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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.

 

Expression of Interest - Parade Producer

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified event producers for the role of Parade Producer for the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

The contract, based at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) offices will involve working closely with the CEO, Creative Director and Executive Producer along with Key Government Agencies and contracted production management and supplier companies from pre-production planning through until full delivery of the Parade on Saturday 29 February 2020.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

Monday 30 September 2019 – Friday 13 March 2020. Fulltime.

THE ROLE

The Parade Producer will be responsible for the operational development and delivery of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. As the Parade Producer you will be required to comprehensively understand the organisations Parade Creative, Marketing and Communications plans to enable the review and development of Parade budgets, operating and delivery plans, employee, volunteer, contractor and physical resource structures, the procurement, supply and management of same.

Click here to find out more, read a Position Description, and apply for the role. Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 28 August 2019.

 

Expression of Interest - Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Chief Executive Officer will lead the organisation’s strategic and day to day operational activities. The CEO will be responsible for ensuring the successful creative and artistic development, funding, financial management, marketing and general operations of the annual three week Festival and a range of year round organisation activities. The successful candidate will drive the organisation’s vision to be a global leader in the promotion of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice through culture, creativity and partnerships.

Essential Requirements

  • Background: Proven experience in organisations of similar focus (i.e. Arts, Cultural or Community sectors) will be highly regarded.
  • Leadership: Pragmatic and inspiring leader with general management skills. Ability to manage key people internally and work with contractors and a large volunteer base.
  • Governance: Ability to work collaboratively with a professional Board (voted in by the SGLMG membership).
  • Commercial Acumen: Demonstrated success in developing revenue streams through philanthropy, fundraising and other related commercial activities. Is financially astute and able to critically evaluate opportunities to drive organisation growth.
  • Community and Stakeholder Relations: Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders including members, broader LGBTQI communities, Government agencies, partners, donors, and the media.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Professionalism, sound judgement, good negotiator and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Passionate and genuine interest in the organisation and the community.

The Board strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, trans, gender diverse and intersex individuals, as well as people with disability and other individuals who reflect the diversity of the LGBTQI community.

To apply confidentially, please submit an expression of interest to Applications.AU@kornferry.com. Applications close 29 July 2019. For further information, please contact Bruno Conti on +613 9631 0332 or Bruno.conti@kornferry.com or Grace Tan on +613 9631 0330 or Grace.Tan@KornFerry.com.

 

Expression of Interest - Company Secretary

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 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 of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is recruiting a suitably qualified candidate to the position of Company Secretary.  This appointment concurrently serves the Boards of both Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras Arts.

The role of the Company Secretary includes:

  • advising the Board and its committees on governance matters
  • preparing Board agendas and coordinating the timely circulation of papers
  • ensuring that the business at Board meetings is accurately captured in the minutes
  • conducting of business at annual general meetings and other general meetings
  • knowledge management of relevant documentation
  • timely management of all statutory reporting.

We are currently inviting interested persons to submit an expression of interest for this role commencing late July 2019.

Expressions of interest should include a professional resume including formal qualifications accompanied by a cover letter which outlines any experience with SGLMG and MGA, leadership/board/committee role(s) with other organisations within the LGBTQI communities and detail of experience performing the duties of Company Secretary.

The Board strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, trans, gender diverse and intersex individuals, as well as people with disability and other individuals who reflect the diversity of the LGBTQI community.

For more information about the role or to submit your application, please email john.hannaford@mardigrasarts.org.au.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 12 July 2019 with interviews to be conducted in July 2019 with a view to completing appointment and induction soon afterwards.

Note: It is expected that all applicants are familiar with the Constitution of both Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras Arts and have read the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.