About Theatre Works


Term: Three years (subject to funding)
Full time
Responsible to:  Creative Producer/CEO
Responsible for: Venue Manager, Administrator/Box Office Manager and Supervising Bookkeeper

Applications close 5:00pm April 23.

Interviews will take place on Saturday May 2 2015.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate General Manager to join our team.  Working with Creative Producer/CEO, Daniel Clarke, the General Manager is the company’s central operational role, taking primary responsibility for all financial, administrative and venue-related functions.  The General Manager will also have overall responsibility for Theatre Works’ philanthropic, donor and sponsorship strategies and programs. It is an exciting and dynamic time to join Theatre Works.  Over the last four years Theatre Works has grown from strength to strength and has commissioned, developed and presented work from some of Australia’s most visionary independent artists.  Works and artists that Theatre Works supported in 2014 have been nominated for 23 Green Room Awards and most recently Theatre Works produced a three state critically acclaimed tour of Bryony Kimmings’ Fake it ‘til you Make it.  The 2015 program sees Theatre Works present new art-form development programs including Flight: A Festival of New Writing and Directors Lab Melbourne whilst also presenting a season of diverse and innovative contemporary performances.

Please download the PDF for full position description.


Contact: Daniel Clarke
Email: cp(replace+with+at+symbol)theatreworks.org.au

Position Description

What is Theatre Works

Theatre Works has a fantastic program of live performance in 2015. Check out our What's On page for details... 

Theatre Works aims to:

  •  Support artists at all stages of artistic exploration, from initial idea through to realisation
  •  Work in partnership with venues, festivals and producers to present the best local, national and international small to medium scale performances
  •  Develop deep and sustained relationships with artists who are bringing new stories to the stage and rigorously investigating form
  • Develop innovative and varied ways in which audiences can engage with performance and performance making processes

Theatre Works is a venue focused on providing a flexible, friendly, technically equipped, well-maintained and financially viable theatre space supportive of emerging artists and artistic trends.

Theatre Works Board

Maryanne Lynch (Acting Chair)

Suzanne Chaundy (Co-Deputy Chair)
Theatre Director and Practitioner

Liam Nankervis (Co-Deputy Chair)
Senior Associate at Ashurst Australia Lawyers

Andrew Hooper (Treasurer)

Margaret Bourke
Program Manager, Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Suzanne Heywood
Performance Consultant

Meg Upton

Ros Willet

Community Connect

The generous support of Gandel Philanthropy enabled Theatre Works to establish the Community Connect program in July 2014.
The program has removed financial and social barriers for community members who live with an experience of marginalisation to attend Theatre Works’ productions. We have engaged with hundreds of community members who have been able to see our shows at no cost.

Supported through the City of Port Phillip we have worked with wide ranging organisations to offer tickets to current holders of a Health Care Card, Veteran Affairs or Pensioner Cards.

Community Connect participants and their companions have been exposed to a diversity of live performance genres and stories and the feedback from participants has been really encouraging.

Vedran Drakulic, Chief Executive Officer of Gandel Philanthropy, says

“We are keen to support direct, grassroots programs that provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to witness and appreciate art. Trustees also appreciated the push by Theatre Works to connect strongly with the local community and local organisations”

For further information on the program and how to participate please contact our Development Manager on

Theatre Works Box Office / Bar & Café

The Theatre Works Box Office, Bar and cafe is opened 45 minutes prior to the scheduled show start time. Come in, collect your tickets, have a drink and check out what's playing at Theatre Works, sit and savour a coffee or have a chat to our friendly Front of House staff and book a ticket for your next night out!

On the corner of Acland Street and St. Leonards Avenue. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Phone bookings can still be made on 03 9534 3388 Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.