Word Travels

Arts Administration Intern

Job Title: Arts Administration Intern

Reports to: Creative Director

Summary Description: You will work closely with the Creative Director and the Word Travels team in the management of the professional delivery of public programs, including performances, events, festivals and workshops. With the Creative Director and other relevant staff, you will build relationships with arts organisations and assist in the implementation, documentation and promotion of Word Travels' programs.

This role will further develop your administration and programming skills within a professional work environment. It will also build your networks across literary, theatre, government, arts festivals and site specific projects.

The Arts Administration Internship role is voluntary/unpaid and requires 12-16 hours per week. Ideally 2-3 part-time days during Word Travels hours 10-6pm, Tues – Friday. The internship will run for 6 months (other time frames may be considered for the right candidate). Candidates should provide CV, cover letter + links to samples of their work if applicable in their application.

University associated internships will be given preference.


  • Undertake routine correspondence, filing, telephone, social media and email enquiries
  • Assist with the administration, contracting and record management of performance programs
  • Ensure online programming is up to date
  • Facilitate enquiries for public performances
  • Create solutions to help run the creative space more efficiently
  • Support the Grants and Funding Co-ordinator in identifying relevant funding sources
  • Support the Grants and Funding Co-ordinator in the development of funding applications and grant acquittals
  • Maintain project and other budgets as required
  • Administer contracts for groups and individuals; artists and performers

Key Programs: 

  • Multilingual Poetry Slam
  • The Rumble: Young Performing Writers Program 
  • Australian Poetry Slam: International Performing Writers’ Program 
  • Story-Fest: 3 days of spoken word events  


  • An interest in writing and/or performance
  • High level organisational skills
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Office, Database development, etc
  • Demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Ability to be forward thinking and use initiative
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