Job Details


Mar 20, 2024




$90,000 - $100,000

Closing Date

Apr 13, 2024

Ausdance VIC

Managing Director

Ausdance VIC (AV) is currently seeking a visionary and dynamic individual to fill the newly created role of Managing Director. You will be responsible for leading, managing, and growing AV as a peak body and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Reporting directly to the Board, this pivotal role offers an extraordinary opportunity to enhance our commitment to dance and deliver outstanding advocacy and education outcomes for all dance education in Victoria. 

We are on a quest for someone who loves dance, embodies our values and is ready to steer AV towards new horizons. 

This is a part-time role that requires 22.5 hours per week, working predominately from home with some offsite meetings and event attendance required.

About Us

AV is the peak body for dance in Victoria and Australia’s leading dance-specialist Registered Training Organisation (RTO). We are also a non-for-profit charity. 

Whether it’s innovative dance education projects, training opportunities, workforce and professional development, resource building or policy representation, we’re here to support our members and the broader sector and are committed to nurturing and promoting the art of dance.

As the Creative Victoria funded service organisation for dance, we represent the interests of a wide range of stakeholders, including independent dance artists and teachers, companies and ensembles, the education sector, dance studios, and the community.   

Following in the footsteps of Ausdance National, who succeeded in adding Dance to the national curriculum, we remain the subject association for dance in Victoria, consulting on curriculum reform and delivering curriculum-aligned dance education programs to primary and secondary schools.

AV RTO delivers the largest cohort of VCE VET dance to high schools and dance studios in Victoria. 

We currently have the scope to deliver: 

  • Dancing Teaching Skill Set (CUASS00015)
  • Certificate II in Dance (CUA20113)
  • Certificate III in Dance (CUA30113)
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • Creative Ageing Through Dance Teaching
  • Nationally Accredited Skill sets

AV Vision is to be the leading force in dance education and learning in Victoria. Through advocacy, education, training, and representation, we empower dance students, educators, artists, choreographers, and organisations — creating a future where every dancer can flourish. We support the evolution of dance and have the courage to think in decades, not days.

AV Mission is to develop inclusive education, training and professional development programs that create sustainable career pathways and meaningful industry partnerships. We shape policies that nurture lifelong learning and connect communities.

Position Description: Please download  Position Description – Managing Director Ausdance VIC

Summary of the Role

  • Lead and deliver the 2022 – 2025 strategic plan including, vision, mission, and goals, along with strategic objectives, strategies, actions, and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Operationally lead on; developing, implementing, and overseeing annual business plans relevant to each department within the organisation. Monitor, evaluate and report to the Board of Directors on all operational activities (ensuring KPIs are achieved)
  • Full accountability for the RTO, including executive management, expert lead in education, compliance, and growth
  • Responsible for the financial outcomes of the organisation with five reporting periods a year. Including creation of, and, delivery of the organisational wide budget approved by the Board of Directors, management of accounts payable – receivable, management of payroll, oversight of BAS and IAS as well as an annual, external audit
  • Management of all Human Resources within the organisation including policy development – oversight – upkeep. Staff training, inductions, professional development, performance management, leave management, OHS management and reporting, WorkSafe reporting and risk mitigation
  • Be the voice and advocate for the advancement of dance education within Victoria in alignment with the needs of our members, the sector and strategic plan
  • Drive fundraising, funding and philanthropic endeavours for the organisation and the sector. As a non-profit, you will actively seek out opportunities to grow investments within the organisation and within our state
  • Abide by the AV constitution and contribute to ensuring the organisation meets all governance requirements in line with the ACNC
  • Ensure the long-term security and stability of the organisation
  • Create a work environment that is supportive, empathetic, motivated, and driven by success. Foster and develop a workplace that is happy and supports career progression in a holistic manner

Employment Conditions

Initial contract to 31 December 2025 which may be extended, dependant on funding. Part time (22.5 hours per week) with the working days / times negotiable. Though this role is predominantly WFF, the successful candidate must reside in Victoria. 

Recruitment Process

Step 1: Provide your CV and a cover letter. To be considered, the cover letter must include:

  • A brief statement outlining why you are excited about this role
  • A brief overview of how you personally align with our organisational mission 
  • Brief responses to the Professional Experience Key Selection Criteria on the full Position Description(We understand preparing these three requests in a reduced capacity can be difficult, but try to keep this within three pages)

Step 2: Suitably qualified candidates will be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview with the Interim Executive Director and the Chair of the Board

Step 3: Successful candidates from this process will be invited to attend a final interview with; The Chair of the Board, a Board committee member, a sector member, and an external advisor.

How To Apply: Please apply through the Seek application portal: SEEK APPLICATION LINK

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us via, 

Applications will close 5pm, 12 April 2024

  • Given the pivotal nature of this role, we will be assessing applications and holding interviews on a rolling basis. A suitable candidate may be appointed prior to the above stated application period closing.