Full-time Head of Production

at Adelaide Fringe - Adelaide

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
START DATE: 1st October 2017
END DATE: 30th June 2019
TERM: Fixed term, salaried contract position
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director

Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over four weeks in Adelaide, South Australia during February and March. It is one of the largest, most popular and diverse arts Festivals in Australia. Thousands of artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design.

Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Fringe Director & Chief Executive, the Head of Production managers the production staff. The Head of Production is ultimately responsible for the realisation and management of all production and technical requirements of Adelaide Fringe events and activities and any additional year round Fringe events and activities.


Key responsibilities include:
In consultation with the Fringe Deputy Director oversee budgeting, funding, staffing and execution of the Adelaide Fringe produced events including but not limited to:
Fringe Club Pre & Post build
Fringe Opening Weekend Events
Parade of Light
Fringe Sponsor Gala
Awards Night
Economic Impact Event
Fringe Showcase Stage
Fringe on Tour Activations
Any other event as instructed by the Director and Deputy Director
In conjunction with the Deputy Director ensure the delivery of technical specifications for Adelaide Fringe Produced Events.
Manage the Adelaide Fringe’s production and technical resources
In consultation with the Finance Manager, prepare monthly, quarterly and end of year financial reports for the Production department and submit to the Fringe Director & Chief Executive & the Fringe Deputy Director within agreed timeframes
Research, plan and deliver the Fringe Club; Pre & Post event planning, event infrastructure set up and pack down and coordination of logistics, managing and briefing crew and liaising with production coordinators.
Manage Fringe Club maintenance & technical staffing requirements with support from Production Coordinators

We are looking for people with the following skills:
Current C Class driving licence.
Tertiary education in production and/or Arts management or equivalent
Substantial professional experience as a Head of Production, Head of Production or Technical Director in the performing arts, ideally a multi-art form festival context.
Demonstrated experience in the management of production team, budgets and delivery of agreed financial outcomes.
Demonstrated experience in Compliance and Risk Management
Demonstrated experience within the Work Health & Safety policy implementation as well as emergency response development


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