So you want my arts job: Peak Body Executive Director

Katherine Connor from PAC Australia talks us through her role and the demands of an average week.
A white woman with dark, shoulder-length hair and wearing a dark dress and diamond-shaped earrings smiles at the camera.

Katherine Connor is the Executive Director of PAC Australia, delivering the organisation’s sector development, capacity building and advocacy priorities.

She has worked as a performing arts presenter, a producer and an arts planning consultant in Australia for 25 years and was previously a director at a venue management and consulting firm, where she was also a venue manager and a project director, delivering business plans, feasibility studies and project briefs, as well as establishing operations at several local government and privately managed venues across Australia.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts