Opportunities

Opportunities


Marketing & Communications Manager

Bell Shakespeare is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Marketing and Communication Manager to join our marketing team.

The role will work closely with the Head of Marketing to develop and deliver strategies across the company to increase awareness of all of our programmes including theatre, education and development, drive attendance at performances and member events, and lead revenue strategies that all contribute to enhancing our brand.

The ideal candidate should be creative, motivated, customer-oriented, and able to work both autonomously and within a small but vibrant team. The role is hands-on and will provide exciting challenges for the right person.

Experience in the marketing and communications areas is essential. We are interested in speaking with candidates from a range of backgrounds and experiences, including the cultural, government, media, and private sectors.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications should include a cover letter, a full resume, and address the Selection Criteria outlined  in the Position Description. Applicants who have not demonstrated these requirements or have not downloaded the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 26 November 2017.

For any queries, applicants can contact HR@bellshakespeare.com.au


Development & Events Executive

We are looking for a driven and experienced individual to join the Development team as our Development & Events Executive.

The Development team look after Bell Shakespeare’s critical relationships with our philanthropic donors, corporate partners and trust and foundations, and is responsible for generating significant income for the Company.

This hands-on role will provide vital administrative support across the team, including processing and reconciliation of income, data management and day-to-day correspondence with our stakeholders. The position will also be responsible for the end-to-end management of multi-city Company events, including Opening Night functions, corporate hospitality, donor cultivation dinners, and the annual fundraising Gala.

This is a full-time position based in Sydney. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Please note that whilst there will be opportunities to interact with productions and creative staff, this is not an artistic role, or a pathway into a creative or artistic career.

Who you are

The role would suit someone with a background in events, executive support, or box office management. You will thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment, with the ability to juggle multiple events and projects at any one time, and to solve problems. You will be an exceptionally organised, detail-oriented self-starter who is personable, has a flair for spreadsheets and data with outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will

-Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare productions
-Ongoing professional development
-Work in a great location in The Rocks
-Have the opportunity to work within major performing arts venues, including Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Canberra Theatre Centre

Application:

To apply for this role, please send the following to Kate Gardner, Development Executive, at hr@bellshakespeare.com.au by midnight on Sunday 26 November

-Cover letter
-CV
-Response to the essential criteria as listed in the position description (no more than 1 page)
-An example of a piece of professional writing you’ve written for an important stakeholder or event such as a receipt letter, invitation, letter (no more than 1 page)

Any applications received which do not include all requirements will not be considered for the role.


Head Electrician

Bell Shakespeare is looking for an experienced Sydney Based Head Electrician to join the National Touring team in 2018. The role of Head Electrician is a contracted 5 month touring position and is responsible for the touring, delivery and maintenance of the lighting elements of the production. This person will be an approachable, relaxed and friendly team player keen to join a team of professionals to undertake a challenging but rewarding tour.

The Head Electrician will provide support and advice to the Production Manager and Technical Supervisor in the planning, maintenance and performance of productions relating to lighting and practical elements as well as participating as part of a team, specifically performing a leadership role, ensuring the delivery of performances and installation of lighting and technical equipment in a range of venues across Australia. As a key company representative, the Head Electrician should have a passion for working with, educating and inspiring crews across the country.

Essential criteria
– Excellent communication and problem solving skills
– A drivers license
– A minimum of two years’ industry experience
– Experience in touring live theatrical works and regional touring desirable
– A solid knowledge of theatre production techniques
– Ability to interpret and create technical drawings including the use of Vectorworks or other CAD applications.
– Proven ability to work in team environments whilst also able to work autonomously
– Be available to tour for extended lengths of time
– A solid knowledge of and experience in operating and programming ETC platform lighting consoles
– Be a Sydney based employee
– Basic rigging experience desirable but not essential
– Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency
– Proficiency in using software packages such as MS office and Vectorworks
– Flexible attitude to duties, responsibilities and working hours within the skill set of the position

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and a few words on why you would like to join the Bell Shakespeare team to:

Daniel Murtagh
Production Manager
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Application submissions for this position will close at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.


Production Assistant 2018

Bell Shakespeare is looking for a Sydney based Production Assistant with industry experience to join the Production team for an upcoming seasonal contract. The Production Assistant is responsible for providing production support in the planning and delivery of the Company’s activities, specifically providing support to the Company’s stage productions, installations, functions and events.

The role will primarily support the Production Manager in addition to the Technical Supervisor and production staff members in the operational support and delivery of Bell Shakespeare’s productions and programs in a range of venues. The successful applicant will be an active participant in pre-production planning, rehearsal activity, bump in, season support, bump out and facility maintenance. This includes co-ordination and delivery of production related resources, researching and sourcing equipment, labour support and equipment transfers as well as maintaining accurate records and documentation within the production environment.

Essential criteria
– Must hold a current driver’s license
– Be a Sydney based employee
– Demonstrated knowledge and experience in theatre production techniques
– Ability to interpret technical drawings
– Proven ability to work in team environments whilst also able to work autonomously
– Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency
– 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
– An understanding of the artistic process together with the ability to work with creative teams to realise their vision
– Excellent problem solving skills
– Excellent, research, analytical and communication skills
– Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records

Desirable skills
– A minimum of one year industry experience
– A solid knowledge of theatre production techniques
– Ability to create technical drawings including the use of CAD software
– 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 audio and audio visual systems
– Experience in coordinating set and prop construction and an understanding of construction processes and timelines
– Tertiary Qualifications in arts, arts management and/or theatre technical and production fields desirable

The position will commence on Monday the 15th January and runs for an 8 month term, concluding mid September. If you are interested in the role please send your CV and a few words about yourself and why you would like to join the Bell Shakespeare team to:

Daniel Murtagh
Production Manager
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Applications will close on Wednesday the 15th November 2017.

 


Work experience

Bell Shakespeare is pleased to offer a brand new work experience program for Year 10 students in 2017. Please visit the Work Experience page for more information. We are unable to offer any placements for high school students outside of this program.