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RISING is a wave of art, music and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne/Naarm. Replacing the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Melbourne, RISING is a major cultural event for the Asia-Pacific region created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.

The next RISING will take place in June 2023.


We are looking for a designer with a passion for arts and culture to help bring our festival brand to life with dynamic and engaging brand design. This is a suitable role for a collaborative creative with experience in brand storytelling, ideation and digital content production.

Reporting to the Lead Designer, you will be the go-to design resource for the brand and content team, and for the entire organization as needed, creating everything needed to run a festival. This includes marketing such as social media posts, campaign assets and program images, as well as festival assets such as signage, wayfinding, menus and maps. You are social media savvy, understand user experience and how people consume content. You also get an idea of ​​the spaces, anticipate people’s behaviors and can plan accordingly. You are aware of design and content trends, but you do not follow them with devotion. You have opinions but you’re a good collaborator – you know it leads to better ideas and you don’t let ego get in the way.

You are a proactive and conceptual creative thinker, start coming up with ideas as soon as you read the brief and have a mood board running on Pinterest or taping to Instagram. The first thing on your list is to study our brand guidelines so you can quote them like verse. When it comes to applying them, you understand where a literal interpretation is required and where the boundaries can be pushed. Adobe Creative Suite is your bliss, but feel free to explore exciting new programs and processes.

You’re comfortable managing your own briefs and don’t have to be reminded of a deadline twice. You are unflappable, practical and solution-oriented – you solve unexpected problems in your stride. You have a watchful eye on when a margin is off or the wrong pantone has been used, and you won’t rest until you get the spacing between the logos right. You’re confident in designing signage, handouts, uniforms, marketing materials, and print materials, but you’re also a well-oiled content machine when we just need to do some shit (hello, web banners ).


Submit your application and view the full job description on our website:

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, November 28 at 9 a.m. Please note: Closing date is subject to change as RISING wants to interview early and can fill the position if we find the right candidate. We recommend that you submit as soon as possible.

RISING supports flexible working arrangements for staff and a hybrid office/FMH model is currently in place. The RISING office is located at Level 2, 377 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

RISING is a festival that aspires to be a cultural leader in inclusion and accessibility. We want our organization and program to be a true reflection of our city, representing people with diverse skills and life experiences, cultures and backgrounds. We encourage applications from First Nations people, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities and/or d/Deaf people.

If you have access requirements which will make it difficult for you to apply online and you need assistance, please call 03 9662 4242, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We can only respond to accessibility requests at this number. For all other queries, please email

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