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Work type: Full time fixed-term
Location: Melbourne - CBD
Categories: Performing Arts


  • Lead programming projects from conception to completion
  • Work under Melbourne’s iconic Spire
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term opportunity


 About Arts Centre Melbourne

 Beneath our iconic Spire, in Hamer Hall and at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, we showcase the best of Australian and international performing arts.  

We’re proudly the home of our flagship Resident Companies – The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia – and a range of presenters who collectively bring our stages and spaces to life.

Together with our own program of performances, events and activities we offer a diversity of audiences a distinctly multidimensional approach to participation, education and entertainment.

We are now focused on Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to transforming the Melbourne Arts Precinct into a thriving, connected creative and civic space over the coming years.

For a glimpse into working at Arts Centre Melbourne click here.


About the Team

The Arts Centre Melbourne Programming Unit sits within the Performing Arts pillar and is responsible for delivering:

  • a breadth and range of presentations at Arts Centre Melbourne’s own risk that meet the organisation’s curatorial framework and complement the provision by Resident Companies and external presenters;
  • a number of events that contribute to the overall venue utilisation targets at Arts Centre Melbourne; and
  • a program of learning, participatory public realm, accessible, inclusive, youth, families and children and community programs that meet the organisation’s public purpose obligations.

The business unit is comprised of program management, artform programming, education, coordinating, and producing team members.


About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Producer to join our team to lead the development, scope and execute the delivery of performances, events, projects and programs across the ACM Programming pillar and the wider organisation.

Reporting to the Senior Producer, Programming, you will play a vital role in the development and delivery of a diverse program of new and existing local, national and international work. In this role, you will work with the team to plan and assess future artistic projects, develop new initiatives and enhance existing programs.

You will be responsible for leading programming projects from conception to completion, developing and maintaining strong relationships with artists and presenters, negotiating agreements and contracts, coordinating with internal departments on ticketing and promotional campaigns and managing artist administration and logistics.

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Experience building strong relationships with key stakeholders including culturally diverse presenters and artistic teams;
  • Experience in working with artists from development stages through to the presentation of new works
  • Extensive art form knowledge and specialist skills in at least one major art form;
  • Experience working with artists planning and producing arts programs;
  • Experience interpreting and coordinating event  and venue requirements;
  • Experience leading complex and demanding arts projects including budget and resource allocation; and
  • Understanding of event marketing, ticketing and technical requirements.

Full-time, fixed term to April 2022, salary $91,019.41 per annum plus superannuation. This role also requires a current Working With Children Check.


Your Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in producing and presenting complex performing arts events from concept stage through to completion.
  • Knowledge of the performing arts industry and high level of literacy across the various performing arts disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience scoping and managing project budgets and resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in working closely with artists particularly during planning and presentation stages of projects
  • Demonstrated experience in working with production, ticketing, marketing and communications.
  • High level of problem solving acumen.

 For more details please read the Position Description:

 Download File Position Description - Producer - Full Time Fixed Term.pdf.


 Enjoy Team Member Benefits

As a valued member of our ensemble, you will enjoy a number of fantastic benefits including the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets, food & beverage discounts, discounted commuter benefits and onsite-parking, access to wellbeing activities and learning and development programs!

 Apply Now!

Please submit your resume together with a cover letter addressing the key criteria by 1 April, 2021. Early applications are encouraged as suitable candidates may be invited to attend an interview [or appointed] prior to the closing date.

Employment at Arts Centre Melbourne is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check.

Applications are open to those with full working rights in Australia. Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.







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