La Boite Theatre Company

Executive Director

La Boite is seeking an Executive Director to work with the CEO/Artistic Director to lead this nationally recognised theatre company.

About La Boite

La Boite is an Australian national treasure and one of Queensland’s most revered producing houses. As Australia’s oldest continuously running theatre company, La Boite has been home to the adventurous and the alternative for more than 90 years.

La Boite understands that the stories, ideas and voices of our city and country are many and varied and as such seeks to represent and engage in this beautiful and rich diversity: the diversity of form, ideas, ethnicity, gender and identity.

La Boite is committed to collaboration, which starts and ends with our artists and audiences. Our Artist Development Programs span from commissions and workshops through to dedicated developments of new works, as well as participation in our annual HWY Festival. Our Youth & Participation programs cultivate the next generation of performers in the Queensland Arts Industry.

La Boite is based in the unique 400 seat Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove on the Queensland University of Technology campus. 

We actively seek out collaborations with exciting partners to create new work and expand the possibilities of form. La Boite has presented work with Brisbane Festival, Circa, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, Dead Puppet Society, The Farm, Playlab and QUT Creative Industries.

About the Position

This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated manager or producer to excel in a fast-paced and creative environment. The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the CEO / Artistic Director and is responsible for managing the company’s Board approved strategic planning, producing, financial operations, human resources, venue, marketing and development activities.

The Executive Director will need significant experience in producing and managing arts organisations and/or projects. Senior experience in a subsidised arts organisation will be important in leading this medium sized theatre company. Experience working with multiple stakeholders (including government, donors, sponsors and the artistic community), board reporting, financial management and human resources are also crucial to success in the position. The successful candidate will need to understand strategic development and implementation and be confident leading the marketing, programing, development and production teams at La Boite.

La Boite is a venue based theatre producer that is building its touring and festival reputation and the ideal person will love working in a fast-paced and creative environment. We are looking for a collaborative, proactive person capable of creative problem solving, who values inclusion and team building.

La Boite is an inclusive organisation and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants to apply.

The position is full-time and based in Brisbane with some travel and outside work hours required.

How to Apply

Please download the Position Description HERE

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter highlighting your key skills and experience
  • A statement of no more than four A4 pages demonstrating how your skills and experience address each of the selection criteria.
  • A current resume, including contact details for two referees

Please email your application by 5pm on Monday 8 April 2019 with Executive Director in the subject line to:

If you would like more information about the role, please email or call Artistic Director/CEO Todd MacDonald on 07 3007 8600.

La Boite Theatre Company (opens in new window)
Opportunity Type
Full Time
CEO & General Management

Brisbane Kelvin Grove

Pay information
$80,000 - $100,000
to be negotiated
Closing Date

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