Lighting Manager

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Name: Courtney Giles

Phone: 92501720


Location: Sydney

Thank you for your interest in the Lighting Manager position.


The Role

The Lighting Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the company’s Lighting Department. The Lighting Manager has responsibility for the realisation of all the lighting elements of a production and ensures the most effective utilisation of people and resources within the agreed budget, schedule and parameters.



The role will lead the Lighting Department’s resourcing and day to day operations of all lighting requirements at STC. The role will assist the Head of Technical Operations in the best use of resources and in forecasting production budgets and staffing requirements.  The role will create and maintain a high level of team work and co-operation within the department and across production teams.


Hours of Work

This position is for an initial two-year fixed term.


The usual hours of work are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. However, the job requires a willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, and weekends.


The position is based at Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay.


 Salary and Entitlements

  • Salary will be discussed at interview
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 11% 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 the listed Selection Criteria as outlined below to 


Please note that applications will not be considered if they do not address the Selection Criteria


Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of Seven years relevant experience, preferably within a producing theatre company.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent industry training.
  • Expert knowledge of Lighting technology and systems for live performance.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a proven ability to lead teams and manage people.
  • Excellent project management skills with a logical and analytical approach to planning and the allocation of resources.
  • Demonstrated superior communication and liaison skills.
  • Excellent computer drafting skills in either AutoCAD or Vectorworks.
  • An appreciation for the theatrical art form, especially in an Australian context.
  • A high level of understanding of Work Health and Safety legislation and procedures as related to the theatre and entertainment industries with proven experience of implementing these requirements in a sympathetic manner.
  • Thorough understanding of Sydney Theatre Company’s current Theatrical Certified Agreement and how it relates to Live Performance Award.


Please forward your application to: by 9am Friday 17th December 2021


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Please note that it is currently a condition of entry to our venues and workspaces that all employees and visitors are fully vaccinated.


* Must be Australian resident or hold current, appropriate working visa


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 (LGBTI+) people.

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