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Theatre Technicians - Casual

Job No: CEN3070
Location: Central Coast NSW


Location: Gosford NSW 

  • Enthusiastic team environment
  • Are you someone who is adaptable, flexible and committed to providing quality customer service?
  • Casual position up to 38 hours per week
  • Salary $37.14 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + 10.5% superannuation. Penalty rates apply for weekend work.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Laycock Street Community Theatre is one of Australia's busiest regional community theatres.  The theatre's highly motivated and professional team of technicians are exceptionally proud of their track record of technical excellence and high standard of customer service for both professional and amateur clients.

The role of Theatre Technician is responsible for providing exceptional technical support services to all users of the venues and events.

The successful applicants will be employed on a casual day-to-day basis and will be required to be available to work 7 days per week 24 hours per day.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Setup and operation of professional audio and vision equipment, including digital audio consoles;
  • Setup and operation of professional lighting fixtures, consoles and power distribution systems;
  • Operate and maintain single purchase counterweight flying system.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Working with Children Check;
  • Demonstrated industry experience in Entertainment technology support within a venue and/or Entertainment production company;
  • Demonstrated experience in the setup and operation of professional audio equipment including Digital Audio Consoles;
  • Demonstrated experience in the setup and operation of professional lighting equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, the operation and maintenance of counterweight flying systems and entertainment rigging systems or willingness to undertake relevant training;
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with professional, non-professional and community groups in the presentation of a range of performance styles and formats;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff and the public;
  • Demonstrated ability to work to a high level of efficiency to achieve deadlines in a high-volume work environment;
  • Proven ability to work in a strong team environment as well as unsupervised;
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work a variety of shifts on a Monday to Sunday basis and including nights.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Work safely at Heights Statement of Attainment;
  • EWP Operator Licence – Yellow Card (VL, BL);
  • Senior First Aid Certificate;
  • Certificate III in Live Production & Events or related field OR demonstrated equivalent qualifications including relevant extensive experience;
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencement with Central Coast Council.

Enquiries: Dean Harrington, Team Leader Theatre Operations on ph: 0409 321 472

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 11 December 2022. 


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

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You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finally submit your application.  

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To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0417 293 628 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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