Salary: Band 3 - $30+ per hour (plus 25 per cent casual loading)

Status: Casual (several positions available)

About Us

Located 35km to the southeast of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.

Greater Dandenong City Council is the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

We are a progressive organisation of exceptional character that offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment to approximately 900 employees. We recognise that our staff are vital to the delivery of excellent service to our community and the achievement of our long-term vision. We invest in the development of our people, and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest.

About the role

Your primary purpose in this position is to:

  • Provide excellent technical and customer services for performances, functions and events at Drum Theatre.
  • Assist clients to achieve optimum satisfaction levels for their performance and the audience.
  • Ensure a safe and clean environment is provided for all Drum Theatre events.
  • Assist the Technical Operations Officer with all aspects of technical production at the Drum Theatre.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:

  • Proficiency in the application of standard operating procedures and in the operation of theatre plant, equipment andservices which requires the exercise of a limited degree of skill.
  • Demonstrated skills to carry out technical responsibilities including lighting duties, staging and mechanical tasks, set up and operation of audio systems, maintenance on buildings and equipment, and assisting with bump-ins and bump-outs.
  • An understanding of the of the function of the position within its organisational context, including relevant policies and procedures is required in order to provide support to and take direction from Supervising Technician and to provide employees under supervision with on-the-job training and guidance.

Please ensure you address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description as part of your application. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Drum Theatre Technician Position Description - 674 KB

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked toconsent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Benefits of working with us

Council believes in providing an environment where staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.

Our workplace has an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice childcare (where available)
  • Access to learning & development programs including study assistance
  • Reward & recognition programs
  • Health initiatives
  • Access to our support and wellbeing programs
  • A vibrant social club

For more information about our benefits, please visit our careers page: Working with Us

We embrace our diverse community and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Council is commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and promoting cultural safety and wellbeing for children with zero tolerance for child abuse and harm.

To apply

To apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a very brief cover letter. You will be required to answer selection questions as part of the application process. The selection process also includes the requirement for reference checks.

Applications close: Ongoing

Further information: George Ward, 

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City of Greater Dandenong,Victoria,Australia

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