Live Performance Award [MA000081]

Who the Live Performance Award covers

The Live Performance Award covers employers in the live performance industry and their employees who fit within the classifications of the award.

The live performance industry means:

  • producing (pre and post production), staging, lighting, audio and audio/visual, presenting, performing, administrating, programming, workshopping, set and prop manufacturing, or
  • undertaking live theatre, performance art, operatic, orchestral, dance, erotic, variety, revue, comedy, multi-media, choral, or musical performances, productions, presentations, rehearsals, or concerts.

This is whether the performance, production, presentation, workshops, rehearsal or concert is performed or presented in front of an audience or recorded.

It includes the sale, service, or preparation of food or drink and selling tickets and operating venues for the above.

Examples of employees covered by the Live Performance Award includes:

  • crowd controllers
  • car parking attendants
  • crewing employees
  • mail room attendants
  • program sellers
  • stage door attendants
  • stage hands
  • theatre attendants/ushers
  • ticket sellers
  • turnstile attendants
  • tour guides
  • receptionists
  • administration and information services
  • account, booking and dispatch clerks
  • team leaders - call centres
  • customer service representatives
  • marketing or publicity assistants
  • qualified or unqualified sound and lighting technicians
  • prop and wig makers
  • machinists and tailors
  • technicians
  • performers involved in:
    • acting
    • singing
    • dancing
    • skating
    • aquatic performing
    • understudying and any other type of performing
  • musicians
  • conductors
  • vocalists
  • disc jockeys
  • karaoke hosts
  • opera principals
  • stage managers.

The Live Performance Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the live performance industry.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Live Performance Award [MA000081] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A external-icon.png

Who the Live Performance Award doesn't cover

The following employees and employers are not covered by the Live Performance Award:

  • models who are photographed and/or models for hairdressers for advertising purposes
  • employers and their employees who work in movie theatres.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Live Performance Award [MA000081] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A external-icon.png

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