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Organisation : Back to Back Theatre

Location : VIC Regional (Geelong)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 9 Jun, 2021

About the role

Back to Back Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer which values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As such, we encourage applications from women and gender non-binary individuals, people with diverse cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians and people with disability. Back to Back Theatre will always consider making reasonable adjustments to the workplace to support a person with a disability or impairment to do their job. We are an LGBTIQA+ friendly organisation.


Back to Back Theatre is currently seeking a passionate and enthusiastic General Manager (GM) to join our team.


The General Manager has responsibility for the day-to-day management, business operations and administration of the organisation. The position is responsible for key business initiatives and systems; human resources, legal and tenancy portfolios; the organisation’s disability enterprise interfaces; overall risk management and compliance; and office management.


Based out of our office in Geelong, with flexible working arrangement offered, the GM works closely with the Executive Producer (EP)/Co-CEO on business strategies, organisational structure and initiatives, corporate and human resources; health and wellbeing; organisational policies and processes; and the key portfolio area of disability employment and participation, including funding opportunities and compliance with government policies and regulations.

A key member of the Management Team, the GM oversees corporate services responsibilities and monitors service contracts in this area as well as managing key relationships. The GM reports to the EP/Co-CEO.


  • Business Management & Planning
  • Disability Services Program Management
  • HR, Organisational Structure, Health & Wellbeing
  • OH&S & Risk Management
  • Office and Venue Management
  • Networks & Relationships

Please contact Merryn Humphreys for a Candidate Pack including a full Position Description, Key Selection Criteria and information on how to apply.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 9 June 2021.

We acknowledge we live and work on the lands of the Wadawurrung people. We pay respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge there is no treaty and that this is stolen land.
We acknowledge the lands of First Nations people everywhere, in Australia and in the world.

We are allies for LGBTQIA+ and indigenous peoples. We recognise the discrimination people from these groups have suffered. We advocate for the inclusion and advancement of all identities in our company and in society.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Back to Back Theatre

Organisational Purpose & Overview

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.

Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.

Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 40 national and 70 international seasons of its work.

Over the last 30 years the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists.In addition to its professional practice Back to Back Theatre collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

Back to Back Theatre has received 17 national and international awards including in recent years a Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, an Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, a New York Bessie and the Myer Foundation Group Award for longstanding contribution to the development of Australian theatre.




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