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Chas Clarkson is proudly Australia’s leading full service, commercial Christmas decoration and illumination company. We are recognised as the market leader in Christmas decorations for commercial spaces such as shopping centres and city centres. We continue to achieve high growth and deliver unrivalled consumer experiences and we are always on the lookout for new talent…whether Project Management, Design, Production, Operations or Logistics. 
 

Successful candidates will exemplify our core values:

  • Do it with passion
  • Be supportive
  • Think outside the tree
  • Get it done
  • Have fun with it

We value our staff and reward them appropriately with a highly attractive salary package and a range of benefits.

If you think you have what it takes to help us develop our business, we would love to hear from you. 
If you would like the full Job Description, please contact jasmine@chasclarkson.com.au 
 or simply send us your cover letter and CV. 
 
 

NOW HIRING

Bespoke Production Coordinator

Chas Clarkson is the national market leader in seasonal event design and illumination, creating magical and memorable experiences for our clients.  We’re looking for an organised and dedicated Bespoke Production Coordinator to join our Production Team at our Sydney Head Office to assist in delivery of Production for our bespoke client projects and to ensure they are delivered beyond the expectations of our client's objectives - meet safety guidelines, and achieve budget – build to spec and timeline parameters.

A successful track record in a similar position in the entertainment / large scale bespoke events / exhibition displays or other related industry is required, with sound Technical, Carpentry & Experiential activation build / Construction knowledge.

Reporting directly to the Bespoke Production Director and working closely with the Bespoke Production Manager.  Delivering high-end projects nationally within a fast paced high performing diverse production team and collaborating with both internal and external teams to deliver these bespoke projects. This role offers a great team environment, job variety and good future prospects.  The position is based in the Sydney head office at Mascot and the role is full time with an immediate start.

If successful, you will be welcomed into an established company that celebrates 127 years of service in 2020.  Australian family owned and operated, Chas Clarkson have earned an outstanding reputation for quality, customer service and contemporary design.  Our clientele includes premier shopping centres, hotels, casinos and airports throughout the country. 

 Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Bespoke Production Manager on build and delivery admin requirements
  • Attend daily morning meetings on next steps for the day
  • Preparing and presenting key updates to weekly Production Team meetings
  • Maintaining/updating the job schedule on the Production Scheduling platform on all bespoke projects
  • Getting up to speed with the Chas Quoting System (CQS)and working with the Production team to understand this platform to deliver reports - estimating and costing of jobs and projects  
  • Ordering with suppliers of materials and various items required during install season and generating the Purchase Orders for various stock and items required
  • Managing time frame and hours allocated to projects and staying to budget
  • Managing and cross checking time sheets to job labor budgets for the workshop staff
  • Work with the Bespoke Production Manager to manage external suppliers with job information and deliver timelines
  • Working closely with Warehouse and Logistics on projects completion dates for on time dispatch
  • Work closely with the creative team on technical delivery of build and finishes for projects
  • Prepare and complete feedback documentation post projects
  • Drive WH&S around all our projects that you are involved in
  • Working with the Production Director and the Bespoke Production Manager on Risk assessment documents related to products on projects
  • Creating weekly KPI labor reports which are presented by the Production Director to the management team weekly

Core competencies:

  • Past experience managing / delivering bespoke jobs in events/exhibition industry
  • Experience in the delivery of build items from workshops / construction
  • A strong understanding of construction techniques
  • Excellent communicator both verbal & written
  • Highly organised with good planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task and manage various projects simultaneously           
  • The ability to operate highly autonomously when required, but to also operate as a team player sharing information and receiving feedback.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form quality business relationships and relate well at all levels
  • Sound computer skills with good knowledge of MS Office programs, especially excel
  • Seeking long term employment
  • Full NSW driver’s license
  • Flexible with regards to working hours during October – January (Install & Dismantle season)

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Junior Industrial Designer

Chas Clarkson is a market innovator and leader in Commercial Experiential Christmas and Illumination design projects.

We design award-winning installations and holistic environments for iconic public spaces and retail communities such as: Westfield, The Vicinity Group, QIC Shopping Centres, AMP Shopping Centres, The Lend Lease Group, three capital city airports, The City of Brisbane, Gold Coast, City Of Adelaide, nationwide councils and 145 independent Australian retail & hospitality enterprises.

And still exploring and identifying which landscapes to transform next.

The industrial design graduate role sits within the cross-discipline creative team, comprised of graphic communication designers, industrial designers, interior architects and industry specialists. For the main part, you will be working directly with our senior industrial designer in transforming our creative visions for our clients into successful, robust, on-time, on-budget design solutions.

We are looking for a STAR industrial design Graduate to join our agile but ambitious creative team in a full-time capacity, working from our Botany headquarters. You will be a bold playful designer who has a passion for experimentation and an interest in developing objects that come together to build experiential environments.

The successful candidate must be a team player and self-assured in a dynamic, collaborative environment. We’re looking for a designer who may have had some industry experience and is confidently proficient in the delivery of research, concept documentation and the building of block models in solid works.

If you also know your way around Adobe Creative Suite welcome to the top of the candidate list.

The position will require a creative 'ideas person’ who is passionate about problem solving, story-telling, is all about detail & accuracy in their work, has a can-do attitude and has an appetite for new innovative technology.

This role would suit an individual that has interests in theatre design, large scale public art projects, experiential activations and consumer brands, whose products have personality and narrative in their design detail.

We are looking for someone who can start immediately. You must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand or have a valid visa that provides work rights.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute and add value to Christmas installations & environments that deliver JOY to our clients’ communities
  • Support the design lead and the greater team on research methodologies and/or design precedents for new briefs
  • Work closely with the design lead & the greater team during concept development stage to produce block models of the design vision
  • Produce detailed 3D render of the design solution to our clients’ brief
  • Produce detailed production drawings and specification packs of our design solutions
  • Produce cut files for production elements for our design solutions
  • Produce Install Manuals of our bespoke creatives and experiential Christmas environments
  • Produce material & sample boards of our bespoke designs and experiential Christmas environments
  • Work with our production team to document electrical and lighting layout plans of our bespoke designs and experiential Christmas environments
  • Work with our production manager on updating & documenting floor-plans for our bespoke designs and experiential Christmas environments
  • Flexible with regard to work hours throughout the year, especially during the busy October – December period.

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NSW Project Manager 

Chas Clarkson is the national market leader in seasonal event design and illumination, creating magical and memorable experiences for our clients. We’re looking for an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our team. Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great team environment, job variety and good future prospects.

Reporting directly to the Project Operations Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. The right candidate will work with teams across the company to deliver projects on time, to budget, exceeding our clients’ expectations and meeting Australian safety guidelines.

You will have experience in a project management or production capacity in the events/exhibition/entertainment industry, with an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and on-the-ground installation and dismantle experience.

The position is based in the Sydney head office at Mascot. The role is full time with an immediate start.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Project Management team
  • Build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaise with production team for timely quoting
  • Prepare site-specific & WHS documents
  • Participate in site visits and inspections
  • Plan and coordinate machinery requirements for installations
  • Assist with dispatch checking
  • Attend installations and dismantles as the Project Ops representative

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in event or exhibition management
  • Highly organised, ability to multi task with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication & time management skills
  • Positive, can do attitude
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to work nights during Oct – Jan

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience with Smartsheet
  • Understanding of technical drawings
  • Hands on event installation experience

Benefits

  • Quarterly team social calendar
  • Monthly and yearly rewards and recognition
  • Onsite parking
  • Training and role progression

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VIC Project Manager

Chas Clarkson is the national market leader in seasonal event design and illumination, creating magical and memorable experiences for our clients.  We are looking for an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our Operations team.  Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great team environment, job variety and good prospects. 

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity.  The right candidate will work with teams across the company nationally to deliver projects on time, to budget, exceeding our clients’ expectations and meeting Australian safety guidelines.

You will have experience in Project Management and installations in the events / exhibition / entertainment industry, with an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and on-the-ground hands on installation and dismantle experience. 

The position is based in the Victorian office at Derrimut.  The role is full time with an immediate start.

This rewarding and challenging role requires high attention to detail and dedication, the successful applicant will be expected to go above and beyond during a peak Install & Dismantle season. (Oct-Jan)

Department: Project Operations

Line Managers: Operations Manager & State Manager

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Estimating of Install & Dismantle projects
  • Develop and maintain schedules for Project Installation & Dismantle, Equipment, Machinery and Crews
  • Conduct site analysis and infrastructure review of client sites inc Measurements, photos, infrastructure, power, storage, access
  • Ensure Company conforms to relevant WH&S legislation and Compliance Responsibilities
  • Coordinate Client maintenance/warranty during the year
  • Maintenance of floor plans depicting decoration location
  • General Warehousing
  • Management of tools, vehicles, PPE, First Aid and equipment for Install teams
  • Keep Account Manager updated on all correspondence to client
  • Generation of instruction kits for team leaders & Contractors
  • Manage project logistics, and transport Schedule
  • Recruitment of crew for Install & Dismantle projects
  • Training of crew and maintaining skills register
  • Create Client install checklist
  • Manage external contractors, ensuring quality and safety guidelines are adhered to
  • Ensure that all projects are executed within budget, in time and to high standards
  • Reporting & recording of installations through written reports and photos
  • Supervision/Management of crew on site
  • Supplier/ Contactor Debrief Post Season
  • Cost analysis and KPI reporting

Core competencies:

  • Ability to grow a successful team
  • Ability to work with department heads, keeping them informed of all issues and problems
  • Ability to be practical and hands on during installation & dismantling period
  • Ability to ensure that all projects are executed within budget, in time and to high standards
  • Ability to proactively contribute to improved business efficiencies and improvements

Desirable and Highly Regarded Candidate requirements:

  • High level of Operations and Logistics experience in the display / event / entertainment / exhibition industry
  • Well-connected in the industry to attract the necessary resources
  • Highly organized with excellent planning & administration skills
  • Good technical knowledge of Installation project requirements
  • Sound computer skills, proficient in Excel and OneNote
  • Quick learner, thorough and high attention to detail
  • Team player with good people skills
  • Driver License and High-Risk License (preferably with WP & LF)
  • Looking for long term employment
  • Flexible with regard to work hours during October – January (Install & Dismantle season)

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Visual & Lighting Project Manager

Chas Clarkson is the National market leader in seasonal event design and illumination and requires an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Visual & Lighting Project Manager to join their team.

Reporting directly to the Production Director, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great environment, variety and good future prospects.

The position is based in the Sydney head office and is full time with an immediate start.

Your overall responsibility will be to manage the Lighting and Technical department to ensure all projects are delivered beyond the expectations of our client's, meet safety guidelines, and achieve budget and timeline parameters.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Lighting design for all relevant projects working closely with the Creative team to deliver the Creative vision.
  2. The creation of electrical diagrams plus power load documentation
  3. Attend site visits as requested to provide advice on Illumination and Technical projects
  4. Manage department inventory ensuring equipment is thoroughly prepared and tested for future projects. Manage stocktake, hire database and promote hire of product throughout the year.
  5. Product Research & Development, pushing new boundaries in Illumination & Tech in particular lighting control.
  6. Estimation of project production costs within Chas quoting system with assistance from Production Coordinators
  7. Create & Coordinate new Lighting and Technical work orders, consisting of job & resource requirements, purchasing requisition etc.
  8. Quality control and ensure all production meets Australian standards, minimising Company risk/exposure by adopting best practice techniques in all illumination and electrical projects.
  9. Maintain an exacting Production schedule for approved projects - Ensuring production projects run within budget, to time lines & agreed milestones.
  10. Manage installation projects, assist in team recruitment and scheduling.
  11. Electrical premise Management plus Test n Tag.
  12. Supervise Lighting & Technical Production team members and manage KPI’s
  13. Manage team development and company wide training for Illumination and Technical procedures
  14. Develop and implement procedures to improve efficiency and quality.

KPI’s

  • Reporting on budgeted labour vs actual
  • Maintain thorough department WIP and Production Schedule for fortnightly review.
  • Keep Project budget programme live throughout the Job timeline

Candidate Requirements & Core Competencies

To succeed in the role, the following personal attributes are essential:

  • Excellent level of Lighting and Electrical experience in the lighting / events industry with a superior knowledge of production, for temporary and permanent installations in public spaces.
  • Highly organised with excellent planning skills
  • A sounds level of Supervisory experience for overseeing a team of diverse skills and experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Leadership qualities - Confidence in leading, motivating and inspiring the crew and contractors throughout the various stages of projects
  • A sounds level of IT literacy.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form quality business relationships and relate well at all levels of the delivery.
  • Flexible with regard to work hours during our peak season (October – January)
  • Looking for long term employment with 100% dedication to the role

To succeed in the role, the following personal attributes are desirable and highly regarded:

  • High Risk Work licence (Work platform) – Over 11m
  • Elevated Work Platform Licence – Under 11m
  • Familiar in the programming of Martin Lighting Control Software (M-PC or similar)
  • Light control expertise
  • Electrical trade or Lighting production Qualification
  • Appliance Test & Tag Certification
  • Current Driver’s Licence

 

We look forward to hearing from you and the possibility of having you join our team.