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Welcome to Wollongong’s Home of the Performing Arts

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Located in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney, Merrigong Theatre Company is one of Australia’s most dynamic regional performing arts companies. The company operates the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) and the Wollongong Town Hall, and also commissions, produces, presents and tours professional theatre.

Merrigong encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+ and people with disabilities.

Casual Duty Techs, Sound and Lighting Operators

Merrigong is building its pool of casual technical staff and is seeking skilled Duty Techs, Sound and Lighting operators to join our Technical Department. You will need to have experience within a performing arts centre or similar, with practical knowledge and experience of supporting professional theatre productions.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, fast-paced, exciting organisation that is a recognised arts industry leader.

How to Apply: To apply please send an email torecruitment@merrigong.com.au which includes a current resume and some words about why you would be a great fit for the role.

Please be aware that these roles will require some evening and weekend work.

If you would like to request a Position Description or if you have any questions, please contact Pip Rigter, Production and Technical Manager on: prigter@merrigong.com.au

Merrigong encourages applications from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people from LGBTIQ communities and people with disabilities.

Applications close: Tuesday May 31st, 2022

Casual Chef

Merrigong Theatre Company is recruiting for a passionate & skilled Chef to lead our IPAC café, The Social, and oversee our internal function operations until the end of the year. The Chef will be developing the menu and overseeing the food output from both The Social café and any internal catering and event requirements.

This position is responsible for the efficient running of the kitchen and ensuring that the food produced is consistently of a high quality.

We are seeking someone who has strong operational experience, leadership, initiative and is highly organised. This role would suit someone who has the ability to work calmly and professionally in a fast-paced kitchen within a busy venue space.

This position is for 7 months and we are happy to either guarantee hours on a casual rate or to enter into a fixed-term contract on a salaried basis for the right candidate.

How to Apply: Please send an email to recruitment@merrigong.com.au which includes

1. a current resume

2. cover letter referencing both essential and desirable criteria

3. contact details for two referees

4. details of availability including weekdays, weekends and evenings

The successful applicants will have at least 1 year experience in a similar position, a high level of initiative, strong communication skills, a flair of creativity and the ability to prepare and cook consistent, incredible food! Merrigong encourages applications from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people from the LGBTIQ community and people with disabilities.

Applications close: 5:00 pm Tuesday 31 May 2022

Position Description

Please direct any queries to our recruitment email address.

Front of House Duty Manager

Merrigong Theatre Company is recruiting for a reliable, hard-working, and enthusiastic applicant to fulfil the role of Front of House Duty Manager to work as part of our Front of House team in an exciting and fun leadership role. This position leads the Front of House Team during performance mode at our venues IPAC and Wollongong Town Hall, ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of events for our all patrons and customers and venue hirers.
This position is responsible for leading and supervising Front of House staff during events and acts as the Chief Fire Warden and First Aid Officer during a shift (if the situation arises).

This position reports directly to the Front of House Operations Manager and will work alongside a pool of casuals to ensure every event within a 7-day roster is covered by a Front of House Duty Manager. There is a high number of events scheduled until December 2022 and we would be willing to guarantee a minimum of 20 hours per week.  

We are seeking someone with experience in the arts or events sector who has strong operational experience in a supervisory or management position, leadership qualities, ability to remain calm and professional in stressful or emergency situations and is a reliable and friendly team player.  This role would suit someone who has the ability to work calmly and professionally in a fast-paced environment with the capability to lead a team of staff to successfully coordinate events in a fun and ever-evolving environment.  

How to Apply: Please send an email to recruitment@merrigong.com.au which includes 

  1. a current resume 
  1. cover letter referencing both essential and desirable criteria  
  1. contact details for two referees  
  1. details of availability including weekdays, weekends, and evenings 

The successful applicants will have at least 1 year experience in a similar position, a high level of initiative, strong communication skills and the willingness to be adaptive and flexible due to the changing nature of event requirements and venue spaces.

Merrigong encourages applications from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people from LGBTIQ communities and people with disabilities. 

Applications close: Applications close: 5:00 pm Sunday 5 June 2022  

Position Description

Please direct any queries to our recruitment email address. 

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