Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. We are a site for developing challenging, invigorating and socially engaged moving art. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the art form itself. Our programs generate a kaleidoscope of opportunities and sit at a confluence of circulations: of makers, ideas, spaces, contexts, publics, disciplines and territories.

For the professionals, Dancehouse is a hub of expertise, resources and opportunities for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged contemporary dance. For audiences, it is the site for transformative art journeys tailored for the first timer as well as the arts savvy.

With a 25-year history, Dancehouse is a confident, competently governed and resilient key industry leader in nurturing new thinking and models, supporting outstanding dance and cultivating inspiring approaches to engage with new audiences.





Reporting to the Artistic Director/CEO, the Program Producer plays a pivotal role in the success of Dancehouse and its continuing leadership as Australia's premier centre for Contemporary dance. The role provides a passionate, creative and dynamic professional with the opportunity to directly contribute to advancing independent dance artists, to building dance audiences and inspiring creative living and thinking.  

You will play a key role in:

  • leading and developing the delivery of the Dancehouse artistic program,
  • curating or assisting in curating  specific programs
  • liaising with and coordinating the efforts of artists and collaborators
  • supporting performance seasons and events (marketing, licensing, programs documentation).
  • managing application processes
  • assisting with contracts, travel, accommodation and visa requirements for visiting artists
  • assisting the Artistic Director in devising programs, partnerships and growing Dancehouse in general

To be successful you will have at least 5 years of significant experience at an equivalent level in similar roles in the contemporary or performing arts sector nationally and tertiary qualification in arts management. You will have demonstrated experience in program producing and project management within performing arts events, venues or companies. You will have experience creating and managing contracts, coordinating multiple simultaneous tasks and people, and will display strong communication and organisational skills.

This senior, full-time position will suit an aspiring leader in search of a career-defining role. You will need to be passionate about working with artists and efficient in a small fast-paced environment.

Applications should include a full resume, the contact details of two referees (name and position) and should address each of the Key Selection Criteria, with reference to the required Skills & Knowledge and Qualifications & Experience as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications must be received by midnight on Wed, January 18th  2017.

Interviews will be scheduled on January 26th, 30th and 31st.

Applications are welcome via email ONLY.  Email applications must be addressed to with the subject heading JOB APPLICATION – PROGRAM PRODUCER

Applications via fax or Australia Post mail delivery will not be accepted.

Applications that do not directly address the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

For a full position description, including Key Selection Criteria, CLICK HERE

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