October 31, 2014


Applications are invited for the position of Stage Manager at The Court Theatre in Christchurch starting late in 2014. The Court Theatre is an established theatre company creating at least 15 productions each year. 

The Stage Manager is responsible for preparing for rehearsals, attending all rehearsals and performances as well as assisting in all areas of the theatre as required.  They work closely with the Directors, Designers and Actors as well as a team of production and casual staff and oversee the day to day running of rehearsal and performances. 

The successful applicant will be pro-active and self-motivated and will need to have excellent communication skills and an understanding of timelines surrounding theatre production.  It will be important to have prior experience of rehearsing and managing productions in live theatre.  This is a position in a creative work environment and there is regularly a need to liaise one on one and in meetings with the design team as well as integrating with the theatre’s administration.  The Stage Management team will also facilitate training for students and volunteers.  A driver’s licence is essential.   

Usual place of work: The Court Theatre, Bernard Street, Addington, Christchurch.

Hours of work: Rehearsal hours usually fall between 9am and 5pm each day and performances between 6pm and 11pm Monday to Saturday.  A willingness to work additional hours and Sundays from time to time is essential. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

The Court Theatre is a charitable trust and receives funding from the Arts Council of New Zealand, Creative New Zealand, The Christchurch City Council, gaming and grant making trusts and a wide variety of corporate sponsors led by Principal Sponsor, BNZ.

The company regularly wins accolades and is often referred to as the most successful performing arts organisation in New Zealand. It provides a thriving, vibrant, challenging and stimulating environment in which to work.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and the enhancement of the arts in Canterbury, forward a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience is applicable to the role of Stage Manager to production@courttheatre.org.nz or to The Production Manager, The Court Theatre, PO Box 268, Christchurch 8140.  

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm on Monday November 24th 2014.

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