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Hot August Nights don’t just happen. It takes a talented team of hardworking and motivated individuals who are passionate about what they do. If working for Australia’s hottest winter arts festival is on your bucket list then drop us a line. Recruitment for the 2022 Festival is underway and available positions are listed below.

Darwin Festival Artistic Director

The Darwin Festival Board seeks an outstanding Artistic Director to provide artistic leadership and program delivery for the annual Festivals (2023/24/25) which achieve the agreed vision, values and strategic drivers of the Darwin Festival Strategic Plan.

The Artistic Director will bring an original vision and passion for developing the arts, an understanding and appreciation of Darwin Festival’s role in the Northern Territory and Australia, high-level management skills and an ability to communicate and advocate on behalf of the Festival to a wide range of stakeholders.

As the key creative leader, this senior national and international role requires extensive knowledge of the national arts and cultural sector, working across genres, with the skills, energy and ambition to achieve substantial artistic, audience and community outcomes. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of curating and producing successful multi-artform programs, and a clear vision to take Darwin Festival into its next exciting phase.

For further information, please contact Richard Evans, Partner at REA Consulting: or Vanessa Duscio, Partner at REA Consulting:

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Callout for Production and Event Staff

We’re gearing up for a huge Darwin Festival 2022 and we want you on our stellar production team! We are currently hiring and would love to hear from:

Click below to apply. Please provide a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience match the relevant Position Description and your up-to-date CV.

You are welcome to apply for multiple positions – simply note the position/s you are applying for in the ‘Job Title Field’.

For inquiries, please contact Mat McHugh, Head of Production on (08) 8943 4200

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As an equal opportunity employer, Darwin Festival encourages applications from people regardless of their cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and age. We work hard to create safe and flexible working arrangements for our team and encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions about the organisation or need assistance with the recruitment process.

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