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For Directors

STC shows are directed by STC staff and freelance directors. STC’s Artistic Director and Artistic Team regularly meet with external directors. If you are an established or emerging director who wishes to be considered for opportunities at STC, please submit your CV/Bio and Expression of Interest to artisticteam@sydneytheatre.com.au with the subject line: Directing Expression of Interest. You will receive an email acknowledging your submission and if there are any suitable opportunities available you may receive follow up correspondence from a member of the Artistic Team. 

STC is committed to 30% of our directors being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds from 2021. We encourage artists from these backgrounds to contact us. If you identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples or from a CALD background, and feel comfortable doing so, please make us aware. 

ASSISTANT DIRECTORSHIPS

STC employs Assistant Directors (ADs) on most productions that are rehearsed in Sydney. These are paid, full time positions. 

The Associate Director runs the Assistant Director Program and is responsible for introducing show Directors to a selection of candidates from which they make their choice of Assistant. The Associate Director puts forward candidates based on aptitude, suitability and / or the development potential of the opportunity.

STC employs Assistant Directors who have demonstrated maturity, resilience and a capacity to self-start, and will seriously consider applicants who have directed in the independent sector, or have trained at one of the major dramatic arts training institutions. As a NSW company, we are only able to offer these opportunities to NSW based artists. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples or people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

If you meet the above criteria and wish to be considered for an AD position, please submit your CV to artisticteam@sydneytheatre.com.au with the words Assistant Director Program Expression of Interest and your name in the subject line. You will receive an email acknowledging your submission and if there are any suitable opportunities available you may receive follow up correspondence from a member of the Artistic Team. 

If you are making work in the independent sector, either in Sydney or interstate, we encourage you to invite us to see your work. We see an enormous amount of theatre and are constantly searching for new talent. 

REHEARSAL ROOM OBSERVERS

For reasons of equity, STC does not permit unpaid work and for this reason we are unable to give observers access to rehearsal rooms, unless they are engaged in one of STC’s mentoring programs. Exceptions are occasionally made on a case by case basis for students engaged in full time study, if they are Sydney based and the observation counts as units of study for their course.