Special Projects Administrator

CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Advertising, Arts & Media
Performing Arts
Posted 2d ago

Perth Festival - Special Projects Administrator 

Perth Festival Special Projects is an exciting new venture from Perth Festival that was created to further our charitable purpose - to enrich life through art in Western Australia.  This new division of the Festival is designed to drive our ambition to become a year-round cultural organisation that delivers always for our community, audiences and supporters.

The role of Special Projects Administrator is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor as we embark on this new chapter.  You will be the right hand of our Director of Special Projects anticipating information and support that may be required, as well as working closely with the Special Projects Creative Producer.  This role is integral to the execution of our new projects and will gain a deep understanding of all aspects of the organisation, including who the key stakeholders are, and the requirements of the critical pathways.  

The Special Projects Administrator role is responsible for the following:

  • Providing confidential, high level administrative support to the Director of Special Projects and Creative Producer (together, the Leaders).
  • Acting as the key administration and office support resource for Perth Festival Special Projects.
  • Tracking projects to ensure they are on time and collating and delivering on relevant reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring the smooth financial administration of projects
  • Maintaining a system of diary commitments and support the Leaders with actions required, including undertaking follow-up with relevant Festival employees to ensure commitments are met.

A strategic, organised and detail-oriented operator, our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Extensive administrative experience servicing senior level employees, preferably in a cultural or event based organisation.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in managing information.
  • Excellent budget management and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet strict deadlines and juggle competing demands.
  • High level proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including building effective relationships, positive interaction and effective problem solving.

Perth Festival is a dynamic environment that engages with some of the most incredible professionals, artists and art in the world. We work hard, we love what we do and we empower our team to work flexibly in a way that suits their lifestyle. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please develop a cover letter responding to the selection criteria listed in the position description on our website and forward a copy of your CV to recruitment@perthfestival.com.au

This role is based in Perth, Western Australia and is a full time contract position for an initial period of 3 years.  The ideal candidate will be able to commence as soon as possible. Applications close midnight on Sunday, 24 October 2021 and candidates must be available to interview in person or online from Thursday, 28 October 2021.

We actively strive for diversity in our teams and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Perth Festival is an inclusive and flexible environment and we welcome your application.

We will work with you to address any access needs you may have. If you require assistance to participate in the application and / or interview process please contact Courtney Fiddian, Head of People and Culture on recruitment@perthfestival.com.au.



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