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This role is one of three Senior Producers responsible for creating, developing and delivering a year-round impactful artistic program at FCAC in collaboration with the Artistic Director and FCAC’s communities of focus. The Senior Producer has the skills to foster and manage relationships with internal and external arts industry stakeholders, has a strong understanding of community-engaged contemporary arts practice and brings astute curatorial acumen.
This role’s primary focus in its first year will be the management of NEIGHBOURHOOD, a contemporary arts festival of new work scheduled for Feb – Mar 2022. NEIGHBOURHOOD is a one-off landmark cultural moment in the western suburbs following COVID19 recovery produced by FCAC in partnership with The Substation. The Senior Producer will understand the importance of arts leadership within a First Nations cultural context, and be constantly informed by the communities that FCAC works with: artists with disability, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTQIA+.
Applications close 5pm, Sunday 7 February 2021.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitable candidates for appointment to the Board of Directors. FCAC is a nationally and internationally recognised arts organisation grounded in Melbourne’s West. For over four decades, FCAC has cultivated a reputation for excellence by nurturing, creating and presenting contemporary arts in collaboration with our communities of focus – First Nations, artists with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQIA+ communities.
FCAC is a place for artistic vibrancy, new work, big ideas and important conversations led by our communities of focus – FCAC strongly encourages applicants from our communities of focus to apply.
The FCAC Board of Directors
The role of the FCAC Board is to provide governance and strategic leadership to the organisation and comprises of people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Director positions are voluntary – there is no remuneration attached to these roles. Board members are appointed for a term of three years with an option to nominate for two more terms of three years. In addition to FCAC’s Board of Directors, FCAC is also guided by advice from the Indigenous Advisory Group, that sits as a separate advisory group.
Meetings and Time Commitment
The board of directors meet eight times a year, including strategy days and Annual General Meeting. Directors will also nominate be on one of two subcommittees (Finance/Risk or Sustainability/ Governance), that meet 3 times per year. Full Board meetings are typically 6pm-8pm on a Thursday. Preparation for meetings and any sub-committee duties will require additional time.
Contact and Appointment Process
To request an expression of interest form, or to discuss your EOI, please contact Julia White, FCAC Chair at email@example.com. Interested applicants will be required to complete an expression of interest form and forward their CV by 9 February 2021.
The FCAC Sustainability and Governance Subcommittee will read all expressions of interest and make recommendations to the members of FCAC for new board appointments at the Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2021. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an informal conversation and meeting during the process. If you are a recommended candidate, the FCAC Board will invite you to complete a nomination form prior to the AGM.
Who we are looking for
FCAC is seeking passionate Board members that can contribute to the future of FCAC. Key strategic areas are listed below with skills that will complement our skills matrix.
The Future of FCAC: Precinct Plan, Infrastructure Upgrades and Environmental Sustainability
Areas of expertise:
- Building/ Engineering/ Major Projects and Business Case Development
- Legal/ Law
FCAC as a Cultural Tourism Destination
Areas of expertise:
- Marketing/ branding
- Arts Practice/ Community Arts Practice
FCAC Business Sustainability
Areas of expertise:
- CPA/ Accounting
- Business/ Commerce
Expectations of Board Members
- Honour FCAC’s core values (cultural rights, access, leadership, sustainability and creativity).
- Prepare for meetings by reading papers distributed ahead of the meeting, attend and actively participate in meetings and FCAC events.
- Build a positive working relationship with other board members that contributes to a consensual approach to decision making.
- Utilise own skills, experience and knowledge to support the growth and success of the organisation, including through fundraising and partnership opportunities.
- Communicate and promote FCAC’s mission, purpose and services to the community and your professional networks.
- Understand the national, state and local context and issues, peak body status, service delivery, financial aims, and policies and procedures relevant to FCAC.
- Be listed as a Director on ASIC and ACNC.
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