Festival Manger - Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

The Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest has always been a call to bring the community together in the depths of winter to make a racket and collectively wish goodwill for the land and the people - this year is no different!

Be the person to lead the team as we shout down the cold with fire and folklore!


Term:               4-month contract 
                        (3 months at 3.5 days per week, July at 5 days per week). Open to other arrangements
Location:         Huon Valley, Tasmania
Event:              1 day event, mid-July



  • Lead all elements of the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival (HVMWF)
  • Full P&L Responsibility for HVMWF

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Project Management for the event
    • Inc curation Production schedule, budget management
  • Lead the HVMWF implementation team
    • Bar manager
    • Council/Government Permit liaison
    • Stylist
    • Burning Man creator
    • Storytellers Cup Coordinator
    • Willie Smiths bump in crew
  • Set-up and curation of the event
    • Curation of artists attending guided by HVMWF Director
    • Work with current stylist to determine 2021 look and feel. 
  • All aspects of food vendor and artist management 
  • Ticketing
  • Manage comms for the event
    • Social media management inc community engagement.
    • Draft e-Newsletters per agreed schedule
  • Website management


Ideal Background / Experience:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong event management experience
  • Proven ability to lead teams
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Must have current drivers license & RSA
  • Previous social media marketing skills

Personal Attributes:

  • High levels of motivation and a proven self-starter
  • Team player who is supportive and builds strong relationships 
  • Brings structure, happy to get your hands dirty
  • Self-starter able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Well organized, dependable and results focused 
  • Ability to embrace the Willie Smiths values


Base (dependent on experience) FTE + Super + Phone Allowance 

Direct Reports:

  • N/A

Key Relationships:

  • HVMWF Team (as noted above) and Stakeholders 
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • William Smith & Sons Directors 
  • Sales Administrator 
  • Finance Manager

William Smith & Sons Values:

  1. Good things take time & we believe in quality over quantity. 
  2. At our core is the farming values of honesty, authenticity & hard work
  3. We are all great storytellers 
  4. There is almost nothing we cant do and we will do our best and to make it happen 
  5. We do good where and when we can
  6. We are supportive and look for the best in people
  7. We celebrate each others differences and recognize each others strengths
  8. We are confident about what we do and humble about our achievements 
  9. We like to have fun and to make sure our customers are too
  10. Growth is a total business thing we all grow together, personally & professionally 
  11. Weve only got one earth we need to look after it

30/03/2021 $0 Central & South East 1 Marketing & Communications
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