Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility



L2R Dance seeks a vibrant, experienced and motivated Youth Arts Coordinator with effective time management skills to work collaboratively with our CEO to take the organisation’s Igniting Legends program to the next stage of its development as an innovative youth program based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.


The Prospective candidate should be experienced in arts and/or community youth sector management and have a solid understanding of the landscape. As L2R’s Youth Arts Coordinator, you are responsible for developing, delivering and overseeing L2R’s Igniting Legends Program for young Emerging Artists, with support from the CEO/Artistic Director.


The Youth Arts Coordinator is also responsible
for the training and development of L2R’s Emerging Artist Alumni. You will contribute to the development of L2R’s strategic plan, foster strong relationships with community stakeholders, and provide high quality artistic leadership within the organisation.

Central to your role is ensuring children and young people are at the core of L2R and that young people have opportunities to take up supported leadership positions within L2R.

The Youth Arts Coordinator will be a legend who has a passion for working

with young people, specifically from newly arrived, migrant, refugee and at risk backgrounds. You will ensure that L2R provides a service that reflects the changing needs of children and young people in Melbourne’s west. The candidate must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills and a collaborative spirit to work with our six part time staff members.

The Youth Arts Coordinator will no doubt be a legend who is invested in L2R’s mission and eager to support the organisation in its next steps of development, while creating meaningful social change and inspiring artistic outputs through the power of dance. 

It would be favourable if the candidate had a connection to dance to support the organisation as a young and innovative dance organisation based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Key skills

  • A tertiary qualification in (or similar relevant experience) in Community Arts Practice, Community Development, or Arts Management.

  • Experience in a similar position within an arts organisation, community sector and/or a tertiary qualification in Arts Management.

  • Experience and understanding of working with marginalised cultures and communities, particularly in relation to arts, and a commitment to furthering L2R’s mission in line with our organisational values.

  • Excellent written and communication skills and highly developed computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft office programs in particular Microsoft Excel.

  • Demonstrated project or program management experience in a youth or community arts context.

  • Effective organisational and time management skills including the ability to plan strategically.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver and oversee the Igniting Legends Program with support from the CEO/Artistic Director, and provide tailored mentoring to the participants.

  • Create, facilitate and drive a targeted annual program plan.

  • In collaboration with the Emerging Artists develop and deliver individual internship goals and outcomes, including the program Impact video.

  • Collaborate with videographers to create visual pieces conceptualised by Emerging Artists.

  • Coordinate and oversee the paid internships of Emerging Artists, including work placements and mentorships for each artist during the calendar year.

  • Leverage existing and establish new creative arts partnerships and relations to cultivate more pathways into the arts and expand on creative opportunities for L2R members.

  • Maintain and expand delivery partners to support young people to transition into further education, training and employment.

  • Coordinate and effectively oversee the continuing development of the L2R Emerging Artists Alumni.



Collaborative spirit

good sense of humour  

self- disciplined, motivated, innovative and culturally aware.


How to apply:

Your application must consist of:

  • A one-page cover letter about why you’d be perfect for the role

  • A brief up-to-date CV;

  • The names and contact details of three professional referees.

Please email your application as a single PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name to: 

Apply before 5pm, Monday 14 February 2022. 

First Nations People, and People of Colour, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position..




Youth Arts Coordinator

Download PD HERE


Part-time 2.5 days pw (0.5FTE). 12month contract with a three-month probation period


$72,000 - $77,000. pro rata + superannuation. Range commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. 

Level 3



If, after reading through the Position Description, Strategic plan and visiting our website, you have further questions about the role, please call Jacinda Richards, CEO on +(61) 417 101 514 or email