Marketing and Communications Manager

North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Full-time

Next Wave is looking for an enthusiastic and organised arts marketer lead the Next Wave Festival 2018 campaign from our headquarters in North Melbourne.

The Marketing & Communications Manager will lead the delivery of Next Wave’s strategic marketing goals as well as contribute to evaluation, sponsorship and development. Their primary task will be to drive the marketing campaign for Next Wave Festival 2018, building and maintaining the Next Wave brand and developing diverse audiences.

While the successful applicant should be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about contemporary art and culture in Australia, they must ultimately have a strong sense of contemporary marketing activities and will coordinate all marketing activities of Next Wave.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Please continue reading for more details including the full position description and selection criteria. 

Position Title:                  Marketing & Communications Manager

Currency:                        Full-time, October 2017 - August 2018

Location:                        Next Wave Office, Meat Market, North Melbourne

Applications Close:         Midnight (AEDST) Sunday 24 September 2017

Applicants must be available for interviews the week commencing 25 September. Interviews are held at the Next Wave offices in North Melbourne; we can also conduct interviews via Skype if required. Please note, shortlisted applicants may be required to complete a short task prior to being interviewed.

Applicants are advised to carefully read the detailed Position Description below. You should also familiarise yourself with the Vision, Mission and Values outlined on the organisation’s website, as a first step.

Applications must include:

  • A CV that includes contact details for 2 current referees
  • A two page document (maximum) telling us about how your experience responds to the selection criteria (see below) and why you would like to work with Next Wave.

Please do not include a cover letter.

We strongly encourage all applicants to get in touch prior to submitting an application. Enquiries can be directed to Georgie Meagher, Director, on (03) 9329 9422 during business hours or by email to


Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, deliver and evaluate innovative marketing campaigns;
  • Experience in producing engaging content for digital and social media platforms, complemented by strong writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in driving results and building/maintaining relationships, particularly with designers, web developers and/or publicists;
  • Ability to work with tight timelines and budgets
  • Interest in and knowledge of the contemporary arts sector with experience working with emerging artists
  • Experience using Salesforce or other similar CRM systems

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