POSITION VACANT: Festival Artistic Director

Want to showcase and celebrate the diverse literary culture of the NT? We are looking for a skilled and uplifting Festival Artistic Director who can fulfill our aims and direct our unique, place based, inspiring festival.

NT Writers’ Centre (NTWC) supports, develops and showcases writing and storytelling in the Northern Territory, celebrating the unique contribution of NT stories and storytellers to Australia’s cultural identity.

Our cornerstone event – the NT Writers Festival (NTWF) – is the Northern Territory’s premier literary showcase. It is an extraordinary festival that brings readers and writers together to celebrate ideas, words, stories and languages. Held alternately in Darwin and Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the festival takes place in iconic outdoor locations that celebrate the NT’s unique environments and that reflects the NT’s distinctive culture, including its rich First Nations heritage.

A little about the role:

You will be part of a small, skilled, experienced and motivated team who are caring, bold, respectful and inclusive in the arts and literature sector. You will be responsible for running the NT Writers Festival in June 2025 in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. This includes the artistic process from concept to delivery, supported by the established networks and procedures developed over 10 years of delivering the Festival.

The job is mainly office based, with some flexibility of work hours, days & WFH. On occasion, there is a requirement to work evenings and weekends. Job start date is early August, with an invitation to attend this year’s Festival in Darwin, 27-30 June 2024.

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