Do you want to develop new skills and work with passionate people in a supportive environment?
If the answer to the above was “Yes!” then it’s time to join the Theatre People team!
We are always looking for talented writers, reviewers, videographers, and admin. staff to contribute their time and talent to the site. We will coach you, nurture you, and bend over backwards to ensure that, while you are working with us, you refine your skills and, of course…. have fun!
Many of our previous staff members have progressed to work professionally in their chosen field. They’ve referenced Theatre People as an integral part in obtaining those jobs, as many of them had no prior experience before joining Theatre People.
We not only work hard, but we play hard and encourage a social work environment, so joining the Theatre People team is not only a great way to enhance your skills, but it’s also a good social outlet too. Check out our TP Party: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/features/pre-launch-party-pics.
We’re constantly growing and are continually looking to grow our team.
Our writing team cover a range of topics, from show-specific feature articles to general interest pieces. We are a pretty casual site, so we aren’t looking for the next Shakespeare, we just need reliable, switched on people who are willing to a) state their opinion on something or b) interview interesting people, research topics, and compile engaging pieces. We’ll set the direction of the story for you, but we’ll also encourage you to write about topics that are close to your heart (and background). You’ll get advice on structure and form and all the technical points of writing from our expert editors, which will help you pick up some fantastic new skills along the way.
To apply for roles in this area, please contact our Editor In Chief, Hughesy at [email protected]
To be a truly great reviewer, you need to be able to put yourself on the line a little. There’s no avoiding that. You need to state your opinion. The good and the bad, but we are not looking for fence sitters here. If you aren’t willing to do that, then reviewing is not for you. However, if you are willing to state your opinion, then we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you to see lots of theatre (from the very, very good to the downright awful) for free. All our reviewers get free tickets and programmes and many of them build a significant profile in the industry. Reviewing is incredibly rewarding and possibly the best place to build your writing talent, as it requires insight, sensitivity, and an impressive vocabulary. Simply stating a performance was “excellent” just won’t cut it.
To apply for roles in this area, please contact our musical reviews coordinator, Maxine Montgomery, if you would like to review musicals ([email protected]) and our play reviews coordinator, Adam Letherbarrow, if you would like to review plays ([email protected]).
Our digital media team is growing rapidly and, as such, it’s an exciting space in which to work. With the introduction of the National Broadband Network (whenever that happens), we’ll see a lot more video content around. We have a fantastic core team who are willing to train you and brand new, professional equipment for you to use. You’ll rub shoulders with the ‘who’s who’ of the industry on the red carpet, shoot commercials, interview rising stars, and everything in between.
To apply for roles in this area, please contact our Head of Digital Media, James Terry:[email protected]
We have a number of behind the scenes roles on offer, too. Accounts People, Reviews Coordinators, Proofreaders, Social Media Gurus, PR & Marketing professionals… the list goes on! If you have a skill or passion that you think can add value to the TP team, then we want to hear from you.
To apply for roles in this area, please contact me directly [email protected]
The Theatre People team are all volunteers, so all roles are unpaid, but what you will get in return is a bag full of new skills and a sense of satisfaction, knowing that your efforts are making a difference to the theatre community. We started the site 15 years ago because we wanted to make a positive impact on the industry we love… and that’s exactly what we do, everyday. We provide up-to-date information, we connect our community and give a voice to all companies, big and small. We sell tickets, we involve the community and we encourage people to take part in this fantastic art form.
Editor In Chief