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Each January Sydney Festival transforms our city, presenting 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.

The icing on the cake is we're a great place to work with many of the seasonal team returning regularly and a great office vibe. Apart from a fun permanent team that swells to over 100 during the festival, we enjoy killer harbour views, have one of the best coffee machines in the area and know how to put on a party. 




Executive Assistant 
Full-time & Ongoing


Do you have experience working with a performing arts organisation, venue or festival, in an administration or coordinator role? We'd love to hear from you. This key role forms an integral part of Sydney Festival’s team working with a large range of stakeholders to ensure the overall administration of the organisation is delivered. The job is key in supporting the organisation and its staff to deliver the annual festival.

Tasks include:

  • Managing the Executive Director and Festival Director’s offices and activities, including communications, secretarial duties, clerical duties, typing, drafting, letters, filing, travel, accommodation, expenses and hospitality.
  • Liaising between the Executive Director, Festival Director and staff as well as external parties to facilitate appointments, meetings, functions and other arrangements.
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with the executive offices of the organisation’s major stakeholders including the NSW Arts Minister, Create NSW, City of Sydney, Destination NSW, and City of Parramatta.
  • General office administration duties where required including reception, cleaning of the kitchen, handling of mail, booking of couriers, and overseeing the Administration Co-ordinator, currently looking after this area.
  • Manage day to day operations of external office services including cleaning, IT support and other ad-hoc building contractors.

Essential Skills & Attributes: 

  • At least 3 years’ experience working as an Executive Assistant or office coordinator, preferably within the arts industry.
  • Experience assisting with Board-related duties including collation of Board papers and minute taking.
  • Experience in managing staff and contracted service providers.
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced and work-intensive environment.
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills; written, oral and organisational (including the utmost discretion and diplomatic abilities).
  • Keen attention to detail.

View the full position description here

Applications to Nancy Hromin via email with a covering letter that addresses the role requirements to nancyhromin(at)culturezone.com.au Deadline for application is COB, Monday 22 August 2022



Digital Producer
Contract (August - February 2023)


Sydney Festival’s Digital Program forms part of our 2022-26 Strategic Plan and Artistic Vision, to use the digital medium to connect and create a deeper relationships with new and existing audiences. We are looking for a digital native, with excellent project management skills to produce and deliver the 2023 Digital Program. The desirable candidate would have a passion for culture, and an interest in digital technology and multi-media in the performing arts, and wider cultural and entertainment sectors.

We are looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience negotiating rights with artists, record/creative companies and publishers.
  • Technical knowledge within the digital content space.
  • Proven ability and experience in conducting successful daily interactions with artists, creative agencies, broadcasters and clients; including acting as a conduit between artists, clients, key stakeholders and a large, complex arts organisations and/or venues
  • Experience in developing and working within project budgets for livestreamed and digital events
  • Excellent attention to detail, communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, coupled with strong oral and written communication skills

View the full position description here

Please respond in writing responding to the essential skills & attributes, along with your CV, to thomas.hamilton(at)sydneyfestival.org.au Deadline for application is COB, Friday 19 August 2022 




Associate Producer 
Full-time & Ongoing


Sydney Festival is seeking an experienced arts administrator with excellent attention to detail to join the programming team.

The Associate Producer is responsible for the administration & organisation of program information, and management of efficient and accurate information flow internally and externally.

The role is also responsible for producing projects within the festival program and overseeing the majority of supported works. This is an exciting position for any arts administrator keen to work in a fast pace cultural organisation where hands on producing experience and continued skills growth can be gained

Essential Skills & Attributes: 

  • Experience working with a performing arts organisation, venue or festival, in an administration or coordinator role (ideally 2+ years)
  • Excellent administration, time management and communication skills, with a passion for organisation, systems and deadlines.
  • Experience managing multiple projects with conflicting deadlines
  • Experience using project management tools and systems that enables the smooth sharing of information.
  • Understanding of arts marketing and media requirements.
  • Sound understanding of the production department’s role in an arts organisation.
  • Team player, with a passion for the Arts, Artists and the Festival experience. Empathy with artists and the artistic processes.
  • Comfortable hosting artists across a range of hospitality requirements.

View the full position description here

This role is a full-time position based at the Sydney Festival head office. If this sounds like you, submit your CV and respond in writing responding to the essential skills & attributes, to thomas.hamilton(at)sydneyfestival.org.au Deadline for application is COB, Friday 12 August 2022.




Senior Graphic Designer 
Contract


The Graphic Designer is a key player in the implementation of Sydney Festival’s marketing campaigns. The Graphic Designer works with the Graphic Design Manager in the implementation of the overall marketing and promotional strategies and campaigns for Sydney Festival

We are looking for:

  • 3+ years’ industry experience.
  • Graphic Design or Visual Communication qualification.
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office on Mac and PC platform.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently whilst maintaining an eye for detail.
  • Exceptional project management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to work effectively in a close-knit team and autonomously.
  • Thorough knowledge of all print processes.
  • Animation and/or After Effects experience would be advantageous.
  • Sound appreciation of the arts and event industry would be advantageous

View the full position description here

This role is a full-time contract position based at the Sydney Festival head office. If this sounds like you, submit your CV and portfolio by email to Matt Sharah at applications(at)sydneyfestival.org.au

You must be available to work full time from 8 August 2022 – 3 February 2023.



Ticketing Systems Assistant
Contract


Sydney Festival is seeking a Ticketing Systems Assistant to provide support to the Ticketing Systems Manager and Customer Services team to ensure the successful delivery of ticketing and customer services for Sydney Festival. 

We are looking for:

  • Demonstrated expertise and hands-on working knowledge of CRM or ticketing systems, preferably ENTA.
  • Strong understanding of ticketing software
  • Previous box office experience
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written, particular with broad customer groups
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Capacity to work under pressure.
  • Proven attention to detail, including the ability to review and correct own work
  • Capacity to work as part of a small busy team.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and remain flexible in a sometimes challenging environment.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve complex problems
  • Right to work in Australia

View the full position description here

This role is a full-time contract position based at the Sydney Festival head office. 

Applications close at 5pm Friday 12th August and should be sent to tara.easlea[at]sydneyfestival.org.au, please include a cover letter outlining the selection criteria as well as your CV.




Box Office Coordinator
Contract


Sydney Festival runs its own ticketing system and works closely with a number of third party ticketing agencies. We are seeking a Box Office Coordinator to manage the day to day running of the customer service team.

We are looking for:

  • Demonstrated expertise and hands-on working knowledge of CRM or ticketing systems, preferably ENTA.
  • Strong understanding of ticketing software.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory ticketing role.
  • Sound office administration skills including experience with Microsoft suite and a methodical approach to record keeping.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written, with an emphasis on providing excellent customer service
  • Capacity to work under pressure.
  • Proven attention to detail, including the ability to review and correct own work
  • Capacity to work as part of a small busy team.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and remain flexible in a sometimes challenging environment.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve complex problems.
  • Right to work in Australia.

View the full position description here

This role is a full-time contract position based at the Sydney Festival head office.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 12th August and should be sent to tara.easlea[at]sydneyfestival.org.au, please include a cover letter outlining the selection criteria as well as your CV.





Box Office Representative
Contract


Sydney Festival runs its own ticketing system and works closely with a number of third party ticketing agencies. We are seeking a Box Office Representative to provide support to the Ticketing team in the day to day running of external box offices.

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience in a ticketing role.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written, with an emphasis on providing excellent customer service
  • Previous Festival experience would be advantageous. 
  • Demonstrated hands-on working knowledge of ticketing systems, preferably ENTA.
  • Capacity to work under pressure.
  • Proven attention to detail, including the ability to review and correct own work
  • Capacity to work as part of a small busy team.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and remain flexible in a sometimes challenging environment.
  • Right to work in Australia.

View the full position description here

This role is a casual contract position based at the Sydney Festival head office.

Applicants will need to be available for a minimum of 3 shifts per week between the hours of 8.45am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.

In January, applicants will need to be available for a minimum of 4 shifts per week between the hours of 8am and 10pm, Monday - Sunday.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 19th August and should be sent to tara.easlea[at]sydneyfestival.org.au, please include a cover letter outlining the selection criteria as well as your CV.




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