Technical Production Traineeship - Sydney CBD

Location: Sydney   
Classification: Advertising, Arts & Media Performing Arts Technicians

Job Title

Technical Production Traineeship - Sydney CBD

Company Name

Apprenticeship Careers Australia



Work Type



Advertising, Arts & Media > Performing Arts Technicians

Open Date

27 Nov 2019

Closing Date

27 Dec 2019

Required Skills

Role Description

About the Opportunity:

There is an exciting full time Technical & Production traineeship position available in Sydney for one person wanting to launch their career in Live Production. The trainee will work with three host employers - Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Belvoir St Theatre and City Recital Hall. The trainee will be legally employed by a group training company- Apprenticeship Careers Australia (ACA)- for 12 months and undertake an accredited Certificate III in Live Production and Services at TAFE NSW, Ultimo. The trainee will work for each of the Host Employers in their tech/ production teams, on a four-month rotation, and will receive paid for on the job training and education. They  will also have highly skilled mentors that will give support throughout the traineeship and beyond.


Sydney Symphony Orchestra:

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra aims to create a future where music inspires, delights, challenges and unites ever larger and more diverse communities. It achieves this through high quality, accessible and affordable performances and music education. The SSO values artistry, integrity and unity to drive excellence in its artistic and operational activities, and celebrates the impact and value of orchestral music for Australian audiences.


Belvoir St Theatre:

Based in Surry Hills, Belvoir is one of Australia’s most distinguished and beloved theatre companiesAustralia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers are engaged to realise an annual season of 9 – 10 works that are dynamic, challenging and visionary. Belvoir also tours nationally and internationally but the core of our work are the new stories and adaptations developed for our iconic corner stage. In 2019 Belvoir won 13 Helpmann Awards for its work.


City Recital Hall:

City Recital Hall produces, presents and hosts a rich and diverse program of concerts and events, embracing all genres and art forms from chamber orchestras to opera, contemporary ensembles to bands, talks and debates, to festival events. Our home at the centre of the vibrant Angel Place laneways precinct in the heart of Sydney is a world-class, purpose-built performance space, loved by audiences and performers alike for its unbeatable acoustics


Trainee Duties/ Responsibilities:

Support the Technical/ Production team in day-to-day tasks and activities including, but not limited to:

  • To provide support to audio, lighting, vision, stage management, events and production teams
  • To acquire sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to operate independently, to a basic competency level, as a multi skilled technician by the end of the Traineeship
  • To carry out all duties allocated in a safe, efficient, prompt and responsible manner
  • Management and storage of equipment and resources
  • To effectively deal with fellow colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • Contribute to the organisation and its objectives
  • Weekend and after-hours work will be required


Key Competencies/Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion for live events and audio/visual technology
  • Demonstrated literacy and computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets
  • Physically fit, able to carry equipment, climb ladders, identify colours
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to carry out all duties allocated in an efficient, prompt and responsible manner
  • Positive and professional presentation
  • Good customer service skills and the ability to strive for continual improvement
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment
  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development


Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to operate professional lighting, vision and audio equipment in a live production context
  • Practical experience in live events or performances
  • A driver’s license


Please Note:

As this is a traineeship position, applicants with similar tertiary qualifications will not be considered. Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders are encouraged to apply.

A competitive wage is offered in line with the National Training Wage Award plus superannuation as well as a fully funded education, and a Certificate III qualification (on successful completion).


To apply, please forward an updated resume & cover letter addressing the selection criteria by 5.00pm, Friday, 13 December 2019.


Shortlisted applicants must be available between 8 and  9 Jan 2020 for a joint meet-and-greet day and final interviews with the employers at the City Recital Hall, We anticipate a mid-January 2020 start for the successful applicant with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Contact Details

For more information and a chat about this awesome opportunity, call our crew on 1300 765 155 or email

Contact Details

Kirsten Criminale, 1300 765 155,