Head of Lighting

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Name: Pip Rigter

Phone: (02) 4224 5950

Email: recruitment@merrigong.com.au

Location: Wollongong. NSW

Merrigong Theatre Company is seeking to employ an experienced, energetic, Head of Lighting to lead the planning and realisation of the lighting requirements of incoming shows and assist with in-house Merrigong productions. The position plays a key role in our technical department and will work with the team in delivering all technical aspects for a variety of theatre performances and events both venue-based and site-specific.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading theatre companies and performers in a fast-paced environment creating high-quality productions.     

To be successful in this role, candidates must meet the following essential criteria:


Essential Criteria

  • Formal training in technical theatre or a minimum of 3 years industry experience in a venue.  

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the planning, design, implementation and operation of stage lighting for a range of stage presentations and events.  

  • Experience in assisting companies in adapting their presentations to suit different spaces.  

  • Ability to interpret and draw lighting and staging plans/sections to scale using a CAD package. 

  • Experience of leading an effective, motivated team in a demanding environment.    

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing WHS principles and regulations, including risk assessments, safe work procedures and policies. 

Salary is LPA award level 8


  • Visit the Merrigong Theatre Company website to view the full position description
  • To apply please email a current CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to recruitment@merrigong.com.au
  • Applications close Monday 17 May at midday.
  • If you have questions about the role please call Pip Rigter, Production and Technical Manager, on (02) 4224 5950

Merrigong is committed to growing a diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQA and people with disabilities. 


About Merrigong Theatre Company

Located in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney,  Merrigong Theatre Company is one of Australia’s most dynamic regional performing  arts companies.  

Merrigong Theatre Company, a not-for-profit company,  operates Wollongong’s premier performing arts venues, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and the Wollongong Town Hall. 

Merrigong is also a vibrant theatre company in its own right – producing, presenting and touring exciting contemporary theatre and supporting the development of a wide range of theatre makers.

Merrigong presents a diverse annual season of theatre, dance and children’s programming, including work sourced from Australia’s finest performing arts companies, self-produced work, acclaimed international productions, and innovative contemporary work from new companies.

Outside its annual artistic program, Merrigong programs and partners on a range of commercial events across its venues and in the wider Wollongong Arts Precinct, including festivals, pop/rock concerts, cabaret and stand-up comedy.

With multiple venues for hire, we also facilitate and host numerous commercial and community performing arts events.

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