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Front of House and Volunteers Manager

We are seeking an experienced event and operations practitioner to join our team in the role of Front of House and Volunteers Manager.

Reporting to the CEO, with reporting line to the Production Manager, the Front of House and Volunteers Manager plans and delivers front of house processes for the Festival. They recruit and supervise venue supervisors and front of house casual staff, roll out recruitment and rostering of the festival volunteers for box office, artist care and front of house duties, and work closely with MWF’s production team to deliver all Festival events to the public. They are supported by a Volunteer Coordinator during festival delivery.

The Manager ensures that the Festival is delivered successfully, and that it is enjoyable, safe and positive for audiences and volunteers.

Application process

— a cover letter (maximum four pages) responding to the key selection criteria
— a current CV which details your skills and experience as relevant to this role

To apply, please email your CV and response to the selection criteria to recruitment@mwf.com.au with subject header FOH & Volunteer Manager application <your name>”.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm (AEDT), Friday 20 May 2022.