Work With Us: Production Manager

Critical Stages Touring’s goal is to make outstanding live theatre accessible to audiences throughout Australia. Our vision is to enable regional communities to have the same access to high quality theatre as metropolitan audiences, and to foster a sustainable and diverse national independent theatre sector.

We are looking for a Production Manager to join our upcoming tour of Jodee Mundy’s Personal

Tour Dates: Thurs 21 September – Friday 13th Oct + some handover with current PM (paid)

Locations: VIC/NSW

  1. Nanawading
  2. Frankston
  3. Bendigo
  4. Chatswood
  5. Bathurst
  6. Narre Warren

Tour Party:

  • 1 x Performer
  • 1 x SM
  • 1 x PM 
  • 1 x Support Personnel

PM duties:

  • Pre-Production – liaise with venues on technical aspects of the show
  • Seasons – oversee technical aspects of bump in / support critical stages with logistical and technical planning
  • Post Production: Ensure hire items are returned, and company owned set / tech gear is returned to storage.

Tech info on show:This show incorporates intermediate to complex vision and audio, operated from QLAB, which also triggers the lighting via OSC protocol.


  • Spiked and registered carpet square floor
  • Carboard boxes
  • (note crates have been custom built for storage and transport of set)

LX: Lighting is straightforward plan ideal for touring – design by Jenny Hector.

Audio: Uses a soundcard provided by company to manage 7 outputs and 1 input

  • 1 x radio mic
  • All operated via Qlab


  • Carboard box set pieces get moved around stage, and vision is projected onto these boxes.
  • Experience with AV to troubleshoot and map surfaces in QLAB ideal.


  • 2 x vehicles provided – 1 x hi top van and 1 x tour part vehicle.
  • It will be expected the SM / PM share driving duties of the Hi Top Van

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Vision and QLAB skills (essential)
  • Ability to call lighting focus and oversee conversations with venues.
  • Basic audio skills

Please send your interest and a short cv/resume to judy[@]

CLOSING DATE: COB Sunday 13th August

Work With Us: Junior Bookkeeper

Critical Stages Touring’s goal is to make outstanding live theatre accessible to audiences throughout Australia. Our vision is to enable regional communities to have the same access to high quality theatre as metropolitan audiences, and to foster a sustainable and diverse national independent theatre sector. We support outstanding theatre makers to achieve their touring ambitions and regional presenters to achieve their audience development and cultural goals.

We are looking for a part time bookkeeper (approximately 12-15 hours per week) to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Accounts Receivable including generating invoices, verifying and accurately posting all payments to the correct invoices.
  • Accounts payable including entering invoices and making weekly batch payments.
  • Payroll for staff, cast and creatives on a weekly basis including set up of employee cards and organising superannuation payments.
  • Maintaining all electronic accounting systems/
  • Liaising with Finance Manager.
  • Other ad hoc and reporting duties as required

The ideal candidate would come with: 

  • Experience with MYOB including payroll
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 and Office
  • Strong numeracy and organisation skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Able to start work as soon as possible

Please send your resume and covering letter to

CLOSING DATE: COB Wednesday 16th August, 2023

Work With Us: Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

If you’re a talented, multi-skilled, and passionate Marketing and Engagement professional looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a national role, we want to hear from you! 

Based in our Sydney office in the Arts Exchange, you’ll be working with a small and dynamic team to help deliver a suite of theatrical experiences to communities across the country – from the nation’s most famous venues to much-loved community hubs in regional centres and far-flung places.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for providing strategic communications advice and support across our business functions, including community engagement, philanthropy, artist support, and tour engagement. You’ll work closely with senior producers and the CEO to develop strategies that will help shape our brand and reputation, while supporting up to twelve tours annually to meet sales and engagement goals in-community.

You’ll ideally have experience working with multiple projects at once, and have outstanding communication skills as you’ll be working directly with artists, industry, and presenters. Experience working with WordPress, Mailchimp, and the Adobe Design Suite would be an advantage.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Develop and manage the marketing strategy for the organisation, and its current and future productions.
  • Collaborate with artists and presentation partners throughout the touring cycle to refine strategies to support venue activities. (our venue check-ins and knowledge sharing can genuinely fun).
  • Manage the CST website, Screening Room, and blog.
  • Develop and manage audience engagement components of current and future productions, in collaboration with artistic and presentation partners.
  • Management and coordination of social media channels.
  • Assistance in design of touring marketing collateral and content.
  • Design of organisational marketing and promotional material, including presentations for arts markets and forums, and documentation for proposals/applications.
  • Deliver required reporting for board and acquittal reports.
  • Surveys and Data Collection (Culture Counts).

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a marketing and or communications role.
  • excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • proven track record of budgeting, creating, and implementing successful marketing campaigns.
  • good project management skills.
  • experience in developing marketing and production guides.
  • expertise in guiding the creative development of campaigns.
  • good data analysis and analytical skills.
  • experience with CRM platforms.
  • experience in collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
  • tertiary qualification ideally incorporating marketing, communications, business, creative arts and or entertainment management.

In this role, you’ll receive:

  • competitive salary, paid pro rata part time (0.6 FTE).
  • a seat at the table of an organisation with a national outlook and impact.
  • opportunity to initiate creative and engagement programs.
  • autonomy with day-to-day tasks within a group that’s committed to delivering outstanding theatrical experiences to audiences everywhere.

To apply please forward a short cover email and your CV to

CLOSING DATE: Midnight Sunday, 21st May

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.