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Midsumma Staff (2022) in front of Queer-ways mural, Fitzroy.

Employment opportunities

With a small core team working from the Midsumma Office in Melbourne's CBD all year round, we increase our team size with seasonal staff, summer placements, and volunteers from September to February each year. Head to About Midsumma to learn more about Midsumma Festival, our values, and the work we do.

Midsumma is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace. As such we encourage and support applications from people from diverse backgrounds for any jobs that might currently be available.

If you are interested in talking to us about employment or volunteer opportunities, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest to [email protected].


Position Vacant - Finance and Administration Manager

Calling all passionate financial professionals! Join the Midsumma Festival team as a Financial and Administrative Manager!

We are looking for an accredited, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake this senior role as Financial and Administrative Manager responsible for Midsumma’s business financial management, and administrative environment to best support the artistic and cultural objectives in a progressive and sustainable way.

The role works closely with our Chief Executive and Board of Management as well as with diverse communities. Salary range between $80 - $93K p.a. plus super depending upon applicant’s expertise.

All applications must address the requirements of the job description. For any further information on the role or organisation, please contact Zach at [email protected].

Download PD for Finance and Admin Manager 


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Midsumma Festival is one of Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural festivals, for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality.

  • A leadership arts organisation cultivating queer arts culture unique to Australia with local, national, international engagement; leading LGBTQIA+ cultural conversations.
  • An artistic powerhouse investing in diverse LGBTQIA+ artistic voices to develop powerful new work, across disciplines, that inspire, shares unique stories, build meaningful connections spanning all cultures, age/generations, gender/sexual identities and disability.

Midsumma has repositioned itself as a cultural influencer with artistic leadership, learning, and diversity at its heart. Midsumma has significant programs aimed at disability cultures, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse programming. With an attendance of 306,000 in 2023, our summer Midsumma Festival features over 200 events across many artforms in venues across Melbourne, with both a curated and open access festival program, and a year-round arts development program. Midsumma is currently in a state of tremendous growth and success and ready to spring into its next stage.

2019 Voluntary Summer Work Placements

These are short-term non-paid work placements open to students and non-students in the areas of Programming and Event Management, Marketing and Publicity and Production. A small honorarium will be paid to successful applicants.

Midsumma Festival is seeking applications for the following positions:

  1. Marketing and PR: Media and Business Partnerships Placement; Social Media & Content Support Placement; and Marketing and PR Placement. A combination of the above specialty areas may be negotiated for students wishing a more generalist marketing and public relations experience.
  2. Programming and Event Management: assists with coordinating artists for Midsumma’s two large-scale outdoor signature events, Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March, as well as assisting with coordinating a selection of small-scale events produced by Midsumma.
  3. Production: assists Production Manager with logistics and production delivery across Midsumma Pride March, Midsumma Carnival and other Midsumma produced events.

Summer work placements commence between October and November 2018 and run until mid to late February 2019. Placements are part-time, with hours increasing over the duration of the festival period (20 Jan – 10 Feb 2019). During the festival period working outside standard business hours will be required. Start date and hours are negotiable.

To apply, email [email protected] with a current CV or résumé including a reference contact; a cover letter stating the position(s) you are interested in and what you want to get out of a work placement with Midsumma; and your availability over the period of the work placement. Applications close at midnight on Friday 21 September 2018.

View the Summer Work Placements Job Specifications

Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager

Are you a Ticketing and Presenter Services guru? An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager to join our team for the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Midsumma Festival is one of Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural festival, for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. Midsumma also has significant programs aimed at disability cultures, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse programming. With attendances of 285,000 per year, Midsumma Festival features up to 180 events across art artforms in venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria. Midsumma also works year-round to provide artists with support and development projects. Midsumma is currently in a state of tremendous growth and success.

We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and dedicated person to undertake the role of managing and delivering all our ticketing requirements throughout the 2020 festival delivery period. The role will also provide assistance with the development and delivery of other agreed Presenter Services. The role will work closely with our Finance Manager, Marketing & Communications Manager, and Program Manager as well as with diverse artists, venue producers and communities. Remuneration for a fixed term period running from early /mid-September to mid-February 2020 is $65k gross p.a. pro rata plus superannuation.

For a copy of the job description and other support materials about Midsumma, or for any further information on the role or organisation please contact [email protected]

All applications must address the position description. Download the Ticketing & Presenter Services Manager Position Description here. Applications close 5pm Wednesday 14th August 2019 and must be sent to [email protected]

Full position description (/images/2019/documents/Ticketing_Manager_PD_MIDSUMMA2020.pdf)

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Midsumma Volunteers at Arts Centre Melbourne

Volunteer With Midsumma

Midsumma Festival is a volunteer-fuelled organisation that wouldn't exist without the contribution from individuals within our community. Every volunteer is an ambassador for Midsumma Festival: enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and professional.

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A rather buxsome female impersonator (Trevor Ashley) in gold dress holding large, feathery flag banners, standing before a microphone

Become a Patron

By becoming a Midsumma Patron you not only get the VIP treatment at our signature events but you also receive regular behind-the-scenes updates on Midusmma’s activity as the festival develops and invitations to attend VIP events throughout the 22-day festival.

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