Sydney Festival is Seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Programming Associate

By July 1, 2015 Jobs

Sydney Festival is seeking a mid-career Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander arts-worker for a nine month full-time contract position.

Sydney Festival is one of Australia’s largest annual cultural celebrations, with an international reputation for artistic excellence and innovative, popular and contemporary programming.

The Festival celebrates Sydney in summer. Its style and energy reflect the confidence, diversity and vigour of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The Festival has a strong tradition of balancing large scale free public events with inspirational programming, showcasing music, theatre, dance, new media, opera and visual arts from across Australia and around the world.

The Programming Associate will work with our music, theatre and dance programmers to deepen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement and programming presented by the Festival, and to work in an environment that encompasses the arc of Festival planning and production. The position is supported by the Programming and Management team to develop skills, capacity and industry networks for future employment in festivals and other programming departments.

The Programming Associate is responsible for:

• working with the programming team on the formulation and development of Festival strands, themes and events at the different Festival Hubs around the city

• providing accurate and informative background material, essential for all other departments’ planning and communications activities

• managing/producing a number of Aboriginal and other projects for the Festival

The Programming Associate will participate in the programming discussions for 2016 and 2017 Festivals, and will manage both Aboriginal and international arts projects as part of the 2016 Festival program.

The full-time position is from 31 August 2015 – 27 May 2016.

For a full position description visit or phone: (02) 8248 6500

Applications close Monday 20 July 2015 at 5pm.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only, as described under section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).