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General Manager – The Sydney Fringe

Organisation : The Sydney Fringe

Location : Sydney (Newtown)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Finance & Accounting

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Nov, 2019

About the role

The General Manager is responsible for maintaining and executing the financial accounts of the Association including payroll, accounts payable/receivable, budgeting and forecasting. The position will work closely with the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board to meet financial compliance.

In addition to financial management this role is responsible for human resources, legal and contract management, overseeing of the marketing function and key stakeholder management, ensuring the successful management of the Fringe office and that all procedures and protocols are maintained.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Sydney Fringe

The Sydney Fringe is a cultural industries organisation and advocacy group for the live arts and music sectors. The Sydney Fringe Festival was established in 2010. The Sydney Fringe Festival www.sydneyfringe.com has received widespread industry support and engagement from the artistic community. In 2018 over 2,500 artists were featured in over 400 works across all disciplines across 60 venues.

Assisting artists is at the forefront of everything we do. The Fringe offers a professional platform from which emerging, early career and professional artists can promote their work to new audiences. The Fringe strives to ensure that all artists have a wonderful Fringe experience. We believe that Sydney's independent artists are what make this city so great, and as such we are dedicated to promoting the independent sector to Sydney's mainstream audiences.

To create a terrific Fringe experience for artists it is vital that care is also taken to maintain venue relationships and strive for audience satisfaction. The Sydney Fringe team goes to extreme lengths to ensure that audiences, artists and venues have a successful festival experience; this is the essence of what makes the Sydney Fringe so unique and is essential to the success of our festival.

The Sydney Fringe  wishes to engage a highly organised and energetic person for General Manager of The Sydney Fringe Festival, to effectively and efficiently manage all business and human resources operations and ensure successful delivery of the annual Festival.

How to apply for this role

Applications should respond to the position description, and address the selection criteria and include:

  • A covering letter and current CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • The names and contact details of two referees

Applications should be submitted as a PDF document with your name and the position title as the document’s name, and emailed to hq@sydneyfringe.com. Please ensure that the subject of the email reads as “General Manager application: name of applicant”

Due to the high volume of expected applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally.

Should you have any further questions regarding this position please contact the Sydney Fringe Business Manager, Louise Green. louise@sydneyfringe.com

Closing date for applications is the 15th November 2019


Please quote in application: General Manager - The Sydney Fringe via Pro Bono Australia.


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