Work at Q | Q Theatre. Cafe. Bar. 305 Queen Street, Auckland NZ.

Work at Q

Q Theatre is a bustling building with a talented, passionate and diverse team required to keep it running smoothly - from the admin and leadership 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.



Ever wanted to work in the theatre but not on the stage?

Each day at Q Theatre, located in the heart of Auckland Theatre district, we put on our own production in our café and bar and we are currently looking for a Lead Chef to drive and inspire our small team.

It would be the perfect opportunity for someone to step up from a Sous Chef position to put their mark on an established and successful bistro style menu.

Reporting to the Head of Visitor Experience, the Lead Chef is required to motivate and organise the kitchen team to deliver an extraordinary level of hosting for all our customers.

As a not for profit organisation, you will have a focus on maximising revenue and increasing the average spend per patron (in doing this you will be directly supporting the growth of the performing arts in Auckland).

You ideally will have 3 – 5 years kitchen experience, be organised, self-motivated and have a passion for food and wine. You will love collaboration and be able to demonstrate that you are a team player.

A creative flair will not go amiss as show-specific offerings and menu creation is all part of this role. You will need to have a good level of English, both spoken and written.

We are looking for serious candidates who are looking for a long-term position and who are able to work in New Zealand. If you like working flexible hours over a 7 day week and would like to put your name to our menu, we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV to Helen Emler, Head of Visitor Experience at and we will arrange a time to meet with you.


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So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

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Whether you’re an individual who loves the theatre, or a company who’s looking to forge a new creative partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

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  • Q Theatre and BRIEFS Factory are stoked to be partnering with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as part of the Puāwai Festival to honour World AIDS Day on Friday December 1.