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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.
Benefits:
  • 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 employment@mtc.com.au
Applications close Monday 14 December 2015 at 5pm
Successful applicants will be notified
the week of 18 January 2016 .
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