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Technical Manager

We are looking for a Technical Manager to join the Perth Festival team on a 12 month, full-time, fixed-term contract. The ideal candidate will start as soon as possible.

This is a new senior role within the Production Department. They will play a pivotal role in planning, managing and executing the technical aspects of all theatre productions within the Festival. This includes overseeing technical design, equipment, crew management, and ensuring the highest standards of technical excellence are met.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Develop and implement technical plans for all theatre productions, including set design, lighting, sound, and special effects
  • Provide draft drawings at early stage of concept for projects and work alongside the Technical Director in any necessary planning permission submissions.
  • Lead and manage the technical team, including technicians, designers, and contractors.
  • Develop and manage budgets for technical production costs.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, Technical Production or related field (or demonstrated equivalent competency).
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in technical direction or management in a theatre environment.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Work Health and Safety procedures and reporting.
  • Demonstrated networks within the Arts industry.

Please refer to the position description for comprehensive job information.

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Perth Festival is a vibrant environment that engages with some of the most incredible professionals, artists and art in the world. We work hard, we love what we do, and we empower our team to work flexibly in a way that suits their lifestyle. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please submit a copy of your current CV and a cover letter addressing the specific work related capabilities in the position description to [email protected].  For any job related queries, please call our People and Culture team on 08 6488 8543 or email [email protected].

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 8 April 2024. Interviews will commence as soon as possible after the closing date.   

Our commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity:

Perth Festival promotes inclusion and values diversity, and our recruitment process focuses on the skills and abilities that help to attract, develop and retain our workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. Perth Festival does not condone or tolerate victimisation, sexual harassment or direct and indirect discrimination.

It is important to us that candidates with disability can participate equitably in the recruitment process. As such we are able to provide you with reasonable adjustments such as access, equipment or other practical support at relevant stages of the recruitment process. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process or if you have any enquiries about these, please contact our People and Culture team on [email protected].