Programs Manager - Learning and Engagement
- Challenging and varied role, with a great opportunity to lead end-to-end project management working alongside creative colleagues who are committed to the sector
- Plan and deliver inspiring and industry leading programs, with tours, events, and activities across Australia for a diverse range of communities and participants
- Exciting opportunities associated with the organisation’s move to Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in early 2022, to a new, state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal and administration space
- Full time role (initial 2 years fixed term)
- Competitive salary
About the Role
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To take responsibility for the successful management and delivery of key projects and programs that are part of the ACO’s broader Learning & Engagement Program.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Learning & Engagement Program currently comprises three core streams of activity:
- Talent Development for the best young and emerging musicians across the country;
- Early Years music experiences for children and families; and
- Community Engagement with a diverse range of communities.
The focus of the role is managing the Talent Development programs (including the ACO Emerging Artist Program, ACO Collective performances and tours, and ACO Academy); the ACO Foundations Program; and a range of other learning and engagement initiatives and activities as required. The Programs Manager is required to have oversight of all assigned program activities, from planning, funding applications and budgeting to program delivery (including some touring) and post-program evaluations and acquittals. The role works closely with the Director of Learning & Engagement and is supported by the Learning & Engagement Coordinator.
- From the stage to behind the scenes, our team is a passionate, dedicated and diverse family;
- We never stop looking for ways to bring something new to what we do and every day we inspire audiences and each other with our ambition, enthusiasm and openness;
- We recognise that everyone brings something unique to our team and that it’s our collective experience, skills and spirit that connects us as one; and
- Our workplace is flexible and family friendly, with training and professional development opportunities provided.
A full position description is available to download here.
What we're looking for
The ideal candidate will have:
- A strong understanding of and experience in performing arts management and / or project management;
- Exemplary people management skills – including experience in successfully building strong relationships with staff and stakeholders;
- Experience successfully preparing, managing and reporting on project budgets;
- Highly competent written and spoken communication skills;
- Enthusiasm, initiative, self-motivation and self-discipline; and
- Be a kind, team player that does not compromise on personal responsibility.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our team. To apply, please review the position description on our website and forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description to [email protected].
Any queries about the position, please contact Alex Cameron-Fraser. Email address: [email protected].
Applications close Monday 17 January 2022
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The ACO is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, mature age workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
ACO’s view is that vaccines are an effective tool for protecting people against COVID-19. To minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, ACO currently requires that all employees who are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.