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.
Payroll and Accounting Manager
Hidden in Christchurch’s suburb of Addington is New Zealand’s largest theatre company. In it’s post-earthquake refuge “The Shed” - an old grain silo - is a magical world of happiness, laughter, drama and intrigue.
Inside the walls of The Shed is a diverse and dynamic team of 60 permanent staff plus hundreds of artists and artisans who produce some 19 productions each year. Over 150,000 theatre-going customers enter through our doors each year to feast on the varied offerings of works, all created and produced on site.
The Court Theatre is your theatre, whoever you are. Would you like to come and be part of our team?
The Payroll and Accounting Manager ensures all staff are paid accurately and on time, prepares costing reports, and will continuously develop both payroll and cost accounting processes to ensure greater improvements and efficiencies. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services/CFO, the Payroll and Accounting Manager is a key tier three leadership role that works collegially with the Corporate Services team and across the company to ensure our ongoing sustainability.
Initially at 12 month fixed term contract, you will need:
- Demonstrated cost accounting, finance and payroll management experience
- Relevant tertiary qualification (minimum - NZQF Level 6)
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Sound knowledge of accountancy, including systems, methodologies, techniques and technology
- Sound organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Understanding and previous experience of working with Xero and payroll software
- Proven ability to work as part of an essential service team.
A knowledge of theatre is not a pre-requisite - we will train!
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Susan Rendall, General Manager, email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 March 2019
We will be reviewing applications on Wednesday 27 March at 10.00 am, with interviews to follow shortly thereafter. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.