The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

About PAC Australia

Join our expanding team


We are not currently advertising for any roles at PAC Australia. Please check back here at a later date.

You can find details of recently closed positions available below.

Recently Closed

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

About the Role

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is a part time position (22.5 hrs per week) that supports and promotes the various programs and activities undertaken by PAC Australia including:

  • Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX)
  • International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress, Perth 2024
  • Impact Awards
  • Training and industry development programs
  • National benchmarking reports and research projects
  • Advocacy and network development
  • Industry standards, guides, and resources
  • Membership services


As well as increasing the organisation’s profile and making our work more visible to our broad range of stakeholders, this role plays a vital role in increasing participation and attendance at our events and training programs, as well as retaining and attracting new members to the network.

This is a key role within a small team and requires an individual prepared to work across a range of projects and activities. It will suit a results-driven person who is adept at delivering thoughtful work in a collaborative, fast paced environment.

PAC Australia is national peak body so unlike traditional arts organisations, our target audience primarily comprises the sector itself and government entities, rather than general arts audiences. This role will help maintain the organisation’s reputation as a trusted and valued advocate and promote the significant contribution of our members.

Producer, Strategic Initiatives (ISPA Congress)

About the role

Producer, Strategic Initiatives (ISPA Congress) will act as the lead producer in the delivery of ISPA Perth 2024.

Working in a small team and closely with the Executive Director, this fixed-term position (July 2023 – May 2024) will manage a range of stakeholder relationships, both domestically and internationally, to maximise the reach, impact and operational efficiencies required for the successful delivery of the ISPA Congress.

This position requires high levels of adaptability and a diverse range of skills from international engagement to event producing and stakeholder relationship management. Involvement with PAC Australia and the ISPA Congress would see you connected to a broad range of national and international contacts. The role will be a highly visible position acting on behalf of PAC Australia, and aligning with the internationally regarded and respected ISPA brand.

Working in a small organisation, with several staff working remotely/interstate, you will be expected to actively communicate and collaborate closely with team members in the delivery of their duties. Additionally, this role is a key liaison to the various programming and planning committees at ISPA and will be expected to maintain cooperative and responsive engagement with our partners to co-deliver to the congress.


About ISPA Congress

PAC Australia will deliver the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress in Perth (29 April to 3 May, 2024) to position Australia’s live performance sector as cultural leaders nationally and internationally.

This event brings together performing arts leaders from across the globe to strengthen relationships, foster connection and exchange and uncover opportunities and ideas. In its 75-year history, the ISPA congress has only been presented three times in Australia, and represents a significant opportunity to showcase our performing arts sector on the international stage.

The connections, alliances and opportunities built at sector events such as the ISPA Congress (and indeed PAC Australia’s own Australian Performing Arts Exchange) are living systems that evolve progressively in their possibilities. As the performing arts sector re-engages internationally, delivering the ISPA Congress in Perth will ensure Australia is an enabler and leader (not just a participant) within this living system.

The congress program is developed by Australian arts-workers with support from ISPA and an international planning and programming committee, however PAC Australia also lead and are accountable for producing the event, broader stakeholder management and international engagement.

Manager, Industry Development and Training

PAC Australia is looking for a dynamic, experienced individual to join our team in this newly created full time role.

The Manager, Industry Development and Training works in a small, nationally distributed team, collaborating closely with the Executive Director, to design, develop, and deliver training programs and industry development projects that support and enhance the presenting eco-system across Australia.

The role liaises with PAC Australia’s members to deliver services and resources that improve professional practice and build capacity, including industry guides, calendars, training modules, data analysis and reports. This includes the roll out of the Australian National Touring Charter and Guide to Touring, a biennial benchmarking survey and reports on economic activity, venue charges, and salaries across performing arts centres, and arts market engagement.

The Manager, Industry Development and Training will be highly visible to the sector and our membership and be responsible for maintaining PAC Australia’s well-respected brand and reputation. The role requires high levels of adaptability and a diverse range of skills and experiences across presenting, producing, touring, and facilitation.

Training and development initiatives are central to PAC Australia’s Strategic Plan (2023-26), supporting betterment of practice, sector sustainability and the diversification of the organisation’s revenue streams to support our core membership functions, programs and services.