Theatre Venue Technician

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Aitken College is a Prep to Year 12 school located in the North-western suburbs of Melbourne. Aitken College CPA comprises a purpose-built 520-seat auditorium, Music & Music Technology Classrooms, Drama Studio, Media Studies Room and office spaces. The CPA will host around 15 events throughout the year including two major musicals, drama productions, media presentations, Arts Festival as well as weekly Chapel Services/Assemblies.

The Theatre Venue Technician will work closely with the Director of Performing Arts, the College Finance Manager and other teaching personnel to maintain and run operations within the Centre.

Specifically, the Theatre Venue Technician will:

• maintain and ensure smooth operation of the auditorium backstage, music, media and drama studios

• maintain lighting, audio, ICT and projection equipment

• provide technical support, including training in lighting and audio for staff and students

• co-ordinate/assist in bump ins/outs of all school productions/presentations

• maintain budget

• be proficient in use of lighting, sound, audiovisual, ICT network and other equipment in the Centre

• maintain relevant Worksafe skills certificates

Essential Criteria

• Relevant experience in the theatre industry

• Competence in the use of theatre lighting, sound, ICT and audiovisual equipment

• Ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekend work

• Provide advice and assistance in stage management, front of house, technical and production skills


• Experience in the music and/or media industry

• Current Worksafe skills certificates

• First aid qualifications, riggers ticket and test/tag license

This position is subject to a Working With Children check and Prohibited Persons should not apply. A complete Job Description and application form can be obtained by accessing College’s Website at:

Applications close Monday, May 26 and should be addressed to

The Principal,

Mr. Doug Mahoney,

Aitken College

1010 Mickleham Road

Greenvale, VIC 3059

Posted: May 20th 2008