Theatre Technician, Ballarat

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2008

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre seeks applications from suitably experienced Theatre Technicians.

To be successful you will have a proven background in live theatre productions including staging, lighting, audio and equipment maintenance with effective leadership skills and the ability to work in a ‘hands on’ capacity with both internal and external clients.

You will be responsible for supervising and leading staff to provide professional client focused and cost efficient services to Venue Hirers and other Council units. Customer service is of paramount importance to this role, as is experience in leading and motivating teams in a dynamic live theatre environment.

This is a permanent full-time position, with a salary from $41,437 to $44,532 plus 9% superannuation, the successful applicant will be required to be available to work daytime and / or evenings including weekends.

Key Selection Criteria

experience working in technical operations in a live Theatre or Performing Arts Centre

demonstrated operating skills in theatre lighting, sound and staging

excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

ability to quickly adapt to new situations, show initiative and positively respond to challenges and strive for continuous improvement in service provision

demonstrated ability to solve problems

ability to utilise Microsoft Word, Excel, and Theatre lighting and sound software packages

Closing Date: Friday, 18 April 2008 at 5.00pm

Applicant Instructions

To apply for this position download the Information Pack – Theatre Technician (PDF – 124KB) 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 on this position contact Stephen O’Neil, Technical Operations Manager on 03 5333 5800 or

Posted: April 7th 2008