Expression of Interest – Emerging Theatre Practitioners

Website qldtheatre QUEENSLAND THEATRE

For more than five decades, Queensland Theatre has been bringing people together through the unique ability of live theatre. We collaborate with an extraordinary range of artists and arts workers and in 2024 we continue to champion Queensland artists, stories, and communities, creating access to opportunities to learn, create, perform and participate.

To bring our stories to life on stage, Queensland Theatre employs multi-disciplinary production teams comprising a range of roles to plan, build and run our theatre shows. These teams include:

§  technical roles in lighting, sound, vision, automation and special effects;

§  making roles in props, set building, scenic artwork, costume making and costume artwork;

§  planning roles in production coordination and production management; and

§  show roles in stage management, staging, wardrobe and as theatre technicians.


With a commitment to supporting the professional development of aspiring theatre practitioners, Queensland Theatre, based in Brisbane, is offering a training program for two early-career arts/theatre workers or workers with skills in the range of disciplines or roles outlined above, who want to develop their skills in the performing arts and the delivery of live performance.

The program includes two paid placements on either a full-time or a part-time (a minimum of 20 hours per week) basis over six months to gain on-the-job knowledge and experience in the planning, making and running of live theatre productions.

What’s in it for you?

Led and supported by the Queensland Theatre team, and working along-side a diverse range of theatre industry professionals, participants in the program will build their production technical skills, creative skills and/or stagecraft through practical hands-on training, collaboration and creative problem-solving experiences.


If you are passionate about developing your skills in the performing arts, this training opportunity will open up creative pathways and possibilities.


Please note:  working hours for the training program may be irregular due to the nature of the role and the work, with some evening and possibly, weekend work required.

To apply

To apply, please fill out the online form attached below and respond to the following criteria.

a.       Skills, education, training and experience

Please outline your skills and any formal education, training or relevant experience in technical production, theatre making, and/or work in performance venues.

If you are applying to seek an opportunity to enter the theatre industry, please outline the education, training, work experience and/or learned skills you have and tell us how your skills might be relevant to Queensland Theatre and the training program/opportunity.

b.      Teamwork

Describe your experience working in a team including how you have collaborated with others to achieve outcomes and have adjusted to changing circumstances or competing priorities.

c.       Understanding concepts and instructions

Describe your ability and experience with interpreting concepts/abstract information, detailed information, and instructions, and translating or converting the information into actionable steps or tasks.

d.       Objective

Please tell us what you want to achieve/hope to gain from participating in the training program opportunity.

APPLY NOW – Queensland Theatre’s Workforce Development Program EOI


Please send any enquiries to [email protected]


Applications open:

28 June 2024

Applications close:

21 July 2024

Successful applicants advised:

by 2 August 2024


Please email enquiries to [email protected]

Upload your resume, cover letter and any other relevant files. Maximum file size 128 MB.