Why work for us?
The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s largest theatre company and the only performing arts organisation in the country to produce all aspects of each production in-house. We produce theatre which aims to provoke stirring reactions through great theatre experiences that question and celebrate our humanity. We strive for excellence and integrity in the work we produce and are committed to providing an environment that fosters creativity and opportunity for our staff.
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.
To provoke stirring reactions through great theatre experiences that question and celebrate our humanity.
We are a theatre company. We are a creative whanau. We create work that celebrates and questions our humanity. We are united and innovative.
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We are a company that works fiercely and bravely knowing that creative reward requires risk. We are not afraid to push into the unknown.
We are a company that is dedicated to serving the show, knowing that this is the best way to serve our audience.
We are a company that finds joy in the work it makes, in working with each other and in affecting our audiences. We know we are at our best when we are playful.
We are a company that is comfortable with the leadership role it plays, as a tastemaker, as a nurturing force and as a totara in the national industry.
Education Coordinator/Head Tutor
The Court Theatre is extending its Education Department. Applications are invited for the position of Education Coordinator/Head Tutor at The Court Theatre. The Court Theatre is New Zealand's largest professional theatre company and has a vibrant Education Programme which provides supported points of entry to the theatre, facilitating creative experiences which benefit individuals, communities and the industry.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for theatre and a desire to support and work with children and young people. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Coordinator/Head Tutor will be responsible for managing the administration behind the programme and teaching drama and theatre across all aspects.
Key responsibilities include:
- To act as lead drama tutor for at least three classes a week and 4 holiday programmes per year and to regularly teach across all Eduation Programmes.
- To lead on all communication with students, parents and schools around Education offers.
- To lead on communication with the tutor team.
- To manage registrations, create registers, monitor attendances and work with accounts to ensure all places and invoices are paid.
- To contribute to Education focused social media and newsletters.
- To support the Theatresports in Schools programme.
This role is full time and will consist of regular teaching hours, holiday must be taken around these responsibilities.
The full job description is available here.
Please apply by sending a letter of application and a copy of your CV to email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018.
The Court Theatre is extending its Costume Department and two positions are available. Applications are invited for the positions of Costume Manager at The Court Theatre.
Permanent Costume Manager position
The Costume Manager is responsible for co-ordinating and articulating the costume aspects of all the theatre’s productions and for the day to day management of the costume areas and equipment of the theatre as determined below and by the Production Manager.
Key responsibilities include:
- To realise the designs of others ensuring that these fall within agreed budgets.
- To collaborate with the designers and directors of each production regarding the costume design and make.
- To ensure that all designs are delivered to the production schedule and comply with allocated budgets.
- To attend to the timely recruitment, supervision, discipline and training of all costume staff in consultation with the Production Manager.
- To oversee the activities of those members of staff and to supervise the day to day operation of the Costume Department.\
The successful applicant will be pro-active and self-motivated and will need to be an experienced manager and costume maker. This is a position in a creative work environment. The Costume Manager, must comply with and promote, company policies. 5+ year work experience in the industry is required.
- Knowledge and experience of theatre costume construction techniques
- Familiarity with theatrical costume materials and products
- Exemplary approach to costume design and development, problem solving and realisation.
- Creative excellence in the delivery of all work.
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work quickly and efficiently
The usual place of work is The Court Theatre, Addington in Christchurch. This is a permanent fulltime position (40 hours per week). A willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings is essential.
Casual Construction Staff
The Court Theatre seeks casual staff for occasional work at the theatre.
The Court is looking to increase its pool of contacts of:
- Scenic artists
- Costume makers
- Prop makers
If you have these skills, live in Christchurch and are interested in working with one of New Zealand’s leading arts organisations, please send your brief CV as well as any relevant qualifications/accreditations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is not a permanent/fixed hour role, but an opportunity to be added to The Court’s database of workers. People expressing interest may be contacted show by show/as needed; rates and hours by mutual agreement.