DATES: 20th February 2023 – 6th March 2023


PAY: $1,250 p/w + super + annual leave as per industry standards + accommodation, per diems, travel as per industry standards whilst on tour.



Shaun Parker & Company is one of Australia’s preeminent dance-theatre companies, touring national and internationally to critical acclaim.

Overseen by Artistic Director and CEO Shaun Parker, the company creates daring, narrative driven works featuring original scores and Shaun’s world-renowned choreographic style.



KING is a largescale dance-theatre work featuring nine dancers plus a live, on-stage singer. It is an interrogation of masculinity, homosexuality and homophobia and the innate power dynamics that exist within patriarchal structures. Created by Shaun Parker and composer Ivo Dimchev (who performs in the show), KINGwas set for a world-tour in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic closed the borders. The show will now re-premiere with a six show season at the Seymour Centre as part of Sydney WorldPride in February 2023, before heading to Europe for an extensive tour in June/July next year.



We’re looking for an experienced Stage Manager to work with the company for the Sydney WorldPride season. The Stage Manager will spend a week in the rehearsal studio with Shaun, Ivo, the Production Manager, the cast and the designers, to learn the show before assisting in the delivery at Sydney WorldPride. The Stage Manager’s direct manager will be the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Calling the show during the season
  • Assisting with bump-in, bump-out and auditorium set-up
  • Assist with the on-stage, VIP, post-show event on opening night.
  • Working with the Production Manager, lighting and sound designers to ensure the highest quality presentation (the show will be operated by another member of crew)
  • Sourcing and booking any additional or special equipment needed for the season, as directed by the Production Manager
  • Manage all logistics and cast/crew movements for the season
  • Ensure health and safety protocols are adhered to at all times
  • Keeping and submitting detailed show reports
  • Working closely with the venue, suppliers and other external partners
  • Assisting the dancers with costume changes, wardrobe, and any other off-stage issues
  • Problem solving during performances to overcome any unforeseen hurdles

Key Attributes

  • Proven experience working on large-scale dance, theatre and music productions
  • Strong working knowledge of technical requirements for dance and live music performances
  • A positive, solutions focused attitude
  • Calm and clear response when working under pressure during touring
  • Available for all the below dates, noting that the shows take place in the evening and on weekends
  • Driving license
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Experience working on performances within a festival context (desirable)



20 February – 24 February 24: in studio for rehearsals

27 February: Bump-in The Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre

28 February – 4 March: KING season at The Everest Theatre including a VIP post-show event on the 28th.

6 March: Bump-out


For queries and to submit an application please email CV and covering letter to:

Please put ‘Stage Manager Application’ in the title bar.



We will be looking for a Stage Manager to tour with the show to Europe in due course, and dependent on the outcome of the Sydney WorldPride season will offer it first to the successful candidate of this advertised position.


Contact Details
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.