NSW public school teachers who are interested in being involved in the Schools Spectacular as part of the team that brings the production to life should apply for a position on the staff production team.
There are many varied elements to the show that are covered within the staff production team and each of these is critical to the smooth running of the show and high quality outcome. They also provide great insight to the mechanics of a production on such an epic scale. Stage management, cast management, costume coordination, props coordination, catering and wellbeing are a few of the many roles available. Production team members are also considered for leadership roles within the team to assist with managing staff, roles and areas of the show.
The success of the Spectacular relies on the passion and involvement of NSW public school teachers. If you are interested in working as a member of the staff production team please indicate your interest by completing an online application form. On this form, please detail your relevant training and experience. We encourage experienced teachers as well as teachers who have not been involved in the team in previous years to apply.
Teachers or industry professionals can also nominate to apply for specialist staff production team roles that require unique experience and skills. The successful applicants will work closely with the Schools Spectacular creative and operational teams and will be responsible for managing teams and schedules for rehearsals.
Teachers can nominate for generalist roles or leadership roles in the teams listed
Assistant Stage Manager
Call to Stage Team
Cast Movement Team
Catering Management Team
Covid Safety Team
Featured Artist Support Team
Front Desk Support Team
Holding Room Management Team
Tunnel Manager Assistant
VET Entertainment Student Production Team Manager
Leaders of each team will be chosen based on previous experience. Please include as much detail of your previous experience in your application as possible.
The Arts Unit will cover the cost of casual release for current school staff. This will be paid to your school for the schools days you are at the Schools Spectacular. The Arts Unit does not cover accommodation or travel. Teachers will need to arrange their own accommodation while they are participating in the Schools Spectacular and organise their own parking and transport to and from the performance venue.
|Early Term 2||Online applications open|
|Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 5:00pm||Online applications close|
|Early August 2022||Notification of acceptance into the staff production team|
|Monday 22 August 2022||Online teachers’ information meeting|
|Thursday 20 October 2022||Online staff production team leaders’ training
(leaders required only. You will be notified if you are required to participate in this session)
|Monday 31 October 2022||First combined dance rehearsal – (skeleton production team only – whole production team is not required at this rehearsal)|
|Wednesday 23 November – Thursday 24 November 2022||Second combined dance rehearsal|
|Thursday 24 November 2022||Full dress rehearsal|
|Friday 25 November 2022||Schools preview and evening performances|
|Saturday 26 November 2022||Matinee and evening performances|
Please note: All members of the staff production team must be available to attend all rehearsals and performances from Wednesday 23 November – Saturday 26 November 2022. Staff production team members will be notified of exact details if successful.