January 28, 2024

Venue Technician – Darebin Arts Centre

Position: Venue Technician

About the Role
The Venue Technician position is a core role of the Operations and Technical Team that is responsible for all operational, technical and front of house support for the Arts Precincts activities, including performances and events.

The Technical team is responsible for ensuring all technical aspects of the venue and equipment are maintained and improved in line with procurement policies and industry standards, and to facilitate all technical and production-related operational duties for events at the highest professional standards.

Duties

  • Undertake the coordination and delivery of all technical services at a high-volume event-days performing arts venue
  • Assist Production Supervisor with continuous improvement documentation of technical and OHS processes
  • Assist Production Supervisor with coordinating scheduled periodic and ad-hoc equipment maintenance and upgrades, and associated rostering
  • Develop proficiency in the venue management system as the key source for recording all production-related technical information (for which training will be provided)

Skills and Experience

  • Technical competence in all technical discipline areas of live performance industry
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent client and artist liaison communication skills, with a broader understanding of the industry sector
  • Excellent innovative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Be a flexible, enthusiastic and motivated team member

Benefits

  • Opportunity to play a key role in shaping the day-to-day operations in a new era of transformation of Darebin Arts Centre
  • Work for a local government that is committed to its creative community
  • Contribute to shaping the vision of technical procurement improvements at DAC to maintain its competitiveness as a leading metropolitan arts venue
  • Be part of a progressive and dynamic local government authority which is internationally recognised for its forward thinking in sustainability, asylum seekers, indigenous rights and equity for all regardless of physical special needs, sexuality, gender, race or religion
  • Accessibly positioned venue, 100m from Bell Street Station, St Georges Rd arterial cycle path, ample car parks available, and positioned alongside several bus routes
  • Venue is adjacent to leafy and spacious Ray Bramham Gardens

Applications close on Sunday, 11 February 2024 at 11.30pm.

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