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General Manager

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is seeking a full-time General Manager to join and lead our small, dedicated team in Fremantle on a contract basis for an initial contract of 12 months.

The General Manager works closely with the Artistic Director and Executive Producer and will assist in the Company’s business operations and annual program delivery at a high level.

The successful applicant will have strong management skills, with an ability to plan, organise, coordinate and facilitate many activities and functions of the Company.

The role will involve oversight of operations management, human resources, financial management, stakeholder management, administration and fundraising.  Applicants with skills in these areas will have an advantage. The successful applicant will have strong managerial experience in a relevant sector, an entrepreneurial approach and knowledge of the arts.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity. People who are First Nations, living with disabilities, identify as LGBTIQ+, are from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s most respected and adored puppetry company dedicated to the creation of the art form and the artists who we create with. Through puppetry we tell stories that go to the heart of what it is to be human while connecting audiences across generations.

Over the course of our 40-year history we have entertained and enriched the lives of millions of audience members both in Australia and abroad.

Our annual artistic program includes performances at our home theatre, touring to schools, theatres and festivals across Australia and abroad, puppetry workshops for children and adults, and artists training and development programs and has an annual audience and participant reach of more than 200,000 people.


The successful applicant will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent administration skills, including contracts and a knowledge of human resources procedures.
  • Experience managing projects including timelines and resources.
  • Experience developing, monitoring and reporting on budgets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in stakeholder and relationship management.
  • Comfortable taking initiative and working independently and with others.

Download a full position description HERE.


To apply send a cover letter (2 pages max) and a current CV with a minimum of two referees to ep@sppt.asn.au by the closing date. The cover letter should address the Selection Criteria as listed above.

Applications close on 23 December.

For more information contact: Katie Henebery, Executive Producer, 08 9335 5044, ep@sppt.asn.au.

Thank you for your interest!

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