As part of our values, NICA strives to be diverse and inclusive. 

We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including First Nations people, women, people from multicultural backgrounds, people with a disability, people who identify as LGTBQIA+, and people from all age groups.

NICA Represents Agent

NICA is recruiting for the role of Agent – NICA Represents

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Agent to join the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).

The Agent - NICA Represents is a role requiring exceptional skills in arts administration and artist representation, combined with the ability to conceptualise and deliver live circus performances.

The incumbent will be a self-motivated, multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and a keen ability to develop industry relationships and partnerships to create new employment opportunities for circus performers both nationally and internationally. The Agent will also continue to manage existing long-term contracts with multiple clients into the future.

They will have creative flare, an eye for talent spotting and a thorough understanding of conceptualising, pitching, and delivering high quality, live entertainment.  They will have the ability to design and communicate a creative brief to artists, directors and other creatives as well as the ability to communicate an artistic vision to potential clients.  

In addition to creating live circus performances, the Agent - NICA Represents will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency, including handling all incoming enquiries, artist liaison and recruitment, quoting, contract negotiation, budgeting and invoicing.  They will be responsible for coordinating and implementing effective administration of circus performances at a variety of events and activities of various scales.

The Agent - NICA Represents will be responsible for the overall planning and development of the agency including strategic decisions concerning marketing and promotional opportunities. The Agent - NICA Represents will be responsible for growing the business by seeking out new clients and opportunities. It is important to the business that a sales background and ability to drive new business opportunities is present. They will be a contributing member of the NICA team and will enjoy the challenge of further enhancing this established and fast-growing business. The Agent - NICA Represents will contribute to strategic planning for NICA’s commercial arm and be involved in production plans and decisions that may affect the agency and its artists.

The position provides the opportunity to be involved in the unique environment of NICA and contribute to the exciting world of the Australian circus, arts and events scene.

As part of our values, NICA strives to be diverse and inclusive.  We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including First Nations people, women, people from multicultural backgrounds, people with a disability, people who identify as LBTBQIA+, and people from all age groups.

NICA Ltd is a not-for-profit company, owned by Swinburne University of Technology and established to create world class training for the circus and physical theatre industry.

To apply for this position, please forward your CV, cover letter and a professional statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to by 9am, 9 October 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not accept enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies.


Circus Trainers (casual)

NICA's short courses

NICA Rec is recruiting now for circus trainers in 2024 and we would love to hear from you!

NICA Rec is committed to providing the best learning experience to our students, whether they are 5 years old and just starting out in circus or our high-level teens and adults. To deliver our programs to the highest level we endeavour to employ trainers that are experienced, knowledgeable of their craft, and who love to teach people, big and small!.

We are on the lookout for interested alumni and experienced circus professionals for ongoing teaching work throughout 2024. Our non-accredited recreational classes run each term on Monday to Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. Additional work is available throughout holiday periods in the form of workshops, private tuitions, holiday programs, social circus, and outreach programs.

Some of the specialty skills we are looking for include flexibility/contortion, straps, pole, tumbling and acro, hand balancing and aerials (tissu, hoop, trapeze, flying trapeze). 

If this might be you, please contact us at or call us to make a time to come in to chat on 03 9214 6585

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Specialist Teachers and Circus Trainers

Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Join the NICA Ed Team!

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence, providing innovative education, training, performance, research, leadership and talent to the contemporary circus arts industry.

In order to continue to offer the best circus arts education programs and to further develop our courses, NICA would like to invite talented and experienced educators and trainers in circus arts to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to join our organisation.

NICA would like to hear from a range of specialist teachers and trainers across many disciplines, but particularly in the following:

  • Roue Cyr
  • Hula Hoop
  • Tight Wire
  • Aerials

The following knowledge, skills and experience should be used as a guide before applying:

  • A qualification in Circus Arts, Performing Arts or another related specialist field.
  • A teaching qualification (minimum Certificate IV in TAE); a Higher Education Teaching qualification would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 10 years employment and/or teaching experience in specialist areas
  • A strong collegiate approach and a willingness to adhere to educational training approaches at NICA
  • OH&S qualifications (or units within a qualification) and First Aid Certificate preferred.
  • Experience with computer skills and technology
  • The capacity to work individually and be able to run a group of up to 30 students in classes

Please send your EOI including your current CV