NOW HIRING! MusicNSW Executive Officer (Maternity Leave Cover) - MusicNSW

We are currently seeking an individual to work in the role of Executive Officer on a maternity leave contract for a minimum period of 6 months part-time, with the possibility of a 3-month extension on a part-time basis, covering a staged return to work for the incumbent. There will be a thorough hand over on both ends of this cover position to ensure a smooth transition.

Reporting to the Management Committee, the Executive Officer will be responsible for the leadership of MusicNSW during this period. Working with MusicNSW’s dynamic staff, you will take responsibility for the effective delivery of Music NSW activities against its annual plan and provide a point of reporting to the Management Committee.

Applications Close: Friday 13th February, close of business.

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Location: Sydney

Position: Contract – 6 months approx – 30 hours per week

Salary: $75,000 pro rata, plus compulsory employer superannuation contributions and salary sacrifice benefits.


The Executive Officer is responsible for implementing the vision of MusicNSW’s Management Committee, and ensuring the effective, accountable and responsible management of the organisation. With the organisation at an important stage in its development, you will be responsible for building partnerships with government and industry stakeholders, and consolidating MusicNSW’s reputation as the peak body for contemporary music in NSW through advocacy and representation. You will work with these stakeholders to develop the NSW contemporary music sector through the methods outlined in the strategic plan including artist and industry support, advocacy and specific project delivery.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Program Leadership and Staff Supervision

• Lead and manage MusicNSW staff, projects and program activities against agreed budget and timelines

• Supervise MusicNSW staff and be responsible for staff performance and review (where necessary)


• Provide effective and timely reporting to the Management Committee

Stakeholder Management

• Manage stakeholder relationships with funding bodies and project partners

• Ensure grant reporting and acquittal against funding partner deadlines

• Observe and monitor the needs of a diverse music industry and identify issues for coordinated action or advocacy within the sector.

Selection Criteria


• Experience in a leadership role with evidence of sound financial management

• Successful experience managing staff and an ability to work effectively in team contexts

• Demonstrated experience in organisational planning and reporting processes.

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrated understanding of state and federal grant funding systems along with grant writing experience.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the contemporary music sector on a local, national and international platform.

• A Bachelor’s degree or lower tertiary qualification with equivalent industry experience


• Demonstrated success as an applicant in state and federal funding schemes

• Demonstrated success in opening up new revenue streams in an organizational context
To apply for this position email your CV with a Cover Letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria on or before Friday 13th February 2015, to:

Attn: Julian Knowles
For enquiries please call 02 9953 5279 during business hours