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General Manager

Job details

L2R Dance
16 Nov 2020
Work type
Part time employment, Contract
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts




L2R Dance seeks a vibrant, experienced and motivated General Manager with effective time management skills to work collaboratively with our CEO to take the organisation through to the next stage of its development as a young and innovative dance organisation based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.


The General Manager will work closely with L2R’s CEO/Artistic Director and Board, to implement the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 with a focus on two strategic focus areas:

1. Hustle - building organisational capacity

2. Legends - Strengthening our organisation’s leadership and cultivating more pathways into the arts.

The Prospective candidate should be experienced in arts and/or community sector management and have a solid understanding of the funding landscape. You will be required to work strategically to identify new funding partners with a focus on government relations. Excellent communication skills, a track record in successful grant-writing, acquittal and monitoring and evaluation is essential.

You will also be required to work collaboratively with L2R’s team of three part-time staff members as we continue to develop new strategies and processes of effectively working with the community and a wide range of diverse stakeholders.

We are thrilled at the opportunity to expand the L2R team and work with a new and energetic individual who is passionate about community development and the arts. The General Manager will no doubt be a legend who is invested in L2R’s vision and mission and eager to support L2R in its next steps of strategy and development, while creating meaningful social change and inspiring artistic outputs through the power of dance.




  • In consultation with the L2R Board of Directors and CEO/Artistic Director facilitate, create, implement and drive the organisation’s annual and five-year Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

  • In consultation with the L2R Board of Directors and CEO/Artistic Director develop and manage comprehensive HR policies and procedures.

  • In collaboration with the CEO/Artistic Director create, facilitate and drive the organisation’s monitoring and evaluation framework.

  • In collaboration with the CEO/Artistic Director, develop and adhere to annual and project budgets.

  • Leverage new strategic partnerships including government, philanthropy and arts industry.

  • Maintain and expand L2R’s private sector and philanthropic income streams with a view to building long-term relationships

  • Author and acquit funding submissions to Government agencies, philanthropic trusts and foundations.

  • Oversee and negotiate all artistic and production personnel contracts as required.

  • Contribute to a dynamic culture of safe working, collaboration and inspiration.

  • Effectively oversee high quality and timely preparation of funding body deliverables, governance and statutory requirements.

  • Manage upkeep & maintenance of CRM and all databases and registers.



  • Leverage existing and establish new creative arts partnerships and relations to cultivate more pathways into the arts and expand on creative opportunities or L2R members.
  • Together with the CEO/Artistic Director assist with the development and growth of L2R’s creative program to support and profile our dynamic emerging and professional artistic team.
  • Continue to build L2R’s profile and strong presence within the arts, youth and community sectors.
  • In collaboration with the Community Development and Events Coordinator develop and implement marketing and publicity plans for L2R and its artistic outputs.



  • Experience and understanding of working with marginalised cultures and communities, particularly in relation to arts, and a commitment to furthering L2R’s mission in line with our organisational values.

  • Experience in a similar position within an arts organisation, community sector and/or a tertiary qualification in Arts management.

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and stakeholder management including, developing relationships with Trusts, Foundations, Private Ancillary Funds, Governments and Councils.

  • Demonstrated success with Government, Trusts and Foundations grant programs including, managing pipelines, writing effective submissions and proposals, and completing reports.

  • Effective organisational and time management skills including, the ability to strategically plan

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks

  • Excellent written and communication skills and highly developed computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft office programs in particular Microsoft Excel.

  • Demonstrated Experience in financial and budget management including XERO or similar financial/ accounting software experience



  • Marketing and communications experience and a solid understanding of social media and e-marketing

  • A connection to Melbourne’s west



In addition to the above criteria applicants for the General Manager role are expected to be self- disciplined, motivated, innovative and culturally aware.


How to apply

1. If, after reading through this document and visiting our website, you have further questions about the role, please call Jacinda Richards, CEO on +(61) 417 101 514 or email:

2. Your application must consist of a one-page covering letter about why you’d be perfect for the role, a statement of no more than two pages addressing the key selection criteria outlining relevant skills and experience, a brief up-to-date CV, and 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 or follow
the application process, we won’t be able to assess your application.

3. Applications by email only should be sent to by Monday 16th November, 2020.

4. Shortlisting will quickly take place, and to be fair to all applicants, no late applications will be accepted.

5. While all applications will be acknowledged by email, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally, and we appreciate your patience in not contacting us during this time.

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19 Oct 2020