Rising/Full-time/$70,000 to $80,000


Posted 18 Jan 2023

Closes 17 Feb 2023

RISING is a surge of art, music and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne / Naarm. A major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region, the festival is created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators. RISING’s purpose is to send interlocking circles of experience and connection radiating through the night, re-synchronising the city and re-energising it with public art, performance and music spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.

The festival will also be engaged to run additional projects and will provide the required organisational resourcing and support to successfully deliver these projects. Dates for RISING 2023 are 1—18 June. View the 2022 RISING program.


RISING is a takeover of the city—an arts festival that doesn’t just take place within theatres or regular purpose-built spaces. RISING is out on the streets, transforming Melbourne’s buildings, site and surrounds. Artists turn the city into their canvas, enabling audiences to experience the Melbourne they know and love in different ways. This type of program is not possible without stakeholder buy-in and support. Our stakeholders span government departments and agencies, landowners and landlords, neighbouring businesses and local residents, and special interest groups.

Reporting to the Head of Stakeholder Engagement, the Stakeholder Coordinator supports the organisation’s work by building new relationships, growing existing ones, and proactively identifying opportunities with potential partners.

Working with the Executive Assistant to Chief Executives, the Stakeholder Coordinator handles stakeholder proposal development and engagement coordination activities. This includes reporting, event delivery, engagement strategy, database maintenance and other related administrative responsibilities to support the work of the Department.


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

The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 5th FebruaryPlease 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+, Neurodivergent people, 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.