Production & Stage Manager

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Darlinghurst Theatre Company is one of Australia’s leading producers of Independent Theatre. We are looking for a person to fill the role of Production & Stage Manager. This role would be suitable for a Stage Manager wishing to move into production management and project management.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company stages small to medium size drama productions, which run for 4 or 5 weeks.

The Production & Stage Manager role involves production managing the pre-production period of a given show, and then stage-managing and operating that show for its season. The company’s season of shows is divided between two Production & Stage Managers. Darlinghurst Theatre Co. employs two Production & Stage Managers who share the work-load of the company’s season.

The successful applicant will be highly organised, self-motivated, demonstrate initiative and an ability to work within a team. They will have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to communicate with creatives and production team members. Experience with theatre technical equipment and knowledge of theatre production is essential.The Stage and Production Manager will report to and work closely with Darlinghurst Theatre Company Producers. This role is full time and requires a committed and dedicated person. They will co ordinate the technical and physical aspects of a production; including set props and costumes and work closley with creatives such as lighting designers, production designers and sound designers. Their role will be to assist the creatives to realise the production within the production budget and schedule. When stage managing a production, the role will involve operating and stage managing the performances and maintaining the show. Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Production & Stage Managers also assist and supervise the overall presentation, appearance and maintenance of the theatre venue.

more details at:

Car Drivers License.

High standard of ability in Microsoft Office; particularly Word, Excel and Outlook programs.

Professional stage management and equipment operation experience.

Hours: 38 hours/week.

Salary: $39,000 a year, plus super, plus leave loading.

Applications close: January 22, 2009

Posted: 24th December 2008