Arts North West (ANW) is seeking a dynamic and experienced person to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). ANW is part of the network of 15 independent Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) and is funded by Create NSW and the local government areas of Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha.

The ED’s role is to facilitate the development of arts and cultural projects and initiatives across the region, building a rich cultural landscape in the New England North West and increasing participation in arts and cultural activities. ANW plays a vital role in building cultural community capacity, through advice and advocacy, through substantial professional development provision and with the forging of key partnerships and networks throughout the region.

Working in a small team and answering to the Board of Management, the ED is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the organisation including:

Developing and managing a comprehensive Strategic Plan for the development of arts and cultural activities across the New England North West region;

• Developing and maintaining effective communication and working relationships with contributing local government authorities and key stakeholders;

• Brokering and facilitating partnerships and providing support and advice to artists and arts organisations; and

• Managing all administrative and operational functions of the organisation including finance, personnel, programs, projects and organisational policies.

The position is based in the New England North West of NSW. A recruitment pack is available for download here.

Further information on this position may be obtained by contacting: Anna Watt, Chair Arts North West by email to or by phone on 0429 779 755

Applications are to be received by 9.00am on Monday 30 May 2022, addressed to and marked CONFIDENTIAL by email to Anna Watt Job interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 June in Armidale.

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