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Job Pack - Director Technical and Production Final.pdf

Job Pack - Director Technical and Production Final.pdf

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 Thank you for your interest in the position of 
Director Technical and Production
 About Sydney Theatre Company
Founded in 1978, Sydney Theatre Company is one of Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts
organizations. It gave 958 performances in 2012 in metropolitan Sydney, on tour in Australia andinternationally. It has four home venues: Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay (880 seats), the Drama TheatreSydney Opera House (540 seats), and Wharf 1 (320 seats) and Wharf 2 (200 seats) at its home base at
The Wharf, Walsh Bay. The Wharf also contains the Company’s administrative headquarters, rehearsal
rooms and workshops.The Company produces a broad range of work each year: Australian and international new works,revivals and classics. It also co-produces with Australian and international theatre organizations andpresents the work of other companies in Sydney. The Company has an international profile, in recentyears taking large scale work to destinations including The Barbican London, Theatre de la Ville Paris,BAM and Lincoln Center Festival New York, Kennedy Center Washington DC and the Vienna Festival.Its mission statement includes four commitments:To produce distinctive theatre of vision and scaleTo ensure a healthy future for theatreTo help build creative capacity in the communityTo engage with the issues of the day
 About this role
 Aside from the information outlined in the job description other relevant details of the position are:
1. Hours of Work 
This position is for an initial three year fixed term contract.The usual hours of work are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. However, the job requires a willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and these additional hours have been taken intoconsideration when setting remuneration and conditions.The position is based at The Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.
2. Salary and Entitlements
Salary is dependent on skills and experience4 weeks annual leaveComplimentary tickets to all STC productions
3. Application
In order to make your application for this position, please forward your resume and a cover letter brieflydemonstrating how your experience is applicable to the listed competencies and key responsibilitiesoutlined in the job description:Please forward your application to recruitment@sydneytheatre.com.au 
Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 14 October 2013
Job Description
Position title:
Director Technical and Production
Reports to
: Executive Director
Direct report:
Head of Production ManagementHead of Production WorkshopTechnical ManagerSenior Stage ManagerProduction Administrator
Job overview
The purpose of the role is to lead and develop the technical and production areas of Sydney TheatreCompany, ensuring effective operations, long range problem solving, skills development and training.The Technical and Production departments are responsible for successful planning, budgeting, creativeliaison, rehearsal, building, operating and touring all Sydney Theatre Company productions.
Key Responsibilities:
The role is responsible for the above outcomes through activities which includes:
Overall accountability for technical and production budgetsDevelop and manage budgets with Head of Production and production heads of departmentDevelop long term, strategic capital expenditure investment plansEnsure that the highest standards of financial planning, budgeting and expenditure are keyconsiderations in all productionsEnsure budgetary control of materials and labour for all productions and assigned projectsMakes recommendations to the Executive Director on capital purchases of technical equipment Advise production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costsand usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises theimplementations of approved technical designs
Ensure coordination across technical and production departments, and with other areas of thebusinessWork closely with the Director of Programming and Artistic Operations on programming, schedulingand production arrangementsLead continual improvement in practices and proceduresDevelop and implement new policies and procedures aimed at improving sustainability andperformance
Maintain and enhance STC’s reputation for producing work of vision and scale
 Be present and actively engaged in opening nights, meet and greats, functions and social eventsEnsure that workplace incidents are mitigated by incorporating WH&S best practice in allproductions.Ensure all the key aspects of a successful production are managed effectively and collaboratively toresult in cohesive delivery from all departments including; stage management, lighting, props,wardrobe, sound, scenic art.Risk Management plans and processes are completed for each productionRecommend design changes where appropriate to match the given staff recourses and financialresources available

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