Senior Specialist Theatre Technician – Audio/Visual


Name: HR Recruitment

Phone: 07 4727 9004


Location: Townsville, Northern QLD

  • Full Time Permanent opportunity available
  • Demonstrated highly developed skills in one or more theatrical department i.e. sound, vision, lighting, staging and other technical systems.
  • STEC ($70,340 per annum + superannuation) based on skills, qualifications and experience.

Why Choose Us

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia. We are committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle.

Our organisation provides and maintains over $7b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment plants, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more.

We contribute to an active lifestyle for our residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city.

We are driving economic diversity and cultivating an enriching lifestyle, growing a city for this and future generations by building a vibrant, sustainable and innovative city.

Council’s vision is for Townsville to be a connected, lifestyle driven and innovation focused city while continuing to deliver service excellence and to be led by our community to create an exciting today and future.

Our Vision: A globally connected community driven by lifestyle and nature.

Our Purpose: Grow Townsville

Our Values: Safety, Excellence, Respect, Value, Enjoyment

About the role

The Senior Specialist Theatre Technician works for the Performing Arts, located at the Townsville Civic Theatre for Townsville City Council. This position will supervise staff and administer the Audio/Visual department the technical unit for Townsville City Council while providing a high level of service and advice to users of our venue. The role requires a clear understanding of the industry and an ability to implement all operational aspects of the Technical Unit working closely with members of the team to stage productions, events, functions, and other performing arts related activities.

It is the responsibility of the Senior Technician to supervise technicians, assistant technicians, and utility staff of the Technical Unit, under the guidance of the Technical Team Leader. There may be a requirement to supervise and advise volunteer crew and organisations as potential or actual users of our venues.

About you

To be successful in this role you would need to have demonstrated high level of leadership and the ability to develop and monitor the skills of supporting technicians and assistant technicians, along with very highly developed skills in Audio/Visual i.e. sound, vision, musical theatre, rock and roll, chamber music, etc.

Excellent knowledge of all aspects of lighting, staging, sound, vision, and other technical systems. You would need to be available to work flexible hours including weekends.

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a dedicated team to further the performing arts in the community in Townsville.

Applications should be submitted through the ‘Apply‘ button and include a Cover Letter (maximum 2 pages), Resume outlining previous academic and work experience and must include attachments of the relevant qualifications and licenses, relating to the role. 

For further information review the Position Description. 

Closing Date:  11.45pm Wednesday 17th July 2024.

What We Offer

  • 17.5% annual leave loading 
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks Personal/Carers Leave
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Domestic and Family Violence Leave
  • Natural Disaster Leave
  • Up to *13.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
  • Salary Sacrifice opportunities
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool, and yoga facilities
  • Employee Loyalty Program offering discounts at selected local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Program

* The Council contribution to employees’ superannuation for contributing employees shall be 13.5% of the employees’ ordinary time earnings subject to the employee contributing a minimum of 6% of their ordinary time earnings.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact or phone 07 4727 9004 for a confidential discussion.


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