Acting Artistic Associate at Back to Back Theatre
Short-term contract at Back to Back Theatre

What is on offer?

Back to Back Theatre is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Acting Artistic Associate. Working closely with our professional ensemble and community artists, the successful candidate will help to deliver the company’s artistic program.

The Acting Artistic Associate supports the Ensemble to be active collaborators within Back to Back Theatre and works in collaboration with all staff and guest artists to deliver artistic outcomes. The role will also be responsible for the management and delivery of the Ensemble’s professional development program in the context of a supported employment service as well as a professional theatre company. In addition to our professional works, the Acting Artistic Associate has a key role in curating and delivering Back to Back Theatre’s community programs including Theatre of Speed each Wednesday, CAMP, and other one-off workshops and residencies.

Based in Geelong, this role is a short-term contract from Monday 13 August 2018 – Thursday 20 December 2018 inclusive, at 0.6 EFT (3 days per week).

The full position description is available to view on the employment page of our website.

To apply, please send a one-page expression of interest outlining your practice and interest in working with Back to Back Theatre, along with the contact details of two referees to

Applications close midnight Wednesday 18 April.

Please direct enquiries to Rebecca Kleindienst on (03) 5221 2029

* Back to Back Theatre is a registered Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and is able to offer Salary Sacrifice benefits for this role. The amount of an employee’s salary that can be salary sacrificed is limited by Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) limits set by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and these are subject to change each year.

Organisational Purpose & Overview
Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.

Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.

Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 40 national and 70 international seasons of its work.

Over the last 30 years the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists.

In addition to its professional practice Back to Back Theatre collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

Back to Back Theatre has received 17 national and international awards including in recent years a Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, an Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, a New York Bessie and the Myer Foundation Group Award for longstanding contribution to the development of Australian theatre.


Who is the opportunity for?

Artists, teachers and workshop facilitators

Who is providing the opportunity?

short-term contract from Monday 13 August 2018 – Thursday 20 December 2018 inclusive

Who is eligible and what is required?

View the full position description at

What is the closing date or deadline?


How much does it cost?


How do people book or get involved?

Read the full position description and apply at

Contact Details


60 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC, Australia

Acting Artistic Associate at Back to Back Theatre

60 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC, Australia

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