Deputy Head Electrician / Board Operator

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

STC produces theatre of the highest standard created to illuminate, entertain and challenge. It is committed to the engagement between the imagination of its artists and its audiences, to the development of the artform of theatre, and to excellence in all its endeavours.

Current Artistic Directors, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton joined the Company at the beginning of 2008. Sydney Theatre Company has been a major force in Australian drama since its establishment in 1978. STC operates out of its home venue, The Wharf, on Sydney’s harbour, is the Resident Drama Company of the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre and both performs in and manages the state of the art 850 seat Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay.

We are looking for a passionate Deputy Head Electrcian (DHLX) to assist with the operation and maintenance of Sydney Theatre’s theatrical lighting system including operating the venue lighting systems and managing the Electrics Department in the absence of the Head Electrician.

Additionally the DHLX is expected to provide support and advice to the Head Electrician, Technical Manager and Building Services Manager in the on-going maintenance of the theatrical lighting system and to maintain the Sydney Theatre facility to a very high standard.

This position works at the Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay.

The ideal candidate will have –
– Technical experience of theatrical lighting technologies ie: monitoring lights (on STRAND 520), tag & testing experience, experience in CAD or similar programs.
– Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact equally well with professional associates, staff and venue hirers.
– A willingness to take responsibility for actions and situations within your control.
– Well developed interpersonal and negotiation skills
– An appreciation of the art form of theatre and technical aspects of the form.

Please visit and download a copy of the job description which includes details on how to apply for this role.

Applications close Wednesday 4 May 2011