Senior Staging Technician

HOTA, Home of the Arts is a growing and ambitious arts precinct on the sun-filled Gold Coast with over 680,000 visitors every year. Our work is carried out in line with our HOTA Values of Art, Citizenship, Curiosity, Integrity and Generosity.

  • We are creative thinkers and collaborators who are inspired by change and working in a diverse precinct environment.
  • We are passionate about art and driven by the opportunity to educate, raise awareness and tell stories.
  • We are dynamic caring and curious with a commitment to excellence, experience and innovation.
  • We display strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage and build communities.

Experience Gold Coast

On 1 September 2023, HOTA has joined Experience Gold Coast, a super entity which combined HOTA, Study Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, Placemakers* and Major Events Gold Coast in an exciting new chapter that will see the city’s tourism, events, education, arts and culture portfolios working as one organisation focused on delivering exceptional outcomes for the city. 

The Position

We are seeking an experienced Senior Staging Technician to join our Technical Services Department who are charged with the responsibility for:

  • Ensuring that all technical facilities, resources, and requirements within HOTA meet both client and company expectations while adhering to all relevant standards, codes, legislation and policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on WH&S compliance.
  • Working collaboratively within HOTA and by extension with the City of Gold Coast to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the precinct are delivered at the highest level. This includes overseeing all theatre services, technical maintenance, technical capital works, and WH&S operations.
  • Working collaboratively with the Precinct Service Manager in the development of the new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct ensuring future facilities are developed in line with stakeholder expectations, agreed technical specifications and new operational opportunities whilst adhering to agreed timelines and budget limitations.
  • To ensure the organisation of in-house and off premise technical requirements meet the standards and expectations of clients and Home of the Arts management in relation to client liaison, contracts and technical services.

The responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Take a leading role in the coordination, installing and operating of all technical elements utilised in theatrical performances, special events exhibitions.
  • Work as part of a team to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, to successfully deliver the technical requirements of those events and exhibitions under your remit.
  • Manage rostered staff for the implementation and realization of performances, events and exhibitions. 
  • Create operational procedures and maintain record keeping in line with the needs of the business.
  • Take a lead in the maintenance of rigging and staging equipment within HOTA to ensure it is kept in good, safe, working order
  • Provide training to other HOTA staff on specific equipment and exhibitions as required.
  • Use of venue management software.
  • Support the rostering procedures of Technical Services staff.
  • Administration tasks at assigned by the Technical Operations Manager.
  • Provide thorough and relevant inductions to casual technicians, contracted crew, interns and work experience students. 

Here at HOTA our staff enjoy a range of staff benefits including the following:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation.
  • Discounted movies and shows.
  • Discounted food and beverage.
  • A friendly, motivating and rewarding team environment, where achievements are recognised.
  • A highly supportive management team.
  • Ongoing training, support, supervision, and career advancement opportunities.

To apply for this role please submit a short cover letter which details why you are applying for this role and what you would bring to HOTA, together with an up to date resume.

HOTA, Home of the Arts values diversity and inclusion. HOTA is committed to providing equitable employment opportunities and welcomes applications from all cultures, genders, ages, Australia’s First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities. We accept applications in writing and video recording. If you require assistance with submitting your application, please reach out to our friendly People and Culture team at 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.