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Executive Producer

Job details

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
16 May 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media, Performing Arts


SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE Executive Producer $90,000 - $92,000 per annum   


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is seeking a full-time Executive Producer to join and lead our small, dedicated team in Fremantle. The Executive Producer works closely with the Artistic Director / CEO and Board of Management and is ultimately responsible for the Company’s business operations and annual program delivery.   

The successful applicant will have strong management skills, with an ability to plan, organise, coordinate and facilitate the many activities and functions of the Company while also contributing to strategic planning processes. The position manages a team of four direct reports plus casuals and contractors. 

The role spans operations management, human resources, marketing and communications, financial management, fundraising, and producing.  Applicants with skills in these areas will have an advantage. Experience working in the arts sector is essential.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity. People who are First Nations, living with disabilities, identify as LGBTIQ+, are from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  


Based in Fremantle, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is a driving force in the puppetry landscape in Australia. Through puppetry we share stories that connect audiences across generations.

Over the course of our 40-year history we have entertained and enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of audience members in Australia and abroad.

The company is led by Artistic Director Philip Mitchell and Associate Director Michael Barlow, who work with artists from our well-established and ever-growing pool of Company Associates offering skills in writing, design & performance for puppetry.

Our annual artistic program includes performances at our home theatre in Fremantle, touring to schools, theatres and festivals across Australia and abroad, puppetry workshops for children and adults, and artists training and development programs and has an annual audience and participant reach of more than 200,000 people.

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The successful applicant will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working in the arts industry in a management role
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and think strategically
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience developing, monitoring and reporting on budgets   
  • Experience managing staff and/or teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


To apply send a cover letter (3 pages max) and a current CV with a minimum of two referees to by the closing date. The cover letter should address the Selection Criteria as listed above. 

Applications close at Midnight on 16 May 2021.Interviews will happen during the week beginning 24 May. Preferred starting date for the position is Monday 21 June 2021. 

For more information contact: Philip Mitchell, Artistic Director, 08 9335 5044,  

Please download the full job description package here


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The Big Idea Classifieds

27 Apr 2021