Opportunities

Opportunities

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


Deputy Production Manager

We are seeking an experienced Deputy Production Manager to join the Production team. The Deputy Production Manager 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, workshops, installations, functions and events.

The role will primarily support the Head of Production and production staff members to deliver Bell Shakespeare’s productions and programs in a range of venues.

Supervising seasonal production crew and working across the company, this role is a key part of the production department, working closely with creative teams, builders and suppliers to ensure that all production and design requirements are achieved to the highest standard.

Who you are

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, supervision and direction of production teams, researching and sourcing equipment, working closely with creative teams, as well as maintaining accurate records and documentation within the production environment.

To be considered as a successful applicant we require;

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated professional industry experience
  • Knowledge and experience in theatre production techniques
  • Ability to create and interpret technical drawings using CAD software
  • An understanding of the artistic process and the ability to work with creative teams
  • 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
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence
  • 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

Application:

Download the position description here.

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

Benjamin Howlett
Head of Production
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 18 October 2019.


IT / Operations Manager

Bell Shakespeare is one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies. We are seeking an experienced IT / Operations Manager to join the Production team. The IT/ Operations Manager is responsible for providing IT and Operational Management for the Company that supports the Company’s activities.

As a key member of the Production Department, you will work closely with the Head of Production to ensure all IT and Operational elements of the company run smoothly at the highest possible standard.

Who you are
The successful applicant will be an active participant in Managing IT and Operation at the company, working closely with our IT providers, strategising IT roll outs, management and development of website and SharePoint and also managing the building facilities along with the development of Pier 2/3 planning.

To be considered as a successful applicant we require;

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated professional industry experience
  • Knowledge and experience in IT Management
  • Experience in working with contracted suppliers
  • Experience in the planning, installation and operation of technical systems
  • High level computer skills, particularly using spreadsheets and word processing software
  • Experience in building and facilities management.
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety requirements in a production environment and prior experience producing WHS documentation including Risk Assessments and Safe Work Method Statements.
  • 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
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records.
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency

Desirable skills

  • Tertiary Qualifications in arts, arts management and/or theatre technical and production fields
  • An understanding of the artistic process and the ability to work with creative teams
  • Experience in using tools and machinery

Application:

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

Benjamin Howlett
Head of Production
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Download the position description here.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.


30th Anniversary Volunteer Opportunity

In 2020 Bell Shakespeare will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Alongside events to mark the occasion we will be sharing the rich history of Bell Shakespeare from our archives. In 2019 we will undertake a digital archive project to highlight special moments from our history and we would like to extend an invitation to our supporters who are interested in volunteering to help us with this project.

If you are based in Sydney and interested in coming to our Sydney HQ (located in The Rocks) to assist in this project and others as our celebratory plans unfurl please email us.

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.