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Each January Sydney Festival shakes up our city with a summer festival of art, music, dance, theatre and immersive experiences.

We are proud of our long history of commissioning ground-breaking new Australian art, and we're equally proud to be a great place to work, with many of the seasonal team members returning year after year.

The team, which swells to over 100 during festival season, is tight, and the environment supportive. The harbour views from our office are to die for and our coffee machine best in show. Most importantly, we know how to throw a party.

See vacancies below and get involved.  

Casual Crew - Various positions available 

Sydney Festival is looking for crew for the 2023 Festival.

Each year the festival has a wide range of crewing requirements across all of our venues from late December 2022 to early February 2023.

Crew needed include everything from site crew to help set up outdoor festival sites to people with experience in theatre lighting, sound or wardrobe.

Festival dates: Thursday 5 – Sunday 29 January 2023
Festival period (when we need crew): Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Friday 3 February 2023

To apply, you MUST be an Australian citizen or hold a valid visa that provides work rights in Australia.

We look forwarding to hearing from you.

Retail Store Manager - Full-Time (Contract) 

Sydney Festival currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Retail Store Manager to join the team to lead and manage the Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon gift shop.

Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon is a unique biographical exhibition, taking a deep-dive into Frida Kahlo, the woman whose perseverance, rebellion and talent placed her eons ahead of her time.

To succeed in this role you will be motivated by driving sales and passionate about providing a memorable customer experience.This is a full-time seasonal position and will require availability over weekends, late night trading hours and public holidays. 


• Store stock management
• Creation and management of shop support team
• Create a safe working environment for the shop team and its customers
• Manage and roster the shop team in line with store’s trading profile
• Manage, facilitate and report on financial information (payments, costs, sales tracking and reporting).
• Work with a range of providers in stock management, sales reports, deliveries and pickups.
• Work with the wider Sydney Festival Team and Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon team.


• Previous management experience, preferably in retail setting
• Ability to provide a genuine and unique customer experience
• Proven ability to achieve sales, wages, KPI’s & stock targets


Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon exhibition dates: From Thursday 4 January 2023
Contracted period: Tuesday 20 December 2022 – Friday 9 March 2023

To apply, you MUST be an Australian citizen or hold a valid visa that provides work rights in Australia.

Please contact with you Resume and contact details

We look forwarding to hearing from you.

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