Do you have: A deep understanding of circus/physical theatre? Experience working with community members to create art? An understanding and commitment to Women’s Circus values and vision?

Then we’d love to hear from you!

What will the Cabaret Director do?

The Cabaret Director will work closely with our training members and Creative Producer to realise our annual Cabaret. This role requires undertakes directing duties and provides dramaturgical and community support. The creative development process is designed to support our training members to develop their circus skills in a performance context and to tap into their own creativity. It’s also a lot of fun.

The Cabaret Director deliverables include:  

  • Collaborating with Creative Producer on the project design and delivery
  • Planning and delivering Cabaret intensives, rehearsals and one-on-one sessions
  • Working closely with performers to realise their ideas and supporting members to participate in all aspects of the production
  • Working with the MC to create content for their role
  • Liaising with design and production team regarding schedules and technical requirements
  • Evaluating and reflecting on the project


Your application can take any format you wish (including video) but should introduce yourself, address your interest in the role and working with Women’s Circus, outline your relevant professional experience and indicate your ideal weekly contact hours and days. Please include any links to your artistic practice or portfolio of recent works.


Send your application via email to with the subject line “Application: Cabaret Director”. Please advise us in the body of the email if you have any access requirements for the interview process.

Applications must be received by midnight Sunday 20 June.

Interviews will be held Thursday 24 June: please advise in your application if you are unable to make this date. The successful candidate would ideally be available to start Monday 5 July (see key dates for details of timeline). 

Your application will be considered by the Women’s Circus Artistic Sub-Committee and Creative Producer. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application with a shortlist invited for an interview.

For more information about this role or if you require any support with your application, please contact Devon Taylor on 9687 3665 or



Monday 5 July: Cabaret meeting to set theme, review EOI process

Monday 19 July: EOI’s open

Monday 2 August : EOI’s close

3-5 August- Assess and program cabaret

Monday 16 August- Performer Info goes out


Sunday 12 September (1-4pm) Creative Development Intensive and Info Session

September – November- One-on-one sessions with Cabaret Director are available (TBD with Cabaret Director). Performers to book these in directly as needed and subject to availability (max of two hours per session and one session per act)

Sunday 17 October (1-4pm) Act Show & Tell – sharing works in progress

Sunday 21 November (10am-5pm) Group rehearsal #1- running order announced

Sunday 28 November (10am-5pm) Group rehearsal #2- with MC

Sunday 5 December (10am-5pm)Tech bump in

Wednesday 8 December (2pm-10pm)- Tech & Dress


Thursday 9 December- Sunday 12 December

Sunday 12 December – post show Bump-out and Closing Party

Week of 13 December-16 December- Project evaluation/reflections

Women’s Circus is committed to creating a workplace that supports women, trans and non-binary people to thrive. Women’s Circus provides flexible part-time employment and actively supports family and carer obligations. Employees regularly negotiate time off to pursue their own artistic practice.

We are a deeply feminist organisation that values empathy, imagination and inclusion. We strive to create work environments that support the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of employees and acknowledges the diversity of lived experiences as valuable to our organisation.

We strongly encourage applications from trans and gender diverse community members, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people and disabled people.