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Technical Coordinator

Job details

The Street Theatre
3 Dec 2018
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts



 About Us

   The Street is Canberra’s leading theatre company and creative producer dedicated to live performance. We are also a receiving house presenting bold work from other places. Inspired by our geography, history, and people, we champion creative process alongside finished work. The Street presents a year-long curated program of diverse artforms and creative learning           events all presented side by side without hierarchy. Our house style is eclectic traversing form (jazz, opera, contemporary classical, sound art, dance, text-based theatre, multi-artform theatre) with a firm commitment to exploring big and complex ideas. The Street champions the voices of our region and as well as Canberra’s creative diaspora.

   The Street is an ACT Government arts facility, one of artsACT’s key arts organisations, and considered an essential contributor to artistic vibrancy in the region. 

 About the Role

  The Street Theatre is seeking an experienced and motivated Technical Coordinator to join the team. The Technical Coordinator is responsible for providing technical and production support in the planning and delivery of the Company’s activities, including providing support for The Street’s stage productions. 

   The Technical Coordinator is responsible for the technical operations at The Street Theatre. The role has two areas of responsibility:  PRODUCTION  & TECHNICAL - to coordinate, supervise, and deliver technical operations of all productions, shows, and events at The Street Theatre to national standards; and VENUE & EQUIPMENT - to manage the maintenance of

   The Street Theatre’s technical and theatrical equipment and spaces.

  This role forms a key part of the permanent Street team, working closely with creative teams and suppliers to ensure that all production requirements are achieved to the highest standard. 

 Key Criteria:                                   

  • Relevant training and/or tertiary/professional qualification, demonstrated theatre technical experience, or an equivalent combination of both
  • Medium-High level of competency and experience in relevant production operations: lighting, audio visual, sound, stage operations, assessments, production schedules, and OHS compliance
  • Strong knowledge and experience in theatre production techniques
  •  Ability to work independently and exercise initiative
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-project environment
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work co-operatively as part of a small busy team
  •  Strong planning, organisation and scheduling skills
  •  Demonstrated ability to supervise staff
  •  A high level of computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite
  •  Must hold a current driver’s licence


  • A knowledge of and interest in contemporary theatre, music, and live performance
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety requirements in a production environment
  • Experience in lighting design or interest in developing lighting design skills

 About You: 

  This role will suit someone who has an empathy for creative processes, is a clear communicator, and enjoys having an active participant in pre-production planning, rehearsal activity, and production delivery. This role will involve irregular hours including evenings and weekends and considerable flexibility will be required.

For further information and position description contact Caroline Stacey, Artistic Director/CEO on carolines@thestreet.org.au



How to apply

If you are interested in the role please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the key criteria for the attention of:

Caroline Stacey

Artistic Director/CEO


Applications close 6pm Monday 3 December 2018. 





Written by

Caroline Stacey

8 Nov 2018