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Monash University Academy of Performing Arts

Technicians, Academy of Performing Arts

  • Work with leading performing arts venue technologies
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers. 

The Opportunity

As the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) expands to meet the needs of the new Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, we are seeking four technicians to provide creative and technical assistance for MAPA’s venues and events as follows:

1 x full-time position located at the Clayton campus

2 x 0.6 part-time positions located at the Clayton campus

1 x full-time position located at the Peninsula campus

Monash University is committed to supporting growth in the performing arts in Melbourne’s south-east, providing state-of-the-art facilities to world class professional productions, students, community groups, schools and local residents. Our Alexander Theatre is currently undergoing a major refurbishment as part of the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, a $45 million performing arts centre that will be comprised of a revitalised 586-seat theatre and two new dynamic performance venues: a 130-seat Sound Gallery and 200-seat Jazz Club. These new venues will complement the existing Robert Blackwood Hall at the Clayton campus, and George Jenkins Theatre at the Peninsula campus.

We are looking for capable all-rounders who can provide professional technical support before, during, and after events at MAPA venues, from venue hire to stage mechanics, audio and visual work to bump-in and bump-out activities. As the successful candidate, you will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to address specific production requirements as they arise and ensure events run smoothly. You will also be responsible for providing supervision and training as required.

To thrive in these roles you will have excellent general knowledge of all theatre and venue technical areas, with specialist expertise and experience in at least one of the three major theatre technical disciplines: lighting, audio or mechanicals. Your responsibilities will require frequent client engagements, so we will be looking for strong communication and interpersonal skills too.

To learn more about the ongoing development of The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, please visit our website.

Your application must address the selection criteria, and indicate which role or roles you wish to apply for by selecting your preferences on the application form.  Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Mr Russell Proud, Technical Manager, Academy of Performing Arts 03 (9905 1689)

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Opportunity Type
Full Time
Arts Administration / Management

Victoria Melbourne

Pay information
$60,000 - $80,000
Closing Date


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