Employment type: Permanent Full time (37.5 hours/week)
Contract period is inclusive of annual leave
Location Victoria: home office location
Reports To: VAPAC Executive Committee
Direct Reports: Programs & Membership Manager, Office & Communications Coordinator and Arts Market & Projects Manager (position pending)
Established in 1985, the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) is the peak body representing performing arts centres across Victoria, playing a key role in developing and maintaining a vibrant and sustainable performing arts sector. VAPAC’s 75 members are predominantly based in metropolitan and regional Victoria, with additional members in Tasmania, NSW and ACT; 67 of these operate performing arts centres either within a local government structure, an educational facility or as an independent theatre producer,
and 8 are consultants.
We are an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports performing arts centres to be strong, creative and sustainable – ensuring both artists and audiences have access to high quality, relevant arts and cultural facilities and experiences. Our work focuses on industry growth and development through advocacy, networking, leadership and training. This includes the delivery of Australia’s leading state-based performing arts market, Showcase Victoria. Produced in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria, this critical industry event connects performers with venues and audiences through a program of outstanding live performance and plays a key role in
facilitating touring. VAPAC is well-respected and has a significant sector impact disproportionate to its size.
About the role
The VAPAC Executive Director has drive and passion for the performing arts industry and can initiate and deliver strategic outcomes through active engagement with the sector for the benefit of the network. The position is supported by an experienced and committed small team. The role requires an industry connected leader with outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop relationships between performing arts centres and theatre-makers. The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker with a thorough and effective understanding of the performing arts in Victoria and nationally.
The role will suit a person who is driven by the desire to find solutions, is committed to improving operational procedures, is forward-thinking and is comfortable working autonomously on concurrent tasks. An objective of the role will be the exploration and delivery of opportunities that build financial sustainability through the generation of additional income through multiple revenue
streams for the Association. The Executive Director will have exceptional organisational skills, be an industry leader, want to
work in a flexible, friendly environment, and believe they have the ability to lead change and make a difference in the performing arts industry.
How to apply
Applications must include a cover letter and CV along with a response to each of the selection criteria found in the following Position Description.
For further enquiries, please contact Jenny Ryssenbeek – firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM ON FRIDAY 27 AUGUST