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Director, Theatre

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is looking for an exceptional leader to join its team.

The Director, Theatre, based at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith leads a small team of specialist staff and works closely with peers in marketing, operations, visual arts and music, based remotely or at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery to deliver the Q Theatre program covering education, artist development and commissioning/new work programs as well as a season of programmed works across demographic segments annually.

The successful candidate will be a people person with established artistic and creative industry networks, an ability to support the team, and a burning desire to grow audiences locally for Australian theatre; extending current plans and programs in line with the PP&VA strategic vision to be a dynamic force in the creative evolution of the Penrith region.

If you have a solid grasp of programming and audience development, an understanding of artistic processes, and the skills to support and commission contemporary theatre, this may be for you. You will need a desire to make a difference in a rapidly changing environment and be driven by outcomes and community impact rather than dollars.

This is a full-time position with occasional evenings and weekends as required by the program. Salary package on a three-year performance-based contract of approximately $109,000/annum incl. super

Applications, requiring a response against the key functional responsibilities and a covering statement close at 11.59pm on Sunday 22 January 2023 and are to be emailed to krissie.scudds@penrith.city

Enquiries/questions – from 4 January 2023 – contact Krissie Scudds CEO PP&VA  krissie.scudds@penrith.city

Please note that all staff must be fully vaccinated in line with PP&VA Policy. Please be prepared to provide your proof of vaccination.

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Access, Equity & Inclusion

PP&VA is committed to creating an inclusive workforce which reflects the community we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

We will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace.

Please note that all staff must be fully vaccinated in line with PP&VA Policy. Please be prepared to provide your proof of vaccination.