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Reference Number 12670
Position Title Head of Lighting & Systems Technician
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Cns Perform Art Centre
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Head of Lighting & Systems Technician

Reference Number: 12670
Salary: $52,208.03 + regular overtime & penalty rates as applicable
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) / Cultural Services Venues
Applications Close:  Friday 30 November 2018

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) will open its doors in December. Hosting an array of events and performances including plays, musical theatre, dance, comedy and contemporary and classical music performances. CPAC houses two venues, the main theatre with a seating capacity of 940 people and the studio with a seating capacity of 400. CPAC is a premier facility that will bring the precinct and the city to life and provide the people of Cairns with the finest performing arts experiences and a broad range of entertainment. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Lighting & Systems Technician to join our team now!  In this role you will liaise with clients to coordinate lighting & technical production requirements for all events across our Cultural Services Venues. 

Key duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee and lead all lighting and systems related activities.
  • Develop and maintain a standard lighting rig for each venue for use by clients where required.
  • Ensure that technical production requirements and associated documentation are developed and maintained to a high standard.
  • Advise clients on the construction of theatrical sets and properties, particularly in relation to set electrics ensuring safety as required.
  • Stage manage events as required. 

To be considered for this role you must have:  

  • Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence
  • Extensive experience working at a multi stage arts centre or for a production or theatre company.
  • A high level of operational competency in technical theatre, including, audio, systems and stage mechanics.
  • A sound understanding of production requirements of the performing arts and entertainment industry and a demonstrated flair for creative production designs in lighting.
  • A sound understanding of relevant workplace health and safety codes and standards related to the theatrical industry.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising theatrical operations and productions with the ability to oversee the total event.

The benefits include: 

  • 19 day month
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development  

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

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
  • 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
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have a minimum of five years’ experience working at a multi stage arts centre or for a production or theatre company?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 30/11/2018
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.