Facilities Maintenance Officer

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

We are looking for a  reliable and proactive handy man or woman to join NIDA's Facilities department. Situated 10 minutes from the CBD, NIDA features a modern suite of state-of-the-art theatres, foyers, rehearsal spaces, reception rooms, studios, dressing rooms and offices, spanning over 5 levels and across two buildings. You will be responsible for assisting the Facilities and WHS Manager in maintaining the upkeep of these areas - from painting, to minor repairs, to responding to online and over the radio requests from a wide variety of stakeholders - ensuring that you are implementing safe work practices at all times. Building trusting relationships with all stakeholders - from students to all members of staff - is a must to succeed in this role.

A current Fork Lift license would be advantageous but is not required to be successful in this role.

This is a full time position offering an attractive salary package. You will work as part of a busy and friendly team and be part of an organisation internationally recognised as a leading institution for the dramatic arts. Must have a valid Working with Children Check or be willing to obtain one.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Position Profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role

Salary (TRP)

$60,402.23 inclusive of 9.5% superannuation

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • 50% discount for immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we're looking for

Essential components of your application:

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role
  • Your CV including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing Date

Wednesday, 5pm 13 February 2019.
Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile above will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

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.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Stephen Irons, Facilities and WHS Manager on 02 9697 7512 or stephen.irons@nida.edu.au

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