Issue 28

AV Technical Director / Project Manager

CMS Australasia - Full Time - Melbourne, VIC


23 May 2023

Love working with the latest technology on live events? Can you think on your feet and deliver a creative solutions? Do you enjoy working for a company that appreciates your contribution? Looking for an exciting new challenge that will let you flex your technical muscles?

Look no further! We’re a growing event production company in Melbourne and we need an experienced Technical Director to join our dynamic team. If you’re passionate about AV, have a strong work ethic, and love working in a stable environment, then we want to hear from you!

About CMS

Our mission is to be our customers’ trusted, creative partner.  We provide a fully integrated range of event and broadcast production services under one roof, and we’re always striving to be service-driven, supportive, and committed to innovative solutions for our clients. We work with a variety of national clients across finance, retail, sport, and entertainment. We like to keep things fresh and enjoy being able to offer clients creative new ideas and realistic solutions.

The Role

As a Technical Director at CMS, you’ll be responsible for defining, developing, and refining technical requirements and briefs for events and projects. You’ll work directly with external stakeholders, such as our clients, venues and other providers, as well as internal stakeholders like our production team, warehouse, logistics, finance, and account managers. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, from touring road shows and conferences, to gala dinners and live sports events.

In this role, you’ll be the go-to person for project management, budgeting, scheduling, and planning, from conception to completion. You’ll define required equipment and resources in audio, vision, lighting, rigging, creative theming, and digital services and develop floor plans and technical schematics. You’ll also collaborate with our warehouse and logistics teams to ensure the smooth rollout of equipment from our national branch locations.

You’ll lead and motivate on-location crew to install and execute technical audio-visual equipment in a safe, efficient, professional manner and in compliance with safety standards. You’ll manage and coordinate theming and fabrication (where required), oversee and align event content and provide ongoing budget and client feedback reports.

To be considered for this role, you’ll need at least 4 years of proven experience in a similar role, as well as hands-on experience with the latest audio, vision, and lighting equipment. You’ll be a great communicator in both verbal and written forms, a multi-tasker, and a team player who’s always willing to share knowledge and ideas. You’ll be proactive, able to manage your time and think on your feet. You’ll also have strong attention to detail, be dependable and punctual, and take pride in your work and appearance.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a fun, friendly and passionate team on a wide variety of events. You’ll need to be available to work outside of business hours for Melbourne events and occasionally interstate, but we are committed to a work-life balance. So if you’re ready to take your technical skills to the next level, apply now!


  • Australian driver’s license
  • EWP/BL License (Yellow Card)
  • Current police check


  • Level 1 First Aid certificate
  • Medium Rigid Truck license
  • Test & Tag certification
  • Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Rigging certification
  • High Risk work license

Next Steps

Please include a brief cover letter indicating why you believe you would be suitable for this position. Also, include a current CV including industry experience, qualifications and employment history that aligns with this role. Please be prepared to provide referee details if asked.

Please only submit applications via the Seek website.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Thanks for considering CMS as your next place of employment.


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