Work with us

The Lutruwita Art Orchestra (LAO) is looking for an exceptional, energetic and experienced Production Manager to work as an integral part of our small team. 

LAO is a semi-professional ensemble of 17 musicians, diverse in culture, gender and instrumentation. It is a platform for musicians and other art-form creatives to collaborate and create a uniquely Tasmanian sonic culture through improvisation and radical fusion. LAO is currently funded by Arts Tasmania, Creative Australia and Bellendena Small Grants. 

The Position 

We are seeking someone with experience in technical operations and production, in music and other allied artforms. Working closely with our Executive Producer and Artistic Director, the position will be responsible for coordinating the production, touring and operational activities of LAO to meet our artistic and strategic objectives. We are looking for an organised and driven person who is also a very good communicator.  

This new role is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant music organisation in our early days to start working project-based and, subject to further funding, contribute to our growth as an integral, permanent member of our small and dedicated team. Therefore, the duties will initially be targeted to specific project requirements. 

Work at the LAO office within and outside of normal office hours (including occasional evenings and weekends for performances and events) is expected in this role. Likewise we are open to providing the successful candidate with flexibility. An initial sixmonth probationary period will be in place after which time the position description may be refined as relevant and subject to funding, the position’s hours increased in 2025. 

We work at our Kickstart Arts (New Town) office mainly on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. 

How to Apply 

Download a copy of the position description here. [LAO Production Manager PD.pdf] 

Candidates should submit an application to by 5pm, Friday, 10 May 2024. Late applications will not be considered.  

Applications must include:  

  1. your CV (including details of two referees); and  
  2. a cover letter responding to the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages). 

For any queries about the position please contact Frances Butler, Executive Producer/CEO at