Lighting Supervisor

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Name: STC Recruitment

Phone: 02 9250 1700


Location: Sydney

Sydney Theatre Company is seeking a Lighting Supervisor to join our team.

Since 1978, Sydney Theatre Company has produced work that is – in the words of founding artistic director Richard Wherrett – “grand, vulgar, intelligent, challenging and fun.” A paradox as playful as our city.

In the 21st century, the company is dedicated to producing Australian works of ambition and scale. We create and share stories with artists and audiences that provide opportunities for reflection, revelation and joy. And we share our work widely through regional, national and international touring, partnerships and outreach activities.

Job Overview

The Lighting Supervisor is responsible for providing support to the Sydney Theatre Company in a range of theatre projects in the pre-production, run and post-production periods. The role will provide lighting advice to The Sydney Theatre Company and stakeholders in a range of theatre venues. The role is responsible for delivering on time and within budget by utilising production and organisational resources to plan, implement, and achieve set goals and objectives.

The Lighting Supervisor will act as Lighting Supervisor for shows as required by the Lighting Manager and Head of Technical Operations. To achieve this the Lighting Supervisor will work closely with Production Managers to deliver the Lighting elements for all designated company projects using industry best practice. The role is responsible for the on-going maintenance of the Lighting Department requirements.


The ordinary hours of work are 38 hours week. However, the nature of working for a theatre company and requirements of this position require a degree of flexibility, and will include overtime work.

The position will be based at our venues, The Wharf & the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay.

Wages and Entitlements

  • The wage will be commensurate with a level 6 full-time employee award rate as defined in the STC’s Enterprise Agreement 2020-2022.
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Complimentary tickets to STC productions (subject to availability)
  • 11.5% superannuation


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 do not address the selection criteria will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in Lighting in a similar role in the Theatre context.
  • Expert knowledge of Lighting technology and systems for live performance.
  • Advanced knowledge of ETC Eos lighting control platform with the ability to program complex productions.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, with strong interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, a self-starter and an ability to lead a technical team.
  • 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.
  • Advanced computer skills including use of CAD software.
  • An appreciation of the art form of theatre, especially in an Australian context.

Applications close by 9am Friday 14 April 2023.

Please forward your application to:

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

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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