Vacancies - The PumpHouse Theatre

Join The PumpHouse Theatre as a Duty Manager

We are looking for a casual Duty Manager to join The PumpHouse Theatre team.

Our Duty Managers oversee the performances we host to ensure our hirers have all the support they need when they are on site at The PumpHouse.

You’ll be the first to arrive and the last to leave, and responsible for everything from Health and Safety briefings to supervising the Front of House team – basically you’ll jump in and help wherever you are needed.

The person we are looking for will be organised, have a great understanding of Health and Safety and have the customer service skills to take the lead in resolving the most challenging of situations.

This role is likely to suit someone with experience as a stage manager or production manager (even if that’s in community theatre), or perhaps as a technician. Alternatively, you may have worked in a similar role outside of the entertainment industry.

While some knowledge of sound, lighting and projectors is helpful it’s not essential. It’s the interpersonal and communication skills and experience in customer service which are of real value.

A current First Aid Certificate and some knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations would be good but again not completely essential as we can provide training.  Due to the working hours you’ll probably need a full license and your own reliable transport.

This is a casual-on call position with no fixed hours of work as demand is based exclusively on the needs of individual hirers. Ideally, you’ll be available for daytime, evening and weekend work.

The PumpHouse Theatre is a registered charity with a focus on providing a low-cost performance space for the community. Initially we expect to pay around $21.50 per hour before tax, plus holiday pay and KiwiSaver.

How to apply
To apply, please email us explaining how you are a great match for what we are looking for, contact details for two referees we can speak to about your skills and experience and your CV including details of your experience.

We’d also love to know a bit about your current situation and why you’d like to join us.

Applications can be emailed to our Venue Operations Coordinator, Rhiannon Hadlow, at