Positions Vacant

The NSW Writers’ Centre is currently seeking a Project & Communications Officer (closing 6 October). See below for position description and instructions on how to apply.


Project & Communications Officer

The NSW Writers’ Centre is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Project & Communications Officer to help design and administer our vibrant program of festivals, events and prizes and to develop and implement strategies for promotion of the Centre.

Reporting to the Program Manager, you will coordinate the logistics of this part of our program, contribute to strategies for future programming and coordinate promotion of the Centre and its programs through social media and other channels.

You will have experience in arts administration or event management and in marketing and promotion, including successful development and management of a social media presence. You will have an interest in writers and a strong engagement with the writing community. You will be creative, energetic, flexible and an excellent communicator and team player, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time. Consultative, but also able to work independently, you will demonstrate a rigorous attention to detail and a determination to get things right.

This is a 0.8 position, with some weekend and evening work required. The salary package will be pro rata of a full-time package of $48,000-52,000 per annum including superannuation.

Applications should include your CV, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below) and contact details for at least two professional referees. Applications should be emailed to info@nswwc.org.au by 5 pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015.

For a full position description, click here.

For further information, contact jtsalis@nswwc.org.au

Selection criteria: Project & Communications Officer

  • Experience in arts administration, event management or a related area
  • Experience in marketing and promotion, including successful development and management of a social media presence
  • Strong interest in writers and engagement with the writing community
  • Ability to think strategically and to make a creative contribution to programming and promotional planning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at a time with meticulous attention to budgets, schedules and record-keeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, while ensuring managers and colleagues are kept informed
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work constructively and consultatively as part of a small team and to liaise with external speakers, partner organisations, media and others
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks as required

Located in beautiful Callan Park, Rozelle, the NSW Writers’ Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to writers at all stages of their careers. We run a lively program of courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. The Centre receives funding from Arts NSW, the Australia Council and Leichhardt Council.

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