Request for EOI - Parade Float Creative Designer(s)

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is looking for suitably qualified creative designer(s) to help design a number of parade floats for the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade.  

Mardi Gras Parade 2017 - photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna

Mardi Gras Parade 2017 - photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna

The successful applicant(s) will be included on a preferred list of contractors to be called upon for the design and build of specific floats for the 2018 Parade.   

You will need to have the skills to:

  • Conceptualise creative ideas with the Creative Director, Corporate Sponsors and artists
  • Draw up detailed designs and technical drawings to specifications 
  • Under the direction of the Workshop Manager and Creative Director, oversee the building of the designs to be realized by builders, carpenters and electricians etc. 

Submissions must include information outlining your professional practice and appropriate experience for consideration and include examples of parade floats, structures or sets that you have designed and/or built.  

Please include up to 4 images of your previous work, and/or webpage links for viewing examples of previously developed work.

Submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees addressed to Greg Clarke, Creative Director, Mardi Gras Arts Ltd. and emailed to

SGLMG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages expressions of interest from all qualified candidates especially those with diverse backgrounds and experiences. For enquiries, please call (02) 9383 0900.

Applications close: 5pm, 22 Sept 2017