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RISING is a festival aspiring to be a cultural leader in inclusion and access. We want our organisation and program to be a true reflection of our city representing people with a variety of skillsets and life experiences, cultures and backgrounds.

We encourage applications from First Nations people, those who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who are LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent people, people with a disability and/or who are d/Deaf.

If you have any questions, including about reasonable adjustments, you can ask them confidentially at

Admin Assistant—HR and IT


Reporting to the HR Manager & Employee Support, the Admin Assistant is a key member of the Corporate Services team whose responsibilities include supporting RISING’s employee onboarding, offboarding and supporting our Festival Systems Manager with the IT festival support.

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Chief Financial Officer | Corporate Services

In 2019, the Victorian Government took the initiative to create RISING, an arts and culture festival with a clear purpose—to build a new major event that tells Melbourne’s story to the world. RISING is a festival that you do, in a city that does it best: music, food, art and culture under moonlight in the heart of Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). A major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region, the festival is created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators. 2023 brings a moment to reflect and reckon with Australian identity, here and now. A break from business as usual and a chance to rave and revel in the grand and the granular.

Working in partnership with the Co-Artistic Directors | Co-Chief Executive Officers and RISING Leadership team, you will play a key role in the realisation of this ambitious program of site-specific performance, music, theatre, food, wine and public art. As Chief Financial Officer you will lead a broader Corporate Services team across Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Governance and Office Facilities, to encourage maximum performance and foster a continuous improvement and customer service mindset and orientation.

To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced senior financial leader, either as a CFO or relevant role. You will have either experience leading or a strong understanding and ability to direct business functions such as HR, Finance, IT, Legal, Governance and Office Facilities. You will have extensive experience in developing financial strategies and budgets in complex operating environments, ideally across arts and culture, food and music. This will include constructing complex models, analysing results to influence future direction, setting strategic financial plans and adapting them as the environment evolves.

RISING supports flexible working arrangements for staff and a hybrid office/WFH model is currently in place. The RISING office is situated at Level 2, 377 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

To apply for this role, please upload your cover letter and current resume via If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Aleisha Cajaglis on 0439 910 866 or Natasha Diamond on 0412 822 348 at Davidson Search & Advisory.

Applications close on Friday 31 March.

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Curatorial Producer


This is a First Nations identifying role to build capacity and the First Nations team at RISING.

The position will work on the administrative delivery of existing projects for the 2023 Festival; and thereafter, the creative conception, development and delivery of projects for the 2024 and 2025 Festival.

RISING’s Producers provide a vital function as the creative lead for our complex and immersive projects that are often cross-disciplinary, site-specific, and presented outside of a traditional context or venue. The Curatorial Producer is a direct link between the Artistic Director’s creative vision, the artistic intent, the festival’s ambition and the successful delivery of a RISING project.

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