Director, Technical & Production

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Name: Courtney Giles

Phone: 92501720


Location: Sydney

Thank you for your interest in the position of Director; Technical and Production with the Sydney Theatre Company.

We are searching for someone to lead and develop the technical and production areas of Sydney Theatre Company delivering the highest production values possible and sustainable venue operations. Maintaining and ensuring effective operations, financial management, long range problem solving, skills development and training. The role will oversee the Technical and Production departments in successful planning, budgeting, creative liaison, rehearsal, building, operating and touring all Sydney Theatre Company productions.

Aside from the information outlined in the job description other relevant details of the position are:


Hours of Work

This is an initial two year fixed term contract position. The usual hours of work are 35 hours per week however, the job requires a willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

The position is based at The Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.


Salary and Entitlements


  • Salary is dependent on skills and experience
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 10.5% Superannuation
  • Complimentary tickets to STC productions (subject to availability)




In order to make your application for this position, please forward your resume and a cover letter briefly demonstrating how your experience is applicable to this position as outlined in the criteria below. Please note, applications which to not address the selection criteria will not be accepted.


  • Extensive experience in a performing arts organisation leading a technical and production area, including planning, budgeting, strategic and people management.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects involved in theatre production, including but not limited to set and prop construction, automation, costume, lighting, rigging and audio visual
  • In depth knowledge of theatre operations and maintenance including stage machinery, fire engineering, lighting and AV systems
  • Proven leadership skills including managing teams and leading successful productions from end to end
  • Exemplary budgeting, communication, people management and staff development skills
  • Creative insight, risk management and sound judgement
  • The ability to thrive in a high pressure environment with many competing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in managing production schedules, negotiating with staff and unions, and managing multiple projects at once
  • Leadership and commitment to WH&S, community obligations and sustainability practices


For a copy of the complete Job Pack including the full Job Description, please visit our website:

Please submit your application including your resume and cover letter to

Closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 11th February 2021.

The Sydney Theatre Company encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTQI+) people.

For a full copy of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Cultural Representation Pledge, please visit our website:

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