Seeking an Events Producer for our up coming Bloom performance festival, Create unique hospitality & performance experiences for our audiences, Help us celebrate Spring!.
Role Description: Events Producer
Employment: Short Term Contract
Salary: $1,250 / 40 hours per week, plus super
Contract Dates: Start ASAP - 29 November, 2020
Scope to extend beyond contract end date by mutual agreement
DTC has committed to securing representation in leadership roles. First Nations People and Peoples of Colour are strongly encouraged to apply.
An Everyday Festival of Gaiety, Cabaret and Art
Themes: Buoyancy // Joy // Renewal
COVID-19 forced the closure of our venue in March 2020 and the suspension of our 2020 season. We remain committed to our 2020 artists and will reschedule the productions when government restrictions are lifted and it is financially viable.
BLOOM is our company adapting our business model to ensure our doors can reopen to our community and our space is reactivated whilst performances spaces remain subject to COVID safety restrictions and guide lines.
It will be a festival model, programmed across multiple spaces of the Eternity Playhouse including our Cabaret/Restaurant space, the auditorium and exterior roaming performers. We will look for interesting dining and bar activities and intend to expand our hospitality experience to include the footpath area.
We will be looking to partner with independent companies, festivals and collectives in the form of residencies, ensuring the venue remains a vibrant shared space for the community.
This role works in close collaboration with our company producing team to effectively engage artists and deliver welcoming and inspiring experiences for our audiences. The Events Producer will have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for live performance and hospitality and a belief in Darlinghurst Theatre Companys mission and mandate. They will develop the companys event and hospitality offerings for the BLOOM festival and help to make our foyer a vibrant and popular Sydney hub and destination known for its hospitality, food, bar and live performances this Spring.
The successful applicant will have experience managing arists and event teams, excellent people skills, live performance event experience and the passion and drive to activate our foyer. They must be able to work exceptionally well with the general public, be motivated, energetic, highly efficient and have creative flair.
The Events Producer will have excellent leadership skills and will lead a team including FOH Supervisors, casual FOH and technical staff, artists and volunteers. The Events Producer will work with artists in residence ensuring the venue ixs a safe space and all artistic visions are realised to the best of our ability. They will be resourceful with the production budget allocated and prioritise all health guidelines and safety procedures at all times.
The Events Producer will collaborate and work closely with our in house caterers Two Trout Catering to deliver excellent and unique food for our events, pre show dining and bar food offerings.
We are looking to surround ourselves with radical thinkers as we create the new normal of Darlo.
Reporting Line: Co-Artistic Director & Creative Producer / Co-Artistic Director and CEO
Direct Reports: Front of House Supervisor / Contracted Artists / Casual Hospitality and Technical staff
Duties and Responsibilities
Create Event Concepts
During the initial stages of the Festival, the Events Producer participates in ideation, collaborating with the Artistic Director and Producing team in order to generate concepts and brainstorm ideas. The Event Producer then utilises extensive experience and event knowledge in order to help develop a plan for the execution of these ideas.
Develop and Lead Restaurant and Bar
Before and during the event, the Events Producer will oversee hospitality and venue management logistics. Developing bar and restaurant set up and offerings.
Scheduling & Rostering
Events Producer will generate daily and weekly running festival schedules and roster hospitality and technical staff in consultation with Head of Production.
Coordinate Production Needs
The Events Producer must oversee all production and technical aspects of any programmed event. Including the management of any on-site technical crew and pre-production artist requirements.
Front Facing Producing
In order to ensure the event runs as it should, the Event Producer will be on site to greet artists, attend technical rehearsal and be on hand to creative problem solve any problems that may present.
Collaborate with Artists
Event Producer is the primary point of contact for artists and festival partners and are responsible for answering questions and resolving issues that arise over the course of the event.
Prioritise safety procedures throughout all elements of the festival. This may be physical, cultural, emotional or mental health, as well as COVID-19 mitigation.
- Excellent understanding of hospitality and venue management
- Experience in event management
- Experience in producing theatrical productions
- Knowledge of the Sydney theatrical scene
- Clear communication
- Strong leadership skills
Sent to Co Artistic Director & Creative Producer, Amylia Harris
- Any links or references to previous events/productions produced
- Cover letter with 100 words on what you hope Bloom festival might bring to Sydney in a post Covid world.
- Please include 5 References for bar and/or restaurant ideas (set up, menu, program, etc) which would inspire your work at DTC.