Positions Available

Operations Officer

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is seeking a full-time Operations Officer to join our dedicated team in Fremantle.

The Operations Officer is responsible for driving the company’s day-to-day administration as well as ticketing / front of house and program delivery for the company’s School of Puppetry and Regional Schools Touring programs. This is a dynamic and multi-faceted role within a small, busy team.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and organised, have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and will be able to problem solve and manage their time effectively.

An understanding of the arts and/or education sector is preferred but not essential.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Strong and confident communicator with well developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in ticketing and/of front of house operations
  • Experience in scheduling and/or managing projects
  • Capacity to work autonomously, manage deadlines and show initiative
  • Financial management skills
  • Computer skills and experience with highly developed skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in the arts or education sector (preferred, not essential)
  • Current ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence – Manual (preferred, not essential)


Download the Operations Officer position description here.

Salary: $47,000 – $52,000 per annum.

Hours: Thirty-eight (38) hours per weeks between the hours of 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Saturday in consultation with the Executive Producer.

Organisational Relationship: Reports to the Executive Producer.


To apply send a cover letter (3 pages max) and a current CV with a minimum of two referees to bm@sppt.asn.au by the closing date. The cover letter should address the Selection Criteria as listed above.

Applications close at Midnight on Wednesday 22 March 2017.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview during the week beginning 20 March 2017.
Preferred starting date for the position is Monday 3 April or Monday 10 April 2017.

For more information contact: Philip Mitchell, Artistic Director / CEO, 08 9335 5044, ad@sppt.asn.au

Production and Technical Officer 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is a Fremantle based theatre company looking to employ an experienced Production and Technical Officer in a full time capacity for projects commencing in April 2017.

The successful applicant should possess the following essential skills and experience:

  • Production operation – lighting and sound (computer system)
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Tour management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Stage Management experience
  • Computer skills
  • Drivers License

Salary: $55,000 – $59,000 p.a. + touring allowances where appropriate.


To apply send a cover letter and a current CV with a minimum of two referees to ad@sppt.asn.au by the closing date.

Applications outlining the essential skills and relevant experience including a current CV should be marked “private and confidential” and addressed to:

Philip Mitchell
Artistic Director
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
PO Box 897
Fremantle WA 6959

Emailed applications will be accepted to ad@sppt.asn.au

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017.

For further information and a Job description please contact Philip Mitchell or by ringing 93355044


Join our 2017 Volunteer Team!


Our volunteers are our most valued supporters and are vital part of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Currently we are looking to expand our volunteer community for 2017 and we would love for you to be apart of it. We are opening our doors to people who want to volunteer some of their time to assist us in bringing fun-filled and loveable shows to the public that the whole family will enjoy.

Our volunteer team’s duties include meeting and greeting our audience members on their arrival, ushering our in-theatre productions and they are often the first point of contact for most patrons. Whether you have a passion for puppetry, want to network with fellow arts lovers or just want to be apart of a great team, we would be happy to welcome you aboard.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities or talk over you could assist us in other ways, please contact Fleur on 9335 5044 or email admin@sppt.asn.au

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is waiting to hear from you today!