Work with us: Producer Role Available

Work Type: Contract – Part-time 

Location: Office location is SOHO Arts Centre, Hobart with projects facilitated across Tasmania. There is flexibility to work remotely. 

Salary: $62,500 0.6FTE pro-rated + super at 10.5% 

Period of Work: One-year contract 

Reporting to: Executive Producer & Administrator  

Due date: 5th July 2022 


About APT  

APT is a new organisation resulting from a merger between Playwriting Australia (the national body for the development of Australian playwriting) and Australian Plays (digital publisher and the leading online catalogue of Australian plays). The creation of this consolidated entity was the key recommendation of the independent REĂ Review into play development in Australia.  

About the position  

To oversee two major programs running in Tasmania: the lutrawita/Tasmania Emerging Playwrights Project and the Tasturgy Program, developing dramaturgs in the state. The role will also include expanding the “Of the Island” imprint published digitally by APT and working with stakeholders to support the award for Outstanding New Writing at the Tasmanian Theatre Awards.  

We are interested in applications from creative producers who have experience in the theatre industry or potentially come from a producing background in other art forms such as dance, film or visual arts.  

The Producer will be based in SOHO Arts Centre and receive mentoring support from Performing Lines Tas.  

About lutrawita/Tasmania Emerging Playwrights Project 

The project is designed to provide optimum scaffolding for early-stage playwrights, given their geographical and cultural contexts. Emerging Tasmanian playwrights/storytellers from First Nations and CaLD/PoC backgrounds are invited to develop their skills alongside two experienced practitioners. The participants will receive mentorship, participate in workshops and create new work in a supported environment. 

About Tasturgy 

This project is designed to develop more Dramaturgs ‘of the island’ and to diversify the voices working in story development to reflect better the new work being developed. Dramaturgs will build skills via attendance in a Story Development Lab, receive one-on-one Mentorship and Peer Guidance and detailed future career pathway planning. 

About the Of the Island Collection 

Of the Island is our collection of Tasmanian playwriting. It doesn’t attempt to be a complete record. Still, we hope that it will grow to include new works from playwrights born, raised or residing in Tasmania and rediscovered older works and plays that deal with Tasmanian history and concerns. 

About the Tasmanian Theatre Awards 

The Theatre Council of Tasmania holds the Tasmanian Theatre Awards annually. APT supports these awards by funding the Outstanding New Writing award and facilitating the selection of the winner. 

Main responsibilities

Oversee the execution of the programs as described above, including: 

  • Work with other sector organisations Performing Lines Tasmania, Blue Cow Theatre, and the Theatre Council of Tasmania. 
  • Establishing relationships with artists that are culturally respectful and safe 
  • Planning and delivering (in collaboration) a program that supports and empowers artists at various stages of their artistic development 
  • Booking of spaces to work 
  • Sending information to participants & artists 
  • Engaging mentors as requested by participants 
  • Contracting of artists and participants 
  • Liaise with project partners to ensure information is effectively communicated 
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders 
  • Keep accurate records to be used for acquitting funds. 

The Producer reports to the CEO/Executive Producer and Administrators. 

The Producer works with: 

  • Elders on Country 
  • Blue Cow Theatre, Performing Lines Tasmania, and the Theatre Council of Tasmania. 
  • Playwrights, Dramaturgs, Directors, Actors and other collaborators 
  • The Executive Producer/CEO of APT 
  • Other/New Project partners as they arise 

APT is an inclusive employer. First Nations, CALD, people living with disability and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Applicants are advised to carefully read the Position Profile & the APT Statement of Vision, Purpose and Goals. If you wish to discuss your application, please contact APT at  

Applicants invited for an interview will be provided with additional materials ahead of the interview. Interviews will be conducted via online video software.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV and no more than 1 page expressing your reasons for applying for the role and how your skills and experience will be effective to achieve long-term success for playwrights, the sector and the organisation.  

Please send your application as one single PDF document to  

Australian Plays Transform has adopted a Covid-19 Safe Work Policy. The policy requires that all staff, artists, production personnel, contractors and visitors to APT work sites be fully vaccinated against Covid-19; adhere to public health orders in force in any given jurisdiction at the time of attendance; and where required, use relevant check-in apps for on-site attendance. Evidence of immunisation against Covid-19 will need to be cited by APT staff before work or visiting commences. Evidence of a valid written medical exemption will be required for unvaccinated individuals. If this evidence is not provided, a person will not be permitted to enter or remain on work sites for the purposes of performing work or visiting. Work sites include the company offices, workshop spaces, rehearsal rooms, meeting locations and partner organisations’ premises. Evidence of vaccination can be provided in a variety of formats including for example a letter from a medical practitioner, a certificate of immunisation or an immunisation history statement obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register. The citing of evidence of vaccination will be requested at the time of contracting or engagement.  

APT’s COVID Safe Work Policy takes into consideration the relevant State Government Public Health Orders and is subject to ongoing risk assessment and change. 

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