Career Opportunities

Want to join our team?

HOTA, Home of the Arts is a growing and ambitious arts precinct on the sun-filled Gold Coast. The people in our team need to be bold, ambitious and ideas-driven. In return, you’ll be part of the team that makes extraordinary things happen; where no two days are ever the same. To be successful you will need to be agile and responsive yet understand the impact your decisions have on artists, audiences and your colleagues. Every day you’ll help make great art happen and you’ll reap the benefits of your ideas and commitment. If this excites you and there’s a role at HOTA that you think you’d be perfect for, we want to hear from you.

Permanent / Contract Positions

HOTA is currently looking for a Head Technician, Lighting, to join our outstanding Technical Team.

The Technical Department is an in-house team delivering full facilities for traditional style theatre productions, visual art exhibitions and functions and events across a range of versatile venues. The position is responsible for leading, supervising and developing technical teams to deliver safe and accomplished lighting production for the diverse range of activities that are held in the HOTA Precinct.

The Head Technician leads, mentors and supports fellow team members and is responsible for:

  • Providing a key leadership focus for the team of lighting technicians in the areas of operational effectiveness, skills, training, motivation and maintaining the highest quality of service delivery to all internal and external stakeholders including HOTA Producers, Curators, Touring Presenters and Commercial Hirers.
  • Overseeing aspects of the planning and delivery of lighting operations for performances, exhibitions and events across the precinct including contributing to the rostering and charging of staff and equipment to meet business demands and SEA requirements.
  • Ensuring the safe and effective running of the lighting systems and HOTA operational processes, through compliance with relevant technical policies and procedures and WHS standards and through robust planning and upkeep of relevant procedural and maintenance documentation.
  • Being a multi-venue, multi-use cultural precinct, the tasks relating to the role will be varied and range in complexity. All technicians may be required to work in areas outside of their Lighting specialisation.
Find out more

If you have any questions in relation to this role please contact Bec Lawes, Technical Operations Manager – [email protected]

Applications close 28 June 2021. To apply for this role please submit a short cover letter (no more than 1 page) which details why you are applying for this role and what you would bring to HOTA, together with an up to date resume.

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Casual Positions



We’re always on the lookout for suitably qualified theatre technicians, stage managers and outdoor event staff.

If you are skilled in one (or a number) of these areas, we’d love to hear from you! Please send through your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] to give us a sense of who you are, what you value and description of the skills you’re able to bring to the table.

There may be opportunities for some fixed term contracts to be offered during busy periods – but predominately this will be a casual (as required) role.

HOTA is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.


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