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Melbourne International Comedy Festival is currently recruiting the following roles to join the Festival team:

Administration Assistants

Applications close 5pm, Monday 4 December

We are recruiting two Administration Assistants to join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival team.

The Administration Assistants work closely with the Office Manager in a support capacity on a wide variety of tasks related to the day-to-day business of the organisation leading up to and during the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The primary responsibilities of these positions are the creation and maintenance of an effective, supportive, efficient Melbourne International Comedy Festival office environment to protect the sanity of all staff and the provision of a professional and accessible first point of contact for the public.

Click here to download a copy of the Position Description.

Along with a resume, applicants must submit a written statement (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria for the position.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 4 December 2023, and should be addressed to Erin Martin, Office Manager, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, C/- For any queries regarding the position please call (03) 9245 3700 or email

Technical Stage Managers and Production Casuals

START DATE: 18 March 2023 (including bump in)
END DATE: 1 May 2023 (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.

Desired experience:

  • Knowledge of lighting, sound & AV equipment (including QLAB).
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Ability to deal with variety of stakeholders.
  • Willingness to work in a festival cycle that involves work outside standard business hours.
  • Patience, energy and a sense of humour.

For more information please download a copy of the Technical Stage Manager Position Description and Production Casuals Position Description.

To apply, please complete the expression of interest here.

Should you have any further enquiries, please email with the subject line 'Technical Stage Managers and Production Casuals'.

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