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L2R Dance seeks a vibrant, experienced and motivated leader to keep the seat warm while our CEO is on a six-month Maternity Leave. The prospective candidate should be experienced in arts and/or community sector management and have a solid understanding of the landscape. 

The candidate must be an effective leader with excellent time management skills and a collaborative spirit to work with our part time team of three staff members and Board to implement the Strategic Plan 2020-2025. It is essential you have excellent communication skills, a track record in successful grant-writing, acquittal reporting and monitoring and evaluation specific to the non-for-profit arts and community sectors.

The Acting CEO will no doubt be a legend who is invested in L2R’s vision and mission and eager to support L2R in its next steps of strategy and 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

  • 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. 

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


Key Responsibilities

  • Leading a small team of 3 part time staff and delegating responsibilities.

  • Monitoring incoming communications and opportunities.

  • In collaboration with the Relationship and Development Manager, facilitate and drive the organisation’s monitoring and evaluation framework. 

  • Drive and deliver the organisation’s annual report.

  • In collaboration with the Relationship and Development Manager, oversee high quality and timely preparation of funding body deliverables, governance and statutory requirements. 

  • In collaboration with the Community Development and Events Coordinator, oversee and negotiate all artistic and production personnel contracts as required. 

  • In collaboration with the team develop and implement marketing and publicity plans for L2R and its artistic outputs. 

  • In collaboration with the Relationship and Development Manager, author and acquit funding submissions to Government agencies, philanthropic trusts and foundations. 

  • Produce and deliver L2R’s annual community dance showcase the L2R Experience in collaboration with board, staff and community.

  • Develop L2R’s monthly community mail via Mailchimp.



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, Thursday 11 February 2021. 

People from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or Indigenous backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.




Acting CEO- Maternity Leave Position


Part-time (0.4FTE).  6month contract with a three-month probation period


Relevant to professional experience.



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



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