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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 September to February each year. Head to About Midsumma to learn more about Midsumma Festival, our values and the work we do.

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 [email protected]


2019 Voluntary Summer Work Placements

These are short-term non-paid work placements open to students and non-students in the areas of Programming and Event Management, Marketing and Publicity and Production. A small honorarium will be paid to successful applicants.

Midsumma Festival is seeking applications for the following positions:

  1. Marketing and PR: Media and Business Partnerships Placement; Social Media & Content Support Placement; and Marketing and PR Placement. A combination of the above specialty areas may be negotiated for students wishing a more generalist marketing and public relations experience.
  2. Programming and Event Management: assists with coordinating artists for Midsumma’s two large-scale outdoor signature events, Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March, as well as assisting with coordinating a selection of small-scale events produced by Midsumma.
  3. Production: assists Production Manager with logistics and production delivery across Midsumma Pride March, Midsumma Carnival and other Midsumma produced events.

Summer work placements commence between October and November 2018 and run until mid to late February 2019. Placements are part-time, with hours increasing over the duration of the festival period (20 Jan – 10 Feb 2019). During the festival period working outside standard business hours will be required. Start date and hours are negotiable.

To apply, email [email protected] with a current CV or résumé including a reference contact; a cover letter stating the position(s) you are interested in and what you want to get out of a work placement with Midsumma; and your availability over the period of the work placement. Applications close at midnight on Friday 21 September 2018.

View the Summer Work Placements Job Specifications

Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager

Are you a Ticketing and Presenter Services guru? An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager to join our team for the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Midsumma Festival is one of Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural festival, for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. Midsumma also has significant programs aimed at disability cultures, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse programming. With attendances of 285,000 per year, Midsumma Festival features up to 180 events across art artforms in venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria. Midsumma also works year-round to provide artists with support and development projects. Midsumma is currently in a state of tremendous growth and success.

We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake the role of managing and delivering all our ticketing requirements throughout the 2020 festival delivery period. The role will also provide assistance with the development and delivery of other agreed Presenter Services. The role will work closely with our Finance Manager, Marketing & Communications Manager, and Program Manager as well as with diverse artists, venue producers and communities. Remuneration for a fixed term period running from early /mid-September to mid-February 2020 is $65k gross p.a. pro rata plus superannuation.

For a copy of the job description and other support materials about Midsumma, or for any further information on the role or organisation please contact [email protected]

All applications must address the position description. Download the Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager Position Description here. Applications close 5pm Monday 26th August 2019 and must be sent to [email protected]

Full position description


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Finance and Office Operations Manager

This senior role is the day to day financial controller and administration manager for the Midsumma Festival Inc. and is responsible for the coordination and day to day smooth running of the festival’s office and administrative environment; to best support the Chief Executive and Board to meet the artistic and cultural objectives of the festival in a progressive and sustainable way.

Such support is critical in the lead up to and throughout the festival delivery period, and during evaluation and planning processes for each festival. The position is responsible for the operations of the accounting systems, up to date financial forecasting and general reporting to funding / governance bodies, general office administrative systems and processes including IT and communications systems (ICT). Instrumental to the role is the ability to assess, develop, implement and maintain systems and processes that are consistent with budgetary, corporate governance and reporting requirements, the festival’s Strategic Overview and general operational requirements.

The role will also support operational delivery of the festival alongside all staff of Midsumma Festival.

The role requires an outgoing, enthusiastic, highly organised and dedicated person who works well as part of a team. As part of a committed but small team, the role is a hands-on delivery position crucial to the success of Midsumma Festival and the ability of the festival to achieve its potential.

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

Finance and Office Operations Manager applications close by 5pm Sunday 15 October 2017.

Download the Finance and Office Operations Manager Job Specification



Volunteers Coordinator

Midsumma Festival is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake the coordination of all elements of the Midsumma Festival Volunteers Program. They will work closely with the Midsumma Festival Production Manager and Midsumma Program Manager on logistical delivery of a range of activities and events to assist the success of the festival and helping ensure the day to day smooth running of these programs in the lead up to and throughout the 2018 Festival. The position will coordinate administrative systems and processes, undertake general communications as well as assisting with the coordination of meetings, forums, information sessions, and events as may be required in the preparation and delivery across relevant festival activities. The role is also ‘hands on’ throughout the festival and events within it. Dates for the 2018 Midsumma Festival are 14 January to 4 February 2018.

A core component of the role will be recruitment of volunteers, induction and briefing of volunteers, rostering of registered volunteers to best meet the needs of all aspects of the festival, and communications with such volunteers and Midsumma project managers to ensure that the festival is able to fulfill volunteer requirements of the festival throughout the festival delivery period.

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

Download the Volunteers Coordinator Job Specification

Volunteers Coordinator applications close Friday 8 September at 5pm.

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: [email protected] 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.


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