Lighting Technician – Casuals


Name: Hana Lewis

Phone: (02) 9250 1777


Location: Walsh Bay, Sydney


Sydney Theatre Company is seeking to increase its casual pool of lighting technicians and welcomes any expression of interest.


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.


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


Role Overview:


The Lighting Technician is responsible for providing support to the Sydney Theatre Company across a range of theatrical productions, during bump-ins, production run, and post-production periods. The role will provide lighting support to The Sydney Theatre Company and its stakeholders across a range of venues. The role will be required to undertake rigging and patching of lighting, floor plots, operate follow spots or operate lighting consoles for productions. The role provides support for the on-going maintenance and repair of lighting equipment to meet the department ongoing requirements.


Contract and hours of work

Casual lighting technicians are rostered on an as needed basis with a 4-hour minimum call.

Salary and Entitlements

The wage will be commensurate with award rates in STC’s Enterprise Agreement 2020-2022.

25% casual loading

11% superannuation

Complimentary tickets to STC productions subject to availability

  1. Application


To access this complete job pack via our website: To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the following selection criteria.


  1. Selection Criteria:

Experience in Lighting in a similar role in a theatre context.

Intermediate knowledge of the ETC Eos lighting control platform with the ability to program and operate.

Good knowledge of Lighting technology and systems for live performance.

Ability and willingness to work safely at heights.

Ability to maintain a high level of customer service.

A self-starter and an ability to work as part of a team.

A high level of understanding of Work Health and Safety legislation and procedures as related to the theatre and entertainment industries.

Strong computer skills with previous experience in CAD and inventory management applications desirable.

Please send your resume and cover letter to


Closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 30 June 2022. 


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