Job Details

Listed

May 12, 2022

Location

Perth

Salary

> $100,000

Closing Date

Jun 6, 2022

Contact Name

Professor David Shirley

Contact Email Address

d.shirley@ecu.edu.au

West Australian Academy of Performing Arts - WAAPA

Senior Lecturer, Arts and Cultural Management

  • THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (WAAPA)
  • PRODUCTION AND DESIGN DISCIPLINE
  • $124,522 TO $143,081 PER ANNUM (ALEVC)
  • ONGOING, FULL-TIME
  • MOUNT LAWLEY CAMPUS

Overview

WAAPA is an internationally renowned arts institution within Edith Cowan University. Arts Management graduates hold senior management and marketing positions at prestigious arts and entertainment organisations and businesses throughout the world, including Opera Australia, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Dubai Opera, Mullinars Casting, Sydney Opera House, The Tate UK, WA Opera,West Australia Symphony Orchestra, Black Swan State Theatre Company and Perth Theatre Trust. The School provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia with Dance, Theatre, Music Theatre and more alongside our Music degrees. Our world-class staff provide rigorous and specialised training of the highest order, supporting our students to realise their artistic dreams. WAAPA’s Arts Management training prepares students to enter many branches of the arts and creative industries. After extensive industry and stakeholder review, the new Bachelor of Arts (Arts and Cultural Management) will commence in 2023.

Students develop professional knowledge and skills in arts and cultural management, marketing, finance and legal compliance, and at every stage of the course apply what they learn to industry practicums. The course has a strong focus on social and cultural sustainability, creativity and innovation, and emerging digital arts experiences. By engaging with corporate and community partners from diverse industry environments and workplaces, the course prepares students for employment in a diverse range of positions within large and small companies, institutions, and organisations, nationally and internationally.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, WAAPA will move into its brand-new world-class city campus in Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This Creative Industries, Law, Business and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the university as it embarks on this further growth and transformational journey.

The Role

WAAPA seeks to attract a highly motivated and dynamic academic who will act as the Course Coordinator for its Arts and Cultural Management course. The successful candidate will lead and teach into the course and will have a strong background in managing in a Performing Arts context. Appropriate professional qualifications as well as educational and research experience (with particular emphasis on Arts or Cultural Management or a related area) are required. In addition, the role requires sound experience in the development and fostering of collaborative linkages and activities with colleagues, external agencies and institutions, and industry in order to contribute to the growth and profile of the school.

Candidates will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

All ECU academic staff are expected to achieve and maintain the outcomes outlined in the ECU Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts a remuneration of $124,522 to $143,081 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

Contribution towards relocation requirements may be negotiated for suitably qualified candidates.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff, with an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

How to Apply

Please complete a statement (maximum of 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria and attach your resume at the end of the online application.

Contact

Interested applicants who would like to discuss the opportunity in further detail may contact Professor David Shirley, WAAPA Executive Dean on +61 8 9370 6843 or d.shirley@ecu.edu.au for more information.

Closing Date

Applications close on Monday June 6th 2022 at 11:30pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.