Issue 26

National Operations Manager – The Electric Canvas

Full Time - Chatswood, NSW.


1 May 2023

Founded in 1997, The Electric Canvas is an Australian company, recognised internationally as a leader in architectural and large-scale projection. We have had the privilege of delivering hundreds of world-class projects throughout our 25-year history ranging from major international arts festivals, to significant public events such as Vivid Sydney, Rising Melbourne, Illuminate Adelaide and Enlighten Canberra, to exceptional large-scale stadium shows for Olympic and Commonwealth Games Ceremonies, and the like.

The company is a complete solution provider, bringing together a unique combination of creative and technical disciplines to produce transformative site-specific experiences. We offer our clients creative concept development, technical design, content production, equipment and infrastructure provision and on-site delivery — all from under the same roof.

The Electric Canvas is seeking an experienced industry professional to oversee the company’s day-today technical operations from our Sydney headquarters in the role of National Operations Manager. Significant production and technical experience are key to the role, however audio-visual experience is not essential. The successful individual will be expected to promote a strong, collaborative team environment within the company.

Job Title: National Operations Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Chatswood headquarters (Sydney), occasional local and interstate travel required
Supervisor / Manager: Managing Director
Collaborators: Technical Director, Production Coordinator
Direct Reports: Technicians, Maintenance Manager, Warehouse Manager

Main Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the company’s day-to-day technical operations
  • Collaborative project resource planning
  • Coordination, supervision and motivation of in-house technical team
  • Crew bookings and coordination
  • Coordination of on-site crew as required
  • Freight and logistics planning and management
  • Workplace health and safety management


  • Significant technical production experience within the events, theatre or film/TV industries (NB: extensive audio-visual experience is not essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating a team


  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Highly organised
  • Attention to detail
  • High safety standards
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent computer skills (MS Office, Google Workspace, etc.)


  • Forklift Licence (training can be arranged)
  • HR or MR truck licence is an advantage
  • EWP licences are an advantage
  • Current clean driver’s licence and own transport
  • Current passport

Performance Goals:

  • Ensure the smooth running of technical operations leading to successful on-site delivery
  • Promote a strong, collaborative team environment
  • Manage the in-house technical team with professionalism and respect
  • Implement and uphold strong workplace health and safety practices

What We Offer:

  • Industry-leading salary commensurate with experience level
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Working with well-planned project workflows to ensure success
  • Work-life balance flexibility
  • On the job and outside training support as required
  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge equipment and deliver world-class projects

To apply please send cover letter and CV to


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