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About the role
This position is responsible for the co-ordination and support of Riversides National Theatre of Parramatta. On a daily basis you will responsible for assisting with invoicing, contracting, managing payments, office administration required for delivering our projects and productions.

About the person
The successful candidate should have previous experience developing and maintaining business relationships. Supporting staff and management in delivering the Company’s program preparing artist and partnership agreements, assisting guest artists with day to day enquiries.

Qualifications (Level)
Relevant qualifications such as a certificate in Arts Management, business typically, up to 3 years or similar associated experience.

Performing arts administrative expertise and experience and or demonstrable experience in customer service particularly with regard to defusing potentially difficult situations Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience of processing accounts and contracting and attention to detail. Ability to collaborate effectively within a team and contribute positively to team operations and working relationships. Experience in a multi-task environment requiring application of priorities, meeting of deadlines and  working under pressure. Good communication skills and knowledge of computers, preferable MS Office and financial systems.

What’s on offer
We are offering an attractive salary from $64,851.80p.a plus Superannuation. City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which can be accessed by the successful candidate.

Want to know more?
Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the Position Description, alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Joanne Kee on (02) 8839 3395.

Click here to download the Company Coordinator Position Description

How to apply


Candidates MUST apply by clicking on the ‘Begin’ button below and answer the position selection criteria. Applications close 11:30pm, Monday 2 November 2020 and will not be accepted through any other medium.

The City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol free working environment and employees may be subject to random testing as a result.

City of Parramatta Council embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Multicultural backgrounds and people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.


Expressions of Interest

We are currently taking expressions of interest for casual positions. From time to time casual positions become available. We will use your expression of interest to assess if you may be suitable for a casual position. All casual roles full under the category of Theatre Operator.


You will be working closely with the Technical Team Leader, Technical Coordinator and the rest of the Technical Team to technical services at Riverside Theatres. The role includes many areas in the back stage area including lighting, sound and mechanical.

Provide under some supervision general theatre services to promoters, business hirers, artists and the general community users and patrons of the venue: Open and/or close the venue including arming the security system, Act as Warden in case of emergency evacuation, Basic first aid.

Read the Position Description Theatre Operator Casual first. To lodge your expression of interest please supply your CV and complete a cover letter addressing the areas of responsibility, essential experience and essential skills. Application is through the City of Parramatta website.

Riverside Theatres is seeking casual Front of House team members. Reporting to the Supervisor/Front of House Coordinator your main responsibilities will include:

  •  meet and greet patrons
  •  ticket check and usher patrons
  •  handle basic customer enquiries
  •  merchandise, bar and ticket selling
  •  set up and pack down of venue
  •  evacuation of patrons as required

You will have a solid understanding of customer service principles and ability to communicate to a wide array of patrons. A current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate is required. Experience in venues, arts and creative industries would be beneficial.

Read the Position Description Theatre Operator Casual first. To lodge your expression of interest please supply your CV and complete a cover letter addressing the areas of responsibility, essential experience and essential skills. Application is through the City of Parramatta website.


Work Experience/Internship Positions

Work Experience for secondary students, please contact the Work Placement Coordinator Peter Troup at AusSIP on 0404 807 266 or send him an email.

Internship placements are by invitation, please forward your letter of enquiry to .


To apply for a position you need to provide a written application. To ensure you give yourself the best chance of being short-listed for a position you should do the following:

Read the Job Advertisement and Position Description Carefully

The Job Advertisement and Position Description help you decide whether the position is suitable for you, including the salary, employment conditions, duties and responsibilities. In addition, the Position Description identifies the key Selection Criteria and personal qualities required for the position in relation to qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, interpersonal style and attributes.

Complete your CV and Cover Letter

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) should be updated, clear and concise and provide an outline of your personal details, education and training, employment history and dates of previous positions. In addition, you should provide the contact details for two recent referees. Your Cover Letter should provide a general overview of your experience, a brief outline of which position you are applying for and the reasons why you are interested in the vacancy. For all positions, these need to be uploaded through the City of Parramatta Council online application process.

Responding to Selection Criteria

Some positions require you to include responses to Selection Criteria with your application. Your responses should concisely and fully describe how you consider yourself suitable against each of the Selection Criteria and where possible provide examples. Your statement addressing the Selection Criteria should be no more than 3 pages in length.

The wording of the Selection Criteria indicates the required level of knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the position. Examples include:

  • Demonstrated or proven ability means that you should have successfully performed the activity or used the skill in the past/actual experience rather than just having potential;
  • General ability or general knowledge implies that you have the potential to acquire the skill or knowledge – if you have not had direct experience with the aspects of work required in the position you could demonstrate your ability by comparing it to similar or equivalent responsibilities, tasks, etc. or relevant studies undertaken; and
  • Thoroughsound or high level gives an indication that advanced skill or knowledge is required.

Please note that if your application does not address each Selection Criteria when it is required, you reduce your chance of being short-listed for interview.

Complete the Position Application Form (Full time positions)

When applying for a full time position application is made online. The Position Vacancy Application Form is completed online once you select Apply Online. This process is through the City of Parramatta Council online application form.

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