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Creative Producer (Outdoor Projects)

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5 Oct 2020
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Marketing & Media


RISING is a surge of art, music and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne.

Taking the place of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Melbourne, RISING is a major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.

RISING will begin on the evening of the total lunar eclipse in May 2021. Interlocking circles of experience and connection will radiate through the night, as the city re-synchronises and is re-energised with public art, performance and music spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.

The inaugural festival will take place 26 May – 6 June 2021.


RISING is seeking a Creative Producer to join our team to help realise our ambitious inaugural program. This role will work specifically on outdoor projects of scale and is suited to someone with excellent communication skills and no less than 3-5 years’ experience as an arts and/or entertainment Producer.

As Creative Producer, you’ll scope and manage the planning and delivery components for specified outdoor projects for RISING. You will support and report to RISING’s Executive Producer (EP) and the Deputy Executive Producer (DEP).

You’re masterful at communication and keeping all stakeholders in the loop and on the same page. You’re a team player who understands other producers’ and departments’ competing needs, spanning the organisation, from production to marketing. Managing relationships with artists, landowners, sector peers and Government bodies is also second nature to you.

You don’t flinch at the site of multiple spreadsheets–instead, prepping budgets and submitting delivery plans is where you enter your flow state. A diligent researcher, you have a talent for digging up important, nitty gritty details about artists and projects, and you know how to use those to details to plan and align specific outdoor projects with the festival’s artistic vision.

You’re supportive to the EP and DEP in the development of artistic elements of the projects and festival program; and are able to keep one eye on the artistic vision, and one eye on the planning, delivery and reconciliation required to make it happen. You’re practical and pragmatic, but have a firm, uncompromising commitment to artistic outcomes. You’re experienced in balancing assigned projects financial and logistical needs and are a friendly but firm negotiator.

How to apply

Submit your application and see the full position description at our website:

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 5 October.

Please include your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in your application.

RISING welcomes applications from people of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds. We encourage First Nations people, those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and people who have a disability or who are d/Deaf to apply.

If you have access requirements that will cause difficulty applying online and you need assistance, please call 0061 3 9662 4242, Monday to Thursday, between 9AM–5PM. We are only able to respond to accessibility enquiries at this number, for all other queries please email

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21 Sep 2020