Sound Technician Role

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Name: Jasmine Barry

Phone: 0439103676


Location: Sydney, NSW

Job Status: Ongoing, Flexible Time Contract (average of 30 hours per week)

Salary: Base hourly rate of $36.66, plus 13.75% scaled penalties, plus 10% superannuation contribution

Position No: SOH1781


Applications Close: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Role Enquiries:

Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Flexible-time employment is where employees are contracted for a guaranteed minimum number of ordinary hours across the contract term. By mutual agreement, additional hours above the contract minimum may be worked at ordinary rates up to full-time ordinary hours. If any such additional hours are worked then additional sick, recreation and extended leave will accrue on an hourly basis. A flexible time employee will be paid the standard hourly rate for the relevant classification, and all entitlements will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.



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.


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 and producing teams to achieve excellence in their field. This role leads small technical teams to deliver outstanding theatre and entertainment production services to clients. This role upholds relevant technical and WHS standards and contributes to the ongoing development of WHS awareness at the Opera House. 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 & Events portfolio that meet presenter and SOH expectations.

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


  • 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 digital 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, 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 commitment 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
  • 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!

Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, refugee status and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process such as interpreters, alternative formats or other access supports. You can specify in the application form if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. If you need to contact us about making workplace adjustments during the recruitment process please send an email to or call us on 02 9250 7743.


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 additional, 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 MUST 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.

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 and compliance with applicable NSW Public Health Orders and Sydney Opera House Trust policies relating to safety and vaccination. The health 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.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.


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