Head Sound Technician – Multiple Roles


Name: Moira Hay


Email: moira.hay@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Location: Adelaide

  • Part time vacancies – 35 hours per week – 3-year fixed term contract 
  • Further your career at the heart of the arts in South Australia
  • Exciting opportunity in a unique venue for a technical theatre professional

About Adelaide Festival Centre

Established in 1973, Adelaide Festival Centre is South Australia’s principal performing arts venue and a leading Asia Pacific cultural centre. AFC produces a bold, exciting and extensive program of festivals, events and performances all year round, to inspire educate and entertain audiences from a variety of ages and cultures. AFC prides itself on providing constant support, development and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees whilst upholding exceptional customer service to external organisations and patrons, as the home of performing arts in South Australia.

About the vacancy


As we continue to deliver a strong program in 2022, Adelaide Festival Centre is looking for technical theatre professionals to join its Sound Department. 

Reporting to the Head of Department – Sound, these positions are responsible for provision and operation of equipment and support for performances in our venues. These services include live operating, reinforcement and amplification, fold back operating, radio microphone and spectrum management, basic video and all backstage and foyer communications. 


  • Technical support to AFC performances and events offering venue sound design and studio engineering products. 
  • General maintenance and repair and installations to all associated equipment.
  • Leading and managing Sound bump ins and outs, rehearsals and performances of shows and events.
  • Coordinating and participating in the rehearsal and performance of technical scene changes and cues.
  • Leading and managing crew ensuring all policies and procedures around employee entitlements and WHS and Risk are always adhered to.
  • Liaise with client and others to ensure requirements are met and where appropriate provide solutions.

Competencies and Skills

  • Significant experience in Sound in a live performance and/or theatrical environment
  • Contemporary education, skills, knowledge and experience in Sound equipment, design, operation and delivery
  • Ability to consult, collaborate and effectively communicate and provide advice to a broad range of people in a range of contexts.
  • Sound interpersonal and communicational skills with the ability to build and maintain professional working relationships.
  • A commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service.

Benefits and Culture

Adelaide Festival Centre offers a range of benefits to its employees including salary packaging and staff price tickets to shows, festivals and productions.

Adelaide Festival Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. First Nations people and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

The public sector is diverse and desires to increase in diversity and to create opportunities for more South Australians.

The South Australian public sector supports flexible ways of working including part-time working arrangements wherever reasonably possible. 

If you believe this job is suited to you, don’t miss this opportunity to apply!


All applications will be treated in strict confidence and must include a cover letter stating your potential contribution to this role, the relevant skills and experience you can offer Adelaide Festival Centre, together with a current resume identifying relevant career, personal and educational achievements.

For more information about Adelaide Festival Centre and a copy of the position description, please visit the ‘employment page’ on our website: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au. 

Enquires can be directed to Moira Hay, Director, Technical and Production, at moira.hay@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Please note from 29 December 2021, anyone attending an Adelaide Festival Centre venue, including staff, must provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Please submit all applications via SEEK by 4:00pm Monday 16 May 2022

APPLY HERE: https://www.seek.com.au/job/56815143

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