Production Assistant

Applications close: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 5:00 PM

POSITION: Production Assistant
LOCATION: Adelaide Fringe
TERM: Fixed term, salaried contract position
START DATE: 19 November, 2019
END DATE: 29 March, 2020
REPORTS TO: Head of Production
SALARY: $45,000 - $47,104 PA (pro rata)

Under the direction of the Head of Production, the Production Assistant will work with the Production staff to assist in the development and delivery of Adelaide Fringe produced events held at various locations in Adelaide and surrounds. This is an entry-level administrative role for the right individual in possession of a passion for the arts and a dedicated interest in pursuing a career in event production.


  • Under the direction of the Head of Production assist with the coordination of all programming and/or production requirements for Adelaide Fringe produced events and activities to ensure the delivery of these events to the highest artistic and technical standard.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Production, contribute to the production department’s effective communications, inclusive of managing event information systems.
  • Contribute to the managing administrative aspects of projects undertaken by Fringe’s production coordinators; scheduling, approvals/permits, maintaining accurate and detailed event briefs and risk management documentation.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Production, disseminate all form-based Adelaide Fringe information internally and externally as required.
  • Report regularly to the Head of Production on work progress.
  • Work within deadlines and budgets.
  • Understand and comply with all Adelaide Fringe policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Ensure all safety regulations are followed and safe-working practices are observed.
  • Keep abreast of issues relating to the planning and delivery of assigned Fringe managed events and ensure that these issues are appropriately logged.
  • Other duties as directed by the Head of Production.
  • Ability to interact, liaises, negotiate and communicate effectively with a broad range of people, both internal and external to the organisation in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Creative and lateral thinking approach.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Reliable, practical and punctual.
  • Ability to cope with pressure situations and competing deadlines.
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude with a commitment to the arts. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated.
  • Patient, amiable and good humoured.
  • Previous experience working as a technician for theatre and/or events is desirable but not essential.
  • Full C- Class Driver’s license.

View the full Position Description via the link below. Submit your cover letter and resume to

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

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

Applications close 5PM Wednesday 18 September, 2019.

Position description (322 KB pdf)