Job Opportunity | Sydney Opera House, Producer, First Nations Programming20.09.2018
The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Australian institution that embodies beauty, inspiration and the liberating power of art and ideas. The position of Producer, First Nations Programming is currently available, with applications closing 7 October 2018.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Producer, First Nations Programming is a newly established full-time role in the programming department of Sydney Opera House. It is responsible for the effective coordination and presentation of our First Nations projects, initiatives and events, with artistic leadership provided by the Head of First Nations Programming and reporting to the Head of Programming.
The role is also responsible for project planning, budgeting, negotiations and contracts, event logistics, securing grants and funding, and liaising with artists, stakeholders, and community; and represents an exciting opportunity for an arts worker with significant prior experience in First Nations projects and/or community engagement initiatives.
Further more detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.
WHAT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE ARE LOOKING FOR
- The right experience – you have a minimum of 5 years experience in delivering or collaborating to a high-level on an arts program with substantial First Nations engagement/projects which will have included: negotiating and preparing contracts with artists, agents, and arts organisations; experience leading a team of direct and indirect reports and working collaboratively with production, marketing and publicity staff to achieve successful artistic and commercial outcomes
- First Nations knowledge and sensitivity – you have deep knowledge of the First Nations performance and broader arts sector, including but not limited to relevant artists, companies, genres, trends, festivals, both nationally and internationally and sensitivity for working directly with communities
- Calm under pressure – you have proven ability and experience in successfully leading multi-layered projects in a complex stakeholder environment including: developing and implementing project business cases and project budgets and optimising revenue; and acting as a conduit between artists, agents and co-presenters in a large, complex arts organisation and/or venue
- Flexibilty and ability to self-manage – you will be responsible for implementing multiple projects, often with competing priorities to the direction of a part-time Head of First Nations Programming, so you will have excellent oral and written communication, scheduling and forward planning skills
- Strong networker and influencer – you will have experience in managing internal and external stakeholders and using persuasion and influence to achieve positive objectives
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are asked to include an up to date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience and how they relate to the requirements and capabilities for the role. Applicants are also asked to address their suitability in a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following two targeted questions:
1. Outline a First Nations event/program you have worked on, and what your contribution was. In your
response, highlight a challenge you experienced in each of the following areas, and how you addressed
b. Logistics / Production
c. Relationship / Protocol management
2. Summarise your working/management style when leading a project team and how this has assisted in
achieving successful artistic, operational, and financial outcomes, referencing specific projects you have
Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. Please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679 should you have any technical enquiries. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing or temporary roles of the same standard that may become
available over the next twelve months.
To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.
Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.
Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health
Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and First Nations people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.
Job Status: Full Time, Temporary (12 month contract)
Position No: SOH1332
Salary: $83,908 per annum plus superannuation
Applications Close: 07/10/2018
For role related enquiries contact Rhoda Roberts (Head of First Nations Programming) via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 9250 7743.