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November 28, 2023

Look who’s hiring

With summer about to kick off, plenty of local venues and arts organisations are looking for staff to see them through the upcoming festival season.

Adelaide creative jobs
  • Words: Helen Karakulak and Claudia Dichiera
  • Main picture: Tyrone Ormsby

Our city has plenty of jobs up for grabs this month, so if you’re a hospo legend or art aficionado, some of our favourite cafes and festival teams are looking for staff ahead of festival season. Read on to see some of the opportunities on offer.


If you’re a South Australian business that’s hiring, let us know.


There’s a variety of roles on offer ahead of the 2024 season, with Adelaide Festival seeking a philanthropy executive, casual production team members and front-of-house supervisors and attendants.

Whether it’s lighting, sound, AV, rigging or construction that’s your specialty, a casual production role might be for you. If you’ve got festival or event experience and a white card, check it out but get in quick with applications closing on Thursday, November 30.

Front-of-house supervisors and attendants are wanted across the 2024 festival season. They’re particularly looking for energetic people with previous front-of-house experience and an appreciation for performing arts. For this role, apply by December 1.

The philanthropy executive role is full-time, involving building relationships with donors and helping the festival achieve its philanthropic targets. Applications for this role close at midnight, December 3.

Find out how to apply here.


Renew Adelaide is a not-for-profit behind a lot of our favourite places in the city including LOC bottle bar, Dulcie’s in the arcade and the Gilded Goblin.

They’re looking for a head of property who can drive their property acquisition through a lens of precinct curation to bring new life to vacancies in the CBD.

If you’ve got a property background and are passionate about creating new opportunities to energise the city, check out the full description and apply via Seek by December 3.


Grenfell Street’s Midnight Spaghetti is hiring wait bar staff this month. Seeking spaghetti slingers, the requirements for this role are simple: must love pasta and be able to carry three plates.

If that sounds like you, email your CV to

This picture: Jack Fenby


Do you know your way around pastry? Bloom at Winwood Street, Thebarton is after a casual pastry chef to whip up delicious and consistent pastries in-house.

The ideal candidate must be willing to work mornings and weekends with the role offering 20 hours across a three-to-four-day roster and the option of additional café service hours.

To apply, email your resume to

This picture: Johnny von Einem


Jolley’s Boathouse is seeking experienced front-of-house wait staff for casual positions.

Expect a fast-paced working environment with a strong focus on providing a great experience for customers at the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri location.

Positions are available for day, evening and weekend shifts. To apply, send your resume to

This picture: Claudia Dichiera

Longplay Bistro

French and modern-European-inspired restaurant Longplay Bistro opened its doors earlier this month and is looking to grow its culinary, back-of-house team.

They’re hiring a chef de partie to work alongside co-head chefs Jude Hughes and Calum Horn to create classic bistro-style dishes with a Longplay touch.

To apply, email

This picture: Claudia Dichiera


Spanish-inspired restaurant Niña, which opened in October, is looking for a front-of-house casual worker.

If you’re handy with sangria and don’t mind the energetic vibes of a late-night fiesta, then apply for Niña’s position by sliding into their Instagram DM’s.

This picture: Matisse Chambers

Bandit Pizza and Wine

If you’re nifty with a pizza and pasta in hand and are looking for work in the hospo industry, then apply for Bandit Pizza and Wine’s position.

All you need to do is send three fun facts about yourself, and a poetic haiku explaining what you can bring to the team.

This picture: supplied

Yellow Matter

Yellow Matter is on the hunt for two new members to add to their Brooklyn Park family: a front-of-house casual to pour tasty house-brewed beers, and a full-time pizza chef to sling some dough and cook some pizzas.

To apply, email

This picture: Claudia Dichiera

Karma and Crow

Richmond Road powerhouse café Karma and Crow are looking for some hospitality superstars to join their team. They’re looking for a full-time duty manager with some experience in a similar position, and also a casual worker who’s available on weekends.

To apply, email

This picture: Sharmonie Cockayne

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