Australian Dance Council (Ausdance NSW) is the peak body for dance in NSW. Part of the Ausdance network, Ausdance NSW provides advocacy and services for dance since 1977.

Ausdance NSW is seeking a Programs and Partnerships Manager to take on the key, senior role within the organisation to manage programs, projects, and partnerships. the role will work with the dance sector, the broader arts sector, and other key stakeholders and partners to develop dance for NSW in line with the organisation’s strategic plan and KPI’s. Successful applicants will be an integral part of a small, dynamic, and effective executive team consisting of the Ausdance NSW Executive Director and the Membership and Marketing Coordinator.

Salary – $70, 000 based on 4-day week + 10% super
Contract – Start Monday 16 May for 12 months (with the option to renew pending on-going funding)
Reports to – Executive Director, Ausdance NSW
Travel – There will be some travel and occasional after-hours work required.

Personal characteristics

• Team player and able to work unsupervised in a leadership role
• Solutions driven, patient and pragmatic, reliable and responsible
• Clear communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
• Analytical and an observational thinker
• Confident in knowledge of the NSW dance sector; well informed of issues,
opportunities and trends that affect the dance sector
• Confident in understanding and responding to all our stakeholder needs

Criteria for the role

• Excellent organisational and administrative skills with an eagle eye for detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong grant writing skills
• Exceptional computer skills, including Word and Excel
• Demonstrated management and delivery of projects and understand budgeting
• Demonstrated experience in creating projects and opportunities in response to needs of the dance sector and organisation with the ability to design, implement and deliver them
• Ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks, competing priorities and projects whilst meeting tight deadlines
• Minimum 3 years’ experience working in project management and admin, ideally in the dance/arts sector, articulating the full project cycle: planning, development, identified grants, engagement, and evaluation work, including project timelines, scheduling, budget, management of project staff and delivery of projects and events
• Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with artists, key stakeholders, partners, and the wider dance community

Applications close: Friday 13 May 2022

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