Staging Technician

Name: Hayley



Location: Syndey, NSW

Job Status: Full Time, Ongoing

Salary: Base wage of $30.0976 per hour plus scaled penalties and 11% superannuation contributions

Position No: SOH3022


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Monday 22nd April 2024

Role Enquiries: Hayley at 

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



The Sydney Opera House is the number one tourist destination and the busiest Performing Arts centre in the Country. We are able to achieve this because of our incredibly hardworking and passionate people. Be part of shaping our future where you will be provided with opportunities to grow and develop, while making a positive contribution to our community.

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


The Staging Technician works as part of a team, providing staging technical services to presenters that meet SOH standards. 

This position works with clients to support and deliver events and productions, maintaining high quality customer service as well as supporting the maintenance and security of technical equipment, venues and upholding WHS standards.

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


We are looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience (at least 1 year) working in a live theatre or event environment.
  • Demonstrated general technical understanding, skills and experience in staging and of the requirements of live theatre and the performing arts industry. 
  • Physical fitness, agility and ability to work at heights.
  • Ability and commitment to work on a rotating shift basis. 
  • Good communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within teams and across multiple disciplines to ensure completion of work. 
  • Commitment to abide by Opera House policies, particularly WHS procedures, including manual handling techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer related technology.
  • Basic hand and power tool skills and experience are desirable for the position.
  • Current driver’s license (Class C) and forklift licence are desirable for the position.


The Sydney Opera House gives you access to a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • 5-week’s annual leave.
  • Access to a range of 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 6 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.
  • Complimentary tickets to shows.
  • And many more!


We are an inclusive employer who recognises everyone is unique, we welcome you for who you are – as you are, so if you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please email us at so we can discuss this further. Even if you think you’d be a great fit but don’t necessarily tick every box of the role description, please still get in touch.

Read more about our DI&B commitments outline in our Strategy, which works hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding ReconciliationAccessibility 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 know flexibility means different things to different people, let us know how we can best support you to be your best.


Applicants will be prompted to submit an up-to-date resume (of no more than five pages), a cover letter, addressing suitability for the role (of no more than one page) and answer the two following targeted questions in the online application platform:

  1. What about this position has motivated you to apply?
  2. Please outline your understanding and experience in the set up and maintenance of timed entry events and experiences.

Please note, 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 (PEHA). The PEHA 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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