Careers

WHY WORK FOR US

Staff at Bell Shakespeare enjoy a creative and supportive workplace, that encourages collaboration and inspiration.

Bell Shakespeare is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse staff. In line with this commitment, we will prioritise applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that Shakespeare is for all.

Unless otherwise stated in a job description, all staff are based at our HQ at Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in Sydney, NSW. All staff are entitled to complimentary tickets to Bell Shakespeare productions, as well as offered special opportunities and discounts within the arts, as they arise.

All applications should address the selection criteria if one has been set within a job description.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Marketing and Development Coordinator
Sydney Based
Full Time

  • Exciting opportunity to join major performing arts organisation
  • Small, dynamic and dedicated team

Bell Shakespeare is one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies. Established in 1990 by John Bell AO, Bell Shakespeare was created to present Shakespeare’s work in ways that are meaningful and accessible to Australians of all backgrounds and locations. The company is the only national theatre company in Australia, touring to theatres, schools and communities in every state and territory.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing and Development Coordinator to join our team and support our marketing, philanthropic and corporate partnerships activity. The Marketing and Development team looks after Bell Shakespeare’s critical relationships with audiences, philanthropic donors, corporate partners and trusts 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 supporting the Head of Marketing and Development to ensure smooth operations across the team and assisting across the team with event support and logistics, database management, writing copy, creating marketing and communications assets and supporting our stakeholders as required. This role will also be required to attend Opening Night functions, public events in The Neilson Nutshell and The Seed, corporate and donor hospitality events 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 tasks at any one time. You will be an organised, detail-oriented self-starter who is personable, warm, collaborative, creative, enjoys working with people, enjoys finding better processes for effective operations and will contribute to a positive team culture.

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 spectacular location at the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
  • 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

  • Proficient with Excel, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite (In Design and Photoshop)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Basic budgeting experience
  • Enjoys solving problems and improving processes
  • Strong team player and able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Sociable and comfortable building relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience using Tessitura (ticketing and database) or similar CRM database
  • Video editing experience
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification
  • Project/event management skills and experience
  • Experience/interest in the performing arts

Application:

If you are interested in the role, please send through an application by Friday 27 May 2022 for the attention of:

Debra Reinecke
Head of Marketing and 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)

Bell Shakespeare is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse staff. In line with this commitment, we will prioritise applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that Shakespeare is for all.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Debra Reinecke (Head of Marketing and Development).


Customer Service Assistant
Sydney Based
3 month contract

We require a Customer Service Assistant to assist in the processing and delivery of mainstage packages, memberships, company tickets, and education program sales.

The position would be suitable for a detailed person who enjoys working with customers, has an interest in theatre and / or education, and has data entry experience.

Working within the Marketing team, which is responsible for all areas of marketing and communications for the wider organisation, the position sits within the Box Office function. Box Office is responsible for providing the highest levels of customer service to our stakeholders and the organisation, as well as liaising with venue and ticketing providers.

The Customer Service Assistant is responsible for monitoring and reporting ticket sales, accurate and courteous service to patrons, speaking with teachers about our extensive education programme and providing information about upcoming sales.

This is an entry level position on a 3-month contract with the possibility of ongoing employment, commencing June 2022.

Download the position description here. Applications need to include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (no longer than 2 pages) to be considered for this vacancy.

Bell Shakespeare is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse staff. In line with this commitment, we will prioritise applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that Shakespeare is for all.

Applications for this position close 5pm, Monday 30 May 2022 and should be emailed to hr@bellshakespeare.com.au with 'Customer Service Assistant' in the subject line.