Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.


Ten Days on the Island is seeking an experienced Executive Producer to join the team.

The Executive Producer works with the Artistic Director to collaborate with artists, arts companies, producers, presenters and venues to select, commission and curate a program of creative projects which align with the vision and objectives of the Festival.

Reporting to the Artistic Director and CEO, the Executive Producer plays a vital role in the development and delivery of the biennial statewide festival.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience ​of contributing to the vision and direction of a festival, significant experience in the management of complex arts projects from concept to completion and a proven track record of managing diverse teams.

Based in pataway/Burnie on the North West coast of lutruwita/Tasmania, this role is perfect for someone looking to combine their passion for the arts with enjoying an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Set in one of the world’s most pristine natural environments, the area is awash with relaxed seaside communities, great schools, delicious food trails, award-winning wineries and spectacular outdoor adventures.

It’s 20 years since Ten Days ventured into the world as Tasmania’s first international arts festival. Two decades later Ten Days presents globally significant arts experiences that are deeply connected to place. We celebrate Tasmanian artists through collaborations, commissions and presentations that create the extraordinary.

Over the past 10 years Ten Days has expanded the Festival’s scope beyond its original island theme, but its role as a platform for Tasmanian artists has not changed. Ten Days has been Tasmania’s most consistent and significant contributor to the creation of new works, building a confident, distinctly Tasmanian voice which has gained in strength over two decades.

Ten Days showcases and celebrates work from the state’s finest artists and arts companies, alongside national and international artists and has provided opportunities for hundreds of Tasmanian artists and brought extraordinary arts experiences to ​audiences of nearly 2 million Tasmanians and visitors. It has been critical to the growth and development of many small and medium arts organisations and the careers of many artists in Tasmania.

If connecting globally relevant arts and ideas with regional audiences sounds interesting and you have experience producing festivals, then we would love to hear from you. The next festival will be in March 2023.

This is a full-time position available for a three-year contract, commencing in January 2022.

Applications must be received by 10am Monday 29 November 2021.


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