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  • 27 Jan 2023 15:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There has never been a better time to get on board with Bay Venues – a dynamic, inspiring organisation set within the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Plenty. We are the kaitiaki of 24 community facilities in Tauranga Moana and we are committed to creating the ultimate customer experience.

    Bay Audio Visual has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our passionate team as an Event Technician – specialising in lighting. Bay Audio Visual designs technical solutions with state of the art equipment to enable the production of events primarily at Trustpower Baypark Arena, and also in and around the Bay of Plenty region. 

    You will be known as an effective communicator, have a high attention to detail and an absolute passion for delivering exceptional customer service. You will be self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work flexibly as and when required. You value working in a team environment, bringing other people’s visions to life and creating an outstanding customer experience.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun team player who will be responsible for:

    • Pack-in, operation and pack-out Lighting equipment for events 
    • Preparation, maintenance and storage of Lighting equipment 
    • Focussing and patching of the Lighting systems at events
    • Operation and programming of lighting consoles
    • Maintain a safe and healthy workplace at all times

    To be successful in this role you will need :

    • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role
    • A high level of technical competency and experience in Event lighting
    • General experience in Rigging, Audio Visual and Audio would be desirable
    • A high level of self-drive, self-management and attention to detail 
    • A current driver’s license. Class 2 licence desirable
    • EWP and Working at Heights tickets would be desirable 


    If you love what you do, and want to love where you do it, this role is for you. Apply now.

    If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity further, please contact Cian on 0212 419 786 or

  • 13 Jan 2023 16:29 | Anonymous

    The National Theatre for Children tours creative, immersive, and inclusive shows for children across the country, performing to thousands of children and young people. Additional we produce the biennial Capital E National Arts Festival.

    Our close-knit team based at Capital E are looking for someone to coordinate the safe, cost efficient and timely delivery of technical and production aspects of our live theatre productions and events. This role contributes to the operation and delivery an artistically robust, innovative programmes.

    Ko wai mātou | Who are we

    Capital E are part of Experience Wellington, who as a small organisation punch above our weight, working together with and for Wellington to create remarkable experiences that generate vitality, strengthening the city we love. We offer incredible audience experiences across our six sites; City Gallery Wellington, Capital E, Wellington Museum, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Nairn Street Cottage.

    Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako |The essential skills and experience for the role

    We’re looking for someone who:
    • is an experience theatre technical and has toured theatre shows across New Zealand
    • can develop technical riders and clearly communicate our requirements to venues
    • can maintain our technical touring equipment in prime condition
    • demonstrates high levels of organisational and planning abilities
    • will helping our people flourish by keeping our teams safe in everything they do
    • will maintain good working relationships with our suppliers and relevant industry players, keeping up to date with new technologies and ways of working
    • has a working understanding of the Guide for Safe Working Practices in the Theatre and Entertainment Industry, can embed these practices in our work and can write and use risk analysis matrices
    • bring high energy, a proactive can do attitude and will work with us to make great things happen for tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa.

    Experience Wellington embraces flexible working, within the context of the role and offers generous leave provisions. Other benefits include free te reo Māori lessons and access to EAP services.

    If you want to work with like-minded community builders and are passionate about art and culture, we would love to hear from you. To view a position description and apply to join our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form for our consideration.

    For further information on the role please contact

    Applications close Sunday 15 January 2023.

    Only people with the legal right to work in New Zealand, or ability to gain a work visa, may apply for this position.

    For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit

  • 22 Dec 2022 13:00 | Anonymous

    Full-time Employment

    37.5 hours per week
    Applications before 17th January 2023

    VenueTech seeks a friendly and capable production technician to join our team for 2023.

    This is a diverse role that centres around Venue Technician duties in support of hirers of Whakatu Nelson’s Theatre Royal and Centre of Musical Arts. Includes involvement with regional festivals and stand-alone events.

    Core duties encompass:

    • Providing professional hands-on technical support utilising venue sound, lighting, av, and rigging systems.
    • Custodian-type tasks, including providing hirers access, briefings and general production/venue support/supervision.
    • Maintenance and upkeep of technical facilities and equipment.
    • Pre-production administration to assist with broader planning.

    Our ideal candidate understands all event technical disciplines and has previous experience in a similar role.

    Ideal strengths that would complement our existing team include the following:

    • Theatrical lighting systems
    • Lighting operation for theatre and live music
    • Operation of and rigging to counter-balance fly-towers
    • Production/stage management workflows.

    We work alongside various venue hirers and performance styles that encompass community productions and touring professionals.

    Practical industry-centric hard skills are as crucial as a handle on best/safe practices, clear communication and leadership soft skills.

    While we would love to attract someone with a foundation of industry experience, we acknowledge the skills shortage in our sector, so we are prepared to offer training for the right candidate.

    Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.
    Starting rate between $24-28/hr (depending on the applicant’s skill/experience)
    90-day trial period to assess our suitability to one another.

    Work hours are irregular, scheduled to meet our client’s needs and include long days and shifts on weekends and evenings.

    We are targeting a start date of 7th February 2023, but we can be flexible to accommodate the circumstances of the chosen candidate.

    To Apply
    Submissions and enquiries to before 17th January 2023.

    Keep up with VenueTech work opportunities here.

  • 19 Dec 2022 13:04 | Anonymous

    An exciting opportunity to lead the Tāwhiri Workshop, delivering set construction services to a range of national stage productions and events.

    Tāwhiri is the creative force behind festivals and experiences in Wellington including the biennial Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, and Lexus Song Quest.

    The Tāwhiri Workshop is a core pillar of Tāwhiri’s operations, providing set construction services for national stage productions and events alongside those produced within Tāwhiri’s programmes.

    If you are looking for a theatre / events construction role with reasonable daytime working hours, flexibility, and the ability to use your leadership skills, we’d like to hear from you.

    We’re looking for an experienced person with carpentry skills and the ability to manage a small team to join our team as Workshop Supervisor / Scenic Carpenter.  You’ll be part of a fantastic team of capable and skilled people – in our latest survey for employees and contractors 100% of respondents said they felt respected at work and 100% said they would recommend Tāwhiri as a place to work.

    The purpose of this position is to lead the Tāwhiri workshop, overseeing onsite operations and managing the delivery of external and internal construction projects. The role aims to build on the success of the Tāwhiri Workshop by streamlining processing and contributing to long-term planning.

    Please note that due to the nature of our events, a flexible approach to working hours during Festival periods is essential. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

    Manaakitanga: uplifting the mana of all people through care, nurture, and respectful relationships.
    Tāne te Wānanga: the pursuit of excellence in all our endeavours.
    Whanaungatanga: weaving together a team to create strength, trust and flexibility.
    Kotahitanga: standing together with shared purpose and values.

    Read the full Job Description: Tāwhiri_ Workshop Supervisor – Scenic Carpenter JD

    To Apply: Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 January 2023. Please email a copy of your CV and Cover letter to

  • 18 Dec 2022 13:07 | Anonymous

    We are looking for a Theatre Manager for the Raye Freedman Arts Centre at Epsom Girls Grammar School. The person will need to be experienced in personnel and financial management and be able to work in close liaison with EGGS staff, community hire groups and Auckland Council to maximise use of the auditorium and studio complex.  The Theatre Manager will work with clients to secure bookings, plan, estimate, co-ordinate and deliver events.

    Please send your CV, a cover letter, two forms of photo identification and the application form found under ‘Staff Vacancies’ on our website ( to: Cat Readhead –

    Closing date: 20th January 2023

  • 12 Dec 2022 16:33 | Anonymous

    Role: Technician

    Location: Taupo

    Company description:

    Each year we provide our services to a vast range of events around New Zealand, from live events to local theatre productions, conferences to sporting events. Our services involve live concert production, theatre tours, lighting and audio design and execution, LED walls, live broadcast, staging, and conferencing.

    Job Description:

    By joining our small team, you will make a home at AVP as we treat everyone like family. You will get to meet and work alongside many other event companies in our industry and pick up skills along the way. Many of our events are outside of the Taupo area meaning that you get to experience the beautiful countryside New Zealand has to offer! You could be travelling as far South as Invercargill one week and to Auckland the next. No week is ever the same!

    Essential duties:

    • Preparing equipment/vehicles for jobs
    • Set ups and pack downs
    • Transport vehicles to venues
    • Unloading vehicles
    • Test tagging cables and equipment
    • Equipment and workshop maintenance
    • Assist technical for events
    • Ensuring vehicles are clean and presentable
    • Ensuring workshops are clean

    Our expectation of you:

    • Dependable, punctual, and pro-active
    • Physically fit as it is physically demanding
    • Motivated to get the work done
    • Shows leadership skills
    • Good communication (written & verbal)
    • Responsible, tidy, and presentable
    • Good time management
    • Flexible to travel away from home
    • Basic knowledge of health and safety
    • Works well with others
    • Enthusiastic and has a positive attitude
    • Good interpersonal skills

    Advantages to the role:

    • New Zealand Citizen/Resident
    • Zero driving charges against your name
    • 3+ Years of event industry experience
    • New Zealand Drivers Licence (Class 2 and able to drive manual is a bonus)
    • Comprehensive knowledge in audio, lighting, basic Av, broadcasting, or LED screens
    • Computer skills such as Microsoft and adobe suite.
    • Experience with networking, resolume, vmix, capture, Blackmagic design, experience with Grand MA 2, HOG (3 & 4), Yamaha CL5, Soundcraft Vi6 (This is a huge bonus)
    • Basic first aid certificate, working at heights, EWP etc (will be put through if not already obtained)
    • PAT test training

    How to apply:

  • 27 Nov 2022 16:35 | Anonymous

    Play an essential part in the delivery of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki | Auckland Arts Festival 2023!

    Each year, the Festival has a wide range of crewing requirements across all of our venues from late February to the end of March. We are seeking expressions of interest from experienced theatre and live arts professionals to join our Production Team. Crew needed include everything from site crew to help set up outdoor Festival sites to people with experience in theatre staging, lighting, sound, AV or wardrobe. We are especially on the lookout for:

    -          Staging Technicians

    -          Lighting Technicians

    -          Sound Technicians

    -          Audio Visual Technicians

    -          Site/Construction Crew

    -          Artist Liaison/Drivers

    Festival dates: Thursday 9 – Sunday 26 March 2023

    Festival website:

    To apply, you MUST be a New Zealand citizen or hold a valid visa that provides work rights in New Zealand. To register your interest, please fill out this form.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 27 Nov 2022 13:10 | Anonymous

    The Organisation:

    Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust (MCTT) owns and operates the ASB Theatre Marlborough and operates the Marlborough Events Centre in Blenheim. Along with hosting a diverse range of events such as theatre productions, conferences, functions, workshops, wine tastings, graduations, and more, the Trust also services the AV requirements of major offsite and outdoor events.

    The Role:

    This role actively supports and contributes to the technical delivery of events, activities and systems at any of the MCTT venues and offsite events throughout any phase of the event process. This includes the appropriate selection, installation, operation and removal of audio, lighting, AV, rigging and network equipment based on event and venue requirements. This role also contributes to the ongoing equipment maintenance and compliance program to ensure optimum presentation and efficiency.

    Tasks are undertaken on a rostered basis and the hours of work are influenced by event requirements.

    Skills required:

    The successful applicant should be passionate about the entertainment industry and have:

    • A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Work with the events team with the forward planning for clients’ technical requirements and upcoming events
    • Select, prepare and install technical equipment prior to events to meet client requirements. This includes lighting, audio, AV, rigging and data network equipment
    • Ensure technical solutions are providing and delivering the desired outcomes during events, including managing and operating the production and venue systems
    • Lead any rigging requirements for productions and be able to use the in-house fly system appropriate and safely. Train staff on the correct use of the counter weight system.
    • Prepare event rostering, team itinerary, incident reporting and H&S documentations, when required
    • Adherence to Health and Safety and compliance practices to ensure no damage occurs to venues, assets or people
    • Troubleshoot and/or report needed maintenance, repairs, and improvements to theatre management to ensure that the theatre is maintained in an orderly, clean, and safe condition
    • Assist in general theatre maintenance
    • Working at heights and EWP certification would be an advantage
    • A full drivers licence (Class 2 is an advantage)

    Applicants must submit both their CV and Cover Letter. Please send applications to

    Closing date for applications is 30th December 2022.

  • 28 Oct 2022 16:36 | Anonymous

    Show Light and Power is a well-known company that has a strong influence and presence in the events Industry. We are part of a group of companies under the umbrella of Coast Group. In that group are, Exhibition Hire Services, Generator Rental Services, Displayworks, The Carpet and Rug Company, Carlton Events, Carlton Party Hire, and Displayways. We have locations throughout the country and the work is varied and expansive.

    We have positions available for people that are motivated, self-managing, team players, punctual, reliable, and must be flexible to varied working hours, weekends and public holidays are a must. Positions are a minimum of 40 hours per week but can go well over those hours.

    The Role:

    • Installing event power and lighting equipment and resources on site

    • Working at different sites for different events

    • Ensuring safety for staff, vendors and clients for the entirety of the event

    • Communicate & liaise with the events team to meet client demands and achieve a successful outcome

    • Deliver quality service, high-level communication and follow on-site leader’s instructions

    • Possess an excellent work ethic and a passion for the events industry

    • Be comfortable working in a team environment

    Key Relationships:

    • Reporting to the General Manager, Production Manager & On-Site Leaders

    • Working with Events Clientele, subcontractors, business partners and the wider business group for Show Light and Power

    Skills, Experience and Personal Characteristics

    Our ideal candidate will have:

    • Events and entertainment industry experiance is preferable but not necessary

    • Full driver’s license

    • A “can-do” attitude and willingness to complete the job at hand

    Core competencies:

    • Experience with scissor lifts, boom lifts & forklifts although training will be provided

    • Strong communication skills and great comprehension

    • Ability to own all parts of your role

    What we expect from you:

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Excellent time management skills

    • Problem solver

    • Excellent Team player

    • Calm under pressure

    If the above is what applies to you, we would like to hear from you. If you have any other questions, please send an email to

  • 15 Oct 2022 16:37 | Anonymous

    We are looking to grow our team of skilled production practitioners. Many of our team work with us on a contract or casual basis which allows them to work with us as well as freelancing with in the arts and events industry.  Even if you are not immediately available but are interested in being on our books as a casual staff member or hearing about potential contracts that may suit you, please get in touch at

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