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Executive Director

  • Opportunity to bring vision and leadership to a state flagship theatre company
  • Key role in one of the most active and and fastest growing arts companies in Australia
  • Make a unique contribution to the cultural life of Brisbane and Queenslan

With a vision to lead from Queensland and a mission to create collective experiences that change lives, Queensland Theatre is one of Australia’s largest and most productive theatre companies. 

We present an annual season of the best theatre from classics to contemporary international and Australian work. Queensland Theatre proudly leads the nation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre, and takes seriously its broad-reaching roles in relation to education and youth participation, regional engagement, and the development of stories and artists.

2017 has been a pivotal year for Queensland Theatre with a 20-year record for season ticket holders and an all-time record for single tickets. We have played to more people around the country than ever before, with performances stretching from an open-air amphitheatre on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait to the historic 2000 seat Regent Theatre in Melbourne.

We are now well underway with a significant project to develop our beloved but overly stretched and limited home performance space into a 21st century corner-stage theatre. This new space is planned to reopen midway through our 2018 season with one of the 6 new Australian stories and 4 world premieres that forms part of the 2018 season of 8 extraordinary works.

The coming season will also continue our strong history of broad reach and engagement from youth ensembles in Brisbane and Logan to curated writers’ groups and open masterclasses and artists in schools. At the 2018 season launch, Artistic Director Sam Strong re-affirmed our ongoing commitment to nurturing and empowering artists by commissioning or producing five plays featuring Queensland stories and working with over 100 independent artists.

Queensland Theatre is led by both the Executive Director and the Artistic Director, each of whom has clearly defined responsibilities. Both report directly to the Board and a harmonious, productive and mutually respectful relationship between these two roles is essential for the company’s success.

Both the Executive Director and Artistic Director articulate and energise the organisational culture, with one focusing on business leadership and the other on artistic leadership.

The Executive Director is responsible for long term strategic planning, for the day-to-day management and for the organisational performance of Queensland Theatre. This includes ensuring organisation-wide coordination of program planning, development, delivery and marketing, oversight of all financial management and budgeting issues, planning and delivery of marketing and fundraising activities, and coordination of government, external and corporate relations.

The Executive Director builds and sustains the key stakeholder relationships that deliver the company’s support base and assure its future.


Prior to submitting an application please contact AEGEUS to obtain the Information for Candidates pack that has full details of the role and the application requirements, otherwise your application may not be considered. 

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Opportunity Type
Full Time
Arts Administration / Management

Queensland Brisbane

Pay information
> $100,000
Closing Date
Contact Name
Tony Grierson or Bronwyn Edinger
Contact Email
Contact Phone
+61 2 9051 1590