Project Producer - Sydney, Australia - Red Room Poetry

Red Room Poetry
Red Room Poetry
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Sydney, Australia

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Red Room Poetry (RR) is Australia's leading creator and commissioner of contemporary poetry.

We make poetry in meaningful ways with positive impact across core areas of Environment, First Nations, Marginalised Communities, Learning and Amplification and Visibility.

RR is recognised for innovative projects, artistic excellence and engagement with a spectrum of poets, communities and partners.

With 20 years of successful operations and growth, RR is entering a new strategic cycle to achieve increased levels of impact via a national celebration of poetry, audience growth, fundraising and project implementation.


The Project Producerwill collaborate closely with Senior Managers and RR team members to develop, plan, produce and deliver a range of RR projects nationally, with a focus on Poetry Month (1-31 August).

Underpinning this role is effective communication, a collaborative spirit and flexible working style, relationship and database management as well as meaningful community and partner engagement.

The opportunity will suit a creative self-starter with proven producer experience within Australian arts and culture sector.

They will have initiative, creative problem-solving, passion for poetry, literature and creative learning, excellent communication skills, and be a dedicated individual with a passion for project delivery and ideally with existing community relationships.

Remote working / Flexible arrangements with physical events
(Office - Joynton Avenue Creative Centre 3A Joynton Avenue Zetland NSW)


Reporting to the Director and Senior Managers you will:

Strategic Planning and Reporting

  • Collaborate with the Director and Senior Project Manager to develop and implement RR's strategic vision as leading poetic organisation in Australia, ensuring RR remains at the forefront of literary and creative industry

Project Producing

  • Work closely with Directors and Project Managers to develop, support, implement and evaluate a suite of major projects with a crosssection of stakeholders, focusing on Poetry Month (131 August)
  • Maintain master calendar and processes for projects, events, workshops, partnerships and reporting
  • Support management of relevant budgets, contractors, invoicing, receipts, reporting, funding proposals and acquittals as required
  • Ensure timely collation of all commissioned assets including contracts, poems, artist bios and photos, audio and video recordings
  • Manage relevant marketing where requested including program and web copy, festival, event and artist liaison, sales, commissions, payments to artists and payments from buyers
  • Supervise planning of events, scheduling and catering as requested
  • Manage and support artists and events on the ground as necessary as well as partnered events (both physical and digital)


  • Set work plan priorities and oversee workflow of with relevant team members
  • Coordination of administrative and project timelines to ensure that deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Manage the coordination of volunteers as applicable
  • Ability to work in ways that are collaborative, responsive and professional as well as maintaining initiative and focus when working remotely and independently


  • Ensure the artistic essence of RR is woven into all poetic projects and communications while contributing to a positive working environment for staff, attending weekly team meetings, project and external meetings as required
  • Maintain and develop connections with poetic communities, partners and supporters across Australia, ensuring genuine diversity in commissioned poets, projects and engaged communities as well as reporting


  • Passion for poetry and connection with literary community
  • 3 years industry experience in arts and cultural organisations or similar producer roles
  • Drivers licence, access to vehicle and willingness to travel for events as needed


  • Experience with CRM (Hubspot or similar)

Applications close 5pm 13th February 2023.

Job Type:

Part-time hours: 30 per week

$75,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
QR Codes on entering the building required,
common surfaces cleaned regularly,
building and internal Covid-19 Safety Management Plant implemented,
working from home flexibility

Work Location:
One location

Application Deadline: 13/02/2023

Expected Start Date: 06/03/2023

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