Applications open for new MusicNSW Observership Program - MusicNSW
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The MusicNSW Board Observership Program provides an opportunity for three individuals gain experience in not-for-profit governance, leadership, and organisational strategy.

Selected observers will attend board meetings over a 12-month period and be mentored by MusicNSW board members.


Three positions are open to NSW-based artists and music industry workers, designated as follows:

  • One for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • One for a person aged 18 - 24 years at the time of application
  • One for someone based in regional NSW (outside Sydney & Western Sydney)
  • Attend six meetings in a 12-month period (attendance is via video conferencing)
  • Be mentored by MusicNSW board members

Please note that observers are not voting or decision-making members of the board. They may be invited to contribute perspectives on relevant agenda items, but do not hold any formal advisory role or authority.

How to apply

Submit this form by 5pm AEST Friday, 2 August 2024

(You will need a PDF of your resume and a 300 word statement on how the observership would benefit your professional development.)

Please send any questions to

This program is part of MusicNSW's commitment to growing organisational capacity in the not-for-profit arts sector by providing mentorship and opportunities to emerging arts workers in priority areas.

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