Senior Technician – Lighting, Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Senior Technician – Lighting
Full time, Band 2.3.26 – Salary $52,711

About Arts Centre Melbourne

Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct, the Arts Centre Melbourne presents world-class performing arts in a year round exciting program.  Experience Australia’s best performing arts companies and exceptional international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret and popular music.

Our values describe behaviours we will demonstrate in our interactions with Visitors, Presenters, Government and each other: Leadership, Creativity, Inspiration, Inclusivity, Integrity.

The Business Unit

Production enables the delivery of Arts Centre Melbourne and visiting artist performing arts events wherever they may take place. Production comprises staging, lighting, wardrobe, stage management, Lighting, safety, training, digital arts, events and technical team members.

Current Position Opportunity

Senior Lighting Technicians work individually or as part of a team, providing technical expertise and support for the Lighting Supervisor and presenters.

They assist in overseeing Lighting staff and participate in the operation of Lighting equipment for pre-production, rigging, rehearsal, performance, recording, and de-rigging of shows and events in line with presenters budgeted schedules.

Typical duties performed at this level may include, but not be limited to, the following:

•Extensive knowledge of theatre Lighting control hardware and software including consoles, followspots, intelligent fixtures etc.
•Experience dealing with Directors and Lighting Designers
•Operation of Lighting equipment across all venues
•Delivering procedures and practices to comply with safety requirements
•Provide technical support and guidance to presenters in the delivery of the Lighting Department outcomes
•Participating in event & venue documentation including fault reporting and consumables, charges, venue and equipment maintenance
•Assist in the development of staff, through active guidance and direction especially in the areas of ‘in house’ equipment, manual handling techniques and ensuring new staff are aware of the day to day operational procedures used in our venues

Applicant requirements

To be successful in this role applicants must possess a relevant Diploma or higher at a recognised institution or equivalent experience working within the entertainment industry.

Qualifications in Basic Rigging, Forklift, Fire Emergency Warden, Test & Tag, Elevated Work Platform, Occupational Health and Safety and `in house’ equipment relevant to the position are preferred.

What We Offer
At Arts Centre Melbourne we value people who are energetic and passionate about what they do, in return we offer a strong Wellbeing program, access to leading performances, a staff café and learning and development opportunities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to obtain further details, by referring to the position description or by contacting Adrian Sterritt – Operations Manager, Lighting.  Phone 9281 8365

Applications should be forwarded to by no later than Monday 28th May @ 5.00pm