Technical Director, Opera Australia (POSITION FILLED)

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Opera Australia is seeking a new Technical Director to lead the Technical department from design to implementation of costume and scenic elements, staging of productions, and overall storage and maintenance. The position is responsible for the quality and standard of presentation of all physical production elements.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage all aspects of manufacturing and technical production, including stage management, lighting, mechanists, sound and AV, and stage props, and stores. Key accountability areas include production costing and scheduling, liaison with creative teams, timely and high quality manufacturing, and coordinated production management. The position has important responsibilities for overall budget management, staff management and work health and safety. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Technical Director will contribute to the strategic direction of the company.
You will have impressive senior level experience and leadership skills, and a capacity for strategic thinking and decision making. You will have a proven track record in providing technical direction in the performing arts, with a flair for trouble shooting. You will have a capacity to manage concurrent and complex large scale theatrical productions. You will have excellent communication skills, and a proven success working with creative teams. You will have extensive staff and budget management experience, and a proven commitment to a safe work environment.

Opera Australia is seeking a new Technical Director to lead the Technical department from design to implementation of costume and scenic elements, staging of productions, and overall storage and maintenance. The position is responsible for the quality and standard of presentation of all physical production elements.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage all aspects of manufacturing and technical production, including stage management, lighting, mechanists, sound and AV, and stage props, and stores. Key accountability areas include production costing and scheduling, liaison with creative teams, timely and high quality manufacturing, and coordinated production management. The position has important responsibilities for overall budget management, staff management and work health and safety. As a member of the executive leadership team, the Technical Director will contribute to the strategic direction of the company.

You will have impressive senior level experience and leadership skills, and a capacity for strategic thinking and decision making. You will have a proven track record in providing technical direction in the performing arts, with a flair for trouble shooting. You will have a capacity to manage concurrent and complex large scale theatrical productions. You will have excellent communication skills, and a proven success working with creative teams. You will have extensive staff and budget management experience, and a proven commitment to a safe work environment.

For a full position description and details on how to apply click here

For inquiries, please email narelle.beattie@opera-australia.org.au

Applications must be received by Friday 28 June 2013.