About the company
Legs On The Wall is a diverse and dynamic physical theater company that tours nationally and internationally. The Legs Team create and present compelling original worksalways engaging heightened physicality in the air, on the ground, or on the wall. Our latest production THAW is an iconic example of the company’s performative struggle in the face of the current climate crisis, demonstrating how the company is prioritizing social and cultural communication relevant and engaging stories through physical language; pushing the limits of expectation. With its performance programme, Legs On The Wall cultivated collaborationsresidential homes, mentorships and skills training with artists and arts organizations from the physical theater and broader creative industries. https://www.legsonthewall.com.au
About the role
At a time of transition for the company, we are looking for an experienced Performing Arts Producer for a 6 month short term contract, to work closely with the Artistic Director, as well as the Legacy team, to support and deliver the company’s program. There is potential for the role to be extended and expanded beyond the six month contract period.
The ideal candidate will propel our flagship production THAW to its full potential, securing international presentation opportunities and thinking outside the box in terms of unconventional festivals, venues and contexts where the work could extend its already considerable impact. The role will also require overseeing the existing repertoire of Legacy works and co-productions, including upcoming national presentations and development cycles, drawing on exemplary skills in project management, marketing and logistics, and demanding successful financial management of complex budgets. Contributing to Legacy’s forward planning and launching new work with Artistic Director Joshua Thomson will also be a feature of the role as Legacy considers our next steps.
We are looking for an empathetic individual with strong interpersonal skills who can inspire and work productively and collaboratively with a small but highly motivated team. It also includes the ability to work independently and delegate as needed, to be a persuasive and effective communicator, and a strong-willed, skilled and effective fundraiser with the ability to build and maintain long-term relationships with the required stakeholders.
Skills and experience
- Coordination and management of projects and programs
- International and national touring experience and networks
- Securing funding (requests and payments)
- Ensure timely delivery of all artistic and production resources to the Art Director
- Undertake high-level negotiations with stakeholders to enable the best production, financial and creative outcomes for the company in a competitive industrial market
- Strengthen the company’s external relationships with audiences, partners, industry and professional bodies, develop strong partnerships and relationships at the highest level with all stakeholders, through a collaborative and inclusive approach
- Management of production expenses in line with budgets
- Managing relationships with government funding agencies
- Preparation of grant applications, financial reports and acquittals to funding agencies
- Maintain long-term planning and perform short-term tasks while managing multiple projects
- Demonstrated project management experience, helping to deliver theater productions by supporting professional artists, creatives and technicians within budget parameters
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, with high-level organizational skills and proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a competitive and fast-paced environment
- Advanced degree in Arts, Events, Production (or similar) and/or a minimum of three years of production experience in a performing arts environment
- Strong understanding of diversity concerns with respect to representation and employment practices, protocols for producing First Nations-led creative works, and delivering accessible, inclusive, informed and respectful projects.
- Experience securing effective presentation opportunities and assembling tour itineraries
- Ability/experience in developing and managing national and international touring projects
- Successful track record in securing government funding as well as philanthropic and/or other sources
- Understanding of the special requirements of aerial and physical performance and experience in hosting productions and outdoor events
- A sophisticated understanding of current trends and opportunities in the Australian performing arts scene, with a focus on the physical theater sector.
How to register
Legacy On The Wall values diversity and encourages applications from applicants of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of color. We welcome people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Please submit your application, including a resume and a separate document addressing each of the essentials. Criteria in the Job Description.
Contact: [email protected]
Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 27
Legs On The Wall is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe work environment.
You will need to provide proof of an NSW employee working with children Checking and adhering to child safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian criminal background check and may be required to complete a functional health assessment.
Legs On The Wall requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Staff Covid-19 Immunization Policy.
Salary : To be provided on request.