliver innovative and flawless live events. This is an incredible opportunity for an industry professional who is passionate about large scale live events, video technology and leading teams to celebrated success.

About Us

Be part of the largest and most impressive festivals and corporate events in Adelaide and across the Nation, working for one of Australia’s leading providers of entertainment and event technologies. Novatech are home to some of the most impressive inventory, focusing on staying current and purchasing the most leading-edge event equipment from across the globe to deliver world-class events.

About You

  • Significant exposure to large scale live events across concert and touring, corporate, sporting and special events
  • Proven ability to project manage large scale live events and successfully lead teams
  • Professional ability liaise with clients and create sales opportunities
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience of video and projection equipment and LED/Video panels and processes
  • Broad knowledge of various video control systems such as Barco E2, Barco Encore, Christie Spyder and D3
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Creative problem solving capability
  • Demonstrated passion for the industry and ability to place pride in the quality of work delivered
  • White card essential – willingness to obtain a White Card if you are not currently in possession of one
  • Understanding of Vectorworks a bonus!

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

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


Technical Manager & Operator

Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Cinerent OpenAir Pty Ltd has owned and produced St.George OpenAir Cinema since its inception in Sydney 22 years ago. The event attracts approximately 70,000 patrons each summer, and has become a highlight of the Sydney arts calendar, featuring in state and national tourism campaigns.

The event is managed by a small but highly motivated and skilled management team, who during the event direct 80 or more staff, as well as a broad network of regular suppliers. We place a strong emphasis on being goal driven, and supportive of each other. We prefer to lead by example and we push ourselves to produce a truly extraordinary event.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the production team within Cinerent, as Technical Manager & Operator.

The Technical Manager & Operator is responsible for the effective delivery of all technical aspects for the event. The role works closely with the Project Manager throughout the season and the successful applicant will undertake training and development with Cinerent’s Senior Technical Manager during the bump-in stage, specifically in the installation, operation and maintenance of the Cinerent’s electrical, lighting, audio and digital projection systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • a)  Installation of lighting, audio and digital projection systems,
  • b)  Installation of various catering equipment into the bar and restaurant areas,
  • c)  Operation of the cinema for screenings, including Cinerent’s 350m2 hydraulically raised cinema screen, digital projection, audio and lighting systems,
  • d)  Management of all supplementary electrical, lighting, audio and digital projection systems throughout the event,
  • e)  Throughout the period of the event, conducting inspections and completing daily inspection reports for all electrical, gas and fire safety equipment,
  • f)  Throughout the period of the event, undertaking and completing routine maintenance, and procurement and management of contractors for any specialised maintenance,
  • g)  Provision of technical advice and assistance to other departments at the event where required,
  • h)  Assisting event sponsors and their representatives with their technical requirements where required,
  • i)  Supervision of bump-in crew when assisting with installations,
  • j)  Maintaining a good relationship and strong communications with other members of the management team, to ensure the effective and efficient running of the event,
  • k)  Attending weekly on-site management meetings;
  • l)  Maintaining a safe event environment for patrons and staff, ensuring incidents requiring first aid treatment are attended to immediately by trained staff and having a comprehensive knowledge of evacuation procedures,

The Technical Manager & Operator shall also be required to carry out other duties and tasks reasonably associated with the successful staging of the Event.

The appointed applicant will report and be accountable to the Project Manager,
(or any other senior management person nominated by the Company from time to time).

Selection Criteria

  • a)  Significant experience working in at least one of the following technical areas: Sound, Lighting, Audio Visual or Electrical within the Events, Entertainment or Film & Television industries, with an enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • b)  Relevant Tertiary or Vocational Qualifications will be highly regarded, and may be considered in part as substitute for industry experience
  • c)  Very High-level of computer competency
  • d)  Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • e)  Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records
  • f)  Excellent problem solving and strong negotiation skills
  • g)  Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • h)  Highly organised
  • i)  Reliable with a strong work ethic
  • j)  Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • k)  Well presented

Employment Period & Working Hours and Days

The period of employment will commence on 13 December 2017 and conclude on 28 February 2018, and working days and hours will vary with respective phases of production and operation. During bump-in and bump-out the Executive will be expected to work 10-12 hours each day. During the Event, the Executive will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per day, 3-6 days per week (the actual days per week is negotiable).

The rate of pay shall be dependant on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, indicatively in the range of $28 -$31 per hour, +SGC and any applicable overtime & penalty rates in line with the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award.

Event Dates and Production Phases

DEC 2017
Bump-in (production) Phase 1
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 13 – 24 Dec

JAN 2018
Bump-in (production) Phase 2
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 02 – 07 Jan

JAN/FEB 2018
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 07 Jan – 21 Feb

FEB 2018
Bump-out (disassembly and pack down) Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 22 Feb – 26 Feb

Apply now by forwarding a cover letter along with your CV to: HR@cinerent.com.au

Cinerent OpenAir Pty Ltd
Attention: Matt McAloon
Suite 205, 19a Boundary St Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 3 November 2017


Only successful applicants will be contacted.