ArtLife Program Manager
Full Time

We are looking for a passionate and creative Manager for our flagship ArtLife Studio program which enables and champions the artistic aspirations of artists who are d/Deaf or have lived experience of Disability.

The successful applicant will be able to combine the ability to manage the operational and compliance requirements of operating a NDIS funded service with the creative industry connections that will support ArtLife artists in their ambitions. 

This role is the critical link between the day-to-day operations of the ArtLife Studio and the broader impact this program can make in the lives of the artists we work with. ArtLife artists are seeking to build their careers, and our role is to identify pathways and platforms that will make their aspirations a reality. 

Key Selection Criteria

  • Strong alignment with our core values of cultural agency, access and inclusion with a view to creating a next practice environment. 
  • Commitment to upholding and championing the agency of people with lived experience of disability, including their creative aspirations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and problem solve with people who have a range of communication needs and styles, including people with lived experience of disability and their supporters. 
  • Current understanding of and ability to apply the compliance and regulatory requirements of the Victorian Quality Assurance Framework, Health and Human Services Standards and NDIS Terms of Business (or ability to quickly acquire this knowledge). 
  • Strong attention to detail and experience in financial management of programs in either a disability or community arts setting. 
  • People management experience with an understanding of creative environments, culturally safe practices and work styles. 

How to apply:
Applications must include your CV and cover letter that responds to the key selection criteria (maximum 2 pages of text) combined into one PDF, or provide a link to a video application (not more than 3 minutes in length). If you have access requirements to support your application, please let us know.

Position Description: PDF, Word doc

Closing date: Sunday 15 Oct 2023.
Submit via email: applications@footscrayarts.com
We cannot accept late applications.

For any inquiries about this role, please reach out to Bec Cole – Executive Director & Co-CEO
Phone: 0422 591 704
Email: bec.c@footscrayarts.com

Indigenous Cultural Program Manager
Full Time

This key leadership role will support Indigenous cultural practice at Footscray Community Arts – strengthening and deepening our First Nations First approach as a leading arts precinct grounded in community-engaged practice.

This role will be responsible for coordinating the Indigenous Advisory Group and Elders in Residence: a group of respected senior cultural practitioners who offer guidance and expertise encompassing curation, cultural protocol and organizational cultural competency. The Indigenous Advisory Group will further play a key role in providing guidance as we design and construct a new outdoor performance space due for completion in late 2025; and the Indigenous Cultural Program Manager will also be key in coordinating this group around this project.

The Indigenous Cultural Program Manager will be responsible for the delivery of Tarnuk-ut baany: taking its name from the BoonWurrung phrase ‘wooden vessels holding water’ – meaning an invitation to share food, sit around and tell stories. This program supports the growth of emerging and mid-career Indigenous artists through cultural knowledge exchange, creative mentorship, workshops and project seed funding.

As part of this role, you’ll have access to professional development opportunities to support your growth within the role and your future aspirations.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic about contemporary Indigenous arts practice: Through your role, you’ll enable emerging and mid-career Indigenous artists to further their practice and develop new work in a culturally grounded learning environment.
  • Experienced in working in First Nations contexts: You’ll bring a strength-based approach that prioritizes self-determination informed by a deep understanding of Indigenous community’s history, values and ways of working.
  • Committed to learning and listening: This is reflected in how you work with the Indigenous Advisory Group and Elders as well as in the spaces you create for artists, staff and stakeholders.
  • Has a sophisticated level of professional judgement: a considered leader, who is able to comprehend complex issues and navigate them with professionalism.
  • Organised & a proactive communicator: You’ll be able to set-up and coordinate systems and communication processes that support culturally safe ways of working within your portfolio.

How to apply:
Send to: applications@footscrayarts.com
Closing date: Sunday 8 Oct 2023. We cannot accept late applications.
Must include: CV and a max 2-page cover letter that responds to the key selection criteria. You are welcome to submit this application as a video recording

Position Description: PDF, Word doc

For any inquiries about this role, please reach out to our Artistic Director & Co-CEO Daniel Santangeli via email daniel@footscrayarts.com or phone 03 9362 8816.

Casual technicians

We are looking for casual technicians to join our incredible team. 

Our casual crew are vital to the high-level delivery of all events across our program, venue hire and residency outcomes. 

We are looking for the following: 

  • Lighting programmers (EOS experience an advantage) 
  • Audio techs
  • Mechanists for room set ups
  • Generalists

For any inquiries about this role, please reach out to our Front of House Manager, Tanya, at tanya.m@footscrayarts.com or 9362 8811.
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Image: Volunteer Gerri Savage at Hear Footscray, 2019 by Gianna Rizzo.

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