Theatre Technician


Name: not supplied

Phone: 08 9368 9500


Location: Como, Perth WA

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our vision is to revolutionise girls’ education so that we can all live a future without boundaries.  

Our purpose – limitless


As a member of our staff, you will be a part of that vision through our commitments: no ceilings; make your own adventure; find the fun and be a force for good. You will play a significant role in a team dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, respectful, and positive environment that is essential for positive student and staff wellbeing. 

At Penrhos College – Courage Starts Here.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Theatre Technician to join the College on a casual basis. Penrhos has a state-of-the-art facility which hosts over 30 College performances as well as external hirers and events for private and corporate functions. The role spans across technical production and has a student interface.  This role collaborates closely with the Theatre Manager and College staff for all events and productions and provides support to the Theatre Manager for technical expertise. 


This is a casual position to start as soon as possible. 

The successful candidate must have a positive approach to working flexible hours including evenings and weekends (as required).

Duties related to this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Clean, service and maintain the technical equipment in the Theatre.
  • Liaise with the Theatre Manager in relation to repairs and maintenance of the Rixon Theatre building. 
  • Provide design assistance in the areas of lighting, audio, AV and sets for college performances.
  • Implement the lighting, audio and AV system designs for performances.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Current Working with Children and National Police Clearance or the ability to obtain 
  • Experience in the operation and servicing of lighting equipment in a theatre environment. 
  • Technical skills in:
    • Grand MA Lighting Control systems
    • Intelligent moving lights systems
    • DMX and Ethernet Control topologies
    • Soundcraft Vi Audio Control systems
    • Rigging and Set Contruction (carpentry) skills
  • A formal qualification in Advanced Diploma of Live Production: Theatre and Events (Lighting) or equivalent industry experience will be highly regarded. 
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy. 
  • Commitment to providing students with a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. 

Applications close 8 am Monday 20 May 2024.

For further details, view the position statement.

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  • Cover letter: stating why you are applying for the position. (Maximum 2 pages)  
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions. 
  • Work-related referees: Please add the names and contact details of three confidential referees.  It is preferable that one referee should be your present Line Manager.  You may include one personal referee as well. 


Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing

All children and young people who come to Penrhos College have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.

We have a zero tolerance for child abuse and other harm and are committed to acting in student’ best interests and keeping them safe from harm.

The College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintaining a child safe culture.

Each member of the College community has a responsibility to understand the importance and specific role that they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all students is at the forefront of all that they do and every decision that they make. 

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

No agency calls please.  Applications will not be accepted through recruitment agencies for this role.

Disclaimer: Penrhos reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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