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Reference Number 13383
Position Title Facilities Site Tech. Cas Pool
Employment Type Casual
Location Botanic Visitor Centre
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification Theatre -Technician+23% Cas L 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Expressions of Interest - Facilities Site Technician (Casual Position)

Reference Number: 13383
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  

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 now seeking expressions of interest for highly skilled and experienced Technicians to join our Cultural Services team as part of our casual pool. 

The primary objective of this position is to: 

  • Operate and maintain all Tanks Arts Centre technical equipment and systems as required.
  • Work with the Cultural Services Technical team to ensure that events run smoothly, efficiently and with high production standards across all venues.
  • Set up and operate sound, vision and lighting systems for events and concerts.
  • Install event infrastructure, furniture and equipment.
  • Manage site requirements and maintenance of Tanks Arts Centre.

To be considered for this role you must have the following: - 

  • Extensive industry experience and operating skills in audio, lighting and/or vision systems.
  • Current 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.
  • Sound demonstrated ability to read and understand lighting plans, technical documents, site and floor plans.
  • 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 sound understanding of relevant WH&S principles and legislation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in arts & entertainment operations and productions with the ability to oversee the total event.
  • 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
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team.

 For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit below.

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 pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and 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

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
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current C Class Driver's Licence or ability to obtain?
Desirable: Do you have an Intermediate Rigger’s Certification?
Desirable: Do you hold a current and valid LR Drivers Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have operational competency in technical theatre, including operating lighting audio and audio visual equipment?
Desirable: Do you have a minimum of five years’ experience working at a multi stage arts centre or for a production or theatre company?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
Information Kit - Facilities Site Technician CU454 VRN13383.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
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.