Employment News

Production Manager

Posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Production Manager will have the overall responsibility to manage and deliver the technical and production requirements for Monkey Baa productions. They will do this from idea to stage and will tour, nationally and internationally.

This role would suit a diligent and highly motivated team leader with an ability to meet challenges. The ideal applicant will have an energetic professional approach and a sense of humour!

Monkey Baa is currently touring Diary of a Wombat to 59 venues across Australia. It has also recently created and produced Where the Streets Had a Name based on the book by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Our production of The Unknown Soldier is about to embark upon a US tour.

Next year Monkey Baa will present Diary of a Wombat at IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) showcase, undertake a National Tour of our new work Josephine Wants to Dance and adapt and produce the picture book Alphabetical Sydney. The Production Manager will join an enthusiastic, passionate and friendly team. We have a hands on approach as an organisation, our expectations of all company members is to be flexible, professional and supportive.

Monkey Baa is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity supported by Create NSW

For more information or questions about the role please click here.

Closing date: Friday 6th October 2017


Technical Director

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

We are recruiting a Technical Director to lead the Melbourne International Comedy Festival production department.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world and is one of Australia’s most loved events. The Festival sells in excess of 550,000 tickets annually and generates more than $16 million in box office. Aggregate attendance including free performances is over 770,000 people. The live audience numbers are boosted by an additional 5 million viewers for the nationally broadcast TV specials.

Conceived to promote the comedic arts in Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has earned its global reputation through creative, eclectic programming. The organisation is active year-round with national and international touring, educational and artistic development programs complementing the presentation of the annual four-week festival.

The key function of the Technical Director is to deliver all elements required to successfully mount the technical aspects of the Festival presented by the organisation.

This is broadly divided into four areas:

  • With producers – researching, identifying and securing temporary venues for the Festival,
  • Building of Festival Managed Venues (FMVs),
  • Delivery of Festival produced shows, and
  • Managing operations within FMVs over the Festival Period (the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival), including Chief Warden responsibilities.

Outside of the Festival Period, the Technical Director is responsible for technical aspects of programs and tours including, but not limited to, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, one-off events, interstate and international touring.

Additionally, the Technical Director is responsible for ongoing planning and systems improvements relating to production, managing external hires of Melbourne International Comedy Festival assets and inventory control.

An ability to communicate effectively and collaborate in a way that enables efficient and professional delivery of the Festival’s production and technical services is essential.

The position is a 12-month contract (0.75 FTE).

Download a position description at www.comedyfestival.com.au

Along with a resume, applicants must submit a written statement (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria for the position.

Salary information is available on request.

Applicants with Edinburgh Festival Fringe temporary venues experience, at a management level, are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 4 October 2017 and should be addressed to Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, C/- info@comedyfestival.com.au.

Enquiries: telephone 03 9245 3700 or email info@comedyfestival.com.au.


Fulltime Lighting, Audio Visual & Led Screen Technician

Posted on Tuesday, September 19th, 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 Technician to join our 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 and with a team
  • 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 driver’s license
  • (HR Truck license / industry tickets EWP,RIGGING are an advantage)

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.

Please send a copy of your Covering Letter or CV; containing your relevant qualifications, experience, skills and expertise, and references to info@tlswa.com.au


Circus Phoenix Extreme Technician

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017

Circus Phoenix Extreme is looking for a Technician to join for their 2017-2018 Australian tour. This is a very challenging and demanding role, but also a very rewarding opportunity as well.

Key skills and abilities include:
Setup/ Pack up/ Maintenance of lighting equipment (Moving lights, Conventional lights, dimmers, associated cables, programming lights for acts.) Experience on Chamsys MagicQ desirable
Setup/ Pack up/ Maintenance of sound equipment (Sound Desk, Amp rack, speakers, associated cables, recording music for acts.)
Setup/ Pack up/ Maintenance of Power equipment (Power distro’s, 3p cabling, motor controls.)
You will also be required to assist with other show duties and responsibilities.
Onsite accommodation provided.
Current driver license (Manual preferred)

Please send a copy of your Covering Letter or CV; containing your relevant qualifications, experience, skills and expertise, and references to Eden Segev – eden@segev.com


Production Coordinators, Adelaide Fringe

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Applications close: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at 12:00 AM

We are currently looking for multiple Production Coordinator’s for the following roles:

  • Production Coordinator – Parade of Light, Mall Stage & Tindo Kaurna Ceremony
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Production Coordinator – Box Offices, Fringe on Tour, Goolwa & Desert Fringe
  • Production Logistics Coordinator

Production Coordinator – Parade of Light, Mall Stage & Tindo Kaurna Ceremony
Start Date: 17th of October 2017
End Date: 28th of March 2018

The Production Coordinator will assist in the broad planning, management and coordination of the Parade of Light Inc. of the Opening Night Street Party, and the Rundle Mall Stage managing their installation, de-installation and day to day operations for Adelaide Fringe 2018. The role requires well developed planning and execution competencies and is charged with leading key event production technical teams.

Warehouse Coordinator
Start Date: 4th of December 2017
End Date: 30th of March 2018

The role of the Warehouse Coordinator is to oversee all activity within the Warehouse. They will assure compliance with respect to WH&S regulations and Adelaide Fringe policies and operational procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring there is a trained fire warden and first aider on site at all times, sign in and out of volunteers and community groups, site inductions and requests from Adelaide Fringe staff regarding storage, deliveries, pick-ups and usage of equipment. The Warehouse Coordinator is responsible for the general maintenance of the building, such as cleaning, repairs etc. They maintain asset management systems for the resources stored at the warehouse and provide regular reportage to the Head of Production including the timely logging of incidents.

Production Coordinator – Box Offices, Fringe on Tour, Goolwa & Desert Fringe

Start Date: 17th of October 2017
End Date: 28th of March 2018

The Production Coordinator will assist in the broad planning, management and coordination of Fringe temporary Box Office Facilities, managing their installation, de-installation and day to day operations for Adelaide Fringe 2018. The role will also deliver a number of small touring events (Fringe on Tour). This role requires well developed planning and execution and monitoring competencies and strong technical team leadership skills

Production Logistics Coordinator

Start Date: 17th of November 2017
End Date: 23rd of March 2018

The Production Logistics Coordinator will coordinate Adelaide Fringe production operation requirements and provide “on the ground” operational support to events. This position requires developing & despatching production schedules for all activities. The Production Logistics Coordinator will be required to review all crew and resource scheduling, foreseeing possible over and under allocations of resources and resolving where required. The Production Logistics Coordinator will require good leadership abilities, the ability to remain clear headed under pressure. This role requires a high level of organisational competence. Instigating appropriate information and resource management systems and overseeing policy & procedural compliance will be a paramount responsibility with a view to the smooth operation of the Production Department.

We are looking for Production Coordinators with the following skills & experiences:

  • Demonstrated professional experience delivering the production requirements of events particularly in a performing arts centre, major events or festival context.
  • Previous working knowledge and experience working in an arts organisation and/or working with artists.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget reporting, working within set budget parameters and delivering set financial outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in working to set deadlines and achieving objectives within a defined timetable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the scheduling of production aspects of event including staff and crews.
  • Proven ability to plan, organise, set priorities and manage time so that organisation resources are optimised.
  • Proven organisational, administrative management skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills including negotiation, influencing and presentation skills
  • Proven planning and problem solving skills, with an ability to think creatively and laterally.
  • Demonstrated collaborative working style with an ability to work as part of a team and in a hands-on capacity.
  • Proven capacity for self-motivation and an ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently.
  • Tertiary Qualification in arts production or appropriate industry experience.
  • Vocational training/operational accreditation/licensing in production related areas will be looked upon favourably, such as: Fire Warden, Rigging, Elevated Working Platforms, Test & Tag, Heavy Truck Licence, Fork Lift License, Senior First Aid etc.
  • Demonstrated High level computer literacy – MS Project and CAD software (AutoCAD) competency will be looked upon favourably.

Please view the full position description here for:

Production Coordinator – Parade of Light, Mall Stage & Tindo Kaurna Ceremony
Warehouse Coordinator
Production Coordinator – Box Offices, Fringe on Tour, Goolwa & Desert Fringe
Production Logistics Coordinator

How to Apply

Email your resume and two-page cover letter outlining experiences relevant to the selection criteria to Human Resources at jobs@adelaidefringe.com.au. In the email subject please title the role/s you would like to apply.

For any further enquiries, please check the position descriptions or call 08 8100 2000.



Head of Production, Adelaide Fringe

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Applications close: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at 12:00 AM


START DATE: 1st October 2017
END DATE: 30th June 2019
TERM: Fixed term, salaried contract position
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director

Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over four weeks in Adelaide, South Australia during February and March. It is one of the largest, most popular and diverse arts Festivals in Australia. Thousands of artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design.

Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Fringe Director & Chief Executive, the Head of Production managers the production staff.  The Head of Production is ultimately responsible for the realisation and management of all production and technical requirements of Adelaide Fringe events and activities and any additional year round Fringe events and activities.
Key responsibilities include:

In consultation with the Fringe Deputy Director oversee budgeting, funding, staffing and execution of the Adelaide Fringe produced events including but not limited to:

Fringe Club Pre & Post build
Fringe Opening Weekend Events
Parade of Light
Fringe Sponsor Gala
Awards Night
Economic Impact Event
Fringe Showcase Stage
Fringe on Tour Activations

Any other event as instructed by the Director and Deputy Director
In conjunction with the Deputy Director ensure the delivery of technical specifications for Adelaide Fringe Produced Events.
Manage the Adelaide Fringe’s production and technical resources
In consultation with the Finance Manager, prepare monthly, quarterly and end of year financial reports for the Production department and submit to the Fringe Director & Chief Executive & the Fringe Deputy Director within agreed timeframes
Research, plan and deliver the Fringe Club; Pre & Post event planning, event infrastructure set up and pack down and coordination of logistics, managing and briefing crew and liaising with production coordinators.
Manage Fringe Club maintenance & technical staffing requirements with support from Production Coordinators

We are looking for people with the following skills:

Current C Class driving licence.
Tertiary education in production and/or Arts management or equivalent
Substantial professional experience as a Head of Production, Head of Production or Technical Director in the performing arts, ideally a multi-art form festival context.
Demonstrated experience in the management of production team, budgets and delivery of agreed financial outcomes.
Demonstrated experience in Compliance and Risk Management
Demonstrated experience within the Work Health & Safety policy implementation as well as emergency response development

Please view the full position description here.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and two-page cover letter outlining experience relevant to the selection criteria and role to the HR Manager Viron Papadopoulos at jobs@adelaidefringe.com.au

For any further enquiries, please check the position description or call 08 8100 2000.


Show Technology NZ – Technical Sales role

Posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The company:

Show Technology Australia offers lighting solutions for entertainment and architectural applications through a select network of partners around Australia and New Zealand. 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 and New Zealand.

The role:

We are looking for a team-orientated person with experience in sales and/or sales support, customer service and relationship building in the lighting industry. An understanding of computer/office programs and general office functions is necessary.

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 nationally as required is essential as is the ability to work independently and unsupervised.


  • Prior experience in the professional entertainment lighting industry
  • General understanding of professional lighting products and their uses.
  • Outstanding time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Current New Zealand Driver’s License
  • Be able to work alone yet still be a team player


  • Competitive remuneration package with ongoing training and development.
  • Car, phone, laptop, and other “tools of the trade” are provided.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Harold at HR@showtech.com.au