R Y A N G R I F F I N
FESTIVAL MANAGER Fairfax Events
July 2015 - May 2016
The Spectrum Now Festival was held in Sydney’s inner suburbs and Domain for two weeks of Big Top music, children’s and free entertainment, food stalls, art installations and over 100 umbrella events.
As Festival Manager, my role spanned program development, site production, marketing (production of event website and printed festival guide), volunteer recruitment, managing a $2M+ budget with fluctuating ticketing revenues and working with event and production partners including Secret Sounds, Architects of Entertainment, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, MTV and Netflix.
I also worked closely with the Sponsorship Sales team to develop commercially viable properties and proposals, and ensure that all contractual obligations and KPIs were met.
While at Fairfax I worked alongside the teams that deliver industry leading national events, including Good Food Month, Night Noodle Markets, City to Surf and the Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler Expo and at each of the Sydney based iterations.