Full Time Head of Staging

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2008

Both a producer and presenter of the performing and visual arts with a repertoire that is local, national and international, Brisbane Powerhouse is a leader and innovator in arts practice in Brisbane and Australia.

Reporting to the Technical Manager this role is responsible for the delivery of all staging and rigging related services to the Brisbane Powerhouse and performs the role of Head Mechanist for the Brisbane Powerhouse precinct.  As part of the technical services team, this position provides staging and mechanical operation, design and installation services to all internal and external, national and international productions.  The position also assists in the management of mechanical, rigging and automation services related to the building services facilities management.

The successful applicant will possess:  relevant trade qualifications in staging, set construction, production services and/or a minimum of 3 years relevant venue experience in a theatre company, large venue, major festival and/or entertainment environment;  the ability to design, rig, operate and maintain staging and mechanist services to a professional standard;  superior knowledge of staging design & operation and at least 2 of the following technical production areas is essential – Sound design & operation, audio-visual design & operation, lighting design & operation, stage management;  demonstrated ability to operate theatrical staging and control systems with a sound knowledge of automation control and installation; and general office administration and computer skills, including MS XP Office Pro suite, AutoCAD, WYSIWYG or other drafting software


+ Open C class driver’s license


+ Qualified Workplace Health and Safety Officer

+ Gantry Crane Operators ticket

+ “Test and Tag” qualifications

+ Responsible Service of Alcohol

+ Current First Aid Certificate

+ Elevated work platform ticket to 11 meters or more – WP

+ Forklift Drivers ticket – LF

Applications close Monday 13th October 2008.

For a detailed position description or to forward your application please contact Tina Siktar, tinas@brisbanepowerhouse.org or phone (07) 3358 8682

Posted: 17th Sept 2008