Lecturer, Lighting

Updated: 21 days ago
Deadline: 06 Jun 2022

  • $102253 to $120814 pa (ALEVB)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Mount Lawley Campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights

$102,253 TO $120,814 PA (ALEVB)

WAAPA is an internationally renowned performing arts training institution within Edith Cowan University. Alumni from all of our courses are found in a multitude of roles within the international arts and cultural industries, from performers to composers, songwriters, producers and artistic curators. The School provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia with Dance, Theatre and Music, as well as all of the technical and design disciplines. Our world-class staff provide rigorous and specialised training of the highest order, supporting our students to realise their professional aspirations. Production and Design training at WAAPA is designed to facilitate collaboration across genres and empower students with the range of skills needed to succeed in today’s industry.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, WAAPA will move into its brand-new city campus in Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This Creative Industries, Law, Business and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the university as it embarks on this further growth and transformational journey.

WAAPA’s Lighting program provides training in lighting design and lighting technology for theatre, film, television, concerts and trade presentations. Students develop skills and knowledge in theatre, film and television lighting, lighting design, and lighting operation. The course is structured to provide students with the skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry.

The Lighting program offers a blend of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) Bachelor courses which allows students to increase their academic qualifications with further study.

The Role
The WAAPA Production discipline is looking to attract a highly motivated and dynamic individual who is an experienced practitioner and teacher in lighting and lighting design.  

The key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching duties - the delivery of quality education and training to both VET and HE students, using a variety of learning environments, delivery strategies and delivery methods.
  • Providing program advice, development, and maintenance of training programs and learning resources, the embedding of new technologies and techniques, and the identification of industry/community requirements in relation to the delivery of programs.
  • Planning, preparation, marking and making professional decisions associated with the delivery and assessment of modules/units within the lecturer’s teaching program.
  • Ensuring a customer-focused approach.
  • Exercising due duty of care in dealings with students, clients and other staff members.
  • Liaising with sessional staff members who contribute to the Lighting program.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to promote interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy.
  • Engaging with University software and systems.
  • Undertaking appropriate staff development to maintain currency of knowledge and skills in areas of expertise.

Selection Criteria:
  • PhD, Masters degree or equivalent professional credentials
  • Ability to coordinate, develop and teach units at both VET and Bachelor levels in lighting and lighting design
  • Commitment to and demonstrated achievement of excellence in teaching
  • Ability to engage with community and industry to enhance teaching and learning within the department
  • Demonstrated capacity to work constructively and collaboratively with colleagues in furthering the aims of the school
  • At least five years of vocational experience relevant to the industrial vocation or professional field relevant to this position.
  • VET qualifications will need to be attained prior to commencement (CERT IV TAE)

The successful candidate will also benefit from having skills in:

  • Lighting production and design
  • Industry related software, including CAD and Vectorworks
  • Vision systems and vision design
  • Control Networks and Technologies
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Electronics (field service and repair of automated luminaires)
  • Asset management and project management skills

All ECU academic staff are expected to achieve and maintain the outcomes outlined in the ECU Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework.

Candidates will also demonstrate personal attributes that align with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration
This full-time, ongoing position attracts a remuneration of $102,253 to $120,814 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff, with an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

Contribution towards relocation requirements may be negotiated for suitably qualified candidates.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

How to Apply
Please complete a statement (maximum of 2-3 pages) addressing the above listed selection criteria and attach your resume at the end of the online application.

Interested applicants who would like to discuss the opportunity in further detail may contact Associate Professor Jonathan McIntosh, WAAPA Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), on +61 8 6304 5041 or  j.mcintosh@ecu.edu.au for more information.

Closing Date
Applications close on Monday 6th June 2022 at 11:30pm AWST 


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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