Position Vacant – Deputy Technical Manager, Theatre North Inc

Part time, commencing late June 2022

Base salary $56,470 per annum pro rata based on 30 hour week, plus penalties and superannuation

About us: 

Theatre North Inc is significant anchor arts organisation based in Launceston, providing leadership in the performing arts sector and supporting professional and community theatre. Theatre North manages the iconic Princess Theatre and the Earl Arts Centre for the City of Launceston and presents an annual program with funding support from the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Deputy Technical Manager who will support the Technical Manager in all aspects of technical operations and in providing leadership to the support crew. This position has delegated authority to act in the absence of the Technical Manager.

This is a key position with a varied range of responsibilities requiring sound working knowledge of Theatre North’s infrastructure, activities, projects and procedures. This includes taking responsibility for selected productions in the venues, mentoring and supporting staff, rostering crews, administration and minor maintenance tasks, as delegated by the Technical Manager.

Duties include:

  • Supervision of all aspects of technical operations including the mounting of performances and other activities in the venues
  • Setup and operation of lighting, sound, stage and audio-visual equipment
  • Risk assessments and audits
  • Staff supervision and rostering
  • Assistance with policy-procedure formulation, documentation and review
  • Administration tasks e.g. show reports and time sheets
  • Mentoring and skills development


  • Permanent part-time position
  • 30 hours per week – a mix of daytime and evening shifts with flexibility for TOIL and rostered days off
  • You will contribute to the cultural life of Launceston, working at the historic, well-resourced Princess Theatre

 About you:

  • Current Riggers’ ticket
  • Competent in lighting operation, programming and busking
  • Experienced operator of theatre lighting and sound software
  • Operator of counterweight flying system
  • Understanding of computer network configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with AV / projection / live streaming
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated to find solutions that deliver excellent outcomes
  • Able to work autonomously, intuitively and to firm deadlines
  • Strong work ethic, integrity and professionalism
  • Mature and proactive contributor
  • Great team leader and mentor
  • Lifestyle compatible with evening work and flexible rosters
  • Can provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid exemption


If you believe you are the right person to join our team please provide your current resume plus a letter of introduction outlining your experience and essential skills as listed in the full Position Description.

Email your application to Theatre North General Manager Amanda Shepherd, at generalmanager@theatrenorth.com.au

For further information about the position please call 03 63310052

Applications close Friday 27 May 2022

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Expressions of interest for casual team members

From time to time we recruit motivated team players with a great work ethic to join our casual Front of House, Box Office and Technical teams.  Each of these teams requires different and specific skills and experience. If you would like to be considered for a future vacancy please download the relevant position description to read more about the role requirements and send your letter of introduction and current resume to generalmanager@theatrenorth.com.au

Download the full Position Descriptions:

Box Office


Front of House

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Theatre North values our dedicated volunteers who assist the Friends of Theatre North with various tasks at special events. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, we would love for you to be involved! Just pop in to the Box Office to sign up as a Friend and we'll get in touch with how you can help!

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