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Sydney

Christmas Decorators
(Casuals required)

Chas Clarkson is Australia’s largest Christmas & Illumination Company and we are looking for motivated people to help us decorate for Christmas between the months of September to November.
We have positions available in various areas of assembly and pre-dec, both at our Alexandria and Botany Warehouse locations.
$25.50ph + Super
8.30AM – 5.00PM

Apply Now at the bottom of this page.

Core Competencies:

You will need to be a quick learner, take instruction well, good with your hands with a keen eye for detail, and be prepared to get a bit dirty while working within a diverse fun team.

Hold a current NSW drivers licence

Highly organised

Excellent communication skills

Punctual and reliable

Key Requirements:

All candidates are required to wear masks, and either be fully vaccinated or have had their 1st vaccination dose.

Ideally you are available to work long hours and possibly 6 days a week for the 3 month period.

You need to be eligible to work more than 20 hours per week (No student visa holders)

Sydney

Install Crew
(Casuals Required)

The role involves working on commercial installations and dismantles of Christmas decorations in major shopping centres, commercial buildings, airports, and public spaces.

Install runs for approx. 6 weeks from mid-October to late November

Dismantle runs for approx. 3 weeks from Boxing Day to mid-January

Shifts vary however are usually 8-12 hours. Generally, night time, beginning approx. 5pm.  Specific skills required for each job will vary. You will need to be available to work a variety of shifts during this period and have the ability to provide your own transport to and from the sites.

Majority of installs are based in Sydney, but there may be requirements to attend jobs in areas such as Wollongong and Canberra.

Training will be provided to ensure you are familiar with our products and how they are handled.  This will take place in September/October.

Core Competencies:

White Card

EWP operator

Carpenter/Joiner

Electrician

Technical background

General labour (moving boxes etc)

Design/Spatial awareness

Events or VM install experience

Key Requirements:

All candidates are required to wear masks, and either be fully vaccinated or have had their 1st vaccination dose.

Can do attitude

Critical thinking

Own transport

Night time availability

Eye for detail

Common sense

Sydney

Production Project Manager (Contract)

Reporting directly to the Production Director, in a fast paced production team. This is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great environment, plenty of variety and good prospects. The position is based in the Sydney head office and is a full-time contract role between September & November 2021 (3 months).

Your overall responsibility will be to manage the Production of a select number of key projects and ensure they are delivered beyond our client’s expectations. Each project needs to meet safety and engineering guidelines plus achieve budget and timeline parameters.

A trade background in construction/metal fabrication industry is considered advantageous.

This is a contract role however has potential to transform into a full-time opportunity.

Core Competencies:

Excellent level of Production experience in the event / entertainment / exhibition / construction industry

Superior knowledge of construction for temporary and permanent installations in public spaces

A hands-on understanding of how jobs get built / assembled with safety as your number one priority

Have worked closely with logistics to understand and achieve timelines

Well-developed interpersonal skills allied to the ability to form quality business relationships and relate well at all levels.

Flexible with regards to work hours during our peak season (October – January)

Key Requirements:

Work closely with the Creative Department to bring concepts to life.

Ensure the correct translation of the creative concept to the manufacturer.

Communicate with suppliers and conduct factory visits when possible.

Generate prototypes from renders with minimal working drawings.

Source and engage a pool of contract production houses to facilitate manufacture in Australia

A high awareness of WH&S and the engineering process is essential.

Melbourne

Event Installation Supervisor
(Contract)

We are seeking an experienced Event Installation Supervisor for our 2021 Install/Dismantle period. Working at high-end locations, this role offers a great environment and variety of work.

 

Installation period: October 22nd 2021 – November 20th 2021

Dismantle period: December 26th 2021 – January 10th 2022

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th September 2021

Core Competencies:

Managing various size teams to complete scope of works

Building Custom Sets

Erecting display pods

Installing lighting decorations

Loading & unloading freight

Key Requirements:

All applicants are required to wear masks, and either be fully vaccinated or have had their 1st vaccination dose

Experience in running installation teams in the Event / Exhibition / Display industry

Additional licences (eg. EWP, MR or Fork) is an advantage.

An energetic and hardworking attitude with excellent attention to detail.

Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment.

Be physically fit and capable of manual labour in a fast-paced environment.

Availability: 1) Commit to both 2021 Install & Dismantle period. 2) Availability to work nights

Hold a valid Driver’s Licence.

Melbourne

Install Crew
(Casuals Required)

We are seeking an experienced operators for our 2021 Install/Dismantle period. Working at high-end locations, this role offers a great environment and variety of work.

Installation period: October 22nd 2021 – November 20th 2021
Dismantle period: December 26th 2021 – January 10th 2022

Availability:
-Commit to both 2021 Install & Dismantle period.
-Availability to work nights

Additional licences (eg. Fork or Scissor) is an advantage, as is any kind of electrical or trade experience.

Core Competencies:

Building Custom Sets

Erecting display pods

Installing lighting decorations

Loading & unloading freight

Key Requirements:

All applicants are required to wear masks, and either be fully vaccinated or have had their 1st vaccination dose

Experience in running installation teams in the Event / Exhibition / Display industry

Additional licences (eg. EWP, MR or Fork) is an advantage.

An energetic and hardworking attitude with excellent attention to detail.

Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment.

Be physically fit and capable of manual labour in a fast-paced environment.

Hold a valid Driver’s Licence.

Brisbane

QLD Account Manager

Reporting to the Senior Account Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end clients, this role offers a great environment, variety and good future prospects. The position is based in the Queensland Office and is full time with an immediate start. The successful applicant will be seeking long-term employment with an industry leader where they can use their background in Relationship/Account Management in the display / event / retail / entertainment /exhibition industry.

Core Competencies:

Acting as the main client interface

Scoping client’s properties & gathering technical information

Briefing team on scope of works

Overseeing concept development with the design team

Assembling proposals & project documents

Conducting client presentations

Assisting Project Manager to organise client infrastructure & site preparation

Attending project installation, conducting audits on dismantle and assisting Project Manager (onsite where required)

Updating client on project progress and dealing with any problems swiftly

Possessing supreme knowledge of the company's product range and services

Identifying and growing opportunities within the territory

Achieving sales targets

Managing client records

The production of weekly reports & schedules

Key Requirements:

Excellent communicator with good presentation and sales skills

Highly organised with excellent planning & administration skills

Creative flair, design awareness, decorative ability

Quick learner and thorough

Looking for long term employment

Flexible with regard to work hours during the install & dismantle season (October – January)

The ability to operate highly autonomously when required, but also functioning as a team player

Sound level of IT literacy

Melbourne

VIC Account Manager

Reporting to the Senior Account Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end clients, this role offers a great environment, variety and good future prospects. The position is based in our Melbourne Office and is full time with an immediate start. The successful applicant will be seeking long-term employment with an industry leader where they can use their background in Relationship/Account Management in the display / event / retail / entertainment /exhibition industry.

Core Competencies:

Acting as the main client interface

Scoping client’s properties & gathering technical information

Briefing team on scope of works

Overseeing concept development with the design team

Assembling proposals & project documents

Conducting client presentations

Assisting Project Manager to organise client infrastructure & site preparation

Attending project installation, conducting audits on dismantle and assisting Project Manager (onsite where required)

Updating client on project progress and dealing with any problems swiftly

Possessing supreme knowledge of the company's product range and services

Identifying and growing opportunities within the territory

Achieving sales targets

Managing client records

The production of weekly reports & schedules

Key Requirements:

Excellent communicator with good presentation and sales skills

Highly organised with excellent planning & administration skills

Creative flair, design awareness, decorative ability

Quick learner and thorough

Looking for long-term employment

Flexible with regard to work hours during the install & dismantle season (October – January)

The ability to operate highly autonomously when required, but also functioning as a team player

Sound level of IT literacy

Sydney

Senior Designer Interior Architect Design Lead

We are looking for an experienced Senior Designer (for a 12-14 month paternity cover) to join our creative team based in our Botany headquarters. The successful candidate will need to communicate and liaise with: clients, key project stakeholders, external suppliers and the Chas Clarkson senior management team about all aspects of their active projects.

The position will require a creative ‘ideas person’ who is passionate about problem solving, project management, spatial & experiential design and storytelling. It is essential that the candidate is a seasoned expert in delivering architectural environments across the following stages: concept design, design development, specification & finishes, construction documentation and installation.

The Senior Designer will be directly involved in delivering, amongst other things, Chas Clarkson’s pop-up Christmas installations, bespoke Christmas landscapes & experiences, Christmas Wonderland Environments and Experiential Road Shows

Core Competencies:

Contribute and add value to Christmas installations & all year round Experiences that deliver JOY to our clients’ communities

Co-design, manage and deliver Christmas & All year round experiences for our clients, their spaces and their communities

Support the Creative Director in “bringing-to-life” the creative vision across each phase of the project’s realisation: concept development, pitching, designing, prototype & specification, installation, dismantle and review

Partner with Account & Project Managers to build and drive successful, seamless projects that are delivered in line with the brief and budget

Be a strong contributor to the relevant Project Production Meetings & Workshops and ensure Smartsheet document tasks are thorough and always up-to-date

To contribute to scheduling on all nominated projects from creative to production and ensure deadlines are being met

Work closely with the Creative Director and the Production Team to championing and maintain successful collaboration methods, project pathways and systems

Relationship manage and liaise with: clients, key project stakeholders, external suppliers and the Chas Clarkson senior management team regarding all aspects of active projects

Actively collaborate with fellow senior designers on the delivery of all presentations, production specification documents, finishes & materials boards and the concept specification document (The CSD)

Key Requirements:

Proven record of accomplishment within a relevant creative team

Strong background in Interior Architecture

Extremely organised with a high attention to detail and can produce high quality work under tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced and fun workplace

Creative problem solver, have a global design awareness, decorative ability and flare Team player with the desire to lead, motivate and inspire individuals and teams both internal and external to the business on projects

Knowledgeable & hands-on technical experience in experiential installations & environments, theatre sets & production construction and lighting will be highly regarded

A working knowledge of creative and project management software platforms: Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft programs and Smartsheet an added advantage

Monitor, with the Production Manager, Quality Control in production design packages

Be comfortable in acting as a mentor/coach to the junior team members of the creative team to maximise potential and expertise

Willing to be flexible with working hours, as required, to fulfil the duties of the position - a specific remuneration program is in place to reward flexibility

Melbourne

VIC Project Manager

Based at our Derrimut office, we have a position for an experienced Project Manager who can manage a bespoke-build project from the first design meeting through to bump out. You will have experience in the events/exhibition/entertainment space with good exposure to production, technical, infrastructure, lighting and installation work. A head for figures, an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and strong on-site management experience will be key.

Your strong interpersonal and organisational skills will enable you to manage multiple projects concurrently, often on long lead times.

Our main installation season between October and January will require you to have work hours flexibility as many installations involve night work.

This role offers a great team environment, job variety and a chance to take ownership of exciting projects.

Core Competencies:

Budget management

Time management (yours and others)

Relationship management

Running a meeting

Site management (including WHS)

Use of different software packages

Key Requirements:

Highly organised

Have creative flair and design awareness

Have an unrestricted driver’s licence and access to a vehicle

Able to commit to long-term employment

Melbourne

VIC Operations Manager

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Operations Manager who can confidently lead teams to manage a bespoke-build project from the first design meeting through to bump out.

You will have experience in the events/exhibition/entertainment space with good exposure to production, technical, infrastructure, lighting and installation work. A head for figures, an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and strong on-site management experience will be key.

Your strong interpersonal and organisational skills will enable you to manage multiple projects concurrently, often on long lead times.

Our main installation season between October and January will require you to have work hours flexibility, as many installations involve night-work.

Core Competencies:

Installation and Site management (including WHS)

Budget management

Time management (yours and others)

Relationship management

Running a meeting

Leadership Skills

Use of different software packages

Key Requirements:

Have an established network of experienced installation crew

Love to organize and have creative flair and design awareness

Have an unrestricted driver’s licence and access to a vehicle

Have equipment operator certification for foklifts, EWP and high risk.

Able to commit to long-term employment

Sydney

NSW Account Manager
(maternity leave)

Reporting to the Group Account Director, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end retail, commercial & council clients, this role offers great professional rewards in a creative and dynamic environment with a passionate and supportive team.
The position is based in the Sydney Office and is full time with an immediate start.
This is a 12-month maternity leave position with the opportunity for permanent placement.
The successful applicant will be seeking a minimum 12-month role with an industry leader where they can use their background in Relationship/Account Management in the display / event / retail / entertainment /exhibition industry.

Core Competencies:

Excellent communicator with good presentation and sales skills

Highly organised with excellent planning & administration skills

Creative flair, design awareness, decorative ability

Quick learner and thorough operator

Flexible with regard to work hours during the install & dismantle season (October – January)

Key Requirements:

Acting as the main client interface

Scoping clients’ properties & gathering technical information

Briefing internal team on scope of works

Overseeing concept development with the Design team

Assembling proposals & project documents

Conducting client presentations

Assisting Project Manager to organise client infrastructure & site preparation

Attending project installation, conducting audits on dismantle and assisting Project Manager (onsite where required)

Updating client on project progress and dealing with any problems swiftly

Possessing supreme knowledge of the company's product range and services

Achieving sales targets

Managing client records

The production of weekly reports & schedules

Identifying and growing opportunities within the territory

Sydney

Rigging and Electrical Supervisor

We are searching for an experienced, organized and enthusiastic Rigging & Electrical Supervisor to join our team. Your overall responsibility will be to supervise our Rigging, Cable & Electrical Department for our bespoke client projects and ensure they are delivered beyond our client’s expectations. Each project needs to meet safety and engineering guidelines plus achieve budget and timeline parameters.

Core Competencies:

Experience working in a rigging capacity in the event / entertainment industry

Experience working with steel cables and the machinery involved with them to swage

Keeping up to date with Australian standards in rigging requirements for Chas Clarkson equipment and decorations

Maintain all relevant workshop equipment and keeping it serviced preseason to ensure a smooth delivery during peak times

Responsible for the stock control of the cable department and our truss inventory on the lead up to the season on all things cables and slings

Working closely with the Account Managers, Project Managers and Design Department to ensure that the teams have a clear understanding of the correct methods of rigging suspension of decorative elements throughout the project’s portfolio

Quoting of all jobs that include cables before client presentation, working on cost effective ways of getting the project done correctly and safely

Key Requirements:

Excellent communicator both verbal & written

Highly organised with good planning skills and high attention to detail

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

The ability to operate highly autonomously when required, but to also operate as a team player sharing information and receiving feedback

Medium to high level administration experience and knowledge of MS Office programs, especially Excel, in the event / entertainment industry

Flexible with regards to work hours during October – January (Install & Dismantle season)

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