Senior Technician – Lighting


Name: QPAC



Location: Brisbane, QLD

• Full-time 2-year term appointment

• Performing arts industry

• Salary range of $53,930 to $59,805 per annum, plus superannuation


Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one of Australia’s leading centres for live performance. Welcoming over 1.5 million visitors to more than 1200 performances each year, we embrace the best in live performance – the world renowned alongside the emerging, local and new – and connect to the stories and ideas at the heart of each production. Through the warmth and expertise of our staff, we have become a trusted curator, presenter and host; a place to come together to relax, reflect, share stories and celebrate.

An exceptional opportunity currently exists for an experienced and motivated individual to join our Production Services team in the full-time two-year term role of Senior Technician – Lighting

In this important leadership role, you will be responsible for supervising and driving staff to provide professional, client-focused and cost-efficient services to Venue Hirers and internal Business Units. 

Reporting to the Manager – Lighting and Electrical Services, this position requires a high-calibre individual who is suitably experienced and qualified in theatre / entertainment lighting. Customer service is of paramount importance to this role, as is experience in leading and motivating teams in a dynamic live theatre environment.

To be successful for the role, you will have demonstrated ability to interpret stage lighting designs, technical requirements and specifications; and to install, operate and maintain lighting and electrical systems and equipment used in a live theatre environment. In addition, the ability to find, analyse and rectify faults under pressure and within tight time frames is essential; as is experience in programming and operating GRAND MA2 lighting consoles, including moving light rigs. 

Hours of work will be thirty-eight (38) hours per week and will be primarily theatre-based, with some maintenance and office work. Availability will be required for day, evening and weekend hours and for extended periods to service hirers’ schedules. Depending on business activity, you may be required to work more than thirty-eight (38) hours per week, however approved penalty and overtime rates are applicable.


The application pack, including the position description and details on how to apply, can be found below. For any queries, please contact the People and Safety Unit on (07) 3840 7425.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 5 August 2021 at 9:00am.

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

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