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Board Director

Organisation : Temperance Hall

Location : Melbourne (South Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Volunteer

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Temperance Hall

Established in 1998, PABL is a visionary Melbourne-based dance company and leader in innovative and experimental Australian dance practice.

Led by choreographer and artist Phillip Adams, winner of the 2018 Australia Council Award for Dance, PABL has presented over 20 works in prestigious arts festivals and venues across Australia and internationally and is a leader in extending the boundaries of contemporary dance practice.

In November 2016, PABL stepped into a new phase, assuming its position as company in residence at South Melbourne’s historic Temperance Hall, with curatorship extended to programming experimental dance and performance works in the venue and leading advocacy for LGBTQIA+ artists and arts practices, including employing and mentoring queer artists.

Temperance Hall is a thriving multipurpose arts venue hosting a variety of artistic and cultural programs and events.

About the role

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance focusing on the wider issues of organisational purpose, including the setting and monitoring of strategic direction, and the establishment and monitoring of board level policies.

The Board works in close partnership with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to ensure that PABL’s objectives and goals are achieved.

Board members participate in six bi-monthly Board meetings each year. In addition, Directors participate in sub-committees and an annual strategic planning workshop.

There are currently Board sub-committees for: Finance and Governance; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Artistic Program.

The Board has a broad range of skills and experience with current Directors able to be viewed here:


Key Criteria

  • A passion for the arts, either professionally or personally, and understanding of issues and trends.
  • A background in human resources, marketing, fundraising or philanthropy would be advantageous.
  • A desire to play an active role in helping PABL achieve its artistic vision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity and judgement.
  • Previous board experience would be valued but is not essential.
  • PABL is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking diversity and gender balance on the Board of Directors.
  • PABL is a non-profit organisation with charitable status and is regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission (ACNC).

    This is a voluntary role.

How to apply

Position Description : Temperance Hall Board Ad

Please respond to the PABL Board with a brief (no more than 2 pages) document outlining your key skills pertinent to this opportunity to:

Nicola Stein

Deputy Chair, Phillip Adams Balletlab


Please quote in application: Board Director via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Board_and_Committee_Members
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture

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