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 great theatre experiences which aim to provoke stirring reactions that reflect, 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.
This company is
Māiatanga - Courageous
Manaakitanga - Welcoming
Whānaungatanga - Belonging
Kotahitanga - One Team
Under the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the ‘traffic light’ system), indoor events such as performances require people entering their premises to be fully vaccinated in order to operate to their maximum capacity at each level. This requirement also enhances safety for all people entering the premises.
For these reasons Vaccination Passes are required for entry to The Court Theatre and this policy applies to all employees, volunteers and suppliers.
The positions advertised here require Applicants should be aware that being double vaccinated and carrying a current My Vaccine Pass, or being willing to meet these requirements by an agreed start date, is a condition of employment.
Partner Relationships Manager
If you understand the power of building relationships to create a win:win, have a patient but proactive approach, and want to help others realise their aspirations and goals, then you will know this job is for you.
The Court Theatre is a trusted brand in the Ōtautahi landscape, and something that our community has loved and enjoyed for more than 50 years. We are looking for someone to join our highly successful Fundraising and Development Team to engage and relate to the many donors and sponsors who support our work, whether it’s the excellent productions on the stage, our many and varied education programmes or the engine room that keeps our talented cast and crew entertaining generations of theatre lovers.
You will have experience in one or more of fundraising, sponsorship, donor acquisitions, event management and/or relationship marketing, working at a management level with a number of years’ proven experience.
You will need to be Canterbury based and have some flexibility in days, evenings and weekends throughout the year. You will be technically savvy, be warm, and have integrity through everything you do (yes, even on Facebook!). And above all you will be a team player and know why everyone at The Court does what we do. This is an exciting role for an experienced professional with a good track record of closing asks.
Please apply through Seek at https://www.seek.co.nz/job/61841486. The closing date for applications is Sunday 12 March 2023.
The full job description can be found here.
Lighting & Sound Technician
Hidden in Christchurch’s suburb of Addington is New Zealand’s largest theatre company. In its post-earthquake refuge “The Shed” - an old grain shed – is a magical world of happiness, laughter, drama and intrigue. Inside the walls of “The Shed” is a diverse and dynamic company of 35 permanent staff plus hundreds of artists and artisans who produce 19 productions each year. Over 120,000 ticket buyers enter The Court each year to feast on the varied offering of theatrical works, all created and produced on-site.
The Court has matched the ever-diversifying Christchurch population and creates and supports work for everyone in our community including children and families, for the Tangata Whenua and for Christchurch’s growing Pasifika communities. We have a strong education programme and we support new writing for theatre.
The Court Theatre is your theatre. Whoever you are. Come and be part of our team.
We are looking to engage a lighting and sound technician in a part time role (32 hours per week) to work within our highly talented Production Team.
With demonstrated experience in this role, you will be required to:
- Work collaboratively as part of a fast paced, deadline driven team.
- Undertake lighting and sound designs as required.
- Rig and focus and/or operate lights, sound, video and other effects.
- Assist in ongoing maintenance of technical equipment.
A full job description can be seen here.
As part of a team of resilient and flexible learners who are highly skilled team players, you will be able to adapt to requirements in the moment and be comfortable working under pressure in this busy and exciting organisation.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to our Associate Artistic Director (Production), Tim Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 February 2023.
Casual Bar Staff
The Court Theatre is looking for casual bartenders and baristas to provide friendly, efficient service to patrons and guests attending shows and functions at The Court Theatre. Experience is preferred.
If you would like to apply for this exciting position, please send your CV and cover letter to Petra Laskova at email@example.com.
Teach at The Court
We would love to hear from experienced theatre practitioners and educators who are interested in running classes and/or workshops in our Education and Outreach Programme. Opportunities include both regular classes and short-term teaching with the Youth Companies.
To express your interest, please send a cover letter and C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your training and experience and an indication of what you would like to teach. We are looking for skilled and motivated practitioners. Experience in education is valuable, but not essential. You must have a strong commitment to fostering the future talent of New Zealand theatre.
The Court Theatre is committed to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion, and individuals who identify with under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Casual Production Staff
The Court Theatre seeks casual staff for occasional work at the theatre.
The Court is looking to increase its pool of contacts of:
- Costume 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 email@example.com
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.
Opportunities for Artists
Whether you're a designer, artist, creator or maker, we want to hear from you!
To send your expression of interest to work at The Court, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information and portfolio and/or website link.
We can't wait to hear from you!