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Social Impact Producer

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

ARE YOU OUR NEXT SOCIAL IMPACT PRODUCER?

Do you love theatre? Are you passionate about using the arts for social and Community good?

ILBIJERRI’s Social Impact theatre projects – created in partnership with DHHS for 16 years - are designed to engage Community in positive social change via performance using public health messaging. Afterall, we've been using bold, black storytelling as a key education tool for 70,000+ years. Why stop now?

These projects tour many venues including prisons, youth justice centres and health hubs, plus regional and remote Communities, to reach everyone including people who might not usually attend theatre spaces. The Social Impact Producer will have primary responsibility for supporting these projects.

This unique ILBIJERRI Social Impact program has produced works like CHOPPED LIVER, NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE, SCAR TREES, VIRAL and more, made by Community, for Community. You most likely will not heard of these works but this is the work that is most important to ILBIJERRI. We are about giving voice to, empowering and improving the wellbeing of our people – the First Peoples of this land – and theatre is our weapon of choice.

As the Social Impact Producer, you get to co-ordinate and work with a wide range of health and community organisations as well as the artists themselves.

We are currently seeking the passion and expertise of a special theatre producer to take it forward.

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is the longest-established First Peoples’ theatre company in Australia, celebrating 30 years strong in 2021. We create, present and tour powerful and engaging theatre by First Nations artists to audiences across Australia and the world.

THE ROLE

The Social Impact Producer leads the delivery of a diverse program of new work, touring, artist development and community engagement. The role requires experience in project management particularly in contracting, scheduling, logistics, relationship building and budgeting, and the ability to support the development of new community cultural development and artist development initiatives and programs.

The Social Impact Producer position is a key role within ILBIJERRI. The ideal candidate will be passionate about producing a dynamic and bold slate of work, dedicated to First Nations community development programming, and a strategic and creative thinker with excellent written and verbal skills.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

  • Experience in a project management in an arts, health promotion, or community development context
  • Experience in the development and implementation of strategies, plans and project briefs and assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of using the arts as an engagement tool
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a First Nations community context, and to develop and manage appropriate models for facilitating community consultation and participation.
  • Proven ability to supervise team members and provide skills development, training and mentorship.
  • Proven ability to manage a dynamic workload and operate effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.

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