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Reference Number 13390
Position Title Theatre Technician Casual Pool
Employment Type Casual
Location Cns Perform Art Centre
Minimum Award/Classification Theatre -Technician+23% Cas L 
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Expressions of Interest - Theatre Technician (Casual Position) 

Reference Number: 13390
Hourly Rate: $26.81 per hour +23% casual loading
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Close Date:  Open Advertisement - no close date. Applications will be kept on our register for 3-6 months and assessed as required. 

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is a premier facility that brings the city to life and provides the people of Cairns with the finest performing arts experiences and a broad range of entertainment. 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.  

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

The casual Theatre Technician is responsible for the technical running and operation of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre including stage operations, lighting, sound, audio visual and mechanical. Applicants should have practical experience in use of theatre equipment, production of theatre performances and technical presentation. Applicants with extensive experience working in a multi-functional performing art centre will be highly regarded.  

To be considered for this role you must have: 

  • Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) or ability to obtain.
  • Current C Class Drivers licence (or ability to obtain)
  • Extensive industry experience and operating skills in theatre audio, lighting, and/or vision systems.
  • High level of operational competency in technical theatre, including lighting/audio and stage mechanics.
  • Sound level of operational competency in audio/lighting for technical theatre.
  • Sound understanding of production requirements of the performing arts and entertainment industry.
  • An understanding of relevant WH&S principles and legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team. 

The role requires the ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekend shifts, and when required work at other Council venues. 

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

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 C Class Drivers Licence (or above) or the ability to obtain?
Desirable: Do you have an Elevated Work Platform (under 11 metres) or ability to obtain.
Desirable: Do you have an Intermediate Rigger’s Certification?
Desirable: Do you have extensive demonstrated experience using counterweight flyline systems?
Essential: Do you have extensive industry experience and operating skills in theatre audio, lighting, and/or vision systems?
Essential: Do you have extensive experience working in a performing arts centre or production company 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 - Position Description Theatre Technician - CU489 VRN13390.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.