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First Nations Executive - Arts Centre Melbourne

Pipeline Talent
  • Full Time I Melbourne, Victoria

  • Public Entity SES Level 1 | TRP circa $200K 

  • Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are eligible to apply 

About the organisation

Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) is a gathering place where everyone is welcome to experience the wonders of the performing arts, both on and beyond the stage. First Nations culture and work with First Nations people will be elevated and guided by the principle of “nothing about us without us”. First Nations Culture is a key strategic priority for ACM. ACM is a strongly values-led organisation with equity being a key value.

About the role

This is a new role, created because of the commitments articulated above. To propel our equity journey and the changes needed, we recruited a First Nations Trustee to guide us at a governance level. Our next step is having First Nations representation at an Executive level. It is at this level that deep organisational change and community engagement will be lead. This role will work in close partnership with the First Nations community, the CEO and the rest of the ACM Executive Team to both determine the change that is needed and to support this change journey.

For a full list of the responsibilities, please contact Pipeline Talent for a copy of the role description.

About you

In collaboration with the CEO and the Executive team, you will deliver the ACM’s strategic vision. You will also ensure Arts Centre Melbourne remains proactive and responsive in addressing First Nations equity and inclusion and as it attracts a larger cohort of First Nations team members. As this is a new role, you will have the opportunity to shape it and be guided by ACM’s vision. You will become a trusted advisor and strong people leader who can not only motivate and inspire others but importantly, bring others along on this journey. Ultimately, you demonstrate ACM’s values:

  • Leadership – courage and conviction.
  • Creativity – a boundless imagination.
  • Care More – a place for everybody.
  • Community – working together.
  • Equity – fairness and justice.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Post-graduate qualification (business/commerce, arts, law, psychology, executive MBA etc) in a relevant discipline, or body of skills and knowledge to an equivalent level
  2. Deep understanding of First Nations and Traditional Owner cultural heritage sensitivities and inequity
  3. Senior level leadership experience with a proven ability to lead, motivate and develop a team of skilled and professional staff, promoting a respectful and engaged workforce
  4. Not-For-Profit or Government environment experience
  5. Excellent communication and negotiation skills including an understanding of working environments featuring unions, employee representatives and obligations to consult on major changes
  6. Experience in the Arts sector is beneficial, interest is essential.

What we can offer you

  • An attractive salary + relocation to Melbourne assistance
  • A flexible, diverse, and inclusive community-based professional workplace
  • Exciting and fulfilling work.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attendance at shows
  • Cultural & ceremonial leave
  • First Nations Assembly leave (if relevant)

How to apply

Click Apply Now to submit your application.

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter (maximum 4 pages) briefly responding to the 6 selection criteria as detailed above
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than 5 pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role

How to get more information

Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Team Leader:

lesina@pipelinetalent.com.au using the subject line: First Nations Executive - Arts Centre Melbourne enquiry via EthicalJobs.

0408 027 880 | 02 8001 6603.

Arts Centre Melbourne also welcomes Disabled and Deaf people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of all ages.We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process such as interpreters, alternative formats, or other access supports. You can specify if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with Arts Centre Melbourne’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all Arts Centre Melbourne employees in relevant roles be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with Arts Centre Melbourne you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.

Employment to Executive roles at Arts Centre Melbourne is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, a qualification check, and a misconduct check with prior employers.

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