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  • Properties Technician

    Applications are invited for the position of Props Technician at The Court Theatre. The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s largest professional theatre company creating at least 15 productions each year.

    The Court Theatre is a charitable trust and receives funding from the Arts Council of New Zealand, Creative New Zealand, The Christchurch City Council, gaming and grant making trusts and a wide variety of corporate sponsors led by Principal Sponsor, BNZ.

    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.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • The Props Technician reports to the Properties Manager. Responsibilities include looking after The Court’s properties store, co-ordinating the sourcing, making and maintenance of props for productions.
    • The position demands a commitment to creative excellence in the delivery of all work and the ability to be flexible in problem solving.
    • The Props Technician works closely with the directors, designers and production team, working within budgets and establishing strong relationships with suppliers.

    The successful applicant will be pro-active and self-motivated and will need to have excellent communication skills and an understanding of timelines and budgets. Skills in sewing, painting and using tools are essential. It will be an advantage to have prior experience at making props, producing a props list from a script and working previously in theatre. This is a position in a creative work environment and there is regularly a need to liaise one-on-one and as part of a team, as well as liaising with the theatre’s finance and administration staff.

    Key skills

    • Design skills essential
    • Attention to details
    • Time efficient
    • Pro-active
    • Administrative and computer skills
    • Ability to use tools, DIY
    • Ability to manage budgets
    • Ability to anticipate and prioritise
    • Full driver license

    The usual place of work is The Court Theatre, Addington in Christchurch. This permanent position is a part time of 24 hours per week. A willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings is essential.

    A full job description is available here.

    If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV to The Production Manager: or The Court Theatre, PO Box 268, Christchurch 8140.

    Applications close on Sunday 12th March 2017.

    Role starts: early April 2017.

  • 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:

    • Carpenters
    • Metalworkers
    • Scenic artists
    • Mechanists
    • 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

    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.