Join the Team in 2016!

2016: Your time to work it.

We’re opening our doors to four new team members, ready to rock next year.

In the last two years, the Festival has grown significantly – and we’ve been making organisational changes to keep up. We’ve added new roles, done strategic planning, and now wear 25% sillier hats during meetings. If you’ve been interested in working with the Festival, or getting large-scale event experience, now is a great time to come aboard.

Though the Festival is in Newcastle, our staff are based around Australia – as long as you’re across connecting through time zones, are organised, committed and have great taste in trashy 90’s music*, we want you.

We offer a fun, passionate workplace where we are excited to create a Festival and community that supports over 50 artists and 2000 audience members from around Australia, with more than 60 events each year. We see these roles as opportunities for emerging producers, marketers and artistic directors – a chance to make your mark and make a difference to the practices of emerging and experimental artists in Australia.

If you see a role you’re interested in, please feel free to get in contact. Even if you’re worried about how much experience you have – we want to hear from you. Scroll down for information about each available role, and get your applications in by 5pm, Monday 14 December.

* (not strictly essential)


Co-Artistic Director
It’s time! We’re handing over the reins of the Festival’s artistic program for 2016! Working alongside incoming Co-AD Kate McDowell, you’ll develop and curate the 2016 Festival program. YOWZA! If you’ve got some curatorial and producing experience, and are totally in love with independent, emerging, and experimental artists… well, welcome home!
Download the full position description in PDF or word format.

Creative Producer and Associate Producer
We’re trying something a little different for 2016. We’re still offering two producer roles, but we want to cater for artists and producers at different stages of their careers.
If you’ve got a bit of experience under your belt and are really looking to challenge yourself and grow your skills – our Creative Producer role is for you.
Download the full Creative Producer position description in PDF or in word format.

Just starting out and want to try your hand at this thing called producing? Then you should apply for our Associate Producer role. 
Download the full Associate Producer position description in PDF or in word format.

Marketing Manager
Know your way around a website, got a knack for hilarious Facebook posts, and interested in letting the world know about how fantastic and cool young, emerging, and experimental artists are? Boy howdy are you in the right place!
Download the full position description in PDF or word format.

To Apply
Please submit the following documents via email to: by 5pm, Monday 14 December. Interviews will be held in person or via Skype within the week.

  • Current CV (2 pages max, including referees)
  • Cover letter briefly addressing your experience in reference to the selection criteria (2 pages max)

Coming up…
We’ll also be advertising for a bunch more roles from next year including: Production Manager, Production Designer, Photographer and Videographer, Technical Manager, Production Assistants, and Digital and Social Media Co-Ordinator. If you are interested in finding out more about these roles, sign up to our e-news or get in touch!