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Assistant Producer Traineeship

HotHouse Theatre - Wodonga

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

The First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeships Program seeks to launch the careers of 18-24 year-old First Peoples by opening doors to exciting roles in the creative industries – spanning arts, culture, screen, design, music, digital games and more.

Your 12-month traineeship, with a full-time wage, will include support and mentoring every step of the way as well as access to a network of First Peoples working in the creative industries – plus, you’ll study on the job for a nationally recognised business qualification.

Supported by the Victorian Government, the program is designed to encourage young people to develop the skills to run their own business, go onto further study or be employed in roles in the creative industries.


ArtsReady is a program of AFL SportsReady, specifically designed to provide opportunities for creative jobseekers to start their careers with confidence, qualifications and skills.


HotHouse offers a one-year full-time First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship for a regionally based person who has a strong interest in and basic understanding of theatre. The Assistant Producer Trainee will develop skills in the planning, administration and delivery of company programs and events, working across programming, marketing, box office, administration, technical and creative learning. This traineeship leads to accreditation in Certificate III-IV in Business and is delivered and assessed on the job.

The Assistant Producer Trainee position provides on-the-job training for the development of skills and knowledge in producing and arts management within a theatre company context, which includes practical and written assessments and workplace observation of skills.

Following the company induction process, (including a probationary period) the trainee will become a member of HotHouse full-time staff and is expected to participate in all company activities. As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Be employed by AFL SportsReady, as part of our ArtsReady program
  • Work with HotHouse Theatre
  • Get paid while studying for a nationally recognised qualification
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring support and networking opportunities


  • Assist in the formulation of production timelines, schedules and deliverables with support
  • Assisting with the ongoing upkeep of company databases
  • Assisting with the answering of phones and the selling of tickets Assist with post-production and development pipelines, communicating back to Producers progress
  • Participating in production meetings, briefings and de-briefings for each production
  • Documenting events and assisting with social media content creation
  • Promoting a positive image of HotHouse whilst working with community groups, volunteers, staff and others
  • Speaking to community service organisations


Applicants must not be currently studying towards, or have completed a post-school qualification higher than a Certificate IV.

In addition, to be eligible for this program, you must be a First Peoples of Australia living in Victoria aged 18-24 years


  • A willingness to learn and ask questions
  • Reliable and committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Able to carry out tasks in an efficient, prompt and responsible manner
  • Confident communications skills in speaking and writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Works in an organised way with strong attention to detail.
  • Positive and Professional presentation
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander – This action constitutes a measure intended to achieve equality as per section 27 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)


Our traineeships are the best way to fast-track your career into employment or business. We will provide you with the real skills and experience needed to succeed when first starting your career.


Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the creative industries and your suitability for the role.

Applications close Thursday July 16, unless filled sooner.

To ensure the safety of our employees, the commencement of this position will be subject to Covid19 workplace operational guidelines as advised by Department of Health.

This program is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Tharamba Bugheen: Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy 2017-2021 with support from Creative Victoria, Jobs Victoria and the Aboriginal Economic Development Branch at Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

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This position is ideally suited for an Indigenous Australian.
This position is ideally suited for applicants who are yet to complete a Diploma level qualification or higher.
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