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Performing Arts Manager

Artback NT

about us

Artback NT is the gateway to sharing the rich cultures, stories and art of the Northern Territory with Australia and the rest of the world.

We design pathways for creatives to develop and produce new, innovative and thought-provoking works and provide touring opportunities.

Artback NT is recruiting for a dynamic Performing Arts Manager to advocate for the needs, value, excellence and importance of works created in the Northern Territory by Territory artists and arts workers. The position combines two roles, Creative Producer and Tour Coordinator to do this.

about the role

The Performing Arts Manager position combines the roles of Creative Producer and Tour Coordinator and also advocates for the needs, value, excellence and importance of works created in the Northern Territory (NT) by NT artists and arts workers.

The position is a program manager’s role and, as such, will incorporate all grant writing logistics / marketing / promotions and administrative duties as required to achieve the following listed outcomes with the support of the Chief Executive Officer, Communications Manager and the Artback NT team. 



  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the development, production and delivery of performing arts touring programs 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, respectful and enduring relationships with the arts sector – including venues, artists and communities
  • Knowledge of Northern Territory and interstate touring organisations, producers, presenters and local presenter groups, venues and community organisations
  • Strong strategic and operational planning skills combined with sound administrative and financial skills in relation to programming, budgets, itineraries and transport
  • Experience and success in working with local and national arts funding processes including government, philanthropic and corporate
  • Demonstrated capacity to work cross-culturally
  • Ability to work co-operatively as a part of a small team
  • High level computer, written and oral communication skills
  • A current driver’s license and the ability to travel for periods of greater than one week to remote communities


  • Knowledge of the Northern Territory performing arts industry with reference to theatre, dance and music
  • An awareness of regional and remote communities and the issues which affect their development 
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in the arts or related discipline and/or a combination of equivalent experience and training 

Please refer to the Position Description attached below for a complete outline of the role requirements. 

to apply

Please follow the Apply Now instructions below. 

If you have any queries please contact Shay Vigona-Goudge at 08 89 411 444, or on ceo@artbacknt.com.au using the subject line: Performing Arts Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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