Work at Q

Q Theatre is a bustling building with a big and diverse team required to keep it running smoothly - from the office and admin team, to the expert technicians, and brilliant box office, ushers and hospitality crew.

Located in the heart of the CBD, Q is Auckland’s home of Independent performing arts. Since 2011, Q Theatre has welcomed over half a million people through our Queen street doors to discover a world of extraordinary performing arts experiences. Thousands of creative practitioners and artists have shaped and shared new ideas within our building, presenting over 500 public performances each year.

We celebrate and support a diverse group of artists and the building is home to an incredible range of people full of creativity, bravery and tenacity. We work to develop an audience for these artists which is hungry, daring, loyal and loud, and fantastic supporters of theatre, dance, music, comedy and everything in between.

We're always on the lookout for people to help deliver amazing theatre and dining experiences to our hirers and audiences.

The following positions are currently available:



Fixed Term Contract, Full Time

Reporting to: Producer

Q Theatre is looking for a proactive, industry aware and highly organised full time fixed term Programme Coordinator.


Working with the Producer, the Programme Coordinator will provide a range of services to assist in the development and delivery of Q’s arts programme. This role would suit a dynamic and detailed orientated team player with a minimum of two years’ experience in producing and or arts management, ideally in the performing arts sector. A good knowledge of Microsoft Word is key and knowledge of Excel, Xero and EBMS a plus.

Key responsibilities of the Programme Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following: -

Relationship Management

  • Support and manage delivery of Q’s programme strands in response to the programme strategy.
  • Draft agreements (utilizing existing templates) for all appropriate arts clients with the support and sign off from the Producer.
  • Be primary point of contact for all companies and practitioners in Q’s Arts Programmes.

Arts Programmes

  • Act as a first point of contact for all Q enquiries, replying and distributing information where appropriate.
  • Support the Producer in the curation of Q’s Arts Programme.
  • Maintain Q’s arts schedule via venue booking system EBMS.
  • Liaise with all internal Q departments to ensure the requirements of all incoming companies are met and a high quality outcome is delivered for all Q’s customers.
  • Manage all arts hire client bookings in the Vault space.
  • Coordinate Settlement process within Q’s team.
  • Organise debriefing opportunities after hire periods are complete.


Q Programme Initiatives

  • Work as project manager for Q’s Summer Programme and Q’s creative development programme MATCHBOX.
  • Support curation of Q’s Visual Art Programme with the Producer
  • Manage Q’s Visual Art Programme by organising printing and installation of artwork.

Key Relationships

  • Producer
  • Q Production Department
  • Q arts clients and venue users
  • CEO
  • Other Q staff


This is a fixed-term role commencing early August 2017 (depends on individual) and concludes on 22 December 2017.


Normal hours of work will be 40 hours per week, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Please email your application with CV and cover letter to by Monday, 24 July.

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