Undercover Artist Festival, Australia’s professional performing arts and disability festival, builds capacity of Australian artists and arts workers with disability and fosters social inclusion. The Festival is disability-led: http://undercoverartistfest.com/Staged for the first time in 2015 by Access Arts, the Festival has grown in profile and stature to be recognised as one of the leading events of its type in Australia.  Umbrella-ed by the Brisbane Festival and with the broader support of leading disability provider, CPL; Choice, Passion, Life, the 2021 event attracted more than 1,100 audience members and provided performance opportunities for 100+ performing artists with disability.  The Festival is due to return in September 2023 following a year long program of development activities.The primary purpose of the Festival Producer is to work with the Festival Director, Access Arts and CPL teams, and a range of other delivery partners to ensure Festival is delivered in a commercially and critically successful way.  This pivotal role leads a number of back of house functions and manages budgeting and project planning, drawing on support from in-house functions as required.This is a contract position until the end of September 2023.   While initially commencing at 3 days per week, there is potential for the role to increase to 4 days per week as the festival approaches.Responsibilities includeWork closely with the Festival Director and Festival Production Manager to deliver Undercover Artist activities, including but not limited to Workshop series, Creative Development Program, and Undercover Artist Festival 2023Develop and manage budget and reports on expenses and funding progressSupport preparation of applications/submissions for funding sourcesBuild and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partners including Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival, and other bodiesCoordinate participation/involvement of a range of third parties, including performers, performing arts companies and vendorsA position description outlining the full responsibilities and selection criteria is attached.Selection criteria includesMinimum of three years’ experience of producing arts festivals (preferred)Project management, ability to prioritise, good written and numeric skillsProven ability to deliver accurate work within timetableExcellent communication and organisation skillsDemonstrated ability to work within a team or autonomously to deliver resultsDisability awarenessAccess Arts has a 37-year track record as Queensland’s peak body for arts and disability, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CPL; Choice, Passion, Life.Applications are strongly encouraged from arts professionals with disability and/or who are D/deaf for this position. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from First Nations people, those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and women.Applications to close by midday Wednesday 22nd June 2022.You are welcome to submit your application in a different format such as by video if this is your preference. Interviewing will commence on Monday 4 July 2022.Position description 60000 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane City 4000

Festival Producer - Undercover Artist Festival

  • Part-time, 3 days /week fixed term; July 2022 until September 2023
  • Based in Brisbane CBD, 5 minutes walk from Central Station
  • Join Queensland's leading arts and disability organisation

Undercover Artist Festival, Australia’s professional performing arts and disability festival, builds capacity of Australian artists and arts workers with disability and fosters social inclusion. The Festival is disability-led: http://undercoverartistfest.com/

Staged for the first time in 2015 by Access Arts, the Festival has grown in profile and stature to be recognised as one of the leading events of its type in Australia.  Umbrella-ed by the Brisbane Festival and with the broader support of leading disability provider, CPL; Choice, Passion, Life, the 2021 event attracted more than 1,100 audience members and provided performance opportunities for 100+ performing artists with disability.  The Festival is due to return in September 2023 following a year long program of development activities.

The primary purpose of the Festival Producer is to work with the Festival Director, Access Arts and CPL teams, and a range of other delivery partners to ensure Festival is delivered in a commercially and critically successful way.  This pivotal role leads a number of back of house functions and manages budgeting and project planning, drawing on support from in-house functions as required.

This is a contract position until the end of September 2023.   While initially commencing at 3 days per week, there is potential for the role to increase to 4 days per week as the festival approaches.

Responsibilities include

  • Work closely with the Festival Director and Festival Production Manager to deliver Undercover Artist activities, including but not limited to Workshop series, Creative Development Program, and Undercover Artist Festival 2023
  • Develop and manage budget and reports on expenses and funding progress
  • Support preparation of applications/submissions for funding sources
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partners including Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival, and other bodies
  • Coordinate participation/involvement of a range of third parties, including performers, performing arts companies and vendors

A position description outlining the full responsibilities and selection criteria is attached.

Selection criteria includes

  • Minimum of three years’ experience of producing arts festivals (preferred)
  • Project management, ability to prioritise, good written and numeric skills
  • Proven ability to deliver accurate work within timetable
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team or autonomously to deliver results
  • Disability awareness

Access Arts has a 37-year track record as Queensland’s peak body for arts and disability, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CPL; Choice, Passion, Life.

Applications are strongly encouraged from arts professionals with disability and/or who are D/deaf for this position. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from First Nations people, those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and women.

Applications to close by midday Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

You are welcome to submit your application in a different format such as by video if this is your preference. 

Interviewing will commence on Monday 4 July 2022.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter. For a confidential discussion, please contact Paul Cooper on 07 3358 8074, quoting Ref No. 1038532.


CPL is committed to providing a workplace that fosters a culture of respect, understanding and inclusion.