Audio Visual Intern - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 02-29-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

As an AV Intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the exciting world of live event production. Your role will involve setup, operation, and breakdown of audio-visual equipment at various events.

General Responsibilities

·       As an AV Intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the exciting world of live event production. Your role will involve setup, operation, and breakdown of audio visual equipment at various events.

·       Work as a Sound Operator or Light Board Operator for any event that you are assigned

·       Assist with video setups and running equipment as assigned

·       Work as backstage crew for any events that you are assigned

·       Attend all technical rehearsals, rehearsals, calls and/or meetings as required

·       Pre-event, setup and assisting with the running of rehearsals for any event that you are assigned

·       Maintaining rehearsal items as necessary

·       Assist the with moving stage equipment as assigned

·       Eager to learn, has good interpersonal communication skills

Lighting & Sound

·       Operating and programming digital lighting board

·       Assist with the installation, hang, focus, and strike of lighting and sound equipment as needed.

·       Setup and use microphones, recording voiceovers and effects

·       Setup electronic musical instruments, and amplifiers 

Training & Support of Staff & Students

·       Support the Teaching & Learning, events, activities and productions

·       Assist with setting up and bump out of spaces for various events

·       Presence at relevant rehearsals, mostly in the auditorium, to assist with lighting design, focusing of lights, QLab programming, and other technical departments

Other Responsibilities and Skills

·       Managing technical areas & maintaining safe environments (dressing cables, gel inventory, accessories, maintaining a technical equipment audit etc)

·       Work with multi-media related to events performance styles (e.g. projections)

·       Video editing skills is an added advantage

·       Effective with time management and scheduling


·       Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with students, teachers and facilities department

·       Ensure smooth co-ordination of tasks – by initiating discussions to promote progress

·       Attend various scheduled production meetings


·       Maintain a standard of personal image in keeping with the role

·       Operate within the policies of GESS

·       Undertake additional responsibilities as determined by the Theatre Technician &/or Head of Events

Knowledge and Experience

·       Completion of Secondary Education

·       Excellent organizational and communications skills

·       Familiarity with MAC operating system, basic proficiency in MS Office 365

·       Ability to hit the ground running and take initiative to assist wherever needed

·       Ability to follow instructions well and have patience

·       Familiarity with and affinity for the arts, specifically drama and music performances

·       Familiarity with basic stage direction and terminology

·       Applicants should be comfortable working at heights

·       Good command of written and spoken English & German

·       The ability to communicate well and work in a team is essential

·     Experience acting and directing student productions

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029