We are hiring a Social Impact Producer

We are hiring a Social Impact Producer

We are hiring a Social Impact Producer

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01 December 2019

Social Impact Producer

Full Time

The Social Impact Producer position is an exciting role within ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by First Nations artists. The ideal candidate will be passionate about producing a dynamic and bold slate of work, dedicated to First Nations community development programming, and a strategic and creative thinker with excellent written and verbal skills.

ILBIJERRI’s productions have toured to critical acclaim across Australia and the world. We challenge and excite our audiences with contemporary stories about what it means to be First Nations in Australia today. ILBIJERRI offers a holistic, family friendly and nurturing work environment with flexible working conditions and a commitment to collaborative and empowering ways of working.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

SOCIAL IMPACT PRODUCER

Term:              Full Time

Salary:             $70,000 + superannuation

Reports to:      Co-CEO’s

 

ABOUT ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY

ILBIJERRI is one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists that challenge and connect with audiences. ILBIJERRI believes in the power of Indigenous voices. Our creative processes support the empowerment of Indigenous artists and communities to tell our stories, from our perspective.

Established in 1990 and based in Melbourne, ILBIJERRI is the longest running Indigenous theatre company in Australia. Since 1990 we have been initiating and developing performances in collaboration with our community and artists. ILBIJERRI productions have toured nationally and internationally, received critical acclaim and resonated with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences.

MISSION

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company creates challenging and inspiring theatre by Aboriginal and Torres Islander artists that gives voices to our cultures.

VISION

Our voices are powerful in determining the future of Australia. Our culture is respected, celebrated and embraced.

WHAT WE VALUE

The power of Indigenous voices

We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers (writers, directors, actors, key creatives, theatre practitioners) to tell our stories through high quality theatre as a continuation of our culture. 

Indigenous protocols and ways of working

We respect our people, community and artists by working in accordance with the protocols of our own community, and those whose country we are working on. 

Self-determination

We ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people drive all key decision-making processes within ILBIJERRI. 

Respect

We always give our fullest respect to our people, our Elders, our culture and country and to all peoples with whom we share our land. 

Indigenous diversity

We respect, celebrate, and embrace the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our stories, our culture and our experiences.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Social Impact Producer position is an exciting role within ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by First Nations artists. The ideal candidate will be passionate about producing a dynamic and bold slate of work, dedicated to First Nations community development programming, and a strategic and creative thinker with excellent written and verbal skills.

ILBIJERRI’s productions have toured to critical acclaim across Australia and the world. We challenge and excite our audiences with contemporary stories about what it means to be First Nations in Australia today. ILBIJERRI offers a holistic, family friendly and nurturing work environment with flexible working conditions and a commitment to collaborative and empowering ways of doing business.

Working closely with Executive and producing team, the Social Impact Producer will:

  • Lead the management and delivery of Social Impact projects.
  • Scope, develop and manage project budgets, resources and funding opportunities.
  • Supervise the work of emerging associate producers and provide skills development, training and mentorship to emerging associate producers.
  • Work collaboratively with artists and communities, particularly during planning and presentation stages.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of First Nations and arts communities with a specific focus on the Victorian Koorie community.
  • Maintain strong relationships with health promotion partners, justice departments, schools, reference groups such as Drama Victoria, VCAA, and DHHS, and strong relationships with schools, teachers and community organisations across Victoria.
  • Identify and develop new partnerships with key cultural, educational, and health organisations.
  • Design and deliver a five-year Koorie Engagement Strategy across all aspects of the company including recruitment at Board, Executive and Operational levels.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure strong partnerships are maintained through project planning and delivery.
  • Research and source artists and creatives, negotiating agreements and contracts and managing these relationships throughout the course of the project.
  • Develop and implement relevant and innovative workshops and programs in schools and in community.
  • Prepare grant applications, maintain funding relationships and complete funding acquittals for all relevant projects.
  • Manage pre-production of touring shows and ensure all material is successfully handed over to the tour manager/production manager.
  • Coordinate working with partners and funders, and oversee technical requirements, tour scheduling, accommodation and travel needs for tours.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.
  • Substantial experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of strategies, plans and project briefs.
  • Experience in the practices of community cultural development and of implementing those principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theatre making processes, arts engagement and cultural practices including assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a First Nations community context, and to develop and manage appropriate models for facilitating community consultation and participation.
  • Proven ability to supervise team members and provide skills development, training and mentorship.
  • Proven ability to manage a dynamic workload and operate effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Must have a Working with Children Check and Open Driver’s License.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV which includes contact details for 3 current referees
  • A response to the Selection Criteria (three pages maximum) telling us about your relevant experience and why you would like to work with ILBIJERRI.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Please submit applications to info@ilbijerri.com.au by no later than 5pm Thursday 2 January 2020.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 9 & Friday 10 January 2020. If you cannot be available on either of these dates please state in your cover letter.

 

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Graham Coffey, Acting General Manager, on (03) 9329 9097 or graham@ilbijerri.com.au