Technical Operations Manager, Ballarat

Posted on Monday, March 29th, 2010

One of Australia’s oldest theatres Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat is seeking an experienced, proactive Technical Operations Manager.

This exciting position is responsible for the management of technical operations and presentation of Theatre performances, operation of Theatre lighting, audio systems and staging equipment as well as coordinating activities in backstage areas.   The successful applicant will also communicate with theatre hirer’s, ensure venue maintenance, provide technical staff leadership, coordinate operation of technical activities within budget parameters and liaise with Theatre industry technical contacts.

Management experience in the technical operation of a Live Performing Arts venue, and demonstrated operating skills in Theatre lighting, sound and staging (including flying systems) and risk management are essential. Applicants should also possess excellent communication and leadership skills and have high level computer use proficiency.

This is a permanent full-time position, with a salary between $59,264 to $64,020 per annum, plus 9% superannuation.

Key Selection Criteria

Substantial management experience in the Technical Department of a professional Theatre Company or Performing Arts Centre.
Demonstrated operating skills in Theatre Lighting, Sound & Staging.
Demonstrated experience in risk management.
Demonstrated leadership and staff motivation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in co-ordinating Theatre technical staff rosters and production scheduling.
Demonstrated experience in budget and project management.
Computer use proficiency including an understanding of the Windows operating system, desktop operations, and ability to use the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word & Excel software, CAD Drawing programs and Theatre lighting & sound software packages.
Skills in working with non-professional Theatre production companies and an understanding of, and a capability to deal with the special needs of such companies and volunteers.
Knowledge of and interest in the Theatre and Performing Arts.

Closing Date: Friday, 9 April 2010 at 5.00pm

To apply for this position download the Technical Operations Manager – Information Pack or contact Human Resources on 03 5320 5699. Please ensure you address the Key Selection Criteria and complete the Application Cover Sheet.

Applications for the above positions should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and forwarded to Human Resources, City of Ballarat, PO Box 655, Ballarat 3353 or by email to

Contact Details

For further information contact Daniel Henderson, Business Development Coordinator on (03) 5364 2352 or e-mail:

The City of Ballarat is an EEO employer committed to the principles of workplace diversity.