In 2019, MTC continues its industry-leading Women in Theatre Program to help create practical pathways for women pursuing careers in a range of disciplines from production to artistic and executive management. The 2019 Program consists of two streams -

Women in Theatre Core Program

Offering a group of emerging and mid-career Women in Theatre a year of 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 discipline. 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.

Applications have now closed for the 2019 core program with participants to be announced in January 2019.

Technical Design

This part of the program offers an opportunity for a further two (2) women dedicating their professional practice to Lighting or Sound Design, and offers two design associate placements on MTC 2019 productions.  This is suitable for practitioners with a minimum of four years’ career experience who are interested in designing for large-scale venues and productions. In addition to the associate design placement, this professional development opportunity will provide insight into the processes, considerations and operations of a mainstage company through one on one meetings with MTC staff, at mutually convenient times.

Successful applicants to the Technical Design stream will receive a bursary of $6500 (inc. Super where applicable)

Click here to download more information, including a PD, key dates and what's required to apply.

Applications for the Technical Design positions are now open, closing on Monday 14 January 2019. To apply, please email your application to with the following:

  • A statement attesting to your desire to work in venues and for companies of scale, and how your current level of experience demonstrates that you have the relevant skills and knowledge to do so (500 word max.).
  • A statement that attests to gaps you have identified in your skills and knowledge that this opportunity could assist with addressing (200 word max.)
  • Please attach a copy of your CV that demonstrates four years of experience in your chosen field or a track record of designing at least six professional productions. Please ensure your CV contains contact details for two professional referees who have collaborated with you as a designer.