Acting Deputy Director

North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Part-time

Next Wave is looking for a rising arts leader with strong financial and business management skills to take on the role of Acting Deputy Director from July 2017 – July 2018.

The Acting Deputy Director will support the Director and CEO in the successful delivery of the Next Wave Festival 2018 as well as taking a lead role in the establishment of Next Wave’s systems and processes for management of the City of Moreland’s Mechanics Institute.

The successful candidate should be confident preparing and managing budgets and financial reports, board papers, contracts and acquittals, as well as overseeing organisational policy, culture, business systems and contributing to fundraising.

The role works 4 days per week in the Next Wave office, increasing to full time between March and May 2018. Work hours and arrangements can be flexible for the right candidate.

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


Position Title:                  Acting Deputy Director

Currency:                        0.8EFT, July 2017 - July 2018 (12 month contract).

Preferred start date         24 July 2017

Location:                        Next Wave Office, Meat Market, North Melbourne

Remuneration:                $65,000 pro rata (plus 9.5% superannuation)   

Applications Close:         5pm (AEST) Monday 22 May 2017; late applications will not be accepted.


Interviews will be held at the Next Wave offices in North Melbourne; we can also conduct interviews via Skype if required.

Applications are due by 5pm (AEST) Monday 22 May 2017. Please submit your application Recruiterbox as one single PDF document.

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 Key Competencies (Full Position Description including Key Competencies available on the Next Wave website and why you would like to work with Next Wave.

Please note that it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

You are encouraged to speak with us prior to submitting your application. Enquiries about the position can be directed to Georgie Meagher, Director, on (03) 9329 9422 during business hours.