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Venues Ōtautahi - Head of Technical Services

19 Jul 2023 12:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

About Us

Venues Ōtautahi venues attract and host a wide range of events in Christchurch and manage a diverse and iconic portfolio of community venues.  Venues Ōtautahi own and manage both the Christchurch Town Hall and Wolfbrook Arena, and manage Orangetheory Stadium, Hagley Oval, the Air Force Museum of NZ and Te Kaha, the new Canterbury Multi Use Arena due to open in April 2026.

With 30,000 seats, and a 36,000 capacity for large concerts all under the cover of a roof, Te Kaha will be New Zealand's premier and most accessible, inclusive, sustainable, and flexible venue. As we work towards our opening date in April 2026, the career opportunities here at Venues Ōtautahi are simply incredible. It is time to get your foot in the door!

The events held across the Venues Ōtautahi portfolio deliver significant social, cultural, and economic benefit to the region and ultimately these iconic city venues play a valued role to the Christchurch way of life and the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the region.


About the Role

Venues Ōtautahi is delighted to be accepting applications for the role of Head of Technical Services. Due to continued growth of our event schedule, this newly created role is a welcome addition to our busy Technical Team and will be responsible for not only organising and leading our Venue Technician team to ensure we consistently deliver our event technical services to the highest possible standard. But also focus on strategically growing our Technical Services capability allowing us to grow and innovate our Technical Services offering. You will be responsible for fostering and growing key industry and client relationships. You will have the opportunity to plan and coordinate all sound, lighting and audio visual, staging/rigging services to the highest possible standards across all Venues Ōtautahi venues.

As a member and leader of the Technical Team, you'll be right in the thick of it at times, ensuring every event is set up to perfection. From concerts to conferences and all other events in between, it can be challenging and fast-paced work so we're looking for a positive team player who can think on their feet under pressure.

This is very much a hands-on role. You'll be a master at facilitating overhead rigging, lighting, sound, and AV setups, and your knowledge and experience in these areas will be highly valued. You'll take loving care of our venues and equipment, while supporting the incoming clients and production teams with all their technical requirements.

The role is based across our 7-day Events operations schedule.  


About You

This role is charged with ensuring our equipment and technical services are delivered to the highest possible standard before, during and post all events. Your attention to detail will be second to none and you will pride yourself on exceeding our client and guest expectations.

You'll be responsible for the development of your team to ensure they have the required training and knowledge to do their job. To be successful in this role you will also have excellent technical skills, an understanding of events, an ability to network and grow industry relationships. You will also be a great communicator and hold a full NZ driver's licence.

Venues Ōtautahi purpose is to take care of the venues and to make them the pride and delight of everyone. Every day brings new people through the venues, so energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to go above and beyond is important in this role.

The events industry doesn't follow a 9 to 5 schedule, so flexibility is key as we often operate 24 hours, 7 days a week. We lead with boldness, agility, humility, and kindness and are driven to make the venues places of pride and delight for everyone.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you today.



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