Work for us : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Work for us

Current Opportunities

We are advertising the following roles:

  • Publicity and Marketing Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Intern: Ticketing 
  • Intern: Social Media/Marketing 

Please read below for details about each position. 

To Apply: please send your cover letter and CV to director@dunedinfringe.nz

Closing date: 28 November

Any questions about the organisation or role may be attentioned to the same address

 

Publicity and Marketing Manager

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an independent contractor to lead publicity and marketing for the 2023 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The Publicity and Marketing Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks including coordinating media communication, paid advertising, signage, online presence, audience newsletters etc. You’ll need good knowledge of the arts and be great at selling, writing, communicating, and thinking outside the box to make sure every event gets the audience it deserves. You’re committed to advancing the festival and arts practitioners, and will enjoy working within a small and passionate team including a publicist intern. Knowledge sharing and supporting publicists working on artist produced Fringe events is also critical. The contract is for a period of up to 17 weeks, full time, with the Fringe Office shutting down over Christmas.

We will consider partial remote working for the right candidate but in-person service is required immediately before and during the festival (16 – 26 March 2023).

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work legally in New Zealand
  • A good working knowledge of traditional media, with local and national contacts
  • Understanding of social media
  • Ability to keep to a budget
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills
  • An ability to work in a team and solve problems constructively

Indicative hourly rate $30-35.

It is recommended that the contractor has their own laptop and personal devices required for the efficient delivery of services.

See the Publicity and Marketing Manager Schedule of Services

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Closing date: 28 November

Production Manager

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an independent contractor to manage the production of our events in the 2023 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks including overseeing and managing our venues, liaising with technical suppliers and artists, Health and Safety, and scheduling. You’ll need good knowledge of the arts, and excel at planning/documenting complex events. You’re committed to advancing the festival and arts practitioners and will enjoy working within a small and passionate team, including interns. Knowledge sharing and professional development of venues and Fringe artists is also required. The contract is for a period of up to 17 weeks, full time, with the Fringe Office shutting down over Christmas.

We will consider partial remote working for the right candidate but in-person service is required immediately before and during the festival (16 – 26 March 2023).

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work legally in New Zealand
  • Full driver’s licence
  • A good working knowledge of event and/or performance production and management
  • An understanding of basic audio and lighting setup
  • Ability to keep to a budget
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills
  • An ability to work in a team and solve problems constructively.

Indicative hourly rate $30-35.

It is recommended that the contractor has their own laptop and personal devices required for the efficient delivery of services.

See the Production Manager Schedule of Services

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Closing date: 28 November

Volunteer Coordinator / FoH Manager

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an independent contractor to manaaki our volunteers for the 2023 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of tasks including recruiting, inducting, rostering, and management of volunteers. As Front of House Manager of our venue, Te Whare o Rukutia, you’ll be responsible for door sale ticketing and patron entry for multiple daily shows. You’ll need good knowledge of the arts and be great at scheduling, communicating, and thinking outside the box to ensure our events run efficiently. You’re committed to advancing the festival and arts practitioners, and will enjoy working within a small and passionate team. The contract is for a period of up to 11 weeks, full time.

We will consider partial remote working for the right candidate but in-person service is required immediately before and during the festival (16 – 26 March 2023).

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work legally in New Zealand
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills
  • An ability to work in a team and solve problems constructively

 Indicative hourly rate $26-28.

It is recommended that the contractor has their own laptop and personal devices required for the efficient delivery of services.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Closing date 7 December.

Interns

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is pleased to be working with JobDun, a paid internship programme for Dunedin businesses and tertiary students. Closing date: 12 December

Ticketing Intern

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an intern to assist with all aspects ot ticketing events for the 2023 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks including assisting with the management of our ticketing system, front of house and box office,  helping artists with their ticketing set-up, administering promo codes, holds and comp tickets, public facing customer service at the box office and front of house. You will need to have a good problem-solving mindset, be savvy using cloud-based programmes, have friendly customer service, an interest in the arts, and basic skills using Excel/ Google sheets. Cash handling and point of sale experience are appreciated, but not a requirement.

During the festival our whole team pitches in with a range of tasks relating to producing events, and it is a fun and vibrant time of the year for our organisation. The Dunedin Fringe Festival dates are 16 - 26 March 2023. The contract is for a period of up to 10 weeks, part time and flexible, begining mid-January 2023. You will need to bring your own computer.

You will be engaged as an independent contracter. You will need to bring your own computer.

Hourly rate is $25.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Closing date: 12 December.

Social Media/ Marketing Intern

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an intern to assist our publicist with the marketing campaign for the festival. This role includes managing and preparing scheduled social media posts, artist liaison, and documentation. If the candidate has the skillset, videography and photography of events will also take place. You will need to have a sound knowledge and interest in social-media marketing, a keen eye for communication design, planning, scheduling, and good written skills. The ability to use design software, and to undertake videography, video editing, and photography is appreciated but not a requirement.

During the festival our whole team pitches in with a range of tasks relating to producing events, and it is a fun and vibrant time of the year for our organisation. The Dunedin Fringe Festival dates are 16 - 26 March 2023. The contract is for a period of up to 11 weeks, part time and flexible, begining either December 2022, or in mid-January 2023.

You will be engaged as an independent contracter. You will need to bring your own computer.

Hourly rate is $25.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.  Closing date: 12 December.

 

About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350