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Production Manager

Job details

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
5 Dec 2022
Work type
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Technical Staff & Logistics, Management & Admin


The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is seeking an independent contractor to manage the production of our events in the 2023 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks including overseeing and managing our venues, liaising with technical suppliers and artists, Health and Safety, and scheduling. You’ll need good knowledge of the arts, and excel at planning/documenting complex events. You’re committed to advancing the festival and arts practitioners and will enjoy working within a small and passionate team, including interns. Knowledge sharing and professional development of venues and Fringe artists is also required. The contract is for a period of up to 17 weeks, full time, with the Fringe Office shutting down over Christmas.

We will consider partial remote working for the right candidate but in-person service is required immediately before and during the festival (16 – 26 March 2023).



  • Must be able to work legally in New Zealand
  • Full driver’s licence
  • A good working knowledge of event and/or performance production and management
  • An understanding of basic audio and lighting setup
  • Ability to keep to a budget
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills
  • An ability to work in a team and solve problems constructively.

Indicative hourly rate $30-35.

See the Production Manager Schedule of Services

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we secure the right candidate. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

It is recommended that the contractor has their own laptop and personal devices required for the efficient delivery of services.

Please refer to our website for other opportunities: Publicity and Marketing Manager; Volunteer Coordinator; Interns.

How to apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to

Any questions about the organisation or role may be attentioned to the same address

Written by

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

10 Nov 2022

Interests Facilitating the development and presentation of innovative and experimental art in all art forms via a high profile annual, open-access, festival.