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Work With Us

Work With Us

Work With Mardi Gras

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.


Positions Vacant

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

2021 saw a remarkable change to the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival with the move of the main event from our spiritual home on Oxford Street to the SCG due to COVID.

The incredible success of this year’s event showed just how passionate, dynamic, and committed the team at SGLMG are in supporting the community and continuing to provide it a creative platform to express its pride to the world!

2022 and beyond brings unlimited potential for the Mardi Gras, and there has never been a more exciting time to join the team. 

We are now looking for an Office Manager/Executive Assistant who will support the organisation by providing the highest-level of administrative support to the CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The role is responsible for providing professional and confidential administrative support on matters, such as governance, strategic and business planning, policies & procedures and Membership management.

The role is the front face of the organisation, and encompasses reception duties and office maintenance and efficiency and will manage systems and IT development.


  • Coordinate meetings, prepare and distribute agendas, reports and minutes
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including Government, Board, Donors and Corporate Partners on behalf of the CEO, and manage communications on their behalf as required
  • Ensure all administrative arrangements for meetings, including venue booking and set-up, catering, preparation of technology, agendas etc. are completed prior to commencement of meetings.
  • Travel booking
  • Organise weekly management meetings
  • Coordinate VIP tickets for festival season for CEO with relevant Festival & Events team member/s 
  • Work closely with CEO and Company Secretary on maintenance of governance system GovernRight, ensure Executive Team are updating their risk and event portfolio.
  • Assist the CEO with confidential Board correspondence and administrative support as directed including preparing board papers as and when required.
  • Reception duties
  • Oversee office operations
  • Manage office IT systems



  • IT experience, especially (Microsoft Office and Sharepoint applications)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in arts administration or experience providing Executive Assistant services to a CEO or senior manager and/or in a reception role
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain internal and external relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent organisation skills


  • Tertiary or vocational qualifications in a creative arts field, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 2-3 years experience working in a festival environment
  • Exposure/experience with MYOB accounting software


Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to:

Rob Gallacher, PeopleStart



For any queries and the full position description contact

Rob Gallacher on +61 478 760 714


Applications close by 5pm AEST Wednesday 19 May