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Paul (Pablo) Mackenzie


My name is Paul Mackenzie

 I have succesfully completed a diploma in production for live performance ( set construction, scenic art, and props )

I have been working as a casual mechinist for the Adelaide festival centre over the past two years. I have also been fortunate enough to have worked for the Adelaide festival of arts 2007 as a part of thier flying squad ( crew ), Spiegal world Australian tennis open, St Kilda fetival, and contract crew for the Adelaide Fringe 2009.

 My compentencies and passion for the production industry, give me the drive to exel in any role related to this field.

 I have many skills in various areas, and have the ability to work in a professional environment, both as part ofa team and on my own, i believe my referees would strongly agree.

 I am an honest and reliable worker, who takes great pride in all i do, and look forwards to any future challenges.

 Please see resume for more details



Career Objective:

Throughout my working life I have had experience in a variety of different jobs requiring various skills, knowledge and experience: my main fields of work being retail sales and manufacture. I consider myself to be an extremely reliable worker who takes pride in all work that I pursue. I am able to follow instructions and always use my initiative. I work well unsupervised, as part of a team, and I am always eager to add to my experience and knowledge.



·       Excellent communication skills;

·       Proven ability to work unsupervised;

·       Ability to work to a time schedule and meet deadlines;

·       Good at problem solving and trouble shooting;

·       Honest and reliable;

·       Confident and well presented;

·       Confident in working within a high pressure sales environment, maintaining and exceeding budgets;

·       Excellent customer service skills;

·       Conversant with cash handling and till reconciliation;

·       Able to use power tools and carpentry related machinery;

·       Able to interpret documents, plans, and design layout and manufacture product;

·       Competent in use of hand and power tools;

·       Current Forklift and elevated work platform licences.





2009:     Tafe SA (Adelaide Centre for the ARTS)

              Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Construction and



1997:     Onkaparinga Institute of TAFE (Noarlunga Campus)

              1ST. Semester Built Environment (Building and Plan Reading),


1993:     University of South Australia (Underdale Campus)

              1st Year Ceramic and Glass Design,


1992:     Adelaide Institute of Tafe (Aldgate Campus)

              Visual Arts,





2009:     Current Licence holder for Forklift, Elevated work & Platform Licence, and

              Knuckle Boom Licence (also completed 2005 & 2007)


2008:     Production Live Performance Theatre & Events, Construction &      Manufacture

              TAFE Certificate 1V (Tafe SA – Adelaide Centre for the ARTS)


1999:     Small Business Management Course – Nationally recognised


1998:     Eastern Enterprise Development Agency (EEDI) Airbrush Art


1994:     Horticulture Course at Urrbrae Agriculture College






2009:     Contract Work – Adelaide Fringe (Production),

              Mega Fun – Australian Tennis Open, Melbourne – Spiegelworld,

              St. Kilda Festival, Melbourne


2008:     EPA + Show support crew work – set-ups for large musical &  sporting events,

              Production secondment for the opening of the Adelaide Festival 2008,

               including assisting with the northern lights set up,

              Member of the flying squad crew – Persian garden – Adelaide Festival

              General mech work for Adelaide Festival Centre including bump in, bump outs, resetting theatre set up  and set restoration.


May – Oct 2002: Knights Inn (Margaret River Resort) – Bar person, food & beverage service and general customer service.

April 1998:           Self-employed, surfboard design , shaping and glazing.

1996 – 1997:       Forstaff Employment Agency – Stocktaking and general labouring  work, Visual Merchandising.

1995 – 1997:       David Frazer Design – Architectural work



Feb. – Oct 2005:      Margaret River Decorator Centre – Storeman, Forklift driver,   Customer Service, Deliveries, Trade Accounts

July 2001 – Oct. 2002:      J.C. Hawaii (W.A) Surf Design – all aspects of surfboard manufacture, shaping, glassing, sanding and art work.

Mar. 1998 – 2001:    Big Surf Australia – Surfware retail and sales assistant

                                    Powerplug Surf Boards surf board manufacturer

                                     Joske Pro Glassing – Surfboard Manufacturer


Sept. 97 – Mar 98:   Housing Industry Association – Apprentice Carpenter


May – Nov. 1996:       Complete Joinery Crafers – Trades Assistant

June – Dec. 1994:   The Cool Lady – Thebarton – Building assistant (Cool Rooms)


In 1998 I completed a small business course with the view of running my own surfboard manufacturing business.  I then ran my own business designing and creating surfboards which were displayed and sold at various surf retail outlets in South Australia.