Theatre Technician


Name: Wedge Performing Arts Centre



Location: Sale, VIC

An exciting opportunity currently exists for highly motivated individuals to join the Wedge Performing Arts Centre in the casual role of Theatre Technician.

The Wedge performing Arts Centre, located in Sale, Victoria is an award-winning contemporary cultural hub for performing arts and entertainment, complete with a 390- seat theatre, 50-seat black box studio, café and dining facilities, function and rehearsal rooms. The Centre presents in excess of 150 events each year of very diverse local, professional and community programming, attendance of over 50,000 annually.

Our Theatre Technicians work in a fast paced, hands-on team environment to provide technical support to event hirers and clients in the provision of audio visual, stage lighting and sound for small and large events including live theatre production shows, meetings and conferences. You will work closely with key stakeholders to provide excellent client services during the setup and rigging of installation, rehearsal, operation and bump out of our events. In addition, you will ensure that the technical equipment used is maintained in a safe working condition at all times.


To be successful in the role, you will be proactive in nature with the ability to liaise with clients on their technical requirements and accommodate last minute changes in a calm and professional manner. Your ability to work effectively in a team and autonomously will be highly regarded.

This role offers you a fun and supportive team environment, working within a diverse and progressive Council and the opportunity to learn and gain new skills to further your career within the Arts and Events industry.

Availability to work during days, evenings and weekends will be paramount to this role.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below:

  • Knowledge of working within a live theatre environment and/or an entertainment venue.
  • Knowledge of sound, lighting, rigging and audio visual used in a theatre setting.
  • Willingness to learn and gain new skills.
  • Well-developed communication skills with a demonstrated client service focus.
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate (desirable).

Why Wellington?

Here at Wellington Shire Council, we have a strong commitment to create a workplace culture that is collaborative, provides work-life flexibility and encourages opportunities for growth and development. We take pride in providing a supportive workplace with great career opportunities for our employees.

Every person at Wellington Shire Council brings their own unique experiences, perspectives and talents to help contribute to our vision of “Happy people, healthy environment and thriving communities in the heart of Gippsland.” As one of the largest employers in the region we have a diverse workforce of more than 500 staff who are based throughout the municipality, and we all work together as a team to make a positive impact in our community.

We use award-winning technologies to seek and implement innovative improvements across the organisation. We work hard to position ourselves as a leader in local government, continuously improving our diverse range of services for the betterment of our community.

We offer a rewarding culture of innovation, flexibility and continued learning in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislative requirements.

Wellington Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, abilities, ages, genders and/or sexual orientations and gender identities.

Wellington Shire Council takes climate change and sustainability seriously and is looking to respond proactively and positively to the challenges ahead.

Wellington Shire Council requires all new staff to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

About Wellington

Wellington Shire Council is located in the Gippsland region of the state of Victoria, Australia and is approximately two hours east of Melbourne by road or rail. Many of us dream of a simpler lifestyle, with wide open spaces and no traffic jams. In The Middle of Everywhere, we live that enviable lifestyle every day.

In Wellington Shire you will find a wide range of beautiful environments to explore, with our pristine beaches, picturesque mountain ranges, temperate rainforests, wetlands and plenty of diverse, contrasting spaces to take your breath away.

Whether it’s a stroll along the iconic Ninety Mile Beach, a canoe down the Mitchell River or a bush walk through the Alpine National Park, there’s plenty to keep you busy in The Middle of Everywhere. Home to a range of tight-knit communities, you’ll quickly find yourself right at home with the wonderful people that make these towns so special.

From our lively restaurant and café culture to the very best in local produce, you’ll never be short of Sunday brunch ideas and places to try!

Visit to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work.

How to Apply:

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in this advert and will be accepted no later than Midnight Sunday 22 May 2022.

A Position Description can be obtained from this link.


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