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We are currently looking for some shiny new humans to join the BATS whānau.

Check out the vacancies below to see what we have available. 


Box Office Manager

BATS Theatre is the largest developmental theatre in New Zealand, presenting an annual programme of more than 80 shows across three performance spaces that encompass theatre, dance, music and comedy. BATS is recognised and funded as an Arts Leadership Organisation by Creative New Zealand and is also supported by the Wellington City Council.

The BATS Box Office Manager is the face and voice of BATS to the public and to the practitioners. Responsible for managing and administrating box office systems, end of season reconciliations, creating robust processes as well as training, rostering and supervising box office staff and volunteers. They will have energy, vitality and motivation and take on the overall responsibility for the BATS box office.

This position requires a passion for the performing arts along with a thorough working knowledge of ticketing, hospitality, a high level of organisation, and excellent interpersonal skills. This is a full time position and flexible hours are required.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a total belief in BATS’ vision and have the ability to work as part of a team to ensure BATS remains at the beating heart of the arts in Wellington. You will be responsible for ensuring BATS is a home for inspired people, new ideas, innovation and exciting performance. You’ll have an unparalleled passion for making plans and be known for your ability to be organised, work with diverse groups of people and make things happen.

You’ll be involved in:

  • Box Office Administration

  • Managing Front of House

  • Supporting Marketing and Audience Development initiatives

  • Maintaining BATS Public Areas

  • Volunteer Management

  • Liaison with Co-operatives

Desired Skills / Experience

  • Experienced with Patron Base

  • An exceptional ability to deal with diverse groups of people and develop positive relationships

  • Highly organised

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Computer skills – good working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office

  • Staff management skills an advantage

 The ideal start date is early to mid April. This is a 3 year fixed term contract.

For more information, including the Position Description, please contact Gemma Robinson, BATS Business Development Manager, via email or phone (04) 802 4176.


Email your cover letter and CV to Gemma Robinson ( 

Applications close Tuesday 28th March 2017.


Box Office - Casual Team Member

This is an exciting opportunity to join the BATS Theatre Front of House Team.

This role involves running the Box Office during evening performances, handling bookings and ticketing, maintaining a presentable venue and being the face of BATS for our audiences and practitioners.

Flexible availability is essential, average shifts are 5-6 hours. We're looking for people who can make a commitment to be available in the evenings on an ongoing basis.

The successful applicant will be a confident and friendly customer service expert and a quick learner with the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Other skills you might have:

• Bar/Hospitality experience

• Technical theatre experience


Send your CV and short cover letter explaining why you want to join the BATS Box Office team to Abby Rainbow, our Box Office Manager (

Applications close 18th March 2017.


Theatre Bar Staff - Duty Manager

BATS Theatre operates a bar ‘Lumen’ as part of our theatre. We are looking for an honest, reliable and fully licensed person to join our bar team.

The position includes doing regular bar shifts and keeping the lights shining in our theatres premium social space.

This is a part-time permanent role with a variable roster of around 20 hours per week. Able to be flexible with additional hours during Festivals & Sunday Hires is required. You'll probably fit in best if you are already connected to theatre or the arts.

You will be involved in: Serving customers, ensuring the bar is stocked and functional, working to support the BATS kaupapa, cleaning and keeping the bar tidy.

Desired Skills / Experience:

Current Duty Manager Certificate - Required
Customer Service
Vend POS system


Email your CV and Managers Certificate to Gemma Robinson (