Job Details


Jan 10, 2022




$60,000 - $80,000

Closing Date

Feb 7, 2022

Performance Space

Senior Producer

The Senior Producer is an exciting position that leads the delivery of Performance Space’s annual artistic program, as well as taking a lead role in the delivery of the annual Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. The Senior Producer also plays a lead role in organisational planning processes, ensuring the smooth rollout of the program and working closely with all Performance Space staff. Reporting to the Artistic Director & CEO, the Senior Producer supervises the Program Producer and casual program staff year-round, as well as leading the recruitment and management of additional program delivery staff for Liveworks, ensuring that all artistic projects are delivered to an exceptional standard. The Senior Producer provides ongoing leadership and advice to programming staff in the execution of their duties, and is the lead liaison with Performance Space’s Marketing and Production departments. The Senior Producer takes responsibility for the delivery of key projects including artist residencies and laboratories, interdisciplinary works, international projects and works of scale. This is an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in the future of experimental art in Australia and the Asia Pacific. For further information, please see the Position Description here.



Staff Management 

Manage the program team to deliver against agreed project deliverables and the logistical needs of designated Performance Space projects

Recruit and manage other casual staff and interns as required

Liaise closely with Performance Space’s Marketing & Development Manager and Production Manager to ensure that marketing and technical needs are met.


Program Development

Work with the Artistic Director to address the conceptual and logistical development of the Performance Space annual program

Ensure Performance Space establishes and follows a best practice standard of cultural protocols when working on First Nations programs, including organising Acknowledgements of Country and Welcomes to Country where appropriate

Under the direction of the Artistic Director, undertake artistic research for upcoming Performance Space projects

Prepare briefing documents and research materials for discussion with the Artistic Director and other Performance Space staff as required

Undertake artist meetings and studio visits alongside the Artistic Director 

Assist artists to secure resources that advance the development and delivery of their projects

Provide ongoing mentorship and advice to artists within the Performance Space program to assist in the development of their work.


Program Delivery

Lead the delivery of the Performance Space program including (but not limited to) program planning, staff management, artist liaison, and project budget management

Lead on the delivery of key artistic projects as directed by the Artistic Director, ensuring that projects are realised to the highest possible standard

Oversee the logistical delivery of artistic projects in partnership with the Production Manager

Oversight of the annual and festival programs at all times whilst managing particular projects personally 

Oversee the development and delivery of all artist contracts, in consultation with the General Manager and supported by the Program Producer

Prepare written copy and informative texts on selected Performance Space projects for curatorial, marketing and publicity purposes, working closely with the Marketing team

Provide ongoing mentorship and advice to artists within the Performance Space program to assist in the development of their work

Brief the Performance Space team regarding specific events or projects as details develop

Oversee documentation of projects in collaboration with the Marketing & Development Manager

Prepare reports and arrange data collection measures to satisfy the acquittal needs of each project, in collaboration with the Marketing & Development Manager


Financial & Budget Management

Work with the Artistic Director and General Manager to prepare project budgets, timelines and delivery plans for projects

Work with the General Manager to ensure that approved project budgets are monitored, managed and acquitted appropriately

Work with the Artistic Director, General Manager and Marketing and Development Manager to identify potential project funding sources and applications for funding

Prepare written funding applications and budgets for selected Performance Space projects

Assist artists who are part of the Performance Space program with applications to funding bodies and manage budgets and auspice agreements for successful grants



Work closely with other Performance Space staff in a coordinated approach to the development and presentation of work

Work closely with our artistic and strategic external partners to deliver the Performance Space program

Provide support to the Artistic Director as required

Undertake general duties as required including attending staff meetings and taking minutes, enquiries and office administration.


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