Jacinta Thompson

Executive Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Prior to joining UniSA, Jacinta was the Artistic Director of the OzAsia Festival at Adelaide Festival Centre from 2007-2014, and Executive Producer for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from 2003-2006. She has previously worked as the Education Manager for Sydney Theatre Company, Regional Arts Victoria and the 1994 and 1996 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. Jacinta was also a Program Manager of the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts and Operations Manager for the 1995 and 1997 Come Out Youth Arts Festival. Jacinta spent 15 months living in Majuro, Marshall Islands as an Australian Volunteer International working as a Management Trainer with Youth to Youth in Health.  Jacinta was also awarded an Asialink Arts Management Residency and spent 6months working in Programming at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore. In early 2017, Jacinta was a Venue Manager for the Jaipur Literature Festival, India.

She is also a UniSA alumnus with a Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts and Cultural Management) and is now a lecturer for this course, and is on the steering committee of The Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership.