Artist Maker

Applications close: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 at 11:55 PM

POSITION: Artist Maker
LOCATION: Adelaide Fringe
TERM: Fixed term, salaried position
START DATE: 16 December 2019
END DATE: 22 March 2020
REPORTS TO: Fringe Designer
SALARY: $60,000 - $65,000 per annum (pro-rata)



Under the direction of the Fringe Designer, the Artist Maker will assist with the development, installation and construction of all design elements for Adelaide Fringe produced events and activities. For Adelaide Fringe 2020 this includes design aspects for the Fringe Club, Fringe Corner, Fringe On Tour, Gala, Awards, World Fringe Congress and other major activations as part of Adelaide Fringe 2020.

The Artist Maker works from the Adelaide Fringe warehouse in Netley in the lead up to and during the Festival along with on location where needed during installation and de-installation. During the delivery of Adelaide Fringe, the Artist Maker will be required to work in-line with event operational hours, will be required to work across a 7 day roster, including nights and weekends where necessary.


Assist the Fringe Designer in the effective and timely delivery and installation of dressing and design components for:

  • Fringe Club
  • Fringe on Tour
  • Fringe Corner
  • Gala
  • Tindo Utpurndee : Sunset Ceremony
  • Awards
  • Fringe Congress
  • Additional Fringe Event Kits and projects as required
  • Assist the Fringe Designer with the sourcing and ordering of materials;
  • Follow design briefs in the construction of all props and site dressing.
  • Work with the Fringe Designer and production staff to assist with the installation of design elements, as required.
  • Assist with pack down and storage in the Adelaide Fringe warehouse of design components, as required.
  • Provide direction and supervision to all contract and casual design and build staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Observe and follow all Work, Health, Safety regulations and safe working practices.
  • Act as a brand ambassador for Adelaide Fringe’s goals and values in every interaction.
  • Understand and comply with all Adelaide Fringe policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Whilst this position description summarises the purpose of the role and lists its key tasks, it is not a definitive list of all the tasks to be undertaken. Tasks can vary from time to time at the discretion of your Manager. To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the employee may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in realising and props making in the performing arts, ideally in a multi-art form festival context; (Woodwork and /or carpentry skills are a bonus).
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, organisation and implementation of design briefs.
  • Previous working knowledge and experience working in an arts organisation and/or working with artists.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate and develop relationships with a broad range of people, both internal and external
  • to the organisation, in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must hold an active C Class drivers license.

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Job Number: 19014

View the full position description via the link below.

For any enquiries regarding the role, please call 08 8100 2000.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 11:55PM Wednesday 20 November, 2019.

Position description (502 KB pdf)