Audio-Visual Technician – Lighting Lead (Full-time) – Christchurch


ASM Global teams across the world are innate problem solvers and people who thrive on the excitement of developing events that create opportunity and connection.  We are meticulous planners, innovative thinkers, relationship specialists, and acutely experienced business leaders who love what they do.

At ASM Global, we love events, it’s what we do. It’s a part of our DNA and what drives us.

This role will involve . . .

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is a world-class event venue centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, the gateway to the magnificent South Island of New Zealand.

The Centre is proudly managed by ASM Global, Asia Pacific’s leading venue management company and one of the world’s premier convention and exhibition management specialists.

We are looking for a passionate audio-visual technician, specialising in lighting, ready to deliver outstanding experiences to Te Pae Christchurch clients and guests.

You will be working across a range of spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology including 24 meeting rooms, a 1400-seat auditorium, a ballroom, and up to 3300 m2 of dedicated exhibition space. No two days will be the same.

This role is permanent and full-time.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accurate interpretation of rigging and lighting plans and plots
  • Correct implementation of lighting systems for events
  • Manage focus, colour, and patching of lighting
  • Correct operation of follow spots
  • Programming and operation of lighting boards
  • Meet New Zealand health and safety legislative requirements and demonstrate industry best practice
  • Participate in the safe delivery of event set-up, delivery, and pack down


Every day our people are responsible for delivering extraordinary experiences for every guest who walks through our doors.

You will have shared values and a people-centric mindset and genuinely want to make a difference. That’s what makes you stand out from the crowd and why we want to meet with you.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of two years of experience in a similar position
  • Have strong technical skills to manage and operate high-end lighting equipment
  • Be able to manage a team
  • Have a good overall knowledge of technical event systems
  • Be well organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Have the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and event requirements
  • Possess an NZQA EWP license

In return, we offer work in a positive and encouraging environment with opportunities for growth and development. Our team is committed to making a difference in the city of Christchurch and upholding our values of manaakitanga.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand

The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal history check.

If you meet the above criteria and want to be part of this exciting opportunity at a world-class convention centre in the heart of Christchurch, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close on Friday, December 9 at 5:00 pm.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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