Technical Director, Brisbane Festival
Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013
Brisbane Festival is Queensland’s premier annual arts festival. Each September Brisbane Festival presents a diverse program of over 80 productions including 100 local, national and international artists, world premieres, the independent, cutting edge and offbeat.
We are looking for an experienced and creative professional to work closely with the Artistic Director to manage the technical delivery of the artistic program.
The Technical Director reports to the Artistic Director and the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall technical delivery of Brisbane Festival. The Technical Director also assists with research of venues and technical aspects of projects under consideration, and is responsible for technical staffing budgets, contract negotiations and liaising with creative teams.
The successful candidate will have:
Tertiary qualification in technical theatre production, or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience;
Effective leadership and management skills with proven ability to motivate staff to ensure high performance and a strong team culture;
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and manage strong relationships at senior levels;
Proven track record in the technical delivery of large-scale theatre productions or major events as well as budget management and forecasting; and
Exceptional time management skills.
Experience in a festival environment is an advantage.
All applications are strictly confidential.
Applications close Monday 30 September 2013