Advert for Senior Audio Visual Technician

Permanent position at Joburg Theatre.



The Joburg City Theatres (JCT) is an entity of the City of Johannesburg that operates Joburg Theatre (Braamfontein), Roodepoort Theatre and Soweto Theatres.

Department: Stage
Branch: Joburg Theatre
Designation: Senior Audio Visual (AV) Technician (Ref No: SAVT/10/2021)
Salary Range: R22,215.54 – R27,864.81 (Basic salary excluding benefits)

Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Enforce health and safety regulation ● Inspect regularly the hanging gear and ensure that it is safe to use and in good repair ● Ensure the safety of cables that are attached to all hanging gear ● Ensure that AV equipment is in good working order and meets safety requirements Replace faulty equipment and recommend to senior management to acquire new technology when necessary  ● Use computers and computer systems (including software and hardware) to program, write software, setup functions, enter data, or process information diagnose and resolve media system problems ● Operate control consoles for sound, lighting and video ● Draw up plans for subordinate/s to execute  ● Program shows manually as well as program timecoded shows ● Archive shows for future use ● Compress, digitalize, duplicate and store audio and video data ● Obtain, setup and load video tapes for scheduled productions ● Operate both Mac and PC operating systems. ● Consult producers, event planners and coordinators to coordinate productions and program ideas and provide feasibility of ideas in implementing the use of stage technology and space in the Theatre and function rooms. ● Allocate work to subordinates and define performance standards ● Implement staff development processes ● Operate any stage equipment within the theatre when needed ●  Report all mechanical faults to the Manager and building department and ensure that faults are rectified in time by following up.● Design AV, lighting and sound ●Setup AV screens, media servers and all accessories ● Asses damaged items and assign for repairs ● Inspect all equipment after use and before storage ● Manage AV team productively and efficiently during AV setups ● Inspect AV equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. ● Ensure day to day management of the Audio visual (AV) department.

Appointment Requirements:

Grade 12 plus Diploma in Theatre Technology or equivalent ● Ability to design AV, operate sound mixer, MA lighting and Digico console and media server ● Knowledge of Protools, Cubase, studio1 and Qlab programs. ● Computer literacy ● Minimum of 1-3 years of working experience ● Good verbal and written communication in English.

Interested persons are requested to send their cover letter, detailed CV, recently certified copies of their qualifications and the Identity documents not longer than three months, quoting the relevant reference number to Mr. Thomas Sadiki, The Human Resources Manager, Joburg City Theatres, via e-mail to:

Enquiries: 011 877 6859 / 6821 

PUBLICATION DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2021                                                   

This is an employment targeted position and preference will be given to White males /Indian/White females and designated groups including people with disabilities.

PLEASE NOTE: JCT reserves the right not to make an appointment. Applications must contain at least 2 referees. Late submissions and/or applications will not be considered. Submission without certified copies of qualifications will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Only those applicants required for an interview will be contacted.

Timothy Le Roux
011 8776877
Joburg Theatre