Producer - Artists, Venues and Events

Applications close: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 11:55 PM

START DATE:                   27th of November 2017 (negotiable)
END DATE:                       November 2018
TERM:                               Fixed term, salaried contract position

Organisational Context

Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over four weeks in Adelaide, South Australia during February and March. It is one of the largest, most popular and diverse arts festivals in Australia. Thousands of artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design.

The Producer is a key member of the Adelaide Fringe team. Working in conjunction with the Head of Artists, Venues & Events, the Producer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of special events, projects and programs produced by Adelaide Fringe. The Producer is the project manager/producer of selected programs and events while also overseeing Program Coordinators, providing support and guidance across all projects and to all Program Coordinators.

The Producer is responsible in conjunction with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events for the pre-planning and scoping of Fringe Produced programs including identifying possible revenue sources and providing detailed budgets for programs.

In addition, the Producer is the key contact and for Adelaide Fringe’s Cultural Producer and is Co-Producer and collaborator across Aboriginal projects and programs and is responsible for maintaining and building on Adelaide Fringe’s ‘Proper Business’ policy. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • In conjunction with the Head of Artists, Venues & Events be responsible for planning, managing and implementing Adelaide Fringe produced programs and events. Including but not limited to;
    • Fringe On Tours
    • Desert Fringe
    • Parade of Light
    • Program Launch
    • World Fringe Day
  • In collaboration with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events, ensure the delivery of Adelaide Fringe produced special events and programs to the highest artistic and technical standard.
  • In consultation with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events, implement programming models that support Adelaide Fringe registered artists.
  • In consultation with the Fringe Director and the Cultural Producer be responsible for planning, managing and implementing the Kaurna components of the Opening Weekend including the Sunset Ceremony
  • In conjunction with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events oversee and provide support to Fringe Program Coordinators.
  • In conjunction with the Cultural Producer be responsible for updating and educating Adelaide Fringe staff on Adelaide Fringe’s ‘Proper Business’ policy.
  • When required and in absence of Head of Artist and Events authorise Artist Contracts for Adelaide Fringe events to the value of $1,000
  • Contract all artists, in consultation with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events
  • Liaise with external arts and community organisations to enhance relationships and any possible collaborations with Adelaide Fringe.
  • Liaise with artists, community groups, local traders and organisations in respect of their participation of Fringe on Tours and ensure they comply with all requirements and procedures.
  • Liaise with Head of Production and production team to ensure that all production and technical requirements and safety and security needs are met and provided for
  • Coordinate with the Marketing, Brand, & Business Development department in all   communication with key partners regarding all relevant matters.
  • Work with Marketing, Brand, & Business Development Department and Publicity on the development of marketing collateral and a publicity schedule for Fringe produced events.
  • In Collaboration with Program Coordinators be responsible for providing copy and photographs to the Marketing, Brand, & Business Development Department and Publicity for the development of marketing collateral and publicity schedules for Fringe produced programs and events.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Artists, Venues, & Events submit project funding applications and identify possible revenue streams for Fringe produced program and events.
  • Oversee budgets for specific artistic projects and prepare programs within budget parameters.
  • Assist in creating and producing innovative events and projects that enhance the brand, reputation and credibility of Adelaide Fringe.
  • Observe and follow all Work, Health and Safety regulations and safe working practices.
  • Embrace online organisation project management software
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisational culture and values ensuring they are upheld and embedded.

Whilst this position description summarises the purpose of the job 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.

We are looking for people with the following skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in working in festivals, arts and/or a related industry.
  • Previous working knowledge and experience working in an Indigenous arts organisation and/or working with Indigenous artists and creatives.
  • Knowledge of contemporary arts practice, trends and companies in a local and national context.
  • 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 experience in working within defined budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good organisation skills and ability to set and meet deadlines in a multi-faceted environment.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter must clearly address the skills listed above. Please also include in your letter your experience as it relates to the key responsibilities. Cover letters are to be no more than two pages long. You can email your application to the Human Resource Manager, Viron Papadopoulos at

For any further enquiries, please check the position description below or call 08 8100 2000.

Position description (571 KB pdf)