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.



12 month, fixed-term contract

Working closely with Q's other Production Coordinator, Technical Manager and Programme Director, your role is to produce a high-quality experience for incoming companies and hirers through the provision of the technical services. This includes event costings, room setups, rostering of technicians and allocation of, sound, lighting and AV equipment, all to be delivered by Q Theatre’s technicians in an efficient and cost-effective way.

You will need at least 5 years’ experience in entertainment or events production with an excellent understanding of staging, lighting, sound and AV gathered from a variety of performance and/or events, as no two hirers are ever the same at Q Theatre. Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken along with problem-solving, self-motivation and a desire to deliver outcomes are also necessary.

Q Theatre, Café & Bar,  located in the heart of the CBD, is Auckland’s home of independent performing arts. With 4 flexible performance spaces we are always busy, so a willingness to pitch in and help when required is necessary.

A full position description is available here

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Please send a cover letter and your CV to Kathryn Osborne, Technical Manager at

Applications close on Thursday 26th July 18

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