Next Wave is looking for is an exceptional individual with a passion for contemporary arts practice across emergent disciplines and diverse cultural territories.

Next Wave’s artists and audiences are instinctive risk-takers, and so our leadership must embody this spirit, while simultaneously optimising business and administrative processes to boost productivity, foster a positive and respectful workplace culture, and carefully manage Next Wave’s tangible and intangible assets.

Next Wave seeks diversity of expression in all our work, with deep respect for the traditional custodians of the lands and waters that sustain us, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our leadership must listen hard, always asking whose voices are not being heard? Who’s not here? and How can we support those who have been traditionally franchised to foster greater agency? As a leader, you take responsibility for the social, cultural, political, and environmental impact of your work, and actively advocate for broad accessibility and best practice sustainability. A confident people manager who prefers to use your collaborative and inspirational management style to persuade and mentor others – bringing them along with you - you are equally comfortable taking decisive action when needed.

Drawing on your analytic and problem-solving capacities, you take a systems approach to continuously improve operations. You are a proficient multi-tasker who is willing to mitigate any gaps in your professional skillset through active learning, and someone who can respond with a combination of agility and analysis to new opportunities or unforeseen challenges. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Applicants who are First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, disabled, and/or Deaf, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

As a first step, please download the Applicant Information Pack → Linked here

Applications to be addressed to The Selection Committee, should be submitted via the Next Wave CEO/ED Application Portal before 5pm, Monday 7th December.

Your application must include:
• Cover letter (maximum 1 page)
• Written response to selection criteria (maximum of 3 pages)
• Current CV (including details of at least three professional referees)

Please save your supporting materials into a single PDF document.

Applicants must be available for an interview on Saturday December 12th.

All enquiries should be directed to Jennifer Barry, CEO/ED Recruitment Director:

  1. Harriet Gillies, Lifestyle of the Richard and Family, Next Wave 2018. Photo by Snehargho Ghosh.