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Program Manager

Organisation : Sharing Stories

Location : Australia (Work from home)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Management, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Arts & Culture, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Aug, 2019

About the role

The Program Manager will have a passion for social change and community cultural and linguistic continuity. Preferably a background in the Not For Profit sector with experience in community engagement and relationship management, skilled in delivery of community media arts and language/cultural development.


Organisational Background

Sharing Stories Foundation (SSF) works with Indigenous communities to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage. Engaged as a culturally safe broker, SharingStories delivers tailored, community-based programs and tools, and facilitates the publication and distribution of cultural products including iBooks, education packages, permanent and touring installations.


Purpose of Role

The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short and long-term projects including:

  • Digital Storytelling and Language Programs with remote and regional communities incl NSW, South Australia, the Kimberley region and Arnhem Land.
  • Managing team and logistics for project delivery.
  • Managing relationships with community, delivery partners and key stakeholders.
  • Assist with distribution of cultural media including bilingual multi-touch books, and education packages and films locally within communities
  • Implementation and management of planned installations/exhibitions with partner communities.
  • Working with SharingStories team to support evaluation, communications and reporting in relation to all projects for which you are responsible.
  • Providing written and verbal reports as required
  • Providing written and verbal reports as required.


Selection Criteria

  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent*
  • Ideally 5+ years community engagement and program management experience
  • Ability to design, plan, implement, track and report on programs
  • Good team management skills
  • Relationship management skills, ability to build and maintain relationships of trust and respect with all partner communities.
  • Ability to travel between 10 – 18 weeks per annum to metropolitan, regional and remote communities.
  • Ability to work with and understand sensitivities regarding Indigenous and diverse cultures
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Ability to work independently from home office and collaboratively as required
  • Strategic and systematic, able to use online project management systems as required
  • Takes initiative, proactive
  • Confident in digital arts media



About the organisation

Organisation Name : Sharing Stories

How to apply for this role

*This organisation considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

To apply please email your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to, using the subject line: Program Manager Application

To request a copy of the Position Description, or to request a call back for a confidential discussion about this role, please email your request. If you’d like to learn a little more about SharingStories Foundation please have a look at our website on

Applications close 17th August with interviews the following week and induction soon after.

Please quote in application: Program Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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