Project Officer (Mardi Gras)

About the role

Arc is looking for a passionate student to help us run UNSW's Mardi Gras float for 2023! This role will involve:
- Creative vision including song choice, costuming, dance/marching routine
- Organisation skills including organising rehearsals and other meetings in the lead up to the parade

The Project Officer (Mardi Gras) is a junior, casual position who will work with stakeholders across Arc and UNSW to deliver the UNSW Mardi Gras Parade float. The role is casual (10-12 hours per week for 4 months) and will coordinate participant registration, liaise with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras officials, lead the creative vision and ensure maximum exposure for the float. The candidate will be exceptionally well-organised and exhibit creative flare. The ideal candidate should identify as LGBTQIA+ or demonstrate exceptional allyship. The role will be mentored, supervised and nurtured in a safe and supportive environment so entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply.
If you are passionate about the celebration of LGBTQIA+ inclusion here at UNSW and beyond, please apply! No experience necessary as you will be support and supervised throughout.

Who are we?

Arc is the cool older sibling at UNSW. We pride ourselves on our obsession with student life because we know that the best parts of going to uni is all the fun stuff you do outside the classroom. Our mission is to create the best student experience and we do that through a huge range of opportunities and services available to students online and in-person. Working at Arc you’ll join a welcoming team of passionate people who believe in listening to students, working together and constantly being better. Plus there are plenty of employee perks like cake, volleyball, Arc Wellness and heaps more.

Our Team

Arc Marketing is responsible for amplifying the brand and reputation of Arc. We promote and celebrate the wide variety of student happenings in ways that capture the spirit of our organisation and aligns with our customers’ values. We are obsessed with generating vibrant content across social media, print, merchandise, signage, campaigns, activations and whatever else swings our way. The team has 10 full-time staff across communications and graphic design, and another 10 student-staff/ work-integrated learning roles throughout the year.


1. Promote, recruit, engage and include UNSW students and staff to participate the in the UNSW float.

2. Devise the creative concept (costumes, music, choreography) for the UNSW float.

3. Attend all Sydney Mardi Gras official briefings and correspondence.

4. Manage the budget and logistics of the float organisation.

5. Drive social media engagement and public relations for the UNSW Mardi Gras float.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

·    Be a current UNSW student with Australian working rights

·    Strong affinity to the LGBTIQA+ community

·    Experience in stakeholder management

·    Experience training students or volunteers

·    Eagerness to take initiative to amplify the Arc brand and generate content

Please view the position description here

What We Can Offer You

  • A competitive hourly rate of $29.15, plus 10% Superannuation
  • Flexible hours 
  • A fun, friendly and supportive work environment
  • Convenient and central office location at UNSW’s Kensington Campus

Apply details:

If you would like to apply, please submit the following:

1.     Your resume

2.     A covering letter


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