Social Impact Producer

Term: Full Time
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 + superannuation
Reports to: General Manager


The Social Impact Producer position is an exciting new 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 the technical requirements, tour scheduling, working with partners and funders, and accommodation and travel needs for tours.


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


  1. If, after reading through the full Position Description, you have further questions about the role, please call Kathy Morrison, General Manager on (03) 9329 9097or e-mail kathy@ilbijerri.com.au.
  2. Your application must consist of: 1) a one page cover letter outlining why you’d be perfect for the role, 2) a statement (two pages max) addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlining your relevant skills and experience, 3) an up-to-date CV (two pages max) and 4) the names and contact details of three professional referees emailed as a single PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name. Please keep in mind that if you don’t address the selection criteria we won’t be able to assess your application.
  3. Applications should be sent by e-mail only to kathy@ilbijerri.com.au by 3pm on Friday 22nd of February, 2019.
  4. After the close of applications, shortlisting will quickly take place. To be fair to all applicants, no late applications will be accepted.
  5. While receipt of all complete submitted applications will be acknowledged by e-mail, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally.
  6. Interviews will take place on Thursday, 28th of February at the ILBIJERRI office. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, please advise us in your covering letter.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

Position Description