NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Expression of Interest - NIDA Casual Event Technicians

NIDA is committed to equity and inclusion and building a diverse community of staff and students. We believe intrinsically in the value of a learning place where each individual can bring their whole selves and contribute their unique perspective. We strongly encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural, regional, LGBTQI and disability communities.

About NIDA

The National Institute of Dramatic Art is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. NIDA’s vision is to ensure that the next generation of creative leaders are enabled and empowered to tell powerful stories drawing on existing and yet to be imagined platforms. A destination for inspiring and innovative thought leadership, NIDA provides leading edge education through globally relevant, practice-based learning experiences.

Working for NIDA Theatres

NIDA Theatres features a modern suite of state-of-the-art theatres, foyers, rehearsal spaces and reception rooms for hire.

NIDA draws upon a team of reliable, enthusiastic, and hardworking casual employees to provide exceptional customer service for all our events.

The Casual Event Technicians are engaged to perform a variety of the following roles and tasks associated with; bump in and bump out of external and internal shows, operation of lighting, audio and visual equipment where required, operation of counterweight fly systems in some roles.

What we’re looking for

At NIDA we seek out reliable and professional casual employees to provide exceptional service. You should have a positive attitude, the ability to remain calm under pressure and possess excellent communication skills.

We are looking for individuals who have flexibility and can work a variety of hours depending on operational requirements and who are willing to work sometimes with short lead times.

Experience in live entertainment and/or performing arts industry will be highly regarded.

How to apply
  • A brief cover letter addressing how your skills and experience relevant to the position and outline your general availability.
  • A short resume including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.

We will conduct interviews either by phone, zoom or face to face, depending on your availabilities. Please be aware that as a casual employee work is not guaranteed. It is neither regular nor consistent.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact either;
Chris Dickey, Technical Manager on 02 9697 7605 or

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