Senior Sound Technician


Name: Reema Ali

Phone: 9250 7743


Location: Sydney

Job Status: Ongoing, Flex-Time Contract (FTC 30) OR Full time, Ongoing

Salary: Base wage of $38.09 per hour, plus 13.75% scaled penalties, plus 10.5% superannuation contributions

Position No: SOH2157

Applications Close: Monday 15th May 11:59PM 2023

Role Enquiries:

Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679


An organisation where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.



At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.

We welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, recognising the value, unique skills and knowledge that First Nations employees bring to the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all genders, as well as people from one or more of these underrepresented groups/communities, including but not limited to d/Deaf and Disabled people/people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at or call us on 02 9250 7743 and let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, interpreters or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.



This role works as part of a team to deliver the highest technical services. The role is customer focused and supports performers to achieve excellence in their field. This role leads small technical teams to deliver outstanding theatre and entertainment production services to clients. It also contributes to the management, development, care and security of the technical equipment at the Opera House and assists in the development of skills and standards within the Production Services portfolio that meet presenter and SOH expectations.

Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.


Option 1

  • Full Time (an average of 38 ordinary hours per week, over a 4 week period).
  • On-going contract.
  • Regular time hourly rate of $38.09 (exclusive of scaled penalties).
  • Sunday hourly rate applies.
  • Overtime where applicable.
  • 5% superannuation contributions.

Option 2

  • Flexible Time Contract 30 / FTC 30 (an average of 30 ordinary hours per week, over a 12 month period).
  • On-going contract.
  • Regular time hourly rate of $38.09 (exclusive of scaled penalties).
  • Sunday hourly rate applies.
  • Overtime where applicable.
  • 5% superannuation contributions.


We are looking for someone with:

  • Comprehensive skills and experience (minimum 3 years) in professional sound.
  • Ability to perform the following technical roles;
    • FOH and Monitor mixing across multiple genres.
    • Fundamental system design, configuration and engineering.
    • Radio frequency co-ordination and management for wireless microphones and in-ear systems.
    • Setup and patching of digital audio transport systems including common AoIP protocols as well as IP/ Wi-Fi networks for use with system control.
  • Good working knowledge of market leading audio mixing systems.
  • Ability to lead small teams to execute an effective and efficient outcome.
  • Ability to interpret and create relevant event documents and implement technical sound production requirements.
  • Physical fitness, agility and ability to work at heights, good hearing and vision.
  • Ability and commitment to work on a rotating shift basis.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and prioritise work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within teams and across multiple disciplines to ensure the highest standards of production are achieved.
  • Good communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to abide by the Opera House policies, particularly WHS procedures and manual handling techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer related-technology.


 Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
  • Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • Up to date resume of no more than five pages
  • Address their suitability in a cover letter of no more than one page

In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.   

  1. Outline your experience in preparing, delivering and operating sound systems for large scale productions including a brief description of the technology used and team that you worked with
  2. Describe 3 personal attributes that you consider important to successful event delivery.

Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

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