Use our advanced search to filter shows by type, suitability and more!
Melbourne International Comedy Festival is currently recruiting the following roles to join the Festival team:
START DATE: 18 March 2024 (including bump in)
END DATE: 1 May 2024 (including bump out)
Applications for Technical Stage Managers and Production Casuals to help deliver the Festival program across Festival Managed Venues in 2024 are now open!
The Festival's venues range from 40-500+ seat venues within Melbourne Town Hall, Trades Hall, Chinese Museum, Swiss Club, Max Watt’s, Forum Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel, Rydges Melbourne, The Westin Melbourne and the Melbourne Museum.
Technical Stage Managers (TSM) are all-rounder technicians who can provide the technical expertise necessary across lighting, sound and vision to facilitate the shows in their assigned performance space. They work closely with artists, producers and front of house staff to ensure the shows run on time and are of high technical quality.
There are casual TSM roles across our Main Program (Tue-Sun evenings 28 March – 21 April); Monday program; and our School Holidays program (Tue-Sun daytimes 29 March – 14 April).
There are also a small number of casual Production Crew roles that have flexible working hours across the Festival that require a range of skills and expertise.
We also have an internship program for people currently studying who are looking for practical experience within the live events industry.
Should you have any further enquiries, please email email@example.com with the subject line 'Technical Stage Managers and Production Casuals'.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm, Monday 1 January 2024
Applications for the Assistant Ticketing Manager, Box Office Manager and Call Centre Manager roles for the 2024 Festival are now open!
These positions work closely with the senior ticketing team to deliver ticketing operations and manage casual box office staff. Each role is a fixed term position contracted annually.
The Assistant Ticketing Manager plays a key role in the successful implementation of the Red61 ticketing system. This includes building and editing events, creating and monitoring promotions, and supporting producers with technical support as well as general ticketing assistance. Please download a copy of the Assistant Ticketing Manager Position Description here.
The Box Office Manager is responsible for the supervision of the Festival’s Main Box Office and works as an extension of the ticketing operations team to manage the day-to-day running of Satellite Box Offices at Festival Managed Venues. Please download a copy of the Box Office Manager Position Description here.
The Call Centre Manager oversees the Festival’s Call Centre and manages the customer service inbox, making sure all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner and in accordance with MICF policies and procedures. Please download a copy of the Call Centre Manager Position Description here.
START DATE: Monday 29 January 2024
END DATE: Friday 31 May 2024
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 8 January 2024 at 11:59 PM AEDT
The primary responsibility of this role is to manage the payroll process of casual employees and provide accounts payable support to the finance team in order to ensure the efficient handling of payroll and accounting matters for Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Key selection criteria for the position
Any enquiries can be also be emailed to this address with the subject line ‘Finance and Payroll Application.
INTERVIEWS: Monday 15 – Thursday 25 January 2024
START DATE: Monday 25 March 2024
END DATE: Sunday 21 April 2024
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 10 January 2024 at 11:59 PM AEDT
Melbourne International Comedy Festival is seeking confident and enthusiastic people to fill a variety of Front of House Manager and Room Supervisor roles within the Venues Team to help deliver the Festival program across Festival Managed Venues in 2024.
Under the direction of the Venues Manager, the Deputy Venues Manager and Assistant Venues Managers, the Front of House (FOH) staff will provide outstanding customer service to all Festival patrons. FOH staff are the primary face of the Festival and are often the first point of contact for the Festival’s audience members. FOH staff are required to confidently address and direct large crowds, professionally and efficiently liaise with artists, producers, and other Festival stakeholders, must be able to think on their feet and adapt to a wide range of situations, must have excellent communication skills and be capable of working to tight schedules. They are responsible for collectively ensuring that the Festival Managed Venues are welcoming and accessible, easy to navigate, adhere to schedule and are clean, comfortable, and safe.
Key Selection Criteria
We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:
Please view the full position descriptions provided below for a more detailed breakdown of the key responsibilities for each role. Please ensure you read through these prior to submitting your application.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining the Venues Team in 2024, please apply by filling out this online form.
Interviews will be held between Monday 15 January and Thursday 25 January 2024 – applicants must be available to attend a video interview during the above dates.
All applicants must also be available and based in Melbourne for the duration of the Festival (25 March – 21 April 2024 inclusive). You must have proof of full working rights in Australia if you are an international applicant or an international student, so please be prepared to present this documentation if successful.
Any further enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FOH Application”
We look forward to receiving your application and wish you all the best. As we anticipate a high level of interest, we may not be able to get back to all applicants and are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. If you do not hear from us, we appreciate your time and effort in applying.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival openly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, and is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need any assistance with this application or have any questions regarding the inherent physical requirements of each position, please contact email@example.com.
Would you like to renew it?
Tickets reserved for:
Sorry, your cart has expired due to inactivity.
Please re-add shows to complete your order.
Remember, items added to your cart will only be available for a limited period of time.