Current Artist Opportunities

Front of House Supervisor – Casual

Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for the arts? We’re seeking a dedicated individual to join us as a casual Front of House Supervisor.

Position Objective: As a casual Front of House (FOH) Supervisor you will lead our front-line venue staff, ensuring exemplary customer service and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. Your role will involve coordinating on-shift activities, supervising staff, managing bar operations, and contributing to the overall success of Metro Arts events.

Key Selection Requirements:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • Passion for contemporary arts and excellent customer service
  • Proficient computer literacy (Word and Excel)
  • Leadership skills with the ability to confidently manage and lead a team
  • Flexibility, initiative, and self-motivation to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Desired Skills + Attributes:

  • Previous experience in front of house, visitor services, or customer service roles
  • Previous bar or hospitality experience
  • First Aid, CPR certificates, or other health and safety training.

See the FOH Supervisor Applicant Pack for the full position description and key duties.

Key Dates

Applications closed:
Wednesday 24 January 2024, 11:59pm AEST

Applications closed

Call for Proposals – First Draft x Metro Arts Exhibition Program

Our Metro Arts x Firstdraft 2024/2025 Program is a reciprocal partnership supporting one regional New South Wales artist/collaboration and one regional Queensland artist/collaboration to exhibit at both Firstdraft (Sydney) and Metro Arts (Brisbane).

In Round 1, a New South Wales regional artist was selected through the 2023 Firstdraft Program Callout, to exhibit at Firstdraft in 2024 and at Metro Arts in 2025.

We are now calling for proposals from Queensland regional artists to apply for the program, which will see them exhibit at both Metro Arts and Firstdraft in 2025.

One applicant will be selected, and the successful applicant must live and work primarily in regional Queensland.


The Successful Applicant will receive:

  • $1,000 (excl. GST) artist/s fee from Firstdraft x Metro Arts (i.e. $1,000 per exhibition);
  • $1,000 (excl. GST) travel bursary to support travel and freight costs to Firstdraft and Metro Arts;
  • Gallery 2 exhibition at Metro Arts in 2025 (venue hire costs provided in-kind);
  • Gallery 4 exhibition at Firstdraft in 2025 (venue hire costs provided in-kind);
  • Access to venue standard equipment and resources at both Firstdraft and Metro Arts;
  • Marketing support for both presentations; and
  • An opening night event and an artist talk event for both presentations.


  • The artist/collaborative artists must live and work primarily in regional Qld.
  • The applicant/s must be available to exhibit in both: 2025 (Metro Arts, Brisbane) and 2025 (Firstdraft, Sydney).
  • The artist/collaborative artists must have or be willing to procure Public Liability Insurance by the first exhibition date. You can read more about public liability insurance on the NAVA website.
  • Collaborative applications are welcomed but this must be demonstrated and evidenced in your proposal and support materials.

For further information please read the  Call for Proposals Application Pack HERE.

Applications close SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2023, 11.59pm.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email on FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2023.

Key Dates

Applications closed:
Sunday 10 December 2023, 11:59pm AEST

Applications closed

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