Applications close Tuesday 15th October 2019

Highwire Entertainment is seeking an experienced Producer who is experienced with Tour Coordinating in Melbourne for casual/part time employment.

The role is negotiable and would be casual, with approximately 2-3 days per week (flexible), part time in an office (Richmond) and some hours working from home. Ability to travel interstate or overseas 1-2 times per year, and willingness to occasionally work on weekends during festival seasons would be preferred. Must have own laptop. This is an ongoing role, however there would be a three month trial period. Pay rate is dependant on level of experience of applicant.


  • contacting theatres and festivals to promote the booking of Highwire Entertainment shows as part of upcoming tours

  • applying to festivals on behalf of Highwire Entertainment shows

  • working with existing budgets and creating new budgets for touring and new projects, and managing budgets throughout the life of the project

  • sending and checking contracts

  • scheduling tours, factoring in artist requirements, travel times, venue/festival requirements

  • logistics management including booking travel and accommodation, organising purchase or booking of equipment, scheduling and booking staff or contractors in line with budgets

  • ordering and collating marketing material and managing roll out of marketing campaigns

  • artist, festival and venue liaison

  • collating and proof reading event procedures and documents

  • full range of administrative duties to support tour planning, promotion and execution

  • research; venues, events, artists, shows

  • ad hoc tasks as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge, experience and a thorough understanding of the arts and entertainment sectors within Australia, in particular a thorough understanding of either the Australian Fringe Festival model or Australian regional live performance touring model, ideally both,

  • Previous employment or self-employment within the Australian arts sector, 

  • A thorough understanding of the commercial terms of negotiating live performances,

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, negotiate and manage budgets and contracts across a touring program/production,

  • Experience scheduling within a touring context,

  • Detail oriented with excellent administrative skills,

  • Excellent project management, time management and multi-tasking skills,

  • Excellent communication skills,

  • Ability to work remotely and independently without significant daily direction,

  • Open minded, excited to work with diverse groups of people including from minority communities.


Preferred Criteria:

  • Experience sourcing funding through national and regional arts funding bodies,

  • Experience producing work at an Australian Fringe Festival / Edinburgh Fringe Festival,

  • Experience creating and implementing a marketing strategy,


Reports to: Company Director

Works alongside: Small number of casual staff members - please note that these staff work seasonally and/or outside the country.


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