Country Arts SA is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to undertake the position of Arts Program Associate Producer.

The successful candidate will work closely with, and provide administrative support to, the Executive Programmer and Arts Programming team delivering a range of tours both regionally and nationally.

About the Role
The role will be well suited to an individual experienced in managing tours at a state and national level.

The ability to multi-task and work well under pressure is a critical component of the role, as is building productive relationships with people inside and outside the organisation. The successful applicant will also take pride in being an ambassador for Country Arts SA, knowing that their work is helping to enhance Country Arts SA’s impact and reach locally and nationally.

Your duties include:

  • Devise community engagement and audience development initiatives and work with other staff to deliver the activities
  • Manage projects including the coordination of budgets and contracts and tour schedules
  • Lead the coordination of a national tour including liaison with venues, touring companies and suppliers
  • Liaise with artists and companies and coordinate contracting for state and national tours including presenters, artists, suppliers and producers
  • Manage enquiries from independent artists and companies, and assist with future national tour building opportunities
  • Prepare funding applications, support letters and acquittals as required.

About You
You will use initiative, be collaborative and proactive in improving processes and finding solutions, and will have a passion for working with First Nations and regional artists.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in working with performing arts companies and independent artists, including contracting and budgets
  • Experience supporting the development of new performing arts work
  • Diligent with good personal organisation skills, attention to detail and an ability to prioritise activities to achieve results within strict deadlines
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with stakeholders, including venue managers and artists
  • Understanding of financial management practices and administrative policies
  • High competency in IT to manage touring processes
  • A collaborative approach with a commitment to work as part of a team to build and share knowledge that contributes to positive team culture.

Special conditions:

  • This role requires a National Police Check clearance and a current Australian driver’s licence
  • Participation in Country Arts SA Staff Development Review Process is required
  • Out of hours business work, Intrastate and interstate travel will be required
  • The role is based either regionally or in Port Adelaide.

Enquiries to: Merilyn De Nys, Arts & Culture Leader [email protected]

Application Instructions:

View the full role description here

Applications should specifically address the key selection criteria within the role description including a covering letter and CV addressed to Head of People, Jill Bolzon, and submitted via the form below by 10am, Monday August 15 2022.

Applicants are required to complete and attach the Pre-Employment
Declaration form with their application to be considered for this role.

Inclusion Statement
Country Arts SA actively support diversity in our workplaces. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people from culturally diverse
backgrounds, gender diverse and people with diverse ability.

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.