Curator wanted for Year of the Pig

Curator wanted for Year of the Pig

The City of Sydney is seeking a new curator to manage a program of events for the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside of Asia.

The Chinese New Year Festival Curator will work closely with the City’s events, marketing and production teams to provide creative guidance for the festival’s 23rd year in 2019 celebrating the Year of the Pig, with an option to extend for festivals in 2020 and 2021.

Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival is the third largest event in NSW and attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually. It began as a community street market in Chinatown and has grown into a major festival across Sydney with more than 80 events each year.


Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “Chinese New Year strengthens relations in our Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai and Australian communities and provides great economic opportunities for local businesses.

“The festival is one of the biggest and most important events on the Sydney calendar and we’re looking for a curator with the skills and creative expertise to guide this important festival into the future.”

The City produces core events for the festival, such as the Lunar Lanterns exhibition, Dragon Boat Races, Chinatown celebrations, a community performance program, visiting delegates program and associated events.

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The new curator will work with the City’s Major Events and Festivals team to maximise local business, retail and tourism opportunities in the city, strengthen community ties and promote the event to a larger audience through new communications channels.

Expressions of interest for the curator position close on Sunday 18 March.

For more information, contact City of Sydney contact Senior Media Advisor, Elaine Kelly on 0477 362 550 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Anusha Muller on 0408 494 545 or email