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Since the first march for freedom in 1978, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has grown into a leading international cultural arts festival with a street Parade that has grown to include 12,500 participants and reach a local, online and broadcast audience of over 13 million people.

Making Mardi Gras happen takes a large team of people. We have year-round and seasonal staff to help produce the season, in addition to our committed volunteer teams. We are always interested in knowing more about people who want to be a part of the team.

Mardi Gras is one of the oldest, continuously operating LGBTQIA+ organisations in Australia. We’re a non-for-profit member-based organisation which was built on the foundations laid by early community activists who fought for LGBTQIA+ rights in a time of wide-spread, institutionalised oppression and discrimination. From these origins, Mardi Gras has evolved to include a strong focus on celebration while maintaining a commitment to social justice for LGBTQIA+ communities.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants. Our organisation is an EEO employer and welcome applications from people who identify as sexuality, sex and/or gender diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who are differently abled.

Workforce and Operations Coordinator (multiple roles)

The Workforce and Operations Coordinator reports directly to the Volunteers and Operations Manager and works directly with the applicable Mardi Gras and Sydney World Pride staff across the 2023 season. They will support the Volunteers and Operations Manager in delivering professional volunteer management and human resources services to event production teams and business units.  

Organisational Marketing and Communications Manager

The Organisational Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to develop and implement key strategies across the organisation that build awareness, transparency and adoption of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras activities as an organisation, outside of the annual Festival.

Membership and Community Liaison Officer

We’re looking for a Membership Officer to develop upon Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ membership services. The role is responsible for growing and maintaining membership while designing and delivering a national member engagement strategy.

Senior Producer

We’re looking for a Senior Producer to lead the delivery of all SGLMG produced Festival events year-round, as directed by the Executive Producer.

SGLMG Committee EOI

We have a fully-integrated committee structure which works to deliver on the objectives of the organisation and drive innovation. We are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for our Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) and People and Nominations Committee (PAN). 



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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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.