Production Coordinator – Events

Applications close: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 at 5:00 PM

Location: Adelaide Fringe
Term: Fixed term, salaried contract position
Start Date: 25 October 2021
End Date: 8 April 2022
Report To: Production Manager
Salary: $57,000 pro rata, plus 10.00% superannuation

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

Position Summary 

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Coordinator - Events will coordinate the development and delivery of Adelaide Fringe produced events held at various locations in Adelaide and its surrounds. The role will offer technical and logistic support for several small to medium-sized events catering to a range of stakeholders. The role is a great fit for the right individual in possession of a passion for the arts and a dedicated interest in pursuing a career in event production.

Selection Criteria 

• Demonstrated professional experience delivering the production requirements and/or site management of events particularly in a performing arts centre, major events or festival context.

• Demonstrated experience in budget reporting, working within set budget parameters and delivering set financial outcomes.

• Demonstrated experience in project management, working to set deadlines and achieving objectives within a defined timetable.

• Demonstrated experience in the scheduling of production aspects of events including staff and crews.

• Proven ability to plan, organize, set priorities and manage time so that organisation resources are optimised.

• Proven organisational, administrative management skills.

• Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills.

• Proven planning and problem-solving skills, with an ability to think creatively and laterally.

• Demonstrated collaborative working style with an ability to work as part of a team and in a hands-on capacity.

• Proven capacity for self-motivation and an ability to work independently.

• Ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently.

• Tertiary qualification in arts production, technical operations or appropriate industry experience.

• Vocational training/operational accreditation/licensing in production-related areas will be looked upon favourably, such as: Fire Warden, Rigging, Elevated Working Platforms, Test & Tag, Heavy Truck Licence, Fork Lift Licence, Senior First Aid etc.

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrated high-level computer literacy – CAD software (Sketchup, AutoCAD etc.) competency will be looked upon favourably.

• Full C - Class Driver’s license

• Previous experience working as a technician for theatre and/or events is desirable, but not essential

• Being comfortable driving C – Class Box Trucks and Flatbed Trucks is desirable, but not essential

• Being comfortable driving with a trailer or caravan is desirable, but not essential

How To Apply

Job Ad Number: 2021023


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We strongly encourage applications from First Nations Peoples and welcome applications from those from marginalised groups.

Due to the high volume of applications received we will only contact successful candidates.

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