Work with us!

Our vision is of a new thriving generation of arts and cultural leaders who reflect an ever-evolving Australia.

Each year we offer a range of professional development opportunities for artists from the west to help realise this vision:

  • Creating and performing
    Through the Community Youth Theatre program and Sub30 Collective artists from the west are able to practice their craft, explore new creative forms and build their professional network.
  • Training
    Each year WEYA offers free intensive masterclasses that provide a holistic overview of the industry, delivered by cutting-edge practitioners from a variety of creative and social practices.
  • Employment
    WEYA employs artists aged 18-30 from the west as Support Artists to help design and deliver all our programming. Support Artists receive on the job mentorship from our co-Artistic Directors, Lead Artists, and guest artists.

 

Current opportunities

2x co-Artistic Directors

Is this you or someone you know? 

Are you a working artist or creative looking for an opportunity to expand your skillset and create meaningful change for young people?  

We are currently recruiting for two new co-Artistic Directors to work alongside the Executive Director Penny Harpham, to take WEYA into our next phase of artistic, cultural and community evolution. 

We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about using art to create community and systemic cultural and industry change.  

Wondering if this could be right for you? The roles will suit people who: 

  • Are passionate about young people, great art and communities in Melbourne’s West 
  • Practicing artist/s who want to experience working within an arts and community organisation while maintaining an independent practice 

  • Either have experience in/or want to learn how to manage teams on the floor as practitioners  

  • Interested in arts advocacy and the role art plays in community and culture 

  • Has experience and/or interest in arts practice and community practice where wellbeing and art is held equally 

  • People who understand diversity within diversity, and appreciate plurality of voices 

  • Are interested in helping to shape the future of the Australian arts sector 

Because we’re on the lookout for two AD’s to work collaboratively, you don’t need to have all the skillsets. Rather, we’re looking for two people who can complement each other to deliver the best experience and support for our young people and artists.  

So if you are not sure you fit the Position Description, but you love the look of the role and think you could be a good fit for WEYA – please still reach out and apply! 

TO APPLY: 

Download and read the position description, then send the following to lucy@westernedge.org.au 

  • A cover letter 
  • Your response to the key selection requirements of no more than 3 pages 
  • A copy of your resume and/or portfolio. You are welcome to supply this in a form that works best for you including video, website or document. 

If you have any questions regarding this role or if you require an adjusted application process, please reach out to Penny Harpham via email at penny@westernedge.org.au 

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

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 1st December 2021. 

If you have an opportunity that you would like to share with our community, you can email us at info@westernedge.org.au


Operations Coordinator

WEYA is entering an exciting new phase of evolution and is growing the team with a new Operations Coordinator Role! 

This person will play a pivotal role in keeping the organization and our programs running smoothly. They’ll be the key point of contact for young collaborators, and along with the co-Artistic Directors and Executive directors, will be responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of programs, as well as the administrative and operational needs of the company. 

This role will suit someone who: 

  • Is familiar with or interested in the arts sector 
  • Likes working with a diverse range of people and stakeholders 
  • Gets a kick out of creating, optimising and maintaining systems and processes 
  • Is highly organised and has great time management skills 
  • Wants to be part of a deeply collaborative, agile and caring team 

TO APPLY: 

Download and read the position description, then send the following to lucy@westernedge.org.au 

  • A cover letter 
  • Your response to the key selection requirements of no more than 2 pages 
  • A copy of your resume

If you have any questions regarding this role or if you require an adjusted application process, please reach out.

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

Applications close 5pm on Friday 3rd December 2021.