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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Community Arts Network

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Arts & Culture, Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : >$100,000

Application closing date : 4 Oct, 2021

About the role

Are you looking for an exciting leadership role in the arts?

Community Arts Network (CAN) is seeking a visionary leader ideally with proven experience leading small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations and a deep understanding of the arts and community development sector.

Someone who lives and breathes our values of respect, social equity and creativity, and who will proactively champion a collaborative culture which delivers exceptional cultural and artistic outcomes. This role will be pivotal in maintaining a strong organisational culture, as well as respected relationships with key stakeholders across all layers of government, the arts and private sector.

Established in 1985, CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people. With its roots planted firmly in the social activism of the 1960s community arts movement, contemporary CAN continues to unlock Western Australia’s untold stories through community participation in art.

Reporting to the CAN Board, the Chief Executive Officer will lead the organisation’s vision, purpose and strategy. Along with a highly capable core team, contracted artists, arts practitioners and cultural guidance from the Aboriginal Advisory Group, they will achieve high quality artistic outcomes and social impact with communities across Western Australia.

Excellent leadership, advocacy, business planning, financial and management skills are essential, as well as proven experience in securing funding and diversification strategies. Previous experience in expanding and extending not-for-profit outcomes through cross-sectoral relationships will be regarded highly.

We strongly encourage experienced applicants from First Nations or culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

The value we place on this role is reflected in a highly competitive remuneration package.

A comprehensive Application Pack may be obtained via CAN’s website. Link here. 

For further enquiries please contact:

Phebe Cho
phebe.cho@accelus.global
+61 403 305 333

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Community Arts Network

CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.

With its roots planted firmly in the social activism of the 1960s community arts movement, contemporary CAN continues to unlock Western Australia’s untold stories through community participation in art.

CAN’s guiding principle for working with Noongar communities is: First Peoples First as set out in the ULURU Statement from the Heart. CAN has an Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG) that provides counsel ensuring cultural integrity, care and safety.

For more than a decade CAN has partnered with Noongar communities to share the histories and experiences that are unwritten or unspoken This work breaks through
the silence arising from systemic disempowerment and exposes the politics of fear by sharing, through art, participants’ small, daily acts of resistance and resilience that are essential to maintaining hope.

The creation of powerful artworks and experiences resonate deeply for the community creators and with the audiences they reach, far beyond where the work originated.

How to apply

Position Description : CAN-CEO-Application-Pack

Please submit a CV and an Expression of Interest outlining:
(No more than 4 pages in total)
1. Your interest in the position of CAN CEO
2. How the skills and attributes you bring to the role address the selection criteria
3. Your understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing community engaged, contemporary arts practice in Australian arts and cultural sectors
4. Your understanding of CAN’s values, context and community
5. Your application must include two references. Candidates will be notified prior to referees being contacted.
Email EOI and CV to Phebe Cho |  phebe.cho@accelus.global | +61 403 305 333

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