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Arts administrator cover letter
Michaela Angela
75 Louvre Rd
Hitchings NSW 2395
T: (02) 6494 7315
M: 0470 255 310
E: m.angela@email.com
[date]
Dusty Feather
Festival Director
Arts Troppo Festival
Darwin NT
Dear Ms Feather
Re: Arts Administrator position
I am writing to apply for the position of Arts Administrator at the Arts Troppo Festival, as
advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
In my current role as Arts Administrator for the Fourth Wall Theatre in Sydney, I am responsible
for the organisation and promotion of new theatre productions. This has included the seeking of
sponsorship and funding from government and non-government organisations, negotiating
contracts with actors and other performers, helping to develop the theatre’s creative vision and
marketing plan, and management of the production budget. I am also responsible for all media and
PR related to the theatre. My tenure has seen an increase in media presence, and a concomitant
20% increase in ticket sales.
My previous arts administration experience in festivals and theatre has left me with exceptional
organisational, logistical and management skills, and a good working knowledge of the financial
and legal obligations of festival managers. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Arts and a
Graduate Certificate in Arts Management.
Throughout my career in the arts, I have demonstrated a commitment to contributing to the
cultural and artistic landscape in Australia. My experience in festival administration has left me
with a solid understanding of arts management in community settings, and the challenges and
rewards of arts fundraising and sponsorship.
You will find me to be a cooperative, organised and resourceful person, with a quiet determination
and a capacity to think outside the square. A strong team player, I’m also at home working to tight
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