Performance Space/Part-time/$60,000 to $70,000


Posted 20 Jan 2023

Closes 16 Feb 2023


Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging over 30 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. Performance Space continues to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work.

The breadth of our organisational and artistic activity is informed and underpinned by a commitment to diversity. Performance Space embraces a diversity of artistic and cultural perspectives as being fundamental to a vibrant and engaging experimental arts culture. We therefore privilege the work of Aboriginal artists, practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds, artists exploring new takes on sex and gender, disability and artists pushing the boundaries of the human through experiments with new technology.

Liveworks is Performance Space’s annual major presentation season, spanning two weeks in October and activating the entire Carriageworks precinct: every theatre, gallery and studio space as well as the public and exterior spaces of the building. Throughout these spaces, Liveworks presents the most exciting new artists and works from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in an intensive festival environment. Liveworks has already found a unique place in Australia’s arts ecology: fostering the most innovative new developments in

contemporary art in the region, and connecting them with a broad, diverse and growing audience


The Marketing Specialist works closely with the Senior Marketing and Development Manager and the Performance Space team, leading on the delivery of the marketing and communications strategy.  You will work collaboratively with the Senior Marketing and Development Manager to create the annual marketing and communications strategy for Performance Space’s year round program, as well as Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, our annual international presentation platform. 

Covering all marketing and communications channels, including social media, eDMs, the PSpace and Liveworks website, digital marketing, print collateral, radio, signage and ticketing. Working with internal and external partners to deliver a multi-channel plan.

The Marketing Specialist will also work closely to support the Senior Marketing and Development Manager on the upkeep of our database, and planning and on the ground delivery of events. 



  • Work closely with the Senior Marketing and Development Manager on the creation of the marketing and communications strategy for Performance Space’s annual program and for Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art.  
  • Lead on the delivery of the marketing and communications strategy across all marketing channels, social media, eDMs, the PSpace and Liveworks website, digital marketing, print collateral, radio, signage and ticketing to engage new audiences and retain existing audiences.
  • Working closely with the Senior Marketing and Development Manager to create engaging digital and print marketing collateral that promotes Performance Space’s programs and activities including:
    • concept and content development
    • collating, copywriting and editing
    • design and print management
    • distribution and cross-promotion
  • Ownership of social media channels managing the strategy and roll out of campaigns and content. 
  • Management of the Performance Space website, making sure all content is update, and management of the change over of the website to Liveworks Festival site. This will require use of the CMS, with minimal to no coding required. 
  • Assist the Senior Marketing & Development Manager and the Ticketing, Volunteer and Front Of House Coordinator with the development and delivery of audience development strategies for Liveworks
  • Maintain Performance Space’s online presence through the maintenance of our website, event listings and other digital marketing as appropriate
  • Opportunity to manage communications interns 
  • Work with our key external stakeholders including – publicist, digital marketing specialist, Carriageworks marketing team, designers, as well as any staff and volunteers working on marketing and development projects


  • Assist the Senior Marketing and Development Manager with the running of events throughout the year, including guest lists, catering and other logistics 
  • Assist in the management of the Performance Space database
  • Manage minutes for staff meetings and meeting room booking where needed 
  • Assist the Performance Space team with other administrative tasks as required. 


It is essential that the Marketing Specialist has:

  • Experience in an arts organization or background in the arts
  • Experience in delivering a marketing strategy in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills including experience in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, mail clients, Adobe suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop) and working on Mac computers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A high level of oral and written communication including copywriting and editing skills
  • Experience creating EDMs in Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp or similar platform  
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok  for marketing purposes
  • Demonstrated initiative and an ability to problem solve in the work-place and prioritise competing demands

It is desirable that the Marketing Coordinator has:

  • Experience with digital marketing channels including SEM, SEO, display and 
  • Experience in event delivery
  • Experience in using a database such as Salesforce
  • Experience working with websites CMS


Jan – Jul: 3 days per week
Aug – Oct: 5 days per week 
Oct Festival dates: 7 days (festival all days)
Nov – Dec: 3 days per week


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 9am Thurs 16 Feb and interviews will be held the two weeks following.

To apply for the Marketing Specialist role please send us:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in working with Performance Space as the Marketing Specialist including how your skills, knowledge and experience align with the responsibilities and selection criteria (no more than two A4 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two pages listing two references
  • Please ensure your full contact details including phone number and postal address, are included in your CV or covering email.
  • Please provide all attachments as PDFs.

We will only accept applications by email.  Please use the subject line ‘Marketing Specialist application – Name’.  Email your application to

If you have any questions please contact:

Stella Kirkby
Senior Marketing and Development Manager 

Performance Space is committed to equality and diversity, through our program of activities and as an employer.  Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and culture of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment in our recruitment or when accessing our services on the grounds of gender, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation.