We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join us. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, thrive on challenges and are ready to immerse yourself in the arts industry, please refer to the positions listed on the Arts House Limited website here.
To co-ordinate production and technical services/activities of the Centre within corporate policies and guidelines with the objective of creating a world-class arts centre with efficient and effective backstage operations.
Duties and responsibilities
- Client Liaison for department
- Acts as a Liaison with clients on technical and staffing needs, co-ordinates and schedules production and technical activities of the venue. Also acts as a liaison with front-of-house staff for performances. Interprets and communicates technical plans and needs to relevant technical departments and input into venue management system.
- Provide client (both internal and external) with estimated production costs on a timely basis and revise as needed. Complete invoices and work orders and verify costs on completion of the event.
- Policies and procedures for division
- To assist in developing and implementing policies and standard operating procedures for the department.
- Production and technical activities
- To coordinate production and technical activities of the venues in order to ensure efficient backstage operations through effective scheduling of resources.
- To advise clients (both internal and external) when appropriate on possible ways to improve the production values of the show within the parameters established.
- To help maintain the production values and/or standards as established by the Production & Technical Department.
- Production database
- To share and maintain contacts of creative and other backstage resources and suppliers.
- Rostering of staff and work schedules
- To provide production schedules and manpower based on the show/event technical requirements via EBMS. Hire and supervise casual stage managers and other casual.contract staffs as required.
- To assist Production & Techincal Manager in deploying and managing technical staff effectively.
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Ensures that a safe working environment is maintained in all stage and, backstage areas at all times.
- Ensures that technical crew and backstage visiting personnel are always in proper PPE at all times.
- To conduct regular safety inspections.
- Ancillary functions
- To coordinate and event manage ancillary venues or events.
- Assist in technical induction training courses.
- To carry out and assume any other duties and responsibilities as and when assigned by senior management.
- Educational qualifications
- A tertiary qualification from a recognized institution in Technical Theatre, stage management, or equivalent professional experience in Technical Theatre.
- Training in First Aid and Fire Safety/Fire Fighting is an advantage.
- Basic knowledge in stage craft, stage lighting and stage audio.
- Computer literate.
- 3-5 years of experience in the Technical Theatre / Live Entertainment industry or similar/ related field or trade.
- Staff Supervisory experience is essential as is the ability to work effectively while unsupervised.
- Specific skills required
- General people management skills and ability to work as part of a team is important. Skill in quality customer service is essential together with good communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills. Knowledge of accounting is also an asset.
- Knowledge of the arts industry in general and theatre technical production procedures is also crucial.
- Ability to interpret and communicate ideas and information effectively.
- Fluent in written and spoken English, other languages are considered an advantage.
- Dedication to delivering a high-degree of customer service.
- Ability to take a proactive, methodical approach to problem-solving.
- Willingness to work within a team and accept direction is essential.
- Openness to ongoing training and professional development both with-in and beyond one’s area of expertise.
- Willingness to conduct training for other Production Personnel.
- Broadmindedness in terms of willingness to work in the performing arts.
Irregular working hours and "hands-on" work may be necessary.
- Environment: Office, theatre, and stage environment; exposure to noise, dust and electrical energy; work with machinery; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders.
- Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; work with and around equipment and machinery; perform physically demanding technical duties; walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; moderate or light lifting and carrying; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling.
- Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
- Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
The Arts House is always abuzz with activities and having extra hands always helps! If you're interested to learn more about the workings of an arts centre, join us as a volunteer and be involved in various events and programmes!
Get in touch with the Volunteer team today.