Technical Production Traineeship

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Technical Traineeship – Production
Opportunity to be part of the Production Venue Operations team
Variable Time Fixed Term position – 20 hours per week

About Arts Centre Melbourne
Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) 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, Community, Care More and Creativity.

The Business Unit
The Production business unit enables the high quality delivery of Arts Centre Melbourne and visiting artist’s events in any one of the five main venues or event spaces. The Production business unit comprises of Venue Operations (Lighting, Sound & Vision, Staging, Corporate Events and Wardrobe), Production Management, Broadcast & Multimedia and Technical Training & Development.

About the Traineeship & Eligibility
Arts Centre Melbourne has three new career opportunities available for people with a passion for technical production in the performing arts.

The Technical Production Traineeship program is aimed at people who have not yet commenced their professional careers. We look for people who are keen to enter the industry and develop skills in theatre production by obtaining a Certificate III in Live Production & Services (CUA30415).

We offer one specific traineeship per department; Lighting, Sound & Vision, and Staging. For the purpose of this traineeship, we ask that you focus on one area of interest from the three listed above. You will also need to satisfy our eligibility criteria:

• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.
• Willing to commit to the traineeship agreement. Traineeship duration is approximately 12 months.
• You have not completed a qualification equal to or above a Certificate III level in any similar technical production qualification. For example, completing a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in any technical discipline will make you ineligible.
• You must display a willingness to learn and commit to both the classroom based and on-the job training components of the Traineeship.

How, when and where?
Trainees will be recruited through November/December 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a special information/interview session in mid to late December 2017.

Selected Trainees will commence rostered work and learning activities at Arts Centre Melbourne from Tuesday 13th February 2018. The traineeship will conclude in May 2019.

The traineeship will include a combination of on and off-the-job learning. Trainees will work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Live Production & Services (CUA30415) and will be employed 20 hours per week on a variable time (part time) contract.

Trainees will have an initial probationary period of three months, during which they will need to successfully complete two WH&S units of their course.

After this period, all trainees will continue to complete all other units from the CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production & Services qualification.

General terms and conditions of employment will be per the Arts Centre Melbourne Enterprise Agreement 2012. Trainees will commence on a rate of $21.55 per hour (Band 1.1 of ACM Enterprise Agreement 2012). After the probationary period has concluded, the rate of pay will increase to $22.37 per hour (Band 1.2).

All trainees will be supervised in the training/work environment and will gain experience in all areas of technical production, including Lighting, Sound & Vision and Staging.

Arts Centre Melbourne is excited about providing this opportunity and we offer excellent working conditions, and a friendly, supportive team that you can rely on.

If you would like to apply, please complete and submit the online application form by COB Friday 8th December 2017. If you would like any further information please contact Murray Johnstone, Manager, Training & Development on 9281 8742 or email

Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Important Note: Only applications that complete the online application form will be considered for this role. If you have not received a response from us three weeks after the closing date please consider your application to be unsuccessful.