About the role
The Program Manager will contribute to the flourishing of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the achievement of Arts Capital’s objects by developing and implementing a vibrant multi-arts program at both Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres that will align with our strategic vision, complement and build on the creative programs of our residents, and engage meaningfully with sector demand. Supervising a team of creative producers and venue hire coordinators, and working under the supervision of the CEO, the Program Manager plays a key role in developing and delivering the artistic vision of our strategic plan, identifying and securing resources, ideas and networks that grow our programming capabilities, and enlivening our arts precincts and city with a year-round program of arts activity in multiple venues.
This role offers a growth opportunity to re-imagine arts and cultural programs and create lasting impact for artists, arts organisations and our community. Exercise leadership in a purpose-oriented and supportive team as we begin a new strategic planning cycle, plan major centenary renovations for two heritage-listed multi-arts facilities, work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders and partners, and re-position our organisation in a rapidly changing arts sector. In a highly networked position of trust and influence, you will have significant scope to align the values that motivate you as an artsworker within a re-energised organisation shaping meaningful creative programs at a time of renewal.
We strongly encourage applications by First Nations people, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, people with disability, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace that respects individual needs, empowers people, and supports health and wellbeing. We offer flexible hours to manage family commitments and we respect the flexibility needs of employees who are also artists.
About the organisation
Established in 2020 by the members of Gorman House Arts Centre Inc., Arts Capital is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and registered charity that inherits the 40-year legacy of its predecessor association. Arts Capital builds on the exceptional growth and development of the past decade, with new governance arrangements and a positive agenda to adapt to a changing arts landscape post-COVID 19.
Arts Capital manages two heritage-listed ACT Government arts facilities in Canberra’s inner city - Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (www.agac.com.au). With more than 40 resident artists and organisations, and more than 200,000 visitors a year, the centres play a vital role in the ACT arts sector. Innovative programming, rapid growth in utilisation, and a comprehensive business plan to revitalise the centres have culminated in new governance arrangements in 2020.
Planning for Centenary Renovations is underway with a commitment from the ACT Government to deliver final sketch plans in 2021 to guide capital works at both centres in time for their respective centenaries in 2024 and 2027. We are also on the threshold of major funding renegotiations with the ACT Government, in the context of a review of Key Arts Organisation funding in the ACT currently in progress.
How to apply
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Deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday 28 February 2021
Any Questions: Joseph Falsone, CEO, Arts Capital (02) 6182 0000
Please quote in application: Program Manager | 34 hours/week via Pro Bono Australia.