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  • 20 Feb 2024 23:39 | Anonymous

    Dreaming of a change of scenery?

    With sunny skies, sandy shores and endless vineyards, Napier combines the vibrancy of a city with small-town charm.

    Embrace the opportunity to relocate and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of theatre as a Senior Venue Technician at the Napier Municipal Theatre.

    Click on the link below:

    Senior Venue Technician - Napier City Council

  • 19 Feb 2024 09:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are inviting expressions of interest for the role of Production and Workshop Assistant (Casual). In this position, you will play an integral role in the RNZB production departments day-to-day operation, with a specific focus on our workshop in Upper Hutt, Trentham. The primary responsibilities include contributing to the construction and maintenance of a diverse range of productions.


    • Working knowledge of theatre set construction.
    • Proficient in machine tool use.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict timelines.
    • Drivers license preferred.

    This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a background in theatre production who are looking to contribute to the success of a renowned ballet company. If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining our team, please email

  • 19 Feb 2024 09:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as Director of Production. As a key member of the artistic operations team, you will play a crucial role in bringing our theatrical productions to life, ensuring smooth and successful execution of all production elements from concept to curtain call.

    This is a full-time position, based in Tāmaki Makaurau, working between ATC’s Dominion Road rehearsal studios and the ASB Waterfront Theatre, plus other sites from time to time.

    You will be supported by a full-time Production Coordinator who is your direct report, plus a production and technical team of two full-time people at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.


    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Production Management: Oversee and manage all aspects of the production process, from pre-production planning to post-production evaluation.

    2. Budget Management: Develop and manage production budgets, ensuring effective allocation of resources to meet artistic and financial goals.

    3. Vendor & Contractor Coordination: Liaise with external vendors, contractors, and suppliers to secure necessary services, equipment and materials for productions.

    4. Team Leadership: Lead and motivate production teams, including technical staff, designers, and crew, fostering a collaborative and positive working environment.

    5. Timeline Management: Create and maintain production schedules, ensuring timely completion of tasks and adherence to deadlines.

    6. Health & Safety Compliance: Implement and enforce health and safety protocols to ensure a secure and compliant working environment for all production activities.

    7. Communication: Foster effective communication between various departments, designers, and crews, ensuring everyone is informed and aligned with production goals.


    Qualifications and Experience:

     Proven experience as a Production Manager in a theatre or performing arts setting.

     Strong organisational and project management skills.

     Excellent budgeting and financial management capabilities.

     Leadership and team management experience.

     Knowledge of technical aspects of theatre production.

     Effective communication and interpersonal skills.


     How to Apply:

    If you are passionate about theatre production and have the experience to match, we would love to hear from you.

    Please submit your resume, cover letter and references to Director, Artistic Operations & Deputy CEO

    Anna Cameron with the subject line “Director of Production Application – [Your Name]”.

    Alternatively if you want to talk about the role and explore the opportunity further before you apply, please email to set up a kōrero.

    To download the job description, please visit the ATC website here:

    Deadline for applications and expressions of interest: Wednesday 21 February, 5pm

  • 29 Jan 2024 19:50 | Anonymous

    Venue Technician

    Permanent position in our Venue Tech team
    Be part of the exciting events industry

    About Us

    Venues Ōtautahi venues attract and host a wide range of events in Christchurch and manage a diverse and iconic portfolio of community venues. Venues Ōtautahi own and manage both the Christchurch Town Hall and Wolfbrook Arena, and manage Apollo Projects Stadium, Hagley Oval, the Air Force Museum of NZ and Te Kaha, the new Canterbury Multi Use Arena due to open in April 2026.

    With 30,000 seats, and a 36,000 capacity for large concerts all under the cover of a roof, Te Kaha will be New Zealand's premier and most accessible, inclusive, sustainable, and flexible venue. As we work towards our opening date in April 2026, the career opportunities here at Venues Ōtautahi are simply incredible. It is time to get your foot in the door!

    The events held across the Venues Ōtautahi portfolio deliver significant social, cultural, and economic benefit to the region and ultimately these iconic city venues play a valued role to the Christchurch way of life and the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the region.

    About the Role

    Venues Ōtautahi is delighted to be accepting applications for a Venue Technician. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this is a key role in the team supporting the technical requirements of events across our venue portfolio.

    Click here for the Position Description.

    About You

    The Venue Technician, like all roles at Venues Ōtautahi, is a hands-on role. You will have previous experience in audio within the events and entertainment industry as the ability to design and operate complex systems across a broad spectrum of event types including live bands, conferencing and musical theatre.

    We are looking for someone with proven organisational and planning skills coupled with attention to detail, safety and service delivery to our clients and guests.

    It's an exciting time to join Venues Ōtautahi and you'll have the opportunity to help shape our future as part of our passionate and hard-working team.

    We act with aspiration, agility, kindness and are driven to take care of the venues to make them places of pride and delight for everyone. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

    To apply please click on the Apply now link below:

    Apply Now

  • 8 Dec 2023 04:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Te Pou Theatre is looking for a Senior VT to work with us for 6 months and guide two entry level interns, helping us to achieve our goal to introduce more Māori into this career path.

    This is a six month fixed term employment contract where you will be supported in working within a kaupapa Māori led organisation, and applying those principles to all element of mahi.

    We are open to job share enquiries.

    JD Poutoko Tīnana Ō Muri Technical and Venue Manager Kaiako 2024.pdf

    To enquire further, please email 

  • 19 Oct 2023 21:40 | Anonymous

    Te Papa is looking for an Audio-Visual Operations Coordinator to join our truly iconic New Zealand institution. Te Papa's mission is to understand the past, enrich the present, and meet the challenges of the future. Te Papa is more than just the national museum that houses New Zealand's treasures. It is a meeting place, a place for lifelong learning, and a place that inspires a sense of wonder and connection.

    This position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the AV & IT technical services for events, ensuring the successful delivery and continual improvement of audio-visual service provision to our customers.

    The Audio-Visual Operations Coordinator will work with the Senior AV Operations Coordinator, jointly representing the Technology Team, and report to the Manager Audio-Visual Event Services. The position is responsible for managing the coordination and delivery of AV & IT technical services for all events held across Te Papa Museum of NZ and Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre. The position provides efficient crew rostering of AV Technicians – permanent & casual kaimahi and manages equipment and asset tracking. It creates, collates, distributes, and archives AV related documentation.

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who works well in a team environment, with experience in customer focused delivery of technical services within the events industry. We are seeking a candidate with:

    • Minimum 5 years' experience in the AV or events industry.
    • Experience rostering kaimahi (both internal and external providers) to deliver AV technical services.
    • Effective organising, logistical planning, implementation, and coordination of the provision of technical services to large scale and commercial events.
    • Experience in co-ordinating the hiring of products and services from external hire companies.
    • A customer centric approach and a passion for enhancing the customer experience.
    • Proven ability to prioritise work in a complex environment and problem solve in high pressure situations.
    • Knowledge of NZ health and safety legislation and its application within the events industry.

    The starting salary for this position will be between $70,000 to $77,000pa with further room for progression through the band. Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate and those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

    Applications close on ­­­­­29th January 2024

    Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    Prior to Te Papa confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking, as a minimum.

    To view the Job Description and Apply please follow this link:
    Audio Visual Operations Coordinator | Wellington - Wairarapa | Te Papa Careers - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

  • 16 Oct 2023 18:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AV Lead Technician


    ASM Global teams across the world are innate problem solvers and people who thrive on the excitement of developing events that create opportunity and connection.  We are meticulous planners, innovative thinkers, relationship specialists and acutely experienced business leaders who love what they do. At ASM Global, we love events, it's what we do. It's a part of our DNA and what drives us.

     Full-time role

     Based in Christchurch, New Zealand

     Work with state-of-the-art technology 

    Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is a world-class event venue centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, the gateway to the magnificent South Island of New Zealand. The Centre is proudly managed by ASM Global, Asia Pacific’s leading venue management company and one of the world's premier convention and exhibition management specialists.  We are looking for a passionate audio-visual technician ready to deliver outstanding experiences to Te Pae Christchurch clients and guests. You will be working across a range of spaces equipped with state-of-the-art- art technology including 24 meeting rooms, a 1400-seat auditorium, a ballroom, and up to 3300 m2 of dedicated exhibition space. No two days will be the same.

    Key responsibilities:

     Accurate interpretation of audio-visual plans and plots

     Correct implementation of audio-visual systems for events

     Cabling and patching performed per standard

     Screen and projection installation and operations per standard

     Recording of client presentations, where required

     Implementation and operation of live and pre-recorded broadcasts

     Meet New Zealand health and safety legislative requirements and demonstrate industry

    best practice

     Participate in the safe delivery of event set-up, delivery, and pack-down

     Direct part-time and casual AV staff members as required


    Every day our people are responsible for delivering extraordinary experiences for every guest who walks through our doors. You will have shared values and a people-centric mindset and genuinely want to make a difference. That's what makes you stand out from the crowd and why we want to meet with you.

    The successful candidate will:

     Have a minimum of two years of experience in a similar position

     Have strong technical skills to manage and operate high-end vision equipment

     Have a good overall knowledge of technical event systems

     Be well organised with excellent attention to detail

     Have the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and event requirements

     Have the ability to lead and manage AV technical staff and casual workers

    In return, we offer work in a positive and encouraging environment with opportunities for growth and development. Our team is committed to making a difference to the city of Christchurch and upholding our values of manaakitanga. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal history check.

    If you meet the above criteria and want to be part of this exciting opportunity at a world-class convention centre in the heart of Christchurch, we would love to hear from you.

    Applications close on Friday 3 November @ 5:00 p.m.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

    Please apply on or directly at

  • 16 Oct 2023 18:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LS Group Ltd (Lighting Supply Co)

    After getting through covid with our full team on board its now time we expand a little.

    We are a small team of 6 but now we are looking for an extra team member to come take over the day to day running of our wharehouse, counter sales and do some repair work.

    You would look after the wharehouse and help impliment better systems to make it easier for all, receipt products into stock and freight out orders

    Driving a forklift would be required (Training would be provided to get forklift Licence  if required ).

    Counter sales would be a part of the role.

    Also some possible repair work on different items etc maybe required from time to time, Training and cources will be provided for this as required, so opportunity to diversify.


    If this sounds like you Please email to talk about what we are after and if this may work for you.

  • 16 Oct 2023 18:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LS Group Ltd (Lighting Supply Co)

    LS Group is a kiwi owned business that supplies products to the entertainment industry.

    After several years of making all range of drapes and fabric items our present Seamstress has decided its time to have a rest. So if you are looking for a new role in a new place, we are looking for a seamstress to take over this role and the day to day running and manufacture of our Theatrical drapery side of the business.

    The Position is based in our Avondale Factory in auckland.

    This would involve cutting and sewing stage drapes, so knowledge of industrial machines and overlockers etc is required.

    Our present seamstress is still around for a little while and happy to help pass the tourch on how things have been done to date


    If this sounds like you Please email for a copy of the Job Description

  • 10 Oct 2023 14:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal New Zealand Ballet

     Join a leading, national arts organisation.

     Supportive, dynamic environment with opportunity to learn & grow.

     A genuine opportunity to influence our organisation with your ideas.

    Unique chance to join our production and workshop team and make an impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural community. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a company of dynamic dancers from diverse backgrounds and presents a repertoire of classic and contemporary works across Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.   We’re currently on the search for a permanent full time Head of Lighting, based in our Wellington premises, reporting into the technical Director and Production Manager. This is a touring role – regionally, nationally and internationally. In this management role, you will lead all aspects regarding Lighting and further support Video and Sound to ensure performances and rehearsals run smoothly and are delivered to a consistently high standard in an efficient and safe manner.

    Day to day you’ll be responsible for:

     Creating lighting designs for small scale tours and venues as well as special events (marketing, festivals and education) as required by RNZB.

     Operating lighting for tours, venues as well as special events.

     Identifying and recommending technology that would be useful to the Company and that RNZB maintains its standing as an industry leader in live performance.

     Working with Lighting Designers, Technical Director and Production manager to prepare paperwork for Lighting including equipment lists, cable plans lighting plans, truck pack, cue sheets etc.

     Rigging, focusing and ploting the lighting at each venue.

     Being part of the technical team that packs in and packs out the production at each venue.

     Health and Safety / First Aid in the workshop and on the road as required.

     PAT testing all electrical equipment as required across the Company.

     Maintaining all RNZB Lighting, Video and Sound equipment, keeping RNZB at the forefront of technology and an industry leader.

    Who and what are we looking for?

     Previous experience in a similar role.

     ETC console knowledge and use preferred.

     Vectorworks or similar CAD software use essential.

     Good communication skills.

     Ability to multi-task effectively.

     Work autonomously and within a team.

     A clean driver’s licence.

    What we offer

     Ticket perks to our performances

     Flexible working environment

     Discounted gym membership

     Investment in your personal career development and training

     Being part of a globally recognised arts organisation, making a significant impact on

    Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural community.

    Come and join us: To find out more and apply, please visit and-auditions or email

    Applications close 31 October 2023

    Job Description

    Job Title: Head of Lighting

    Department: Production

    Reports to: Technical Director & Production Manager

    Reports: 2 nd Lx - Touring

    Contract Type and Hours: Full Time (Hours in Line with the CEA agreement)

    Start date: 23 January 2024

    Location: This role is based in the RNZB offices in Wellington.

    Travel: This role is a touring role and you will be required to tour with each production. Tours are regional, national and international. Ability to travel by road and air transport provided by RNZB is essential. Drivers License is required.


    A management role within the Technical team the Head of Lighting will lead all aspects regarding Lighting and further support Video and Sound for the productions to ensure performances & rehearsals run smoothly and are delivered to a consistently high standard in an efficient and safe manner. The Head of Lighting will ensure all show related documents are completed to a high standard and assist in maintaining a safe working environment.

    Key Accountabilities: 

     Create Lighting designs for small scale tours and venues as well as special events (marketing, festivals and education) as required by RNZB.

     Operate lighting for tours, venues as well as special events (marketing, festivals and education) as required by RNZB.

     Ensure that the lighting department has appropriate supplies.

     Identify and recommend technology that would be useful to the Company and that RNZB maintains its standing as an industry leader in live performance.

    Production Preparation:

    Pre - Tour

     Prepare equipment necessary for productions and tours.

     Work with Lighting Designers, Technical Director and Production Manger prepare paperwork for Lighting, from equipment lists, cable plans, lighting plan, truck pack, cue sheets etc.

     Prepare Touring Lighting equipment.

     Load the Touring trucks.

     Document and recreate the lighting at touring venues.

     Work with the Lighting Designer Programme the lighting console for productions.

    On Tour:

     Operate the Lighting console during technical rehearsals and performances.

     Stage cues when not operating lighting.

     Rig, Focus and plot the lighting at each venue.

     Be part of the technical team that packs in and packs out the production at each venue.

     To look after and assist with all electrical elements of the production.

     Load and unload the trucks in line with safe working practice.

     Maintain high standards of Health and safety at all times.

    End Of Tour:

     Assist in the unloading of all trucks.

     De-prep and return all equipment to either the RNZB or its Hirers.

     Log and carry out any maintenance of RNZB equipment ready for the next event or tour.

     Archive the show in a manner that would allow the show to be easily remounted by the RNZB or another company.

    General Duties:

     Ensure that all materials and resources are effectively and efficiently utilised to minimise waste.

     Work with other departments in the successful delivery of each production or event.

     Ensure that discipline is maintained at all times, in line with company policies and procedures.

     Participate in the provision of safe working environments, adhering to the company Health & Safety policy at all times.

    Workshop & Administration

     Maintain all RNZB Lighting, Video & Sound equipment.

     Work to keep RNZB at the forefront of technology and an industry leader.

     PAT test all electrical equipment as required across the Company.

     Update and maintain RNZB Show archive records for Lighting, Sound and Video. At the conclusion of each tour making sure all necessary information is documented and archived

     To assist in the construction of set and props that have electrical elements for both RNZB and external contracts.

     To maintain excellent health and safety standards.

     Any other duties required.

    Essential Experience and Skills:

     Previous experience in a similar role.

     ETC console knowledge and use preferred.

     Vectorworks or similar CAD software use essential.

     Driving Licence is essential and required.

     Great communication skills.

     Ability to multi-task effectively.

     Ability to work autonomously and within a team.

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