Communications Coordinator

Next Wave is looking for an enthusiastic and agile communications wizard to fill the role of Communications Coordinator.

The Communications Coordinator supports and executes the delivery of Next Wave’s communications. They build on and maintain Next Wave’s brand, engage stakeholders and develop audiences, and participation in our programming.

While the successful applicant should be enthusiastic about contemporary art and culture in Australia, they must ultimately have a strong sense of marketing activities, cultural engagement, and will coordinate all communications of Next Wave.

First Nations, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

This is a Melbourne-based position.

Applicants are advised to carefully read the position description.

You should also familiarise yourself with the Vision & Values, as a first step.


To apply, email Brigitte with your CV (no longer than 2 pages), examples of a project/program you’re proud of and responses to the four points below:

  • Tell us: What excites you about joining the Next Wave team and taking this role right now?
  • Tell us: What can you bring to this role that will support the success of the team?
  • Tell us: How did you contribute to a work culture that you have enjoyed being a part of?
  • Let us know: Is there anything you would like us to know about how you work/would like to take on this role?

Applications close, 5pm 11 June 2022.

If you would like to chat more about the role, contact Brigitte, Communications & Development Manager. Please reach out if you have any accessibility requirements. Email:

  1. CAMEL, Geoffrey Watson, Next Wave Festival 2016. Image: Sarah Walker