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Organisation : ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Location : Melbourne (NORTH MELBOURNE)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture, Community Development, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000 + superannuation

Application closing date : 2 Jan, 2020

About the role


The Social Impact Producer position is an exciting role within ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by First Nations artists. The ideal candidate will be passionate about producing a dynamic and bold slate of work, dedicated to First Nations community development programming, and a strategic and creative thinker with excellent written and verbal skills. 

ILBIJERRI’s productions have toured to critical acclaim across Australia and the world. We challenge and excite our audiences with contemporary stories about what it means to be First Nations in Australia today. ILBIJERRI offers a holistic, family friendly and nurturing work environment with flexible working conditions and a commitment to collaborative and empowering ways of doing business. 

Working closely with Executive and producing team, the Social Impact Producer will: 

  • Lead the management and delivery of Social Impact projects.
  • Scope, develop and manage project budgets, resources and funding opportunities.
  • Supervise the work of emerging associate producers and provide skills development, training and mentorship to emerging associate producers.
  • Work collaboratively with artists and communities, particularly during planning and presentation stages.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of First Nations and arts communities with a specific focus on the Victorian Koorie community.
  • Maintain strong relationships with health promotion partners, justice departments, schools, reference groups such as Drama Victoria, VCAA, and DHHS, and strong relationships with schools, teachers and community organisations across Victoria.
  • Identify and develop new partnerships with key cultural, educational, and health organisations.
  • Design and deliver a five-year Koorie Engagement Strategy across all aspects of the company including recruitment at Board, Executive and Operational levels.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure strong partnerships are maintained through project planning and delivery.
  • Research and source artists and creatives, negotiating agreements and contracts and managing these relationships throughout the course of the project.
  • Develop and implement relevant and innovative workshops and programs in schools and in community.
  • Prepare grant applications, maintain funding relationships and complete funding acquittals for all relevant projects.
  • Manage pre-production of touring shows and ensure all material is successfully handed over to the tour manager/production manager.
  • Coordinate working with partners and funders, and oversee technical requirements, tour scheduling, accommodation and travel needs for tours. 


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.
  • Substantial experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of strategies, plans and project briefs.
  • Experience in the practices of community cultural development and of implementing those principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theatre making processes, arts engagement and cultural practices including assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a First Nations community context, and to develop and manage appropriate models for facilitating community consultation and participation.
  • Proven ability to supervise team members and provide skills development, training and mentorship.
  • Proven ability to manage a dynamic workload and operate effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Must have a Working with Children Check and Open Driver’s License.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


The longest established First Nations Theatre Company in Australia, ILBIJERRI creates, presents and tours powerful and engaging theatre by First Nations artists that gives voice to our cultures.


ILBIJERRI is committed to growing a sustainable and vibrant First Nations arts ecology, and is investing in the next generation of First Nations theatre makers and industry professionals.

Deep listening with and for community and country is central to our work. We take seriously our role as cultural leaders, continuing to make work that speaks to the truth of this country, sometimes with humour, but always celebrating the extraordinary resilience and strength of First Nations people.


With nearly 30 years of passionate work behind us, ILBIJERRI continues to bring the brilliance and sophistication of bold, black voices to audiences from country halls to the big stages of the world.



ILBIJERRI Theatre Company creates challenging and inspiring theatre by First Nations artists that gives voice to our cultures.



Our voices are powerful in determining the future of Australia. Our cultures are respected, celebrated and embraced.




We work with First Nations storytellers (writers, directors, actors, key creatives, theatre practitioners) to tell our stories through high quality theatre as a continuation of our culture.



We respect our people, community and artists by working in accordance with the protocols of our own community and those whose country we are working on.



We ensure First Peoples drive all key decision making processes within ILBIJERRI.



We always give full respect to our people, Elders, culture and country – and to all peoples with whom we share our land.



We respect, celebrate and embrace the cultural diversity of First Peoples, our stories, our culture and our experiences.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: SOCIAL IMPACT PRODUCER  via Pro Bono Australia.


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