Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

3 Production Coordinators wanted for Piano Festival in Bathurst Region

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3 PAID POSITIONS: From Saturday 1 to Monday 3 October the sounds of piano will ring out over the landscape, with a program inspired by place, culinary delights, visual art, and the collaborative passion for sharing the delight of music.

Title: Production Coordinators (3 positions available)
Location: Blackdown Farm, 90 Eleven Mile Road, Bathurst 2795
Director Report: Production Manager
Period of Contract: Seasonal Contract – 27 hours maximum 29 Sep – 4 Oct
Remuneration: $50.61 hourly rate + super 10.5%


Out West Piano Fest is a new festival in a glorious regional setting of Blackdown Farm, just five minutes from the town centre. A location steeped in pastoral heritage and of a time long past, a place that echoes creative energy of art and culture that was once home to the Australian artist Tim Storrier. The multitude of gardens in full spring bloom will be the stunning, yet unassuming backdrop providing the stages for sumptuous food and wine events. The providores of the central west will come to the fore in a suite of gastronomic experiences over the weekend.

And the music, of course the wonderful music! In 2021 the young Italian/Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev won the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition. Alexander’s heart lies deep within the music and he has modelled a luxurious series of concerts, each with its own theme, crafted with a sense of place, combining the raw elements of Blackdown Farm and the region into a masterfully manicured program.
Two of Australia’s leading proponents of the piano Tamara Anna Cislowska and Stephanie McCallum will join with Alexander Gadjiev and another a young artist with a glittering career ahead of him, Calvin Abdiel. Two concert grand pianos will take pride of place and together these pianists will breathe life into the program featuring the solo piano, illuminating pairs of duos and duets, intertwined trios and entertaining works for all four.

An inspirational weekend that celebrates the piano and superb artists, combined with sensory experiences that will arouse the heart, mind and spirit, awaits you this October.

THE ROLE (3 positions available)

  • The Production Coordinators (3 positions available) will support the Production Manager in delivering all aspects of the Out West Piano Fest weekend. Each of the three positions will be rostered to ensure that build to key events are smoothly and effortlessly managed and delivered.
    SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES (including but not limited to):
  • Under direction of the Production Manager assist with the coordination and delivery of all operational and functional activities required to run the Out West Piano Fest.
  • Tasks will include, but not limited to, coordinating the smooth movement of audiences around Blackdown Farm, ensuring the traffic management plan is adhered to by all staff and audience, assisting with deliveries onto and off site, setting up of seating for concerts and tables and chairs for food & wine events.
  • Work with volunteers and assist to coordinate the best use of their rostered time.


  • Previous experience in an event production role
  • Ability to listen and take direction
  • Capacity to use initiative to resolve challenges
  • DESIRABLE:  1. Full driver license  2. First aid certificate


Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Equity:
The Sydney International Piano Competition is committed to high standards of performance in relation to Occupational Health and Safety and the provision of Equal Employment Opportunity. All employees are expected to participate in maintaining safe working conditions and practices, as well as promoting and upholding the principle of fair and equitable access to employment/promotion, personal development and training and the elimination of workplace harassment and discrimination.


Each position is a short-term contract of up to 27 hours maximum commencing from as early as Thursday 29 September and ending Tuesday 4 October, 2022. Each position will be rostered to ensure over lay of shift changes. Examples of how the shifts may be allocated are below. The workplace is Blackdown Farm, which is a working farm. Work will be primarily outside.

Due to the bespoke nature of the Out West Piano Fest and short contract, the hourly fee of $50.60 is reflective of and absorbs any payments of overtime, weekend rates, and annual/sick leave accruals. The equivalent annual salary is loaded at $100,000. Superannuation is payable in addition at 10.5%. Positions can be offered as either Employee or Contractor.

Production Position 1

  • Thu 29 Sep 14:00 – 17:00
    Fri 30 Sep 9:00 – 14:00
    Sat 1 Oct 9:00 – 15:00
    Sun 2 Oct 9:00 – 15:00
    Mon 3 Oct 9:00 – 15:00

Production Position 2

  • Fri 30 Sep 14:00 – 19:00
    Sat 1 Oct 9:00 – 15:00
    Sun 2 Oct 11:00 – 17:00
    Mon 3 Oct 10:00 – 16:00
    Tue 4 Oct 9:00 – 13:00

Production Position 3

  • Fri 30 Sep 14:00 – 19:00
    Sat 1 Oct 16:00 – 22:00
    Sun 2 Oct 15:00 – 21:00
    Mon 3 Oct 11:00 – 17:00
    Tue 4 Oct 9:00 – 13:00


To apply please send your CV to as soon as possible.

Sydney International Piano Competition is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.