Technical Officer & Educator, Performance Studies

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011

SCHOOL OF LETTERS, ART AND MEDIA / DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
REFERENCE NO. 1180/0711

• Apply your specialist theatre production knowledge and skills
• Full-time continuing: $82K-$88K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The School of Letters, Arts and Media (SLAM) is one of Australia’s most active arts and humanities research centres, in Sydney, nationally, and internationally. It is dedicated to excellence, innovation and high achievement in undergraduate and postgraduate research, and to the support of its student and academic research activities and careers.

The Technical Officer and Educator will play a pivotal role in supporting the theatre and technical infrastructure of the Department of Performance Studies. Working closely with students, staff and performing artists-in-residence you will:

• maintain all work spaces and equipment within the Department of Performance Studies
• be responsible for supervising the training of students in theatre production skills, as well as methods for recording live performance and/or documenting field research
• provide training in relation to OH&S and standards of professional conduct specific to the performing arts industry
• provide conceptual and technical production assistance
• maintain and develop collaborations and links with performing arts practitioners and companies outside the University
• monitor the development of new technologies in the field of live performance

To be successful in this role you will have:

• demonstrated knowledge of OH&S issues relevant to theatre production activities conducted in a tertiary education environment
• demonstrated knowledge of production skills and management in relation to a wide range of live performance genres
• demonstrated knowledge of technologies and methods for documenting live performances
• demonstrated ability to carry out routine maintenance of the technical infrastructure of studio spaces
• high-level professional experience in design/operation of theatre lighting, theatre rigging and set construction, sound and AV
• professional experience relevant to teaching technical theatre production skills with students in a tertiary education environment

This is a unique opportunity to utilise your expert technical knowledge and skills in theatre within one of Australia’s leading centre for arts and humanities research.

For enquiries about this position please contact Dr Paul Dwyer on (02) 9351 6850.
Recruitment related enquiries can be directed to Rebecca Astar on (02) 8627 1219.

CLOSING DATE: 8 August 2011

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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