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.
Audition Notice - Jesus Christ Superstar
The Court Theatre in Christchurch will stage Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar (Rock Opera) in December 2018/January 2019.
Dates for the season are:
Rehearsals start: Monday 15 October 2018
Opening night: Saturday 24 November 2018
Final performance: Saturday 19 January 2019 (with a possible 1-week extension to 26 January 2019)
We are calling for applications to audition for the production and, if invited to audition, you will need to sing a song of your own choice in the style of Jesus Christ Superstar and prepare a song from the show (which you may not be asked to sing). While there will not be a dance audition, candidates will need to demonstrate physicality with the ability to move and feel comfortable with stage movement.
Auditions will be held in Christchurch on 2 & 3 July 2018.
To apply, please send a CV and recent headshot to email@example.com
Chief Executive Officer
- Christchurch, New Zealand Based
- Strategic & Operational Leadership
- New Zealand’s Largest and Most Successful Theatre Company
The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s largest theatre company with a vision “to provoke stirring reactions through great theatre experiences that question and celebrate our humanity”. Founded in 1971 The Court Theatre sustains a full-time professional staff and an ensemble acting company and is administered by The Court Theatre Trust.
The Court Theatre Trust Board is seeking an outstanding and talented individual to lead the theatre with passion, invention and dedication. You will provide strategic and operational leadership for the organisation, ensuring financial stability and creating an environment in which the company’s artistic remit can flourish. Reporting to the Trust Board, and supported by an experienced, capable and enthusiastic team (6 direct reports), the Chief Executive Officer will further develop The Court’s reputation and profile within the local and regional communities as well as nationally and internationally through the development and implementation of an integrated artistic vision and business strategy.
An inspirational leader, you will have a demonstrated track record of influencing stakeholders and getting things done. You will be able to hold the ends of all the pieces of string that deliver excellent productions, strong partnerships, fiscal security and long-term success and thrive by working in close and dynamic proximity with the creative process. You will be confident and persuasive, with proven ability to inspire and motivate others – artists, staff, audience, donors and other stakeholders. Proven experience of working in a senior position in a theatre or creative arts environment is preferable. You will also bring expertise in successful fundraising campaigns, sponsorship and relationship management and be known for your ability to connect meaningfully with multiple stakeholders and influence decision–makers. Experience in reporting to a board would also be advantageous.
To apply in strict confidence now email your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting 285042sk. Applications close on 27 May 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.
To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz.
For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 274 478 102.
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 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.