EOI - Midsumma Board Positions

Judy Small, Midsumma Chair - performing at Melbourne Pride 2022

The Board of Midsumma Festival Inc is looking for new members. 

Midsumma is Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ arts organisation, presenting and producing works for everyone by artists and artistic communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. Although the primary festival is held in summer each year, Midsumma works year round to provide artists, social-changers and culture-makers with support and tools to create, present and promote their work. Midsumma plays a vital role in the life of the many varied communities with which we regularly engage.

The Midsumma board provides strategic leadership and governance for the organisation, and there are currently several vacancies. We are seeking people who have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • The arts, social inclusion, diversity, and intersectional co-operation who are passionate about these areas;
  • Human Resources, Legal issues, Fundraising/philanthropy, Accounting and Financial, and Commercial matters – areas where the Board would like to bolster our capacity;
  • Wanting to contribute to the development of LGBTQIA+ culture;
  • Strong community liaison and advocacy skills;
  • Existing networks within government, business, the community and/or philanthropic organisations;
  • Comfort with using their networks to promote the mission and values of the organisation; and/or
  • Experience at board level in the governance of Not-for-Profit Arts organisations.

For information about the current Midsumma Board, please see Staff & Board.


The Board seeks to improve the representation and diversity of its membership, and strongly encourages applications from First Nations, gender diverse, and culturally diverse people, and people with a disability. Please let us know if there are accommodations you need to enquire about the role, or to consider joining our board.


Midsumma Board members are volunteers - no remuneration is paid to Board members.


How to Apply

Send us an email at [email protected] with a short letter stating your qualifications for the role, and we’ll put you in touch with one of our Board members to discuss the opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm Thursday 30 November 2023.

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