Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. We are a site for developing challenging, invigorating and socially engaged moving art. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the art form itself. Our programs generate a kaleidoscope of opportunities and sit at a confluence of circulations: of makers, ideas, spaces, contexts, publics, disciplines and territories.

For the professionals, Dancehouse is a hub of expertise, resources and opportunities for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged contemporary dance. For audiences, it is the site for transformative art journeys tailored for the first timer as well as the arts savvy.

With a 25-year history, Dancehouse is a confident, competently governed and resilient key industry leader in nurturing new thinking and models, supporting outstanding dance and cultivating inspiring approaches to engage with new audiences.





Reporting to the Artistic Director/CEO and Program Producer, the PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL MANAGER will be responsible for managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by and/or presented at Dancehouse.  

Managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by or presented at Dancehouse. This includes realisation of dance and movement based productions, festivals, one-off events, workshops, developments and outside hirers' events. In this role, you will work in a small, highly motivated team to assist in ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of all Dancehouse events. 

You will play a key role in:

  • Managing and overseeing all public programs and events, including workshops, developments and hirer events
  • Creating and managing production budgets
  • Coordinating technical set-up for all productions and events
  • Designing, installing and operating technical equipment for events as required
  • Overseeing  OH&S and WHS and compliance
  • Recruiting, supervising, coordinating and rostering technical crew for as required

To be successful, you will have minimum 3-5 years experience in a professional technical theatrical environment,  previous production and technical management experience for performing arts events, venues or companies, and general knowledge of the performing arts industry, proven project management skills including scheduling, demonstrated organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, and the ability to manage several events simultaneously, meet strict deadlines and forward plan.

You will be a great communicator with a professional attitude and informed vocabulary.  You will be able to work autonomously and in a high performing small team and you will be well versed in the nuances of enabling artists to realise their creative vision in a safe, productive and professional manor.   

Applications should include a full resume, the contact details of two referees (name and position) and should address the required Skills & Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications must be received by midnight APRIL 25, 2017 and the applicant must be available to start May 15, 2017

Applications are welcome via email ONLY.  Email applications must be addressed to with the subject heading JOB APPLICATION – PRODUCTION/TECHNICAL MANAGER.

Applications that do not directly address the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

For a full position description, including Key Selection Criteria, CLICK HERE

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