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Next Wave is seeking an experienced producer to lead the delivery of Next Wave’s artistic programs, including the development and presentation of work by Australia’s new generation of artists at Next Wave Festival 2020.

The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of Australia’s emerging and experimental arts landscape, have proven experience producing and managing multi-faceted arts programs, the ability to seek out and secure significant funding and resources through grants, foundations and partnerships, and a passion for supporting early career artists making new experimental work.

This role significantly contributes to nurturing Australia’s artistic and cultural communities, and requires impeccable organisation and project management, dynamism, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving and the ability to talk to diverse stakeholders.

Next Wave is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Please read the Next Wave Senior Producer Position Description for the full list of accountabilities, tasks, key competencies and selection criteria.

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How to Apply

Read the full Position Description. Please submit your application via Recruiterbox as one single PDF document. Applications are due by 11:59pm (AEDST) Sunday 24 March 2019.

Applications must include:
– A two-page document that speaks to the Key Selection Criteria
– A CV that MUST include contact details for 2 current referees
– Please note: it is not necessary to include a cover letter

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Roslyn Helper, Director/CEO on (03) 9329 9422 during business hours.

We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service. Call 133 677 or head to, then ask for 03 9329 9422, during business hours.

Applicants must be available for interviews on Wednesday 27 March and Thursday 28 March 2019. Please confirm your availability for an interview in your written response. Interviews are held at the Next Wave Office in North Melbourne; we can also conduct interviews via Skype if required.

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