RISING/Full-time/$100,000 to $150,000


Posted 20 Sep 2022

Closes 20 Oct 2022

RISING is a surge of art, music and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne / Naarm.

Taking the place of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Melbourne, RISING is a major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.

The next RISING will take place in June 2023.



We are looking for a results-driven senior creative marketer to lead our paid media strategy and oversee owned and earned media for our annual festival and other projects as required.

The Marketing Director sits within RISING’s Brand and Commercial (BCOM) department which includes a Brand and Content (in-house creative agency), Ticketing and Customer Experience, Audience and Participation, Brand Partnerships as well as external agencies overseeing paid media and public relations. Reporting to the Brand and Commercial Director, the Marketing Director will oversee all aspects of paid, owned and earned media, ensuring plans are coordinated and optimised for reach and conversion. The role provides leadership and direction to the Brand and Content team and is the key point of contact for RISING’s PR and media agencies.

You are a natural leader experienced in motivating teams. You understand how to interpret trends, data and insights to plan and refine campaigns. You know how to manage a department budget and team workflow. You are a great communicator and collaborator.

In consultation with the Brand and Commercial Director and BCOM HODs, you will lead RISING’s marketing and communications strategy to maximise brand awareness, audience attendance, sales and revenue. You will bring an evidence-based approach to marketing, brand building and audience development planning, actively disseminating insights internally to steer campaign activities.

You’re a problem solver who has good instincts for navigating roadblocks and unanticipated challenges. No task is too small for you – you’re collaborative and have a positive approach to finding solutions.


Submit your application and see the full position description at our website: https://rising.melbourne/jobs#marketing-director

The closing date for applications is 5pm 10th October . Please note: Close date is subject to change, as RISING is keen to interview early and may fill the position if we find the right candidate. We recommend submitting ASAP. 

Please include your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in your application. 

RISING supports flexible working arrangements for staff and a hybrid office/WFH model is currently in place.  The RISING office is situated at Level 2, 377 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 

RISING is a festival aspiring to be a cultural leader in inclusion and accessibility. We want our organisation and program to be a true reflection of our city representing people with a variety of skillsets and life experiences, cultures and backgrounds. We encourage applications from First Nations people, those who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who are LGBTQIA+, people who have a disability and/or who are d/Deaf. 

If you have access requirements that will cause difficulty applying online and you need assistance, please call 03 9662 4242, Monday to Friday, between 9AM–5PM. We are only able to respond to accessibility enquiries at this number, for all other queries please email jobs@rising.melbourne.