Director and CEO

Director and CEO – Footscray Community Arts Centre

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is seeking a dynamic, strategic Director and CEO with strong community-engaged contemporary arts experience and knowledge.

FCAC is an ambitious and leading vital life force for arts, culture, ambition, critical conversations and other exciting developments in the Australian cultural landscape.

Australia’s longest running (1974) and leading community-engaged, contemporary arts centre, FCAC aims to transform the Australian cultural landscape through ensuring and celebrating diversity within public discourse and ultimately, the civic narrative.

This Director and CEO position is an opportunity for a leader with outstanding strategic and advocacy skills to lead the delivery of FCAC’s vision and be the key point of reference for its cultural and creative engagement frameworks. The Director and CEO will embody the values of the organisation and ensure FCAC offers innovative and diverse creative and cultural experiences and opportunities that engage communities, artists, participants and audiences. Looking towards a 2030 strategic vision, the Director and CEO will drive the development and delivery of a sustainable financial framework for the organisation.

The Director and CEO is responsible for high level external stakeholder relationships including all levels of government and will add value by creating or strengthening their existing networks within arts and community sectors. The position represents FCAC locally, nationally and internationally.

The Director and CEO is primarily accountable to the FCAC Board of Directors.

High level duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Leadership, vision and advocacy
  • Sustainability (financial)
  • Governance and compliance
  • Staff management
  • Relationships (internal and external)

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the local and national arts sector including current arts and cultural policy, funding sources and opportunities, state and national organisations, and international developments and organisations.
  • A strong understanding of current community-engaged, contemporary arts practice.
  • Highly developed conceptual and organisational leadership skills including the ability to lead strategic thinking, business planning and program development.
  • Demonstrated skills in organisational management including the management of people, programming, policy, governance, systems, finance (including securing funding) and physical infrastructure.
  • Highly articulate communication and relationship skills with a strong capacity to influence others, clearly communicate vision and objectives, and engage people inside and outside the organisation in achieving the vision.
  • A high level of personal integrity and willingness to demonstrate FCAC’s values.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to the needs of FCAC’s focus communities.
  • Deep understanding of cultural protocol and experience working in a First Nations context.

Download a complete application pack including Position Description, Key Selection Criteria, Terms and Conditions and the recruitment process here:

Director and CEO Application Package

Expressions of Interest close: Monday 7 August 2017

Should you have additional questions regarding the role, please contact:
Jason Rostant, Chair, Footscray Community Arts Centre.