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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. 

Sydney Festival is committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community. Sydney Festival strives to make reasonable adjustments to provide a supportive and barrier-free workplace. If you require any adjustments before or during the selection process, please mention this with your application.

Associate Producer

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

The Associate Producer reports to the Head of Programming Operations, and is responsible for the administration and organisation of programming 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-paced cultural organisation with plenty of opportunity for hands-on producing experience and skills growth.

Essential skills and 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 enthusiasm 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.
  • A 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. 

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Accessibility and Inclusion Advisory Panel – Expression of Interest

Who we are looking for 

Sydney Festival is looking for applicants with disability or who are d/Deaf, across a broad range of lived experiences. We also welcome applications from people who have close lived experience, relevant academic or professional experience in advancing the inclusion of people with disability and mental health conditions, including those who work for disability service organisations or peak bodies. We will prioritise people with lived experience. 

People with disability from diverse and intersectional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes: people from the LGBTIQA+ community, First Nations peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people, older people and people from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

About our Accessibility and Inclusion Advisory Panel 

This Advisory Panel is made of up to 10 members with disability, access and inclusion expertise and lived experience. We seek to represent a balanced and broad range of experiences, in terms of age, disability, gender and lived experience type, to reflect the widest access and inclusion perspectives possible. 

The primary objective of the Panel is to advise Sydney Festival on access and inclusion matters and represent the interests of all Sydney Festival stakeholders and patrons with disability. 

This Panel is an advisory body. It does not have formal decision-making authority and members cannot act as representatives for Sydney Festival. A Terms of Reference will be provided for this Working Group to outline its role and function. 

How to apply 

You can apply in these formats (please select one only): 

1. Standard online application form
2. Word version text form
3. Video application form, including videos in Auslan 

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