Production and Technical Manager

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Reporting to the Artistic Director/CEO and Program Producer, the PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL MANAGER will be responsible for managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by and/or presented at Dancehouse.

Managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by or presented at Dancehouse. This includes realisation of dance and movement based productions, festivals, one-off events, workshops, developments and outside hirers’ events. In this role, you will work in a small, highly motivated team to assist in ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of all Dancehouse events.

You will play a key role in:

  • Managing and overseeing all public programs and events, including workshops, developments and hirer events
  • Creating and managing production budgets
  • Coordinating technical set-up for all productions and events
  • Designing, installing and operating technical equipment for events as required
  • Overseeing OH&S and WHS and compliance
  • Recruiting, supervising, coordinating and rostering technical crew for as required

To be successful, you will have minimum 3-5 years experience in a professional technical theatrical environment,  previous production and technical management experience for performing arts events, venues or companies, and general knowledge of the performing arts industry, proven project management skills including scheduling, demonstrated organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, and the ability to manage several events simultaneously, meet strict deadlines and forward plan.

You will be a great communicator with a professional attitude and informed vocabulary. You will be able to work autonomously and in a fast-paced small team and you will be well versed in the nuances of enabling artists to realise their creative vision in a safe, productive and professional manor.



Applications should include a full resume, the contact details of two referees (name and position) and should address the required Skills & Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications must be received by midnight APRIL 25, 2017 and the applicant must be available to start May 15, 2017

Applications are welcome via email ONLY.  Email applications must be addressed to with the subject heading JOB APPLICATION – PRODUCTION/TECHNICAL MANAGER.

Applications that do not directly address the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

For a full position description, including Key Selection Criteria, CLICK HERE

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