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General Manager

Job details

Organisation
WESTERN EDGE YOUTH ARTS INC.
Closes
19 Jul 2020
Region
Overseas
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin

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WEYA seeks an experienced and motivated General Manager to help guide the organisation in the next stage of its development.

About Us 

Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA) is a not-for-profit arts organisation, working with young collaborators from the western suburbs of Naarm (Melbourne). Using the principles of cultural safety, intersectionality and accessibility, WEYA provides a space for young people to explore creativity, learn new artistic practices, and develop leadership skills. The communities we work with face structural inequalities that present significant challenges when pursuing a career in the arts. WEYA constructs supportive, sustainable and empowering career pathways for young people to achieve their own creative agency.  

WEYA works with over 300 young collaborators, and approximately 35 Support Artists, Lead Artists, professional guest artists, and creatives. Each year we partner with multiple local councils, schools, community service organisations, local businesses and venues, to deliver approximately 170 workshops, creative projects, and performances for over 2000 audience members.  

WEYA is entering an exciting new era of long-term development, partnering with new collaborators and exploring innovative ways of engaging with the community. In order to support this growth, the core WEYA team is undergoing a period of expansion and restructure, with new administrative and creative personnel to be recruited in the next twelve months.

About You 

WEYA seeks an experienced and motivated General Manager to help guide the organisation in the next stage of its development as a leading youth arts company based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  

The General Manager maintains a mutually respectful relationship with WEYA’s two Co-CEOs/Artistic Directors and its Board, in order to steer the strategic and artistic direction of the company. You will be accountable across a number of areas including finance, human resources, philanthropy, operations and governance. You will also be responsible for managing a small, dynamic team of professionals through a period of transition as the company develops new strategies and processes of safely and effectively working with the community.    

Prospective candidates should be experienced in arts management or the community sector, have excellent communication skills, and a proven track record in financial management and grant-writing/acquittal. Experience in the youth or community arts sector, culturally-safe practice and community psychology is highly desirable.  

Relationships 

Reports to: Co-CEOs/Artistic Directors, Board of Directors 

Direct Reports: Bookkeeper, Communications Coordinator, Production/Stage Manager, Administration Assistant (and other positions to be recruited) 

This position is based in Yarraville, Melbourne.   

Salary commensurate on experience, please contact to discuss. 

First Nations People, and People of Colour, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

Applications close on 11:59pm, Sunday 19 July 2020 

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to penny@westernedge.org.au. Call 03 8658 4052 for more information 

Full Position Description available here

How to apply

Applications close on 11:59pm, Sunday 19 July 2020 

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to penny@westernedge.org.au. Call 03 8658 4052 for more information 

Full Position Description available here

Written by

Julia Barnes

5 Jul 2020