Venue Technical Supervisor

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.

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 center of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its practice-based training 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.

The Opportunity

This position supports the efficient operation of NIDA as the elite Australian educational institute for the dramatic arts and of NIDA's venues as a commercial performing arts centre by providing hands on technical support and supervision for shows and events within NIDA’s performance venues.  The position requires an experienced technical production practitioner, who is an effective manager, possesses good self-motivation, and in-depth knowledge in at least one technical production discipline (staging, lighting, sound or vision).  The role is a minimum 38 hours per week with mutually negotiated call times.

About You

Broad experience and skills in theatre technical production, with in-depth knowledge of at least one technical theatre discipline (staging, lighting, sound and/or vision)
Availability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings, Proficiency with or willingness to learn the operation of ETC lighting consoles. You have a strong interest in education or the dramatic arts.


Please download the position profile for more information about this role.


This is a 3-year contract 
Salary is $64,254 base + 10.5% Superannuation


  • Annual leave loading (17.5%)
  • A short bus or light rail ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station*
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions (subject to availability)
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing professional development opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events*
  • Discounts for staff and immediate family members to attend NIDA Open short courses*

* Casual staff are welcome to enjoy these benefits


Essential components of your application

  • A cover letter which demonstrates your understanding of the role, including your capacity to fulfil the responsibilities
  • Your C.V. including two references who can comment on your professional experience

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted


  • Applications that do not address the selection criteria 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

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