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Acting Head of Production – 1 Year Contract

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Name: Courtney Giles

Phone: (02) 9250 1720


Location: Sydney

Thank you for your interest in the position of Acting Head of Production.

Hours of Work

The usual hours of work are 35 hours per week. Due to the nature of working for a theatre company and the requirements of this position, the role may require flexibility and potentially include evening and weekend hours.

The position is for a fixed term of 1 year. The position is based at Fox Studios Australia, however the role will be required to regularly visit other sites and venues.

Salary and Entitlements

  • Salary is dependent on experience
  • 10.5% superannuation
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Complimentary tickets to all STC productions


In order to make your application for this position, please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet the below capabilities and competencies to

Key Capabilities and competencies

  • Minimum of seven years relevant experience, preferably within a producing theatre company.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent industry training.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a proven ability to lead teams and manage people.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent project management skills with a logical and analytical approach to planning and the allocation of resources.
  • The ability to remain calm, professional and positive under pressure.
  • A sympathetic approach to theatre design and aesthetics.
  • A good eye for detail and quality control to ensure that all elements of a production are produced to the highest standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of theatre practices, terminology, etiquette and theatre craft.
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of set design and construction.
  • Good knowledge of rigging, stage automation, lighting, sound and projection.
  • Good knowledge of theatrical costume and props.
  • Strong financial management skills with a proven ability to manage and control large budgets.
  • A high level of understanding of Workplace Health and Safety legislation and procedures as related to the theatre and entertainment industries with proven experience of implementing these requirements in a sympathetic manner.
  • Experience of touring productions either domestically or internationally.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD.

Applications close 12pm Monday 2nd December 2019.

For a full copy of the Job Pack, including the job description, please visit our website:

* Must be Australian resident or hold current, appropriate working visa

The Sydney Theatre Company encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTI+) people.

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