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Organisation : Writers Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 95000-115000

Application closing date : 25 Feb, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Writers Victoria

At Writers Victoria, we are all about writing.  

With over 2,000 members, we are the largest organisation supporting Victoria’s writers and literary sector. 

The organisation has been a leading provider of information, resources, skills- and artform-development for our members and the broader writing community for 30 years. 

Writers Victoria is the only organisation that works with writers all year round, across all styles and genres, at all stages of their development, and in all parts of the state.  

We have a history of supporting writers who face barriers in the development of their writing careers, such as regional writers, writers with disability and writers from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

As the peak body for writers and writing in Victoria and an established cultural institution, our services and support go beyond our membership. We build capacity within the literary industry through our sector-development and partnership work. We give voice to the diverse constituency of writers that we represent. We remove barriers to increase their participation. And we advocate on their behalf. 

About the role

Writers Victoria is currently seeking to appoint a CEO. 

The CEO is responsible for delivering on Writers Victoria’s strategic plan, leading a strong and passionate team, and ensuring the ongoing operational management of the organisation.  

The successful candidate will be someone with a strong record of achievement in an arts (or similar organisation) leadership role, with proven capability to develop and deliver an artistic vision and communicate that vision with confidence and passion to the community, staff, funding bodies, donors and sponsors.  

You will use your skills and previous experience working in the arts to create and deliver Writers Victoria events and programs (in collaboration with the Program Manager); to oversee business operations; and to work collaboratively with the writing community, staff, stakeholders and associated parties. 

Other key areas of responsibility include: 

  • developing and delivering on the organisation’s strategic objectives 
  • leading, motivating and managing a passionate and committed team 
  • attracting support from government agencies, philanthropic foundations and individual donors 
  • developing initiatives to grow and evolve Writers Victoria’s membership base and offering 
  • financial management, including budgeting and forecasting  
  • working effectively with a Board of Directors 


For more detail on the position, including key responsibilities and capabilities required, please refer to the attached position description. 

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following information: 

  • A letter outlining how you and your experience would be a good fit for Writers Victoria  
  • A copy of your resume  
  • A brief outline of your vision for Writers Victoria  

Please address your application to Alex Hammond, Chair of Writers Victoria and email your application to 

Applications must be received by Writers Victoria by 11.59pm on Sunday 25 February 2024. 


Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture

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