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Education and Outreach Manager

Job details

The Court Theatre
3 Jun 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


  • Diverse and dynamic iconic arts organisation
  • Develop theatre performance passion in young people
  • Christchurch location


The Court is your theatre.  Come and be part of the team.


About the role

  • Develop and implement a strategy for an education and outreach programme – opportunities to engage, participate and have fun.
  • Support the development of teaching skills and capabilities across all education staff.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with schools, organisations and communities to promote The Court Theatre productions, education programmes, Theatre sports in Schools, workshops and touring productions.
  • Manage the Youth Company programme.
  • A real interest in working with students, young people and future practitioners in theatre performance.


A strong education programme at The Court fosters and nurtures the future of theatre in New Zealand through drama and improv classes, holiday programmes, workshops, theatre intensives, master classes and the Ambassadors, Youth Company and Youth Crew programmes. Those involved in the education programmes find a safe space to play and explore in a place free of judgement, where everyone’s individuality is celebrated.


What you will need

  • 5 years’ professional experience in a relevant field (education, drama/performing arts, outreach and engagement)
  • Experience leading workshops and/or teaching drama and theatre skills
  • Experience working with children and young people
  • Good administration and IT skills
  • Experience managing staff
  • A can-do and flexible attitude – grab opportunities and run
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant field.



  • Contribute to an iconic non-profit organisation
  • Join a team of highly skilled people who are resilient and flexible learners
  • An organisation with a promising looking future, and a new home under development in the city


About the Organisation

The Court has been a place of gathering for Cantabrians and visitors to the region for 50 years. Through its productions and programmes it celebrates and questions our very existence – its audiences have wept, shuddered, smiled and laughed. The Court itself, however, is more than just a stage. It brings friends and family together to celebrate the best of the humanities. It is a Christchurch story – it is part of the city’s DNA. It is a leader, an innovator and a survivor.

Inside the walls of “The Shed”, the Court’s current home, is a diverse and dynamic company of 30 permanent staff plus hundreds of artists and artisans who produce over 15 productions each year, with in excess of 130,000 ticket buyers entering The Court each year to feast on the varied offering of theatrical works, all created and produced on-site.



How to apply

How to Apply

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 3 June 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Information, including a Position Description.

For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 (0)274 478 102.

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20 May 2021