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.
Human Resources Manager - 20 hrs per week
The Court Theatre is Aotearoa’s largest and most successful professional theatre company. We have been based in Addington since the earthquakes, in an old grain shed that has been transformed into a customer friendly, unique theatre space, complete with an excellent bar, coffee shop and woodfired pizza. We are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on ticket sales, grant income and sponsorship, as well as our numerous corporate partners.
While we don't have a huge team, we have lots of interesting and varied roles, encouraging diversity and inclusivity.
We are looking for an experienced and qualified HR Manager who can build relationships easily, is a problem solver, with strong day-to-day HR/ER advice and delivery, experience in championing change, and wishes to be part of a journey in transforming people and capability at The Court Theatre. You will be an HR generalist with strong organisational development skills.
In addition, you have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate to achieve business outcomes, have confidence to influence, quickly come to grips with new systems, policies and procedures and possess a strong service delivery and partnership focus. Not for profit experience is desirable.
A full job description click here.
If you would like to apply for this exciting position, please apply through Seek with your CV and cover letter. Applications received outside of Seek will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 30 August 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!