Are you ready to reinvent an internationally acclaimed arts festival?

Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals. It has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over 19 days each October.

The Board of the Festival is embarking on a new and enhanced vision for the Festival ensuring that it becomes one of the top international arts festivals in the world.

"The Board of Melbourne International Arts Festival is seeking one or more established leaders from the global artistic community to—in partnership with the Board and Executive Director—define, develop and deliver a new and reimagined Festival for the next four years and beyond. This position will play a vital role in achieving the Board’s vision of the Festival being the most significant festival in the southern hemisphere."

The successful candidate(s) will possess a clear vision for Melbourne and the Festival that will establish its position as a global leader and set a new standard for the sector.

Based in Federation Square, the Festival is an equal opportunity employer and as such is committed to fair and equitable treatment for all employees and potential employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

Download the Candidate Brief

If you would like more information on the role, please contact: Neil Waters, Egon Zehnder,

To apply please provide your resume and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to:

Applications close: Friday 18 January 2019 at 5PM AEST.

PHOTO | Fire Gardens. David Cook, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.