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About Midsumma Festival

Midsumma, Melbourne's annual LGBTIQ+ Arts and Cultural Festival, is a celebration and showcase of arts and cultural events for and by members of the LGBTIQ artistic community. Midsumma Festival works year round to provide artists with support and tools to create, present and promote their work with its primary activity an annual multi arts festival presented over three weeks from mid-January to February each year.

Midsumma is recognised nationally as one of Australia’s largest LGBTIQ cultural events, featuring 130 events each year with involvement by over 500 artists in over 85 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria to audiences of approximately 200,000 each year. The Festival also produces a number of key public events central to the community’s visibility and sense of celebration and pride. Midsumma Festival has been held annually since 1988 and has become a significant attraction on the State’s and national festival calendar.

Midsumma Festival brings a diverse mix of artists, performers, communities and audiences together under a single umbrella for a celebration and innovative presentation of queer arts and culture. The diverse festival program is made up of a wide range of events and activities including visual art, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, parties, sport, social events and public forums.

Employment opportunities

With a small core team working from the Midsumma Office in Melbourne’s CBD all year round, we increase our team size with seasonal staff, summer placements and volunteers from November to February each year.

Midsumma is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. As such we encourage and support applications from people from diverse backgrounds for any jobs that might currently be available.

If you are interested in talking to us about employment or volunteer opportunities, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest to

Current positions vacant


Production and Events Manager

Midsumma Festival is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake the planning, coordination and delivery of all production and logistical aspects for our summer 2018 Festival including large scale outdoor events Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March.

The Festival’s Production and Events Manager will scope and manage all festival event delivery requirements. The position is a hands-on role and will be directly involved in the day to day delivery of events.

The applicant must be available for full time work from approximately September 2017 until at least mid-February 2018 and available for part time work from late July or August 2017. Exact hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant and certain flexibility can be provided.

Salary approximately $70,000 p.a. pro rata plus superannuation dependent upon applicant’s experience. For a copy of the detailed Job Description please contact Karen Bryant: or 03 9296 6600.

Midsumma is an equal opportunity employer and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Production and Events Manager applications close Friday 14 July at 5pm.