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Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2016 Women In Theatre Program , Australia

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Application Deadline:Monday 14 December 2015 at 5pm

Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2016 Women In Theatre Program consists of two parts. The first is offering nine (9) emerging and mid-career Women in Theatre across different disciplines the chance to familiarise themselves with the culture and inner workings of a major state theatre company and gain insight into its audiences, venues and ongoing core business over a 12 month period, whilst also receiving one-on-one mentoring from a respected practitioner in their chosen field.
This program provides leadership training, practical career advice and coaching across a wide range of business and commercial aspects of the theatre industry, while also offering open access to all facets of the Company. Practitioners with a minimum two years’ career experience are strongly
encouraged to apply.
  • Up to 6 x 1 hour, one-on-one mentoring sessions with assigned Company or industry mentor
  • 6 x informal salon discussions between MTC staff, industry professionals and members
  • A coaching workshop led by a female leader from the Business sector (one day intensive) which will focus on developing personal authority and confidence, career management, leadership potential
  • A complimentary ticket to all main stage productions across the MTC program (March–December 2016)
  • The chance to pitch/or showcase your work to the MTC Artistic team to consider for involvement in the 2018 MTC season.
  • Invitations to exclusive MTC events and networking opportunities

Application Process:

To apply, please submit the following:
• A statement attesting to your demonstrated commitment to a career in theatre through training, professional practice and industry involvement (500 word max.).
• A statement that attests to your desire to further understand the professional theatre industry
and the role that MTC plays within the theatre ecology (150 word max.).
• Please attach a copy of your CV that demonstrates a track record of involvement at least two professional productions. [MTC defines ‘professional productions’ as having been staged as a season (not a one-off performance), where audience paid to attend and the production was reviewed by media; or, in the case of schools touring productions, where the work needs to have been seen by a number of schools groups in an extended touring schoo ls circuit. If you feel this definition is too narrow, please feel free to put your individual case forward for consideration.]
• A letter of reference from a respected practitioner in your field, outlining why you should be considered for the program.
Applications should be emailed to
Applications close Monday 14 December 2015 at 5pm
Successful applicants will be notified
the week of 18 January 2016 .
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