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Technician, Lighting

Apply now Job no: 493166
Work type: Casual
Location: Melbourne - CBD
Categories: Programming & Production

  • Work underneath one of Melbourne’s most iconic building that is our Spire.
  • Join this experienced and friendly team that help bring our shows to life
  • $30.29 per hour plus casual loading and employee benefits.

About the Team

The Production department sits within the Performing Arts pillar and comprises of a team that delivers production services for ACM across Staging, Lighting, Audio, Broadcast, Wardrobe, Stage Management, and Safety/Training to enable the safe and efficient delivery of events across all of our venues and spaces.

About the Position

Now that live events are back in full swing, we’re seeking multiple experienced casuals to join this team. This position is responsible for delivering effective Lighting services to ensure optimum efficiency and success in the presentation of productions.

We will provide you with support, development and regular coaching as you continue to upskill and build your career.

Casual role, $30.29 p/h plus casual loading. 

Your Skills and Experience

  • Experience with and understanding of current technology, operating systems and applications; and the demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technology and systems.
  • Understanding of the theory involved in lighting concepts, and how to utilise this knowledge to achieve and create specific lighting and artistic effects. Experience is required to be able to apply this knowledge for different situations and venues including outside events and broadcasts.
  • General electrical knowledge of wattage, amps, circuit breakers, earthing and three-phase wiring.
  • Understanding principles of industry equipment communication protocols and data distribution networks including Ethernet and DMX-512 are essential to be able to patch and connect equipment safely, to select the appropriate wattage for size/intensity requirements, and to know how much power is being loaded on each circuit
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical lighting equipment used in the industry is essential
  • Appropriate communication skills to liaise with presenter staff. Well-developed interpersonal skills are required to resolve issues.

For more information, please read the Download File Position Description - Technician, Lighting EA 2022

About Arts Centre Melbourne:

Beneath our iconic Spire, in Hamer Hall and at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, we showcase the best of Australian and international performing arts.  

We’re proudly the home of our flagship Resident Companies – The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia – and a range of presenters who collectively bring our stages and spaces to life.

We are now focused on Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to transforming the Melbourne Arts Precinct into a thriving, connected creative and civic space over the coming years. As we continue to grow, we look to welcome individuals who support and demonstrate our values: Leadership, Community, Care More, Creativity and Equity.

For a glimpse into working at Arts Centre Melbourne click here.

Additional Benefits:

As a valued member of our team, you can enjoy complimentary tickets, discounts at food & beverage outlets, discounted onsite-parking and commuter benefits, and access to wellbeing activities and learning and development programs, including access to Employee Assistance Program and the Smiling Mind app.

Apply Now!

Arts Centre Melbourne welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, Disabled and Deaf people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of all ages.

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

Please submit your resume together with a cover letter addressing the key criteria.

Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with Arts Centre Melbourne’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all Arts Centre Melbourne employees in relevant roles be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with Arts Centre Melbourne you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.

Employment at Arts Centre Melbourne is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check.

Applications are open to those with full working rights in Australia. Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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