So you want my arts job: Theatre Technician

If you have a good work ethic and a willingness to learn, as well as solid technical skills, working as a theatre technician could be for you.

Jono Harrison is a theatre technician, with over 10 years of experience working and touring in the arts and entertainment industry. From America and the United Kingdom to across Australasia, he spent seven years employed with The Walt Disney Company as Senior Theatre Technician, working for their world-renowned cruise lines. Now based in Brisbane, Harrison is the Technical Coordinator at La Boite Theatre. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and golf.

As La Boite’s Technical Coordinator, I am responsible for all technical elements at La Boite Theatre, including Lighting and Sound. This also involves maintaining the venue and improving infrastructure at La Boite.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts