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.
Assistant Stage Manager
Internship – possible extension to short term contract
The Court Theatre is a charitable trust producing 8 Main Stage, 5 Forge and 4 Kids shows each year. 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.
Established in 1971, The Court Theatre left its home in the Arts Centre following the February 2011 earthquake and has operated from its facilities in Addington since December 2011, enjoying huge public support in its new venue. It is an exciting time for the company as major developments and decisions are being made for the long-term future of The Court.
The Assistant Stage Manager is primarily responsible for assisting in CHICAGO production details. The Assistant Stage Manager reports to the Stage Manager and the Production Manager. Duties are as following:
- To undertake Assistant Stage Manager duties within each performance as per the schedule determined by the Production Manager. - To provide, maintain, set and ensure smooth running of all properties during performances and rehearsals. - To assist the Stage Manager in scheduling. - To learn the "book" and cue performances as required. - To deputise the Stage Manger as required. - To coordinate the delivery of goods and hiring of extra technical equipment as required. - To assist the Stage Manager with presets and resets of props and setting. - To assist the Stage Manager with additional tasks as requested. - To assist in mark outs of rehearsal room and performance spaces and maintain cleanliness of the stage and studio areas. - To attend production meetings and take production meeting minutes and rehearsal notes. - To be responsible for all Stage Management tools, equipment, properties and furniture in the theatre and the rehearsal room.
The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, pro-active and self-motivated. He/She will need to have excellent communication skills and attention to details. It will be an advantage to have prior experience 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.
Period: 16/10/17 to 26/11/17, possible extension with a casual contract up to 28/01/18. The usual place of work is The Court Theatre, Addington in Christchurch. A willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays is essential.
To apply, send your cover letter, CV and any other relevant documentation to Flore Charbonnier, Production Manager, at f................@courttheatre.org.nz by Wednesday 20 September 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:
- 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 b............@courttheatre.org.nz
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.