So you want my arts job: Tour Manager

If you have an affinity for logistics and a love of live music, working as an artist tour manager may be the career for you.

Dom Miller is an artist manager, event programmer and tour manager at Sunroom alongside his business partner, Ruby-Jean McCabe. Miller and McCabe currently co-manage Asha Jefferies, Bugs, Flamingo Blonde, Hope D, Melaleuca, VOIID and Zheani. They also program the festivals and programs in Australia, including BIGSOUND showcase festival, QAGOMA Up Late in Brisbane, the 1400-capacity venue Kingscliff Beach Hotel on the northern NSW coast, and previously Valley Fiesta and Big Summer Block Party.

Since 2010 Miller has become a major contributor to the exponential growth of the music scene in Queensland. He joined New World Artists as an agent in 2015, making him the first Brisbane-based agent working at a national level to be appointed by a major agency. He has previously programmed events such as BIG Festival in Geelong, Story Bridge 75 and venues such as The Zoo, Black Bear Lodge and more. Miller was also formerly QMusic’s Director Of Programming.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts