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Reference Number 13863
Position Title Audio Visual Technician
Employment Type Casual
Location Tanks Arts Centre
Minimum Award/Classification Theatrical Services - Theatre Technician 
Maximum Award/Classification Theatrical Services - Theatre Technician 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Audio Visual Technician – Tanks Arts Centre - CU454 (Casual)

Reference Number: 13863

Hourly Rate: $26.81 per hour + 23% casual loading

Location: Tanks Arts Centre – Collins Avenue

Close Date: Open Advertisement – no close date. Applications will be kept for 3-6 months.

This is your opportunity to join the Tanks Arts Centre team in a multi-award-winning venue, working on a wide range of events including live music, gallery launches, corporate dinners, community markets, theatre shows and festivals. 

The Tanks Arts Centre is situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city’s CBD. The centre is an iconic and innovative multi-use, contemporary arts facility housed in three converted World War 2 naval oil storage tanks and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop. 

The Tanks combines two main functions, that of a ‘presenter’ organisation offering a range of arts and cultural events and activities to a wide audience, and also as a community cultural development organisation which aims to proactively engage local communities in cultural expression and participation.

We are currently seeking highly skilled and experienced Audio-Visual Technicians to join our world-class team, delivering great community events across the Cairns region in our wide range of venues. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To operate and maintain all Tanks Arts Centre Precinct and The Court House Gallery Precinct technical equipment and systems as required.
  • To work with the Cultural Services Technical team to ensure that events run smoothly, efficiently and with high production standards across all venues.
  • To set up and operate sound, vision and lighting systems for events and concerts.
  • To install event infrastructure, furniture and equipment.
  • To manage site requirements and maintenance of Tanks Arts Centre and The Court House Precinct.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) or ability to obtain.
  • Extensive industry experience and operating skills in audio, lighting and/or vision systems.
  • Current C Class Driver’s Licence (or ability to obtain).
  • A high level of demonstrated operational competency in arts and entertainment production, including lighting, audio and stage mechanics.
  • A sound demonstrated understanding of production requirements of the performing arts and entertainment industry and a demonstrated flair for creative production designs (lighting, audio and mechanical).
  • A demonstrated commitment to a high level of customer service.
  • Sound verbal communication skills and ability to interact with a broad range of clients, colleagues and contractors of different cultural backgrounds.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We offer the following benefits:

  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position
Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you have an Intermediate Rigger’s Certification?
Desirable: Do you hold a current and valid LR Drivers Licence (or above)?
Desirable: Do you have a demonstrated high-level understanding and experience in the building and operation of audio visual, sound &/or lighting systems?
Essential: Do you have a Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) or ability to obtain?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.