Senior Technician - Invercargill City Council

  • 5 Jul 2024 8:38 AM
    Message # 13378427
    Sally-Anne Coates (Administrator)

    Are you the light in the night that everyone longs to see, or the sound in the dark we all want to hear? Are you a technical magician wanting to wow audiences and deliver memorable experiences? Our Senior Technician position sounds perfect for you!

    Does being responsible for the co-ordination, supervision and operation of identified technical and operational systems within the Venues and Event Services area sound interesting to you? Engage with clients on-site to ensure seamless event planning and practical staging requirements for each event, the majority of the time at our Civic Theatre but may include the Scottish Hall and Rugby Park.

    Key responsibilities for this role include:

    • Be responsible for the operation and day to day maintenance of all Venues and Event Services systems.
    • Ensure the operation of Theatre heating and ventilation systems, as required.
    • Ensure all variations to arrangement and settings are completed in a timely manner, accurately and recorded appropriately.
    • Ensure the pack in/pack out operation is supervised to prevent accidents and damage.
    • Supervise and provide training to staff under your control on correct Venues and Event Services systems, techniques and practices to meet requirements of specific events.
    • Effectively liaise with contractors, suppliers, show/tour managers and Council staff.

    What you will bring:

    • Current registration as an Electrical Service Technician
    • First Aid Certificate
    • Experience in the maintenance/operation of lighting, heating and ventilation systems
    • Has a high level of experience and skills in the areas of audio and lighting
    • Experience in entertainment events or theatre operations
    • Ability to identify how users' requirements can be met within technical and physical constraints

    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 17 July 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.

    Reference code 6623780.

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