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Program Development Manager (Schizy Inc. Healing Farm)

Organisation : Schizy Incorporated

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Arts & Culture, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Aug, 2021

About the role

Our ideal candidate will be responsible to the Schizy Inc Management Committee and be supported by an expert Healing Farm Advisory Group. Over the duration of the project, you will develop a business plan for the farm over the three-year pilot including:

  • A budget over three years
  • Location and infrastructure
  • Identify and develop potential partners and funders
  • Management structure
  • Draft farm services and programs
  • Develop a timetable of tasks to be completed for contracted period



To be considered for this role you:

  • Must have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Either have lived experience of mental health realities or experience and be able to demonstrate understanding of the experience of others who do

Find other Key Selection Criteria in the position description attached.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Schizy Incorporated

Schizy Inc is a registered not for profit disability led arts organisation, operating from Melbourne. It was established in 2008 by Heidi Everett to address the chronic lack of meaningful arts outlets for people with ongoing and complex mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Its current membership is around 200 artists with lived experience, with a growing base of allies in arts industries and communities such as film, media, studios, galleries and local councils, plus mentors in governance and strategy. Schizy Inc. strives for personal and community pride and genuine connections with our global lived-experience neighbourhood, through the arts and nature-based programs. It appreciates genuine healing from complex post trauma-based realities like schizophrenia, comes from being creative, curious and courageous; and being around others doing the same. Schizy Inc acknowledges mental illness is a disability, aligning with the United Nations Convention of the Rights of People with Disability which puts society foremost in people’s capacity for full and enriched lives.


Schizy Inc. is planning to develop a rural base with a range of programs that will enable people to find pathways toward healing and  personal development, in a supported and tranquil environment. Called a ‘healing farm’ it will grow, in addition to arts programs, to include animal care, horticulture, environmental experiences, education and training.

How to apply

To apply please find the official position description attached include:

  • Your CV or resume
  • A cover letter
  • A statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (found in the attached position description)

 You can apply via ProBono, or direct email.

To send an application in, or for accessibility enquires or any other information please contact Helen Morris at


Please quote in application: Program Development Manager (Schizy Inc. Healing Farm) via Pro Bono Australia.


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