PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

Any individual who:

  • is engaged in stage management roles as their paid occupation; and
  • typically resides in Australia.

You will need to submit your curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrating your employment in stage management in Australia. Please ensure you include the names and contact details of three referees in this document.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Any individual who:

  • is engaged as any of the following: pro-am, retired or former stage manager; company, production, technical or venue manager; educator; producer; other similar position; or person with an interest in stage management; and
  • resides in Australia or overseas.

You will need to submit your curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrating your interest in stage management and/or employment in a related profession. Please ensure you include the names and contact details of three referees in this document.

STUDENT MEMBER

Any individual who:

  • is enrolled in a tertiary educational institute, TAFE or other registered vocational training organisation with an interest in stage management; and
  • typically resides in Australia.

You will need to submit a letter or similar (such as a ‘Confirmation of Enrolment’) from a course leader or teacher showing your enrolment and interest in stage management.

CORPORATE MEMBER

Not being offered in 2022-2023 membership year

Any body corporate that:

  • operates as any of the following: production/producing company; venue; tertiary educational institute; TAFE or registered vocational training organisation; secondary school; industry supplier; event company; or other organisation that engages stage managers or has an interest in stage management.

You will need to submit a letter demonstrating your interest in stage management or business in a related profession.

 

For stage managers, by stage managers:

Why become an inaugural member of the SMA AU? Not only will you be able to connect with stage managers from around Australia, but by supporting the association as an inaugural member you will also help us grow and provide future benefits to the industry.

We want our members to contribute to the development of our membership benefits programme.  Contribute and have your say!  What benefits do you want to see?

  • Employment opportunities.
  • Networking events.
  • Support for the next generation of stage managers.
  • Upskilling opportunities.

Details about membership consultation will be available soon.

 

As an inaugural member, you are supporting the growth of the organisation.  Your inaugural membership fee will go towards covering the costs of:

  • Researching, developing and running activities that are part of our membership benefits programme.
  • Developing a fuller website to support the various planned activities of our company.
  • Starting up and running a company, such as insurance and IT etc.

 

Do you want to take it one step further? Do you want to actively help us build the foundation of our association? Here’s how you can become further involved as a member:

  • Help build our membership benefits programme by being involved in member consultation.
  • Have a say as we develop our Strategic Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Become a volunteer on a management committee and be involved with running our activities.
  • Connect and engage with other stage managers and like-minded associates across Australia.

Our Constitution

Our founding document, the Constitution of Stage Managers Association Australia Ltd is publicly available
for members and others who might be interested in becoming a member.

Once you have decided on your membership level:

  1. Have a look at our Constitution!  To represent you as your association, we need to make sure we are on the same page.
  2. Click ‘Join Now’ and enter your details.
  3. As outlined in our membership section of our Constitution (Clause 13, Page 8), we require a supporting document (as detailed in Member Categories table above) to form part of your application. Please upload one PDF, no more than 1MB in size, naming the file using the following convention: LastNameFirstNameApplicationSupportDoc_2022
  4. Tick that you agree to our membership terms, submit your form and pay your membership fee to our bank account via internet banking.
  5. Your application will be sent to our Board of Directors for review. Please allow up to 7 days from receipt of payment for a response as we are all volunteers and may need to verify your application. If the waiting time exceeds 7 days, please send any enquiries to Membership
  6. On approval, you’ll receive an email confirmation with log in details to access the members area of our website and the Facebook Group.

If you have any questions during this process, please contact Membership