Work with Us–Festival Manager
The NT Writers’ Centre is seeking a Festival Manager to work on the NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs 2019, May 16-19.
The position is approximately 24hrs per week starting the first week of February 2019 and moving to four/five days for up to six weeks in the lead up to the event.
Consultation with Festival Director to determine a mutually acceptable work schedule. Availability for evening and weekend work during the Festival is a must with hours expected to increase during this time.
- Previous experience in a leadership role in a project or event management context.
- Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including experience developing production schedules and managing timelines.
- Experience in recruiting, rostering and supervising staff and volunteers.
- Experience overseeing venues and infrastructure requirements for a multi-event program.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including proven ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of community stakeholders.
- Well developed written and verbal communication skills including previous experience developing material for marketing and publicity purposes.
- Ability to adapt to diverse demands under pressure.
- Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team.
- Previous experience with ticketing and box office systems.
- Familiar with WordPress, Microsoft and social media including Facebook and Twitter.
For questions regarding the role or your application, please contact the NT Writers’ Centre (Alice Springs) on 08 8952 3810
Please send a maximum two-page CV and your responses to the selection criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline extended to midnight December 9. Interviews will be conducted and a successful applicant notified during December.
POSITION DESCRIPTION | FESTIVAL MANAGER
The role of the Festival Manager is a casual, part-time position encompassing duties particular to the coordination and resourcing of the NT Writers’ Festival—Alice Springs 2019, May 16-19.
The position is paid under the Northern Territory Social and Community Services Workers [NT SACS] Award, at the casual rate of $40.85/hr, plus superannuation.
Hours of Work
- The position is approximately 24hrs per week starting the first week of February 2019 and moving to four/five days for up to six weeks in the lead up to the event.
- Consultation with Festival Director to determine a mutually acceptable work schedule.
- Availability for evening and weekend work during the Festival is a must with hours expected to increase during this time.
- Some post-event work required.
- Develop production schedules and manage timelines in consultation with Festival Director.
- Oversee the implementation and resourcing of the festival program including liaising with venues, partners and other stakeholders.
- Work closely with Production Manager and Festival Director to ensure all site infrastructure requirements are met.
- Recruitment and management of contractors and volunteers under the direction of Festival Director. Be responsible for induction, rostering and supervision.
- Establish and facilitate regular meetings between all staff.
- Coordinate all aspects of Festival events including venues, travel, catering, equipment, documentation and evaluation in collaboration with Festival Director and NTWC staff.
- Be responsive to the diverse needs of a developing program.
Partnerships, Funding & Financial Management
- Where required, access funding to support Festival projects and programs in consultation with the Festival Director.
- Develop and maintain new and existing community partnerships. Identify and pursue any opportunities for ‘in kind’ support.
- Manage festival budget and oversee expenditure including coordinating payment of relevant Festival invoices within assigned budget.
- Complete artist contracts as required. Be responsible for artist communications regarding all logistical needs, including but not limited to: travel, accommodation, ground transport, insurance, visa/immigration and tax documentation, book sales, marketing and publicity as required.
Ticketing and Box Office
- Oversee box office, ticketing and front of house management including staffing, booking system, statistics and record keeping.
Communications and Marketing
- Develop and implement media strategies.
- Prepare regular marketing material for NTWC platforms in collaboration with Festival Director.
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