Head Technical Supervisor

Position closing: 06-Nov-2019

Yarra Valley Grammar is a leading co-educational school in Ringwood from Early Learning to Year 12.  In the Anglican tradition, we offer a quality learning environment based on Christian principles, and provide opportunities for the growth and development of each student.

This role provides technical services and venue supervision for Yarra Valley Grammar presentations and productions for School staff, students and parents as well as for external clients of the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). This service role involves representing Yarra Valley Grammar to the community as a whole.

This is a rare opportunity for the right applicant to take on a vital role in our newly renovated 895 seat venue, now complete with sophisticated hoist system. Our venue is of one of few attending to the needs of both School and community users alike. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding person to this very important position in our Performing Arts Centre team.

The Technical Production Supervisor is responsible to the Performing Arts Centre Manager who in turns reports directly to the Corporate Services Manager. 

This is a service focused role and requires the provision of technical operation, oversight and advice to School staff and external clients of the PAC.  The incumbent is regarded as a specialist in the field of audio, lighting and audio-visual equipment and its operation and will be required to provide current, safe and accurate advice on its use. The position includes evening and weekend work and due to the varied work hours relating to the position, responsibility for the open up and lock up procedures of various venues is required.

Major Activities
1. Organisation and implementation of internal / external client technical requirements
2. Venue supervision of productions/events
3. Audio, Lighting and audio-visual operation
4. Scheduling and supervision additional casually employed technicians
5. PAC systems maintenance
6. Ensuring O H & S compliance
7. Undertaking inventory of technical consumables inventory

The successful applicant will have:
Strong customer service attitude and application
Great communication and organisational skills
High level of initiative 
Being able to work both alone and as part of a team
Flexibility with regard to late changes in shift arrangements. 
Ability to act rationally under stress
Flexibility in regard to out of hours work
Proficiency in the use of computers, IT, theatrical and A/V equipment
Current motor vehicle drivers’ license
Working with Children Check
Police check

Click here for a detailed position description and Key Selection Criteria.  Applicants are advised that they need to clearly address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description. 

For further information, contact Mr Paul Sherriff on 03 9262 7700.

Yarra Valley Grammar is a Child Safe School and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Applications including a covering letter and CV with three referees, must be received by 4.00pm on Wednesday 6 November 2019 and addressed to:

Dr Mark Merry 
Yarra Valley Grammar
Kalinda Road
Ringwood VIC 3134


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Yarra Valley Grammar is a Child Safe organization and has zero tolerance for child abuse