Work With Us – we’re looking for our next Production Manager



Join our first touring production of 2022 and work with an amazing team of creatives and performers as we bring King of Pigs to audiences across NSW, VIC and QLD.


  • Rehearsals: in Sydney 9-22 February
  • Tour: 23 February to 27 March

Ideally, you’re an all-rounder who is comfortable managing bump-ins and working in different venues.



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Production Manager or Stage Manager


  • Experience in performing arts touring in Australia.


To request further information or to submit your CV, please contact our Operations and Technical Manager, Judy Reardon, at judy[@]

Work With Us – we’re looking for our next Producer – Programming


The Producer – Programming is a key role within Critical Stages Touring’s organisation, responsible for working closely with the CEO/Director in developing upcoming touring programs, and chiefly responsible for liaising with presenters including venues, festivals and regional communities around Australia to build itineraries for all productions. The position reports directly to the CEO/Director. The position is currently a part-time role(0.4FTE).

The Critical Stages Touring office is based in The Rocks in Sydney. While preferable, it is not essential that the candidate be based in Sydney.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Developing touring program in collaboration with CEO / Director.
  • Responsibility for artistic liaison throughout tour building process.
  • Responsibility for presenter liaison to support building tour itineraries, logistics and planning for productions. This includes:
    • Developing strong familiarity and understanding of Critical Stages Touring productions in touring menu and key collaborating artists.
    • Supporting CEO & Director with promotion and pitching of productions at arts markets in collaboration with CEO & Director as required.
    • Promoting shows to presenters to develop new interest in Critical Stages and touring work.
    • Building strong and concise touring itineraries for all Critical Stages Touring productions.
    • Negotiating dates and fees and confirming presentation seasons.
  • Collaborating with CEO & Director on funding applications as required to ensure tour viability.
  • Collaborating with Critical Stages Touring team in all elements of production as required, including marketing, production, budgeting and tour delivery.
  • Strengthening relationships with existing presenters and pro-actively developing new relationships with potential presenting partners.


  • Experience producing and/or programming performing arts productions and tours.
  • High level organisational and time management skills including working to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability developing and managing relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with artists and creative teams.
  • High level ability at managing production budgets
  • Experience at writing successful government funding applications
  • High level computer efficiency-MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a production or programming role for the performing arts sector.


  • Experience in performing arts touring in Australia.
  • Tertiary qualification in theatre, entertainment or arts management or an equivalent relevant knowledge, training and/or experience


To request a full position description or for any further information, please contact Chris Bendall (details below).

To apply please send a cover letter, with a statement responding to selection criteria, and a full CV including names and contact details of two referees to:

Chris Bendall
Director & CEO
02 9696 0001

Applications close COB Thursday 18th November 2021

image: The Listies ROFL on stage, Greta Costello Photography

Work With Us: We’re looking for a Production Supervisor

Critical Stages Touring is searching for a passionate and self-motivated production or technical manager, experienced in regional touring, to take on the Production Supervisor position.

This is a permanent part-time position, at one-day per week with additional opportunity to take on production or stage management roles on touring productions.

As Critical Stages Touring’s Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting the Producers and Production Teams on a busy program of annual touring, across primarily regional Australian destinations. You will be supervising production requirements across the company’s busy repertoire of and advising on selection of future tours.

This is a flexible role, with the capacity to work around existing schedules including touring, and will especially suit someone already working in other part-time or freelance capacities within the Australian performing arts sector.


  • High level of experience working in a stage, technical or production management role in the performing arts;
  • Experience working in regional touring ideally in an Australian context;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian performing arts sector. 


  • Experience or high level of knowledge in a technical discipline in the performing arts (ie lighting or sound).

Please contact us for full position description prior to applying for the role by emailing 

Applications close 5pm, 28th February 2020.