Technical Supervisor


Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 48 residential suburbs, and population of 395,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest Council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 550,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing Councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.


About the opportunity

  • Permanent, part-time position, 28 hours per week with potential for additional hours to be offered if required
  • Support the delivery of arts and cultural programs
  • Supervise operations within The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

The Technical Supervisor is a new position within Blacktown Arts, the division of Blacktown City Council responsible for the delivery of a diverse program of creative and cultural experiences, the management of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, and for cultural planning for Blacktown City. At Blacktown Arts we walk alongside our First nations Elders, knowledge holders, and broader communities of artists, partners and collaborators in our shared vision of creative and cultural experiences being part of everyone’s daily lives.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of technical production skills across a range of art forms and events, experience working in conventional and unconventional spaces, including maintaining a cultural venue . You should be customer focused, highly organised, have outstanding attention to detail, and demonstrate excellent communication skills across a broad range of stakeholders and cultural contexts.

Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualification in business administration or equivalent
  • Demonstrated highly developed skills in galleries or one or more theatrical department, i.e. sound, vision, lighting, staging and other technical systems, or event management
  • Solid working experience in providing administrative support in a project environment
  • Intermediate Rigger’s licence
  • Experience in setting up events and exhibitions
  • Ability to work in physically demanding situations, including lifting and working at heights
  • High level planning, organising, coordinating and prioritisation skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to collaborate and contribute as an effective team member.

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