Program Operations Manager - MONA FOMA

Job No: MONA286
Location: Tasmania

Mona Foma thrives on reinvention and we are compelled to do that big time in January 2021. In the midst of a pandemic, we are now reimagining Mona Foma all over again - think great Tasmanian artists, unusual venues, and irrepressible creativity. We are on the hunt for a hardworking, experienced, and motivated Program Operations Manager to join our festival team for the planning and delivery stages of Mona Foma 2021. 

As the Program Operations Manager, you will support the Festival Curator, Executive Director, and Executive Producer with the development and delivery of the festival program including negotiating contracts and terms, venues, schedules, logistics, and other festival program management processes.


  • Support the planning, development, and delivery of the festival program in conjunction with the senior festival management team;
  • Identify opportunities and complete bookings for venues and artists;
  • Manage a wide scope of program administration tasks including (but not limited to); artist liaison, contracting, scheduling logistics, developing itineraries, and scheduling payments;
  • Monitor and maintain artist liaison processes including (but not limited to); visas, bookings, travel, accommodation, riders, marketing and publicity, and merchandise;
  • Manage the delivery of merchandise, accreditation processes, and festival signage, in conjunction with the festival’s Communications and Production teams, as well as other relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and produce information for grant applications and acquittals and undertake the collection and collation of data and statistics in consultation with the Executive Director;
  • Prepare and manage data including data entry, scheduling, and reporting procedures (pre and post-event).


  • Previous programming experience working with arts’ presentations, events and/or festivals;
  • Confident in general project management, including setting and meeting deadlines;
  • Advanced skills in negotiating, contracting, and client liaison, preferably with artists;
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly when scheduling and booking travel, accommodation, and other hospitality requirements;
  • Collaborative and flexible approach to problem-solving and information sharing, striving to continuously improve;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to a range of stakeholders and clients ;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite and database programs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This role is a fixed term full-time role, commencing on or around September 2020 until March 2021. 

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