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Since the first march for freedom in 1978, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGMLG) 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.

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

SGLMG encourages applications from a diverse range of applicants. We are 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.


Administration coordinator


The Administration Coordinator will work within the Festival and Events team to support the administration services for SGLMG. 

This position must ensure that all event planning, implementation and evaluation elements are delivered professionally and effectively. Working closely with the Executive Producer (EP) and Festival Producers you will liaise with relevant service providers, contractors and internal departments on a regular basis. 

The Administration Coordinator will work various teams in the formation of reports, presentations, documentation and general administration. 

They will also work with Festival Producers and Graphic Designer to produce and distribute accreditation for the festival.

Key Role Objectives:

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to manage ticketing inventory and preparing daily sales reports.

  • Primary ticketing and accreditation contact on event days

  • Oversee aspects of the event settlement process.

  • Management of all VIP guest lists including alumni, stakeholders, Partners, Staff and the associated ticket distribution for each of these groups

  • General administrative duties including reporting, presentations, minute taking, booking travel and office duties.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Experience working in events
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise across multiple projects
  • Able to work in a fast paced, deadline orientated environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Administration experience


  • Experience supervising Front of House teams
  • Knowledge of event coordination and equipment typical to the entertainment industry
  • Interest and /or experience of working with the LGBTQIA+ & First Nations Communities
  • Interest and /or experience in the arts, culture and/or festival environments

Start Date: ASAP 

End Date: 11th March 2022

Employment: Part Time (4 days per week)


Applications should be addressed to PJ Gahan, Executive Producer, and be sent to reception@mardigrasarts.org.au 

Applications must include:

An outline of your interest in the role, addressing how your experience prepares you for the responsibilities required and how you align with the selection criteria outlined in the job description;
A current CV, including the contact details of two professional referees.
For any queries and the full position description contact

Please e-mail reception@mardigrasarts.org.au 

Applications close: Friday, 26th November at 5.00pm