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Head of Marketing

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Head of Marketing

Perth Festival is on the hunt for our next inspiring, collaborative and passionate Head of Marketing.

We are an annually curated multi-genre arts festival in Perth, WA that showcases the very best of national and international film, theatre, circus, dance, literature and music. The Lotterywest Film season runs from November to April and the Perth Festival runs across February and March, but we are busy all year planning and preparing for delivery. Our team expands from a core team of 27 to over 200 at the peak of Festival – creating a unique, fast paced and ever-changing working environment.

The role of Head of Marketing is a senior leadership position within the core Festival team, reporting to the Executive Director and responsible for strengthening our brand, deepening our relationship with a broad range of audiences and shaping festival experiences across digital and real world platforms.

The Position Description will give you a detailed overview of the role but as a snapshot, success in the role looks like this:

  • Planning and executing successful marketing campaigns that aptly express our Artistic Director’s vision and program 
  • Managing a customer relationship management strategy with a focus on customer life-cycle for all Festival stakeholders 
  • Inspiring day-to-day leadership of our Marketing, Digital and Ticketing team 
  • Managing budgets like a pro

Our ideal candidate will tick these boxes:

  • Passionate about arts, culture and events 
  • Have extensive marketing and audience development experience in a senior leadership role 
  • Exceptionally organised with the ability to creatively problem solve on the fly
  • Have experience with (and enjoy) working in a high pressure environment with a rolling schedule of critical deadlines 
  • A collaborative team player that is transparent and open in their communication

Perth Festival is a highly dynamic environment that engages with some of the most incredible professionals, artists and art in the world. We work hard and we love what we do. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please respond to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description and forward a copy of your CV to

This role is based in Perth, Western Australia and will commence in March 2019. Applications close midnight on the 27th of January with interviews scheduled for early February.

We actively strive for diversity in our teams. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Jessica Blackwell – Head of People and Culture on 6488 8622.