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.

VACANCIES // CITIZEN Q

Looking for a change of environment? Each day at Q Theatre (located in the heart of Auckland's Arts Precinct), we put on our own production in Citizen Q Café, Bar and Restaurant. We are a not for profit organisation and are proud to support the local performing arts community.

At Q, we host a large variety of shows and events such as:

  • The NZ International Comedy Festival
  • Auckland Arts Festival
  • Documentary Edge Festival
  • Silo Theatre performance seasons
  • International performance seasons
  • Tempo Dance Festival
  • Independent performance seasons

Keep reading for our current vacancies

WAIT STAFF // CITIZEN Q

We are currently looking for experienced hospitality staff to join our team. You will be arriving in our busy season including Tempo Dance Festival, one-off music concerts and bespoke events – so there are plenty of hours on offer. We are closed over the Christmas break, so you even get New Year’s off!

We look after our staff and understand the importance of maintaining a good work/life balance.

We train our staff in all areas - so you will thrive in different sections on the floor, passe, bar, at the coffee machine, working functions. If you have an interest in learning about other areas of the theatre in different departments, this is something we will support you with too.

Benefits of working at Q include flexible working hours, staff meals and tickets to see our shows (yes, you have access to free shows!)

What we require from you:

  • Positive attitude and personality to match
  • Two years’ experience in hospitality
  • Flexibility to work shifts including weekends
  • Can commit to working  night shifts
  • Be customer focused and produce quality service to a wide range of audiences and customers
  • Be conscientious, reliable, responsible and have the ability to work well during pressure service times
  • Good level of spoken and written English
  • Coffee making experience preferred
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings

Please send your CV to Kate Barnes, Visitor Experience Manager at kate@qtheatre.co.nz and we will arrange a time to meet with you.

DUTY MANAGER // CITIZEN Q

We are currently looking for an experienced Duty Manager to manage shifts at night. We are heading into our busy season including Tempo Dance Festival, one-off music concerts and bespoke events. You will get Christmas & New Years off!

We look after our staff and understand the importance of maintaining a good work/life balance.

Benefits of working at Q include flexible working hours, staff meals and tickets to see our shows (yes, you have access to free shows!).

What we require from you:

  • Positive attitude and personality to match
  • Experience in a similar role preferred
  • Flexibility to work different shifts including weekends.
  • Can commit to four night shifts a week
  • Duty Manager's license essential
  • Barista skills desirable
  • Be customer focused and produce quality service to a wide range of audiences and customers
  • Be conscientious, reliable, responsible and have the ability to work well during pressure service times
  • Good level of spoken and written English
  • Maintaining service standards
  • Attend regular meetings with the management team to ensure new systems, policies and procedures are filtered down to the wider team
  • Work with the Night Managers to create an overall welcoming environment

Please send your CV to Kate Barnes, Visitor Experience Manager at kate@qtheatre.co.nz and we will arrange a time to meet with you.

Interested in staging a show at Q? Click here to learn how.

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

Visit Q

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

Support Us

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.

More about Supporting Q

  • We asked Amanda Rees to share some of her reo journey with us for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

    Catch Amanda in Cradle Song, spooking up Q's Loft September 18 - 22

  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.