Sydney Festival/Full-time/$80,000 to $100,000


Posted 17 Jun 2022

Closes 17 Jul 2022

Joyously embracing the art of summer since 1977, Sydney Festival is a city-wide celebration of culture, creativity and the questioning mind. With a 46-year legacy of dynamic, conspicuous programming, the Festival draws the finest artists in the world to Sydney, and showcases our nation’s diverse storytellers to the world.

As one of Australia’s ultimate destinations for arts, culture and innovation, Sydney Festival has a rich history of bringing titans of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and more to enliven and electrify Sydney in summer.


Sydney Festival is seeking an experienced communications and PR practitioner for the role of Media Advisor.

The Media Advisor plans, develops and implements communications strategies (including digital). These serve to promote Sydney Festival as a high-quality arts event with cultural significance and major tourist desirability and make a significant contribution to the delivery of the Festival’s overarching strategic objectives.

Strategic direction for campaigns is agreed with the Marketing Director and Festival Director. The Media Advisor manages the delivery of publicity campaigns, develops and executes messaging and manages relationships with media, artists and relevant stakeholders including tourism bodies.


• Experienced communications and PR practitioner with a proven record of accomplishment in publicity and communications management.

• A strong record of high-impact campaigns and strategies delivered through an extensive network of media contacts. Demonstrated experience within the arts industry and/or Festival context an advantage.

• Excellent writing and editing skills – ability to translate nuanced themes into impactful, engaging messages.

• A demonstrated knowledge of the trends, initiatives and framework of the local, national and international performing arts and tourism industries.

• Thorough knowledge of media practices and trends across all current and emerging mediums, including social media and the digital landscape with experience amplifying campaigns across multiple channels and platforms.

• Strong customer focus in dealing with media, internal and external stakeholders.

• A creative problem solver with demonstrated flexibility and creativity in successfully managing media issues.


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Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 30 June. Early applications will be considered and appointments may be made prior to the closing date.

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to