Job Details


Aug 4, 2022




$80,000 - $100,000

Closing Date

Aug 24, 2022

Contact Name

Janine Peukert

Contact Email Address




Carriageworks is the largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind in Australia.  

The Carriageworks Artistic and First Nations Programs are ambitious, risk taking and provide significant support to leading Australian and international artists through commissioning and presenting contemporary work. The programs are artist-led and emerge from Carriageworks’ commitment to First Nations arts and culture and to reflecting social and cultural diversity.  Carriageworks multidisciplinary, contemporary arts programs highlight a commitment to producing work in partnership with independent artists and companies always within the context of the organisation’s location on Gadigal country in Redfern, Sydney, a home of First Nations political, social and artistic movements. 



  • Respect Each Other: Everyone is welcome. Everyone’s voice is important. We learn from each other by listening with empathy and care.
  • Share The Journey: Support others to be their best. We act with integrity and trust. We are collectively responsible.
  • Be Adventurous: Embrace creativity. We search for courageous ideas and new opportunities. 
  • Take A Long View: Respect country, priorities sustainability and nurture new ways of thinking out of old. We lay foundations for generations to come.  


Carriageworks strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with disability. 




Please note that it is currently a condition of entry into our workplace and venues that all staff and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated. If you are successful for the role, you will need to provide proof of your vaccination certification. 




In 2022 Carriageworks will present a culturally diverse, contemporary performance program that includes Vivid Sydney 2022, Keir Choreographic Award and the work of various resident and external companies. The Performance Program Producer will work with guidance and instruction from Director, Programs and collaboratively with program, production and other staff to develop, deliver and present a range of performance programming at Carriageworks.  


The Senior Curator, Performance will work within the Artistic Program team and closely alongside the First Nations Programs team to coordinate, plan and deliver the Carriageworks performance program. The program will be partnership focused and will move across disciplines, cultures and communities. The Senior Curator, Performance will be responsible for working closely with Carriageworks Resident Companies as well as external companies in the planning and realisation of programs and projects. They will work closely with Carriageworks’ production and technical teams to ensure that all program requirements are met to a high standard and that high level outcomes are achieved for artists and partners, ensuring the ongoing development of Carriageworks reputation nationally and internationally as a leading contemporary arts precinct. 






  • In collaboration with Curator, Programs; Director, Programs; Director, First Nations Programs and CEO develop an innovative contemporary performance program that is reflective of, and engages with, the culturally diverse communities of Sydney. 
  • Lead coordination of partnership programs and projects with Carriageworks Resident Companies.  
  • Lead coordination of partnership programs and projects with independent performance artists and companies.  
  • Develop and maintain external relationships that benefit Carriageworks and support the successful delivery of the program. 
  • Provide administrative and project delivery support enabling the Carriageworks Artistic Program, including but not limited to writing and issuing artist and company contracts, preparing and managing project budgets, and authoring interpretive material and delivering public talks
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently with artists and partners while recognising that different solutions are required to meet the needs and expectations of a diverse range of people.
  • Engage as an active member of the contemporary arts community.
  • Work with an awareness of and a commitment to all Workplace Health and Safety policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Other duties as required. 



  • Support the Development and Finance teams through identification of funding opportunities and preparation of copy and budgets for applications and reports. 
  • Develop annual project budgets for approval. 
  • Monitor and report program delivery against approved budgets. 
  • Work in partnership with the Production Managers and Finance teams to ensure that projects are delivered on budget. 


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or extensive experience in performance. 
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience developing and delivering a high-quality performance program.
  • Strong understanding of international, national and local work in performance and of contemporary programming supported by active professional networks.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the development of contemporary multi art practices in Australia.
  • Demonstrated project management experience. 



  • Excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills, written and verbal communication including influencing, advocacy and negotiation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. 
  • Proactive attitude with a high level of attention to detail 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Human Resource processes including equal employment opportunity (EEO), ethical practice, and a working knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S). 



  • Flexible approach to working hours, including the capacity to work evenings and weekends 



APPLY: Please email Senior Curator, Performance to for a position description and instructions on how to apply for the role.  



Application closing date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022 

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