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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was built on the foundations laid by early community activists who fought for LGBTQIA+ rights. We are a not-for-profit member-based organisation that produces the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and year-round initiatives that celebrate our LGBTQIA+ identity, creative expression, and elevate diverse voices.

We proudly provide a platform for the voices of the LGBTQIA+SB community, and our staff support this mission.

We want to particularly support applications from First Nations community members, Trans and Gender Diverse folks, People of Colour, people with disability and other members of our LGBTQIA+SB communities that may require reasonable adjustment.

We work closely with community partners to share recruitment opportunities across the diversity of our communities. If you have additional needs while applying for these roles, please get in touch at hr@mardigrasarts.org.au

The Festival Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work within the Marketing, Communications and Engagement team supporting the implementation of all marketing, public relations and communications campaigns for the positive promotion of Sydney Mardi Gras.

The Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator will work within the experienced Marketing, Communications and Engagement team to support the ticketing, marketing administration and community management services for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras from planning, implementation through to evaluation.

With a primary focus on ticketing, this role will also support the implementation and reporting of the marketing, communications and public relations campaigns as required. 

The Fair Day Market Stalls Coordinator will be part of the Fair Day team at Sydney Mardi Gras responsible for the coordination of the the market stall villages at Fair Day.

The Festival Associate Producer contributes to the delivery of assigned SGLMG produced Festival events year-round, as directed by the Executive Producer. (Assigned events come from a broad range of genre, from dance and music events to performing arts, comedy and cabaret. Candidates should indicate their genres of strength and interest).

The role works collaboratively with the Festival Producer (Fair Day) in the development and production of all assigned SGLMG events to world class quality, significance and reputation. 

The Parade Coordinator will work within the Festival and Events team to support the coordination and administration services for the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. This position will support the planning and implementation of the Parade and associated events. The position will involve administration, customer service, data entry and community liaison.

The Workforce and Operations Coordinator reports directly to the Workforce and Operations Manager and will collaborate closely with the entire Mardi Gras team throughout the 2024 season. They will support the Workforce and Operations Manager in in providing efficient volunteer management and human resources services to event production teams and business units. 

The Communication and Fundraising Coordinator will support the highly experienced Marketing, Communications and Engagement team and has direct responsibility for communication with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ membership and developing a fundraising program in line with targets. 

The Festival Producer leads the delivery of assigned SGLMG produced Festival events year-round, as directed by the Executive Producer. (Assigned events come from a broad range of genre, from dance and music events to performing arts, comedy and cabaret. 

Please contact hr@mardigrasarts.org.au for more information on this role.

The Partnership Coordinator role is responsible for maintaining and fostering strong relationships with our government, corporate and media partners.

The Partnerships Manager role will support the Director of Partnerships and is primarily responsible for maintaining strong relationships with multiple partners and internal stakeholders.  This is a hands-on role and requires a high level of competency in project and partnership management.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) now has a vacancy for the position of Company Secretary pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001.

SGLMG is a not-for-profit arts organisation whose vision is to be a global leader in the promotion of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice through culture, creativity and partnerships. The Board strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, gender and sexuality-diverse individuals, and people with disability.

The Board encourages applications from individuals who are able to significantly advise on Board discussions, planning and Committee work looking ahead to the 2024 season, and beyond. The Board is particularly seeking expressions of interest from individuals with strong skills and experience advising Boards and Board Committees on governance matters, plus NFP knowledge/experience and an understanding of ACNC compliance requirements. Membership of the Governance Institute of Australia or similar preferred.

The Company Secretary will also be responsible for managing the business of Board and Committees, such as coordinating the timely circulation of Board and Committee papers and ensuring that the business at Board and Committee meetings is accurately captured in the minutes. This role also encompasses the effective and timely conducting of business at SGLMG’s annual general meetings and other general meetings. Additionally, you will provide informed advice on best practice in all aspects of corporate governance and compliance, maintain the registered office and its membership lists and be the key company contact for stakeholders, support the Chair, the Board and work with Staff on governance matters.

Expressions of Interest should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining professional and personal experience across the aforementioned skill sets and how it will transfer to the company secretary position with SGLMG.

The Board is particularly interested in meeting with applicants who have experience in gender and sexuality-diverse community organisations, major events and registered charities with DGR status. Applicants should familiarise themselves with the Constitutions of Mardi Gras Arts Ltd., SGLMG and the strategic plan, available here:

The Constitution of MGA
The Constitution of SGLMG
Current SGLMG Strategic Plan

This is a paid position and remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

For further information, please request information pack from company.secretary@mardigrasarts.org.au

Expressions of Interest cover letters and CVs must be sent via email to company.secretary@mardigrasarts.org.au or via mail or hand delivery to Company Secretary, Mardi Gras Arts, Level 2/81-83 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.

Expressions of Interest are encouraged ASAP. Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed. The successful candidates will be required to attend a Board Induction once appointed.



Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.