Arts Troppo Festival
Dear Ms Feather
Re: Arts Administrator position
I am writing to apply for the position of Arts Administrator at the Arts Troppo Festival, as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
In my current role as Arts Administrator for the Fourth Wall Theatre in Sydney, I am responsible for the organisation and promotion of new theatre productions. This has included the seeking of sponsorship and funding from government and non-government organisations, negotiating contracts with actors and other performers, helping to develop the theatre’s creative vision and marketing plan, and management of the production budget. I am also responsible for all media and PR related to the theatre. My tenure has seen an increase in media presence, and a concomitant 20% increase in ticket sales.
My previous arts administration experience in festivals and theatre has left me with exceptional organisational, logistical and management skills, and a good working knowledge of the financial and legal obligations of festival managers. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management.
Throughout my career in the arts, I have demonstrated a commitment to contributing to the cultural and artistic landscape in Australia. My experience in festival administration has left me with a solid understanding of arts management in community settings, and the challenges and rewards of arts fundraising and sponsorship.
You will find me to be a cooperative, organised and resourceful person, with a quiet determination and a capacity to think outside the square. A strong team player, I’m also at home working to tight deadlines and under pressure.
I believe I would be an excellent fit as Arts Administrator for the ATF – a festival I’d look forward to expanding in terms of programs, performers and coverage. I would be more than happy to relocate to Darwin and work the flexible hours that festival work entails.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.