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CURRENT VACANCIES

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is the longest-established First Peoples’ theatre company in Australia, celebrating 30 years strong in 2021. We create, present and tour powerful and engaging theatre by First Nations artists to audiences across Australia and the world.

As a fast-growing company, recently joining the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF), we are increasing our reach and influence across the performing arts sector.

  • NEW: CREATIVE ASSOCIATE (EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM)OPEN TO 9 DECEMBER
  • NEW: PRODUCER – OPEN TO 9 DECEMBER
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CLOSED 29 NOVEMBER
  • GENERAL MANAGERCLOSED 29 NOVEMBER

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CREATIVE ASSOCIATE (EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM)

A newly created position, the Creative Associate will contribute to the artistic leadership of our company by adding their voice across our program and will play a key role in informing the company’s future vision. The Creative Associate will participate in the delivery of the artistic program including developing new works, creatively driving the artist development and education programs, publicly representing the company, and contributing to its strategic vision.

This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Creative Associate role is a position for candidates passionate about investing their creativity into ILBIJERRI’s core program whilst also participating in a bespoke mentorship program aimed at developing the skills and experience to become a future Executive/CEO/Artistic Director within the First Nations performing arts sector.

Working directly with the Executive Director and Artistic Director, and across the producing team, the Creative Associate will support and actualise ILBIJERRI’s core creative business and its strategic vision of creating, presenting, and touring powerful and engaging theatre, creatively controlled by First Nations artists.

The Creative Associate will be involved in producing and providing creative support for core creative business including creative developments, rehearsal and presentation of major scale works, health works and touring shows and the artist development programs, ILBIJERRI Ensemble and BlackWrights.  Though they will be engaged across the whole program, the Creative Associate will be encouraged to develop and present their own creative work over the two-year engagement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Creative Associate’s key responsibilities will be adapted to suit the experience and ambition of the successful candidate.  We anticipate that these responsibilities will include some, or all, of the following:

  • Working with the Leadership Team on developing and delivering ILBIJERRI’s artistic program and artist development initiatives.
  • Contributing to the artistic vision and strategic goals of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.
  • Creating, directing, writing and/or providing dramaturgical support for new work.
  • Directing and overseeing remounts of existing work.
  • Overseeing the presentation of workshops/dialogues/sessions in schools and communities across Victoria and throughout Australia.
  • Representing the organisation at key sector events nationally and Internationally
  • Producing company work including the development and management of budgets, schedules, and contracts

 In addition, the Creative Associate will be expected to:

  • Assist the Artistic Director to oversee the implementation of the company’s artistic program.
  • Assist the leadership team to achieve the goals within the company’s strategic plan and market development plan.
  • Maintain strong relationships with members of First Nations and arts communities as well as key partners and stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain accurate project coordination processes.
  • Coordinate other activities as needed to support the company’s external work including annual company, special and community events.
  • Ensure First Nations protocols are achieved in all day-to-day activities and internal and external communications.
  • Undertake research projects and/or other duties as needed and directed by the Co-CEOs or General Manager.
  • Provide general support for the day to day smooth running of the office
  • Develop and maintain excellent communication skills and a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander/First Nations communities. This includes the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of people including artists, youth, presenters, educators, stakeholders, funders and First Nations community members.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Download the full position description here. If you have further questions about the role, please call Sarah Greentree on 0402 405 746 or email sarahg@ilbijerri.com.au

We want you to tell us what you will bring to ILBIJERRI, why you want to work with us and what you would gain from the opportunity. We aren’t going to give you selection criteria to respond to, but we want you to tell us what experience you would bring to deliver the Key Responsibilities of the job.

Your application must consist of:

  • a statement of no more than three pages addressing why you would be perfect for the role, which outlines your relevant skills and experience and addresses the points in the full position description.
  • a brief up-to-date CV
  • a link to any relevant creative support material you think may assist in your application.
  • Applications by email only sent to jobs@ilbijerri.com.au by 3pm on Thursday 9 December 2021

PRODUCER

The Producer plays a vital role in the delivery of a diverse program of new work, touring, artist development, community engagement and cultural regeneration. The role requires previous experience in producing including in contracting, scheduling, logistics, relationship building and budgeting.

The Producer works closely with the Head of Producing, Executive Director, Artistic Director and producing team to implement the day-to-day delivery of ILBIJERRI’s artistic programming, administer the creation and presentation of new work and touring, and support the development of new community and artist development initiatives and programs.

This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures and communities, particularly in relation to arts.
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated networks within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Australian arts community
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisational skills, preferably with practical producing, contracting and budgeting experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a diverse range of people including artists, presenters, stakeholders and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Capacity to work autonomously, manage deadlines and show initiative.
  • Enthusiastic and hard-working attitude and a willingness to learn.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Download the Position Description here.
  • If you have further questions about the role, please contact Nina Bonacci , Head of Producers – M: 0411 472 148 or E: nina@ilbijerri.com.au
  • Please send your CV, cover letter, and statement addressing the key selection criteria to jobs@ilbijerri.com.au by 3pm on Thursday 9 December 2021.

Please note that this position is being managed internally. Applications from recruiters will NOT be accepted.