Opportunities

Opportunities


Philanthropy Manager

Sydney Based
Competitive salary and benefits

We are seeking a Philanthropy Manager who, reporting to the Head of Development, will help to generate further philanthropic revenue for Bell Shakespeare with particular focus on major gifts, special events, campaigns and other initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate a track record in philanthropic fundraising and donor stewardship which will have been gained in the not for profit sector. You will display a high degree of professionalism with a creative and strategic approach to your work. Your exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills will be crucial.

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director, Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185, or email dstevens@richmond-associates.com. Further information can also be downloaded from the Richmond Associates website at http://www.richmond-associates.com.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1 June 2018.

Bell Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants with the appropriate qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position.


Deputy Production Manager

Sydney Based
Full Time

Bell Shakespeare is one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies. 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 support and 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.

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will

– Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare production
– 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

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:

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
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Download the position description here.

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 this position.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 8 June 2018.

Development Coordinator

Sydney Based
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Coordinator to join the Development team and support our Corporate Partnerships activity. The Development team look after Bell Shakespeare’s critical relationships with philanthropic donors, corporate partners and trust and foundations, and is responsible for generating significant income for the Company.

This is an excellent role for a candidate looking to start their career in the performing arts. It requires a driven individual who will ensure all administrative and support tasks are delivered to the highest standards as part of the team. The role includes researching and identifying potential prospective partners, managing and processing existing partnerships ticketing requests, and day-to-day administrative tasks to support our stakeholders. As a part of the Development team, this role will also be required to attend Opening Night functions, corporate hospitality events, cultivation dinners, and the annual fundraising Gala. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Who you are

The role would suit someone who thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment, with the ability to juggle multiple events and projects at any one time. You will be an exceptionally organised, detail-oriented self-starter who is personable, has a flair for spreadsheets and data and enjoys working in a team.

As part of the Bell Shakespeare team, you will

– Receive complimentary tickets to all Bell Shakespeare productions
– Receive ongoing professional development
– Be based 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

To be considered as a successful applicant we require;

Essential Criteria

– Appropriate tertiary qualification
– Proficient with Excel and Microsoft Office Suite
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Demonstrated ability to manage projects involving multiple deadlines and stakeholders
– Strong team player and able to work autonomously
– Demonstrated attention to detail

Desirable Criteria

– Experience using Tessitura (ticketing and database) or similar CRM database
– Project/event management skills and experience
– Experience using the Adobe design suite, particularly InDesign
– Experience/interest in the performing arts

Application:

If you are interested in the role, please send through an application for the attention of:

Debra Reinecke
Head of Development
hr@bellshakespeare.com.au

Download the position description here.

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Response to the essential criteria as listed in the position description (no more than 1 page)
  4. 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 cannot be considered for the role.

Bell Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants with the appropriate qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position.

Work experience

Bell Shakespeare is pleased to offer a brand new work experience program for Year 10 students in 2018. Please visit the Work Experience page for more information. We are unable to offer any placements for high school students outside of this program.