Bell Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply for these positions.

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will
Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare productions
• Receive ongoing professional development
• Have the opportunity to work within major performing arts venues, including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Canberra Theatre Centre

Roles Available

Production Manager (Closes 30 November)
Deputy Company Manager (Closes 23 November)
Corporate Partnerships Manager (Closes 16 November)

Production Manager

– Sydney Based
– Full Time – 1 Year Contract

Bell Shakespeare is seeking an experienced Production Manager to join the Operations team. The Production Manager is primarily responsible for providing production support to the Head of Production in the planning and delivery of the Company’s activities, specifically providing support to the Company’s stage productions, workshops, installations, functions and events in a range of venues across Australia.

The successful applicant will be an active participant in all activities associated with Company activities and facility maintenance, produce and manage production schedules, develop project timelines and coordinate spending within allocated budgets. The Production manager will support the Head of Production in the supervision and direction of production teams, researching and sourcing equipment, as well as maintaining accurate records and documentation within the production environment.

This role forms a key part of the production department, working closely creative teams, builders and suppliers to ensure that all production and design requirements are achieved to the highest standard. The successful application will be an excellent communicator and a passionate, driven contributor to the production team.

Essential criteria

• Demonstrated professional industry experience of at least 5 years
• Strong knowledge and experience in theatre production techniques
• Experience in the touring and delivery of live theatrical works
• Excellent problem solving and communication skills
• Ability to keep calm under pressure
• Ability to create and interpret technical drawings using CAD software
• An empathy and passion for the artistic process
• Proven ability to work in a team environment whilst also able to work autonomously
• Flexible attitude to duties, responsibilities and working hours within the skill set of the position
• High level computer skills, particularly using spreadsheets and word processing software
• Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records
• Must hold a current driver’s license
• Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency

Desirable skills

• Tertiary Qualifications in arts, arts management and/or theatre technical and production fields
• Knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety requirements in a production environment and prior experience producing WHS documentation including Risk Assessments and Safe Work Method Statements
• Experience in the planning, installation and operation of technical systems
• Experience in coordinating set and prop construction and an understanding of construction processes and timelines
• Experience in using tools and machinery
• Forklift licence
• Dogging and/or Riggers certification

If you are interested in the role please send through your CV and a cover letter for the attention of:

Daniel Murtagh
Head of Production

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday the 30th November 2018.

Deputy Company Manager

– Sydney Based
– Full Time – 1 Year Contract

Bell Shakespeare is one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies. We are seeking an experienced Deputy Company Manager to join the Operations team. The Deputy Company Manager is responsible for assisting and coordinating the management of cast, creatives, company touring and logistical support for our mainstage productions, education programs, functions and events within our national program of activity.

The role will primarily support the Company Manager to arrange and facilitate touring and logistical support across all company activity and coordinate the administrative elements of the company management department. The role will also support the Company Manager to ensure that a safe and healthy working environment is maintained and that the obligations of the employer are met for all cast, creatives and production staff.

The Deputy Company Manager role is a full time 1-year contract and will be based in our Sydney office in The Rocks.

To be considered as a successful applicant we require;

Essential criteria:

• A minimum of three years’ professional arts industry experience
• Experience in working with and managing artists in a performance environment
• An understanding of the artistic process and the ability to work with creative teams
• Experience in managing tour and travel logistics
• High level proficiency in the use of computer systems (including the Microsoft Office suite)
• Current Australian Driver’s Licence
• High level of attention to detail with an ability to provide a high standard of administrative support
• Proven ability to work in a team environment whilst also able to work autonomously
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, organise and coordinate
• A willingness to work on weekends and in the evenings when required, including receiving after hours’ phone calls
• A willingness to travel interstate for short periods to time

Desirable skills:

• Relevant tertiary qualification
• Current First Aid Certificate and/or Mental Health First Aid Certificate
• Touring logistics experience
• Company management experience
• Knowledge and understanding of theatrical awards and certified agreements


If you are interested in the role, please send through your CV and a cover letter for the attention of:

Charlotte Barrett
Company Manager

Download the position description here.

Applications will close at 5pm on 23rd November 2018.

Corporate Partnerships Manager

– Sydney Based
– Full Time

We are seeking a dynamic Corporate Partnerships Manager to manage the Company’s national corporate partnerships portfolio in addition to cultivating and acquiring new corporate partners and increasing revenue through corporate training programs and other supplementary activity.

Key accountabilities include creating and delivering high-value partnerships for our current and future partners; researching, developing and pitching new partner opportunities; managing high quality events in conjunction with our Events Executive and engaging with internal stakeholders to ensure partnership outcomes are achieved.

This role is a key position within the development team, reporting to the Head of Development and working closely with philanthropy, marketing, education and production teams. The successful applicant will be collaborative, driven and passionate about the value of arts partnerships.

Essential criteria

• Demonstrated success in account management
• Experience in maintaining long-term stakeholder relationships
• Excellent networking and relationship building abilities
• Demonstrated strategic and planning skills
• Excellent communication skills, including writing, presentation and negotiation skills
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• High level of attention to detail
• Demonstrated project/event management experience
• Innovative and creative, able to identify and act on new opportunities
• Collaborative and team-oriented
• Motivated and results orientated

Desirable criteria

• Demonstrated success in business development
• An interest in the Arts
• A tertiary qualification in business, marketing or other appropriate discipline

If you are interested in the role please send through your CV and a cover letter for the attention of:

Debra Reinecke
Head of Development

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday the 16th November 2018.

Work experience

Please visit the Work Experience page for more information. We are unable to offer any placements for high school students outside of this program.