Venues Technician - Invercargill City Council

  • 25 Jan 2024 11:13 AM
    Message # 13305552
    Sally-Anne Coates (Administrator)

    Are you ready to be a part of something exceptional? Invercargill City Council invites you to become a driving force in our future-focused team. With a vibrant atmosphere and an unwavering commitment to our values—positivity, respect, responsibility, and above and beyond—we're passionate about creating a team full of outstanding individuals who are as passionate about shaping the future as we are.

    Our friendly Venues team are seeking a Venues Technician!

    Key responsibilities for this role include:

    • Interpret and communicate hirer requirements accurately, including flying, lighting, sound, heating, ventilation, and meeting room setup.
    • Ensure precise settings on lighting and sound systems, recording and communicating variations promptly.
    • Provide specialist operational support during performances, coordinating with Casual Theatre staff as needed.
    • Liaise effectively with contractors, suppliers, show/tour managers, and Council staff, managing the day-to-day maintenance of all Venues and Event Services systems.
    • Supervise Theatre Pack In/Out operations, ensuring safety, accurate time recording, and proper handling of equipment, including communication with promoters about left-behind property.

    What you will bring:

    • A current full clean NZ drivers licence
    • Registration as an electrical service technician or the willingness to obtain this
    • Ability to undertake manual/physical work
    • The flexibility to work weekends, evenings and additional hours in line with our shows and events
    • A great sense of humour and team spirit!

    What we offer:

    • Career progression and training/development opportunities
    • Positive focus of employee health and well-being: Workstation assessments, free flu vaccines, EAP services, 50% off eye exams, discounted gym memberships etc
    • Kiwisaver and Superannuation Schemes
    • Access to sick leave from day one of employment
    • Appointment time leave: Up to 2 hours for important appointments eg. Doctor, bank, dentist

    Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. We're known for our lush green spaces, like award-winning Queens Park, our long summer daylight hours and our local legend Burt Munro. Our city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach & the Waihōpai River to explore plus our lively restaurants complimented by a thriving entertainment and arts scene are hard to beat! The sensible gridded layout featuring wide streets ensures a convenient 10-minute drive to work. Who wouldn't want to call this place home!

    For more information please see the full position description or contact the Invercargill City Council on (03) 211 1777. Apply online at

    Applications close 11 February 2024. Please note applications will be processed as they are received and we encourage you to apply early as this advert may be removed at any time.

    Successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand

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