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Applications close Sunday 18th April 2021

Highwire Entertainment is seeking an experienced Producer who is experienced with Tour Coordinating for casual/part time employment. Ideally based in Melbourne, however this is not essential. 


The Position:

The Producer is responsible for managing multiple projects within the business, including managing shows, obtaining bookings for shows and creating tours. For a task list and more information see below.


The role is negotiable and would be casual, with approximately 2-3 days work per week (flexible). If based in Melbourne, one day per week will be in a co-working office space (location negotiable), the remainder working from home/remotely. Ability to travel interstate once a 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.

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 with Australian arts markets,

•    Experience ‘selling’ work and creating relationships with venues and festivals,

•    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.



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

•        applying to festivals on behalf of Highwire Entertainment shows

•        applying for grants and funding

•        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



All applicants are asked to fill out the selection criteria (on the online form, or uploaded as a separate file) and upload a cv.

File upload (cv & optional selection criteria)

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