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Theatre Technician (Performing Arts)

Job Reference Number: DR1805

  • Large multi-campus Christian school
  • New full-time position
  • Drouin location

Chairo Christian School is a growing non-denominational Christian school, with over 1,500 Kinder to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

As construction of our new performing arts centre (approx. 380 seats) nears completion at the Drouin Campus, we are seeking to appoint a Theatre Technician to commence in August 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity to establish an important new role within the school. The primary responsibility of the Theatre Technician will be to ensure that the PAC (performing arts centre) and the main halls at our Drouin and Drouin East campuses are maintained and operated so that staff members, students and external hirers are able to make full use of the facilities in a professional, safe, enjoyable and effective manner.

Additionally, the Theatre Technician will ensure that these facilities are able to be operated fully, and are well-presented and fit for use through technical support of sound, lighting and audio visual equipment, as well as attending to facilities management requirements in conjunction with other staff members.

Having obtained relevant qualifications and/or experience as a Theatre Technician (or similar), the successful candidate will also possess the following important characteristics:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s Articles of Faith
  • Ability to provide a godly example to students and fellow staff members through their manner, relationships and general lifestyle
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in operating sound, lighting and staging equipment
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and autonomously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking including, Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Closing date: Monday 25 June

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

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Working at Chairo

Jo, Pakenham Teacher Librarian

‘I enjoy working at Chairo because of the students. I’m challenged daily to set a godly example for them and to reflect about how and why I teach … and to always give my absolute best. I love working alongside committed and dedicated staff members who inspire me every day.’

Jo began working at Chairo in 1997 as a teacher’s assistant. Encouraged by the Principal to study education, Jo became a Chairo primary teacher in 2004 and taught at the Drouin and Drouin East campuses. Today, Jo works in the library at Pakenham and is ‘the most happily contented teacher librarian on the planet’.

Jo explained, ‘I’m passionate about exciting students about books and literature. I also oversee the running of the library; work with teachers on curriculum; order, shelve and critique books; supervise private study and distance education students; make displays; run competitions and oversee Book Week. I’m also studying to complete a Master’s degree’