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CLOSED - Lead Technician – Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust – Blenheim

27 Nov 2022 13:10 | Anonymous

The Organisation:

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust (MCTT) owns and operates the ASB Theatre Marlborough and operates the Marlborough Events Centre in Blenheim. Along with hosting a diverse range of events such as theatre productions, conferences, functions, workshops, wine tastings, graduations, and more, the Trust also services the AV requirements of major offsite and outdoor events.

The Role:

This role actively supports and contributes to the technical delivery of events, activities and systems at any of the MCTT venues and offsite events throughout any phase of the event process. This includes the appropriate selection, installation, operation and removal of audio, lighting, AV, rigging and network equipment based on event and venue requirements. This role also contributes to the ongoing equipment maintenance and compliance program to ensure optimum presentation and efficiency.

Tasks are undertaken on a rostered basis and the hours of work are influenced by event requirements.

Skills required:

The successful applicant should be passionate about the entertainment industry and have:

  • A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Work with the events team with the forward planning for clients’ technical requirements and upcoming events
  • Select, prepare and install technical equipment prior to events to meet client requirements. This includes lighting, audio, AV, rigging and data network equipment
  • Ensure technical solutions are providing and delivering the desired outcomes during events, including managing and operating the production and venue systems
  • Lead any rigging requirements for productions and be able to use the in-house fly system appropriate and safely. Train staff on the correct use of the counter weight system.
  • Prepare event rostering, team itinerary, incident reporting and H&S documentations, when required
  • Adherence to Health and Safety and compliance practices to ensure no damage occurs to venues, assets or people
  • Troubleshoot and/or report needed maintenance, repairs, and improvements to theatre management to ensure that the theatre is maintained in an orderly, clean, and safe condition
  • Assist in general theatre maintenance
  • Working at heights and EWP certification would be an advantage
  • A full drivers licence (Class 2 is an advantage)

Applicants must submit both their CV and Cover Letter. Please send applications to

Closing date for applications is 30th December 2022.

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