Employment & Internships

Policy Advisor

Live Performance Australia (LPA) is the peak body for Australia’s live performance industry. Our mandate is to advocate for and support policy decisions that benefit the sustainability and growth of the live performance industry in Australia. 

LPA has a broad membership, with over 400 members across Australia that covers all performing art forms and organisations of all sizes. Our members include: commercial and independent producers, music promoters, performing arts companies, venues (performing arts centres, commercial theatres, stadiums and arenas), arts festivals, music festivals, service providers (such as ticketing companies and technical suppliers), independent cinemas and exhibition providers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly team player with strong attention to detail to join LPA’s Policy team.

The role requires demonstrated experience in:

  • Undertaking research and analysis and formulating policy positions and best practice
  • Understanding, interpreting and communicating complex ideas and legislation
  • Clear, concise and persuasive writing
  • Understanding of government and policy making processes
  • Managing work efficiently and effectively and sometimes operating in an environment with short and competing timeframes 

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 -5 years’ professional experience in a similar role with tertiary qualifications in public policy, economics or law.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary package commensurate with skills and experience, along with opportunities for professional growth and development.

A position description can be found here.

To apply for this role, please provide a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume to:

Josh Gavin

Operations Manager, Live Performance Australia

Tel: 03 8614 2000  


Applications close 5pm Friday 1 February 2019.

Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.