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Organisation : Red Room Poetry

Location : Sydney

Work type : Various

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 18 Dec, 2019

About the role

Red Room Poetry is a not-for-profit organisation that creates poetic projects and learning programs. Working with poets, schools, communities and partners, creating positive impact in areas of environment, First Nations, youth and marginalised communities. Our mission is to make poetry accessible to all, especially those who face the greatest barriers to creative opportunities

Red Room Poetry is looking for candidates to join its Board. We would like to hear from energetic, enthusiastic and committed applicants with the following experience:

• Legal
• Finance
• PR, marketing and communications
• Arts strategy and policy
• Government relations and social justice
• Philanthropy and partnerships
• Operations and governance
• Education

We encourage people of First Nations or diverse cultural backgrounds to apply.

To obtain an EoI package and for further information please contact

Applications close by COB, Wednesday 18 December 2019.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Red Room Poetry

Since 2003 Red Room Poetry has grown to be Australia’s leading organisation for the creation and commissioning of new poetry by established and emerging poets as well as students. 
Reflecting the diversity of contemporary Australian voices, Red Room embraces all styles of poetry (page, performance, hip-hop, rap, visual) promoting the form across a range of languages and mediums including radio, stage, installation, digital publishing initiatives and learning programs. This has seen Red Room poets collaborating with First Nations communities, composers, botanists, inmates, educators, truck drivers, sea captains, translating poetry into 25+ languages and developing Australia's first interactive poetry mapping app featuring 200+ commissioned poems.


For further information about Red Room Poetry visit

Red Room Poetry's vision is to make poetry in meaningful ways.

Our poetic projects are created in collaboration with a spectrum of poets, communities and partners for positive impact in core areas of environment, amplification, First Nations, youth and marginalised voices. We aim to make poetry highly visible, vibrant, relevant and accessible, especially to those who face the greatest barriers to creative opportunities.

Care, quality, imagination, invention, integrity and collaboration underpin our work

Red Room Poetry advocates for professional payment of poets ensuring sustainability, quality creation and the future of Australian literature.


How to apply

Position Description : RR_Board EOI_12.11.19
Additional Attachment : 2018_redroompoetry_ar_&program

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Board member expressions of interest (EOI) via Pro Bono Australia.




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