Are you interested in hitting the road with Festival of Small Halls to learn the ins and outs of touring and stage production?

The Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN) has partnered with Festival of Small Halls, to offer an exciting professional development opportunity. One paid internship position is available for an individual from the CQRASN catchment to go on tour with the Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour in 2020 to learn all aspects of tour production and management. The intern will have the opportunity to work under the Technical Production Manager and will learn how to:

  • Supply, deliver and operate quality equipment to a wide variety of venues (audio, lighting and decor).
  • Assist with venue bump-in, set up and pack down of all production gear associated with the tour. This includes audio set-up, festoon stringing, bunting mounting and banner hanging and full testing of stage lights, venue lights and all audio equipment.
  • Undertake audio set up and sound check, working with professional musicians.
  • Adapt the standard set-up in conjunction with the recommendation of the Production Manager as per specific venue limitations or specifications.
  • Deliver and manage professional touring shows.

The successful applicant will receive a payment of $3000 (plus GST) from CQRASN. The applicant will then be responsible for organising and paying for transport to and from the start and end of the tour, as well as their food and incidental costs whilst on tour.

Festival of Small Halls will provide the successful applicant with accommodation and transport for the duration of the tour.

The Festival of Small Halls Summer tour will run from Tuesday 17th November (arrival day) to Monday 30th November (departure day).

This internship opportunity is designed to build the production, management and touring skills of a regional artist or arts worker. The successful candidate will be expected to share their internship experience with their community at the conclusion of the tour. This will be through presenting at a public event.

About Festival of Small Halls

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music.

It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.


To be eligible to take part in this program, participants must:

  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Reside in any of the following local government areas: Banana, Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Central Highlands, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Isaac, Livingstone, Mackay, North Burnett, Rockhampton, South Burnett, Whitsundays, Woorabinda.
  • Be available to travel with the tour from Tuesday 17th November (arrival day) to Monday 30th November (departure day).
  • Be physically able to lift, carry and set up production equipment.
  • Be willing to adhere to all aspects of the Festival of Small Halls Work Health and Safety During COVID 19 Plan.
  • Be willing to share their internship experience with their community by presenting at a public event at the conclusion of the tour.

To apply:

Please complete this very short online Expression of Interest Form.

Applications close on Wednesday the 28th of October, at 5pm. EOI forms will be assessed by CQRASN project Officers and a staff member from the Festival of Small Halls.

Please contact CQRASN Project Officer Trudie Leigo if you have any questions.

P: 07 4150 7736.