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Michael Cassel Group - Melbourne, VIC

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HP Production Australia Pty Ltd is producing the award winning and internationally acclaimed theatrical production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- Parts One and Two at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.

We are looking for a fabulous Show Rigger to join our Harry Potter Team in Melbourne. Our ideal candidate shall be capable and skilled in rigging and harness work on a first class, commercial, live theatrical production.

Key Functions Include:
• Assist in production maintenance, safety requirements and performance duties.
• Work on the set up & load out of the production equipment as required.
• Create paperwork and update plots/rosters/checklists so the production to be remounted at a later date.
• Assist in supervising all technical aspects of the production including documentation, reports, maintenance, rehearsals and performances of the production.
• Ensure that all aspects of the performer-flying items and associated rigging are maintained and presented at performances to the highest professional standards. This includes all flying harnesses, dyneema flying cable and all associated hardware.
• In conjunction with stage management and the Head Mechanist, establish and maintain regular communication with flown performers in regards to their safety.
• Assist with and perform mechanist cues as part of show plot.
• Ensure the smooth and cost-effective operation of rigging in the technical department.
• Ensure the Production is presented and run as it was rehearsed.
• Attend meetings, performances, rehearsals, training and other calls as rostered and directed.
• Liaise immediately with company management about any safety, staff or conduct of work concerns.
• Liaise with stage management, company management, heads of department and other crew along with the Australian Technical Director to ensure the smooth operation of the production.
• Other duties as directed.

• Ensure all work is carried out in a professional and safety conscious manner.
• At all times comply with all Company policies including the WH&S policy & guidelines.
• At all times comply with the rules of the venue where the production is being performed.
• Work collaboratively and willingly to establish good relations across the company to further to enhance those relationships.
• Promote a congenial working environment, with attention given to maintaining a high level of staff morale.
• Demonstrate company’s brand and positioning with external partners and stakeholders: collaborative, contemporary, innovative, ambitious and, importantly, flair.

Commitment to Diversity
Michael Cassel Group and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are teams with a diverse group of production personnel, marketers, industry consultants, performers, musicians, and technical personnel. We expect every member of our team to be treated fairly and with respect for the individual. We believe a diverse environment reflects our audiences and the community in which we work. We provide an inclusive environment where we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, cultural or ethnic heritage or identity, religious affiliation, political opinion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or disability, and where all are treated equally and with respect.

• Significant experience in rigging and harness work on theatrical productions.
• Demonstrated understanding and experience with safety systems in the theatre.
• Working at Heights or other rigging tickets would be well-regarded but not essential.
• Relevant certificates, qualifications, or training in rigging and harness work, or similar discipline or equivalent experience.

Capabilities and competencies
• Meticulous attention to detail,
• Deadline focused.
• Well-developed ability to work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, collaborative environment.
• Ability to investigate issues and find solutions.
• Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a broader team.
• Highest integrity in professional and personal life.
The position description is not an exhaustive list and may change from time to time to meet the changing needs of the Producer.

Applications close 5pm Monday 22 February 2021.

Please email current resume, claim for the position, and contact details for 2 referees, to recruitment@michaelcassel.com