Sound and AV Operator


Name: Adrian Riddell

Phone: 9318 8314


Location: Sydney

Opera Australia is Australia’s national opera company, dedicated to enriching Australia’s cultural life with exceptional opera and sustaining and developing the art form, with over 600 opera performance a year. The Company works with leading directors and designers, and employs a large number of highly skilled people in the areas of scenic construction and painting, wardrobe and wig-making, stage production, management and administration.


The Sound and AV department is primarily focused on the professional live presentation of our productions on stage; responsible for the safe operation and care of all of the elements of the productions; and the provision of a conducive environment in which our performers and crews undertake their tasks.


This fantastic role, reporting to the Technology Manager, will be primarily responsible for assisting and supporting the Sound and AV department during the operatic seasons with technical aspects including but not limited to audio setups and operations, surtitles screen setup and maintenance, video systems as required and performer tracking systems. Sound and AV Operators are also responsible for some limited supervision of contractual staff and equipment, and direct liaison with Audio Designers, co-production partner organisations, and venue staff where our equipment and department may be directly involved.


Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in the supply, installations, programming, maintenance, and accurate documentation theatrical audio and video systems. This role also requires an understanding of materials, processes and techniques relevant to theatrical audio, a flexible and creative approach, great communication and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of Workplace Health and Safety. You will be rewarded with high growth and career development, the opportunity to travel to various production sites, a great team culture, and other employee benefits.

Only candidates with full Australian working rights are eligible for this position.

This full time, permanent role. Applications close 31 July 2018.

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