Tauranga teen techs


Every year Baycourt Community & Arts Centre delivers an entertainment technology training programme designed for secondary school students who are interested in various elements of behind the scenes activities for shows and events, including sound, lighting, AV and stage mechanics.

Are you:

  • A year 9-13 student?
  • Interested in any aspect of event and theatre technology
  • Good with numbers, physically fit and good at learning in both classroom and on-site environments?

Do you:

  • Work well in a team?
  • Enjoy problem solving, making things go, using lighting, sound and AV equipment, and being physically active whilst setting up equipment?

Then we want you to apply

This training scheme is designed to develop the skill sets of school age technicians that will assist you to gain part time employment in the entertainment industry. It will provide both theory and practical training and entertainment technology experiences. As well as opportunities for school age technicians from the 11 different schools to interact and understand the technical offerings at other schools and environments.

There will be two separate streams, years 9-10 and years 11-13. Each group will meet once a month for approximately 3 hours. Often the meetings will be held on weekends or evenings (not during school time) but will adjust to the events that are on at Baycourt throughout the training programme.  Approximately 50% of the meetings will be held at Baycourt with the others being off site at other venues or schools. 

Image of stage with tech computers

Stage equipment