Traineeships

We are an annually curated multi-genre arts festival in Perth, WA that showcases the very best of national and international film, theatre, circus, dance, literature and music. The Lotterywest Film season runs from November to April and the Perth Festival runs across February and March, but we are busy all year planning and preparing for delivery. Our team expands from a core team of 34 to over 200 at the peak of Festival – creating a unique, fast paced and ever-changing working environment.

Our traineeships are focused on ensuring valuable learning experiences are acquired through exposure to practical workplace examples. 

We will be looking for trainees that can demonstrate exceptional work ethic, computer literacy, creative problem solving skills and of course a passion for their field of study and / or the arts / events industry.

Our traineeships are highly sought after and the strongest applicants will be invited to go through a competitive process that involves at least one interview and a practical exercise. Working through this process is important learning in itself and we will provide constructive feedback to all applicants who successfully secure interviews.

Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Perth Festival is an inclusive and flexible environment and we welcome your application.

Arts Management Traineeship

The successful applicant will spend time in Sponsorship and Philanthropy, Finance and Operations, People and Culture, Marketing and Communications and Production and Programming. This traineeship is designed to provide the candidate with a broad overview of the Festival cycle and can be specifically tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual. Some of the areas that could be explored in this traineeship include:

  • Understanding the planning and delivery of a multi-million dollar, multi-venue arts Festival
  • Understanding risk management and operational planning
  • Supporting with access planning and marketing campaigns
  • Learning about signage, ticketing and publication distribution
  • Understanding Marketing campaigns and analytics
  • Learning about resource planning and recruitment
  • Understanding fundraising in a not-for-profit environment

This placement can flex to suit the trainee and the hours and place of work are negotiable.

Rate: $25 per hour

Human Resources / People and Culture Traineeship

This traineeship is designed to provide the trainee with a broad overview of Human Resources and can be specifically tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual. Some of the areas that could be explored in this traineeship include:

  • Understanding how to develop a resource plan and recruitment strategy for a seasonal work force
  • Screening candidates, developing interview templates and schedules
  • Drafting employment contracts within the applicable employment law framework
  • Understanding how to interpret Awards and Agreements
  • Understanding the various components of new starter inductions, inclusive of health and safety, process and policy
  • Working through incident reporting processes and return to work plans
  • Understanding policy and process development within an organisation
  • Analysing training and development needs on an individual and organisational level
  • Developing exit interview templates and schedules

This placement can flex to suit the trainee and the hours and place of work are negotiable.

Rate: $25 per hour

How to Apply

Paid opportunity available for candidates from CaLD communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and / or candidates with disability.

If you wish to apply for one of the traineeships, please submit a cover letter and CV to humanresources@perthfestival.com.au by 23 August 2020.

Please ensure your cover letter addresses the following:

  • Which internship or traineeship you are applying for
  • Why you are the best fit for this internship or traineeship
  • The three main things you are hoping to gain from the experience
  • Your ideal schedule / availability for participating in an internship or traineeship (dates, hours and days)

We will work with you to address any access needs you may have. If you require assistance to participate in the application and / or interview process please contact Jessica Blackwell, Head of People and Culture on 6488 8622 or jblackwell@perthfestival.com.au.

We will respond to all applicants week commencing 24 August 2020 and will be running interviews in the first half of September 2020 for those who are selected for the second phase.

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