We’re hiring- General Manager

General Manager Position Description

The organisation

Arts Mildura is a contemporary community non-for-profit arts organisation, and in 2020 we celebrated our 25 year anniversary.

We produce an annual program of art and creative practice, that seek to ask the bold questions of our time, interrogate our sense of place within both the Mallee and national landscapes, and bring awareness to our contemporary experience. We do this through the management of an annual exhibition program, community festivals and bespoke cultural development projects.

Further, we enable community cultural leadership through auspicing and partnership with some of the regions most love community-led events including the Mildura Writers Festival, Mildura Fringe, Walk Wentworth Sing and the Summer Music Festival.

Our mission is to:

  • to enable artistic opportunities for people, communities and organisations in order to empower and drive social change.
  • to encourage conversations to stimulate and extend critical dialogue within our communities.
  • to embrace place-based practice; to celebrate our uniqueness and our connection to the land.

The role

We are looking for a General Manager with a strong business background to oversee all staff, budgets and operations of the organisation, who can also able to develop and maintain new and existing stakeholder relationships.

General Manager responsibilities include formulating overall strategy, managing people and establishing policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping our organisation auspice, create, develop and produce.

Ultimately, you’ll help our organisation to fulfill its vision of “transforming our community through exceptional art experiences”.

Key responsibilities & duties

  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Operational management of the organisation, developing and maintaining effective systems and processes
  • Produce, oversee and maintain budgets and optimise expenses
  • Financial tasks (payroll, accounts payable and receivables through Xero)
  • Seek operational and project funding
  • Set policies and processes
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance
  • Manage Board operations including preparing and distributing meeting papers, minuting, maintaining Board records and follow-up to ensure completion of the agreed action points.
  • Manage any company correspondence and reporting requirements including to ASIC/ACNC
  • Develop an understanding of governance documents and promote compliance with all regulatory requirements including insurance.
  • Develop reports and proposals in collaboration with other staff and volunteers for board consideration.
  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally
  • Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations
  • Provide solutions to issues

Qualifications & experience

  • Business degree with 2 years’ working experience OR 5 years working experience in business
  • Experience in applying for funding via local, state and federal government level as well as philanthropic
  • Experience in planning and budgeting
  • Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organisational and leadership skills
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong interest in the arts and community sectors
  • Strong work ethic
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Proactive nature

Details of employment

  • 6FTE
  • Salary will be negotiated with the preferred candidate. Superannuation is paid at a rate of 9.5%
  • Reports to the Board of Arts Mildura
  • Work hours will be negotiated with the preferred candidate. The appointee may be required to work outside of these hours from time to time
  • Proposed length of Contract is 2 years (pending the renewal of Arts Mildura long term multiyear funding in December 2021)
  • Location: Mildura Victoria 3500

Application process

If you feel you are the right person for this rewarding role, send a statement that addresses the key responsibilities and expertise required, along with your CV (with current references), to info@artsmildura.com.au

If you would like to discuss the role before expressing your interest, call Domenico de Clario, Arts Mildura Chair on 0448 102 000.

Applications close midnight on Sunday, 7 February 2021.