Canberra Theatre Centre

Director Canberra Theatre Centre

We are looking for a leader in the performing arts: a highly talented, motivated and dynamic individual with extensive experience in the sector, to guide the Canberra Theatre Centre in its next phase of growth.  This phase will include the conclusion of a full business case into a major new theatre for Canberra and may then, depending on the outcomes of this study, include the development of this new facility.

The person we are looking for will have the following qualities.

  • The vision, leadership and drive to guide the Centre in this next exciting phase of its existence.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of leading a major performing arts venue or organisation.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability, in terms of being able to identify and exploit business opportunities for the Centre.
  • Well established links to national and international performing arts networks.
  • Ability to meet all the Executive Capabilities of an ACT Government Service executive role.

The Canberra Theatre Centre is part of the Cultural Facilities Corporation (CFC), a statutory enterprise of the ACT Government that manages a number of the ACT's major cultural venues.  The Centre is the Canberra region's main performing arts complex, incorporating the 1200-seat Canberra Theatre, 600-seat The Playhouse and 100-seat Courtyard Studio.

The Centre connects people with theatre experiences of national and international quality and participates in Australia's national performing arts circuit of venues.  Its vision is to be a leading theatre centre in Australasia and Asia.

Each year the Centre attracts around 280,000 patrons and contributes around $30 million in total economic impact to the ACT. The Director of the Centre reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CFC and, through the CEO, to the CFC Board.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $236,451 to $245,570 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $182,388.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit their current curriculum vitae and a statement of claims against the Selection Criteria and the ACT Government’s executive capabilities

Contact : Harriet Elvin, Chief Executive Officer on or  (02) 6207 3976  

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Opportunity Type
CEO & General Management


Pay information
> $100,000
$236,451 - $245,570 including super
Closing Date
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