Conceived to sell the comedic arts in Australia, Melbourne International Comedy Festival has earned its global popularity thru innovative, eclectic programming. The enterprise is energetic year-round with national and global journeying, instructional and creative improvement packages complementing the presentation of the yearly 4-week competition.
The Producer: Education & Development Programs is accountable for the effective management and presentation of initiatives that are part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s suite of Development Programs. Projects include national delivery of Class Clowns, Deadly Funny, Deadly Funny Kids, Conversations about Comedy (along with Jeez Louise), and future Development Programs yet to be conceived.
The position collaborates with the Associate Director, Festival Director, and Executive Director to create attractively and stimulating sports for contributors through sturdy enterprise and inventive partnerships.
The Producer will venture to manage programs through to a hit finishing touch inclusive of making plans and generating budgets, modeling earnings alternatives, negotiating offers and contracts, and coping with the various inner and outside stakeholders concerned. The role sits within the Festival’s producing team, supporting the artistic software and business priorities, such as producing other activities as required and assisting another team of workers.
Develop budgets for all Development Programs, workshops, and competition finals nationally, including unique costing of expenditure, and manipulate this system budgets via finishing touch.
Coordinate and supply logistics on Development Programs (such as however no longer constrained to schedules, journey, ticketing builds, etc.); and management (inclusive of but now not constrained to purchase orders, application updates and opinions, artist management, permissions and licenses, and many others).
Produce and run the Class Clowns national competition and associated improvement occasions – such as sourcing expertise, venues, and a group of workers.
Produce and run the Deadly Funny country-wide opposition and related development occasions nationally – together with sourcing skills, venues, and workforce.
Develop and manage co-presenter relationships for the Class Clowns and Deadly Funny programs nationally.
Update, create and craft resources and statistics for Development Programs (e.G. Reality sheets, manuals, seminars, and activities).
Manage the daily relationship with Arts Centre Melbourne to plan and deliver collaborative workshops, occasions, LOL Squad, Up Next Comedy, Class Clowns heats, and kingdom finals.
Ensure accurate and well-timed reporting on program shipping and development towards plans.
In consultation with the advertising crew, put together an advertising approach for all applications to expand new audiences for Development Programs nationally and supply key stakeholder goals.
Work with the partnership team to become aware of and secure development program income from government, philanthropy, fundraising, and partnerships.
Be answerable for preparing investment acquittals and reports and present written and verbal reports to the Executive crew as required.
Develop and hold a database of schools, teachers, artists, and contacts – past and present.
Provide studies and management on viable future programming and partnerships.
Contribute to the instruction of news, evaluation, and analysis as required.
Work intently with inner departments to make certain that the administrative requirements are finished consistently with the program, marketing, and different deadlines.
Working in near collaboration, develop thoughts and projects to aid the Festival’s artistic and commercial enterprise making plans to ensure that the general application achieves its finances and inventive targets.
Negotiate deals and contracts with artists and co-supplying partners; ensure that any contractual obligations are simply defined and delivered.
Provide expert enter into the improvement of advertising and publicity campaign plans for Development Programs.
Travel interstate and across regional Victoria for improvement application occasions and sports.
Liaise with the Technical Director regarding production requirements for development program occasions.
Assist with fashionable workplace guide as asked via the Festival Director and Executive Director to answer telephones, submit, and different duties.
Attend the workplace for the duration of everyday workplace hours and at other instances as instructed or required. During the busiest time of the year (January to April), considerable weekend and nighttime work are unavoidable. The income considers such hours of work. The income payable is for the hours of labor essential to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
Other obligations as asked by using the Executive team.
Class Clowns is the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s improvement application for teenagers around u . S. A. That sees expert comedians run comedy workshops in colleges and performing arts centers to encourage vanity and self-belief in addition to overall performance, comedy, and writing talents. A highlight of the program is the countrywide Class Clowns comedy opposition. Heats are held throughout Australia to locate the exceptional rising skills equipped to war it out inside the National Grand Final at some stage in the once-a-year Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
A progression for Class Clowns alumni, LOL Squad is delivered in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne’s The Channel. The software creates unique comedy content material with Comedy for Screen Workshops and Up Next Comedy – a regular stay comedy room for younger human beings.
Deadly Funny is the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s workshop and mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The software aims to identify and encourage emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians and support the career improvement of installed professional comedy performers. Deadly Funny seeks to grow participation and get admission to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences and performers within the comedic arts.
Deadly Funny is devoted to growing Indigenous comedians and comedy producers and to celebrating Indigenous humor and Indigenous comedians as vital members of the amusement industry.
Like Class Clowns, Deadly Funny embraces a comedy competition and a workshop program; heats are held nationally, with the Deadly Funny National Final & Showcase held throughout Melbourne Comedy Festival. The producer will collaborate closely with a core institution of senior, professional, indigenous comedians in the roll-out of workshops and opposition.
The role is part-time, working three days in step with a week across the 12 months with up to 12-weeks where complete time can be required.