March 2, 2015


STAB 2015 Producer  

Fixed Term Contract 



The STAB commission is an integral part of the annual BATS Theatre programme. STAB originated in 1995 from BATS’ desire to initiate a commission that allowed theatre artists to experiment in a supportive environment. The STAB commission is funded by Creative New Zealand and commissioned by BATS, with BATS acting as the Executive Producer.

The purpose of this position is to be the Wellington based producer for the project that has received the 2015 major STAB commission. This project is a collaboration between BATS, Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre.


This position is for a fixed term contract commencing March 2015 and ending November 2015. A set fee will be paid for this contract with the successful applicant expected to manage the workload as they see fit. 

Some travel to Canberra may be required with flights, accommodation, per diems and other related expenses covered by BATS through the STAB commission.

The Wellington season of the project will take place from 19 – 24 November 2014.

Key Duties/Responsibilities of the Role

  • A major focus of the STAB 2015 Producer role is liaison with Long Cloud Youth Theatre key personnel, Canberra Youth Theatre key personnel, project cast and crew and BATS Theatre as Executive Producers.
  • Publicity for the Wellington season is another major focus, along with budget management in collaboration with Canberra Youth Theatre and Long Cloud Youth Theatre key representatives.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking any additional funding applications that may be necessary
  • Contracting Wellington based cast and crew
  • Booking flights and accommodation as/if necessary
  • Working closely with Canberra Youth Theatre’s production manager on any transport logistics for set and props etc, and the pack-in and pack-out schedule for the Wellington season
  • Compiling a project report with input from key Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre personnel at the end of the process.


  • At least three years experience producing theatre/live performance
  • Experience with touring theatre/live performance, ideally including international touring experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for New Zealand live performance
  • A passion for events management
  • An understanding of the BATS philosophy


It is expected that the 2015 STAB Producer will carry out the responsibilities of the position to the highest professional standard, acting with high integrity, presenting a positive image of BATS and STAB in alignment with the BATS vision, mission and values.


The 2015 STAB producer reports directly to the BATS Co-General Managers.

Key Relationships:

  • Long Cloud Youth Theatre Artistic Director
  • Canberra Youth Theatre Artistic Director and Production Manager
  • Project cast and crew
  • BATS staff


To apply for this role please send a cover letter and CV to Cherie Jacobson, Programme Manager – – by 5pm, Monday 9th March.

Applicants must be available for an interview on March 12th and/or 13th 2015 and be able to begin immediately.

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