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We’re hiring – Manager, Artist and Sector Development

Download the full Position Description and selection criteria here.

TNA’s ten-year vision is for a Safe, Healthy and Relevant performing arts sector.

The role of Manager, Artist and Sector Development, is to work collaboratively with the TNA team to deliver TNA’s key goals:

  • Strengthening the performing arts sector;
  • Strengthening artists and arts organisations; and
  • Strengthening the organisation of TNA and its membership.

The position is very outward facing, working with deep respect with our members, partners and the wider sector on capacity building initiatives for artists and organisations. This position also takes a leadership role in working to advance the ASSITEJ Australia network – the sector making performing arts work with, for and by young people. This position also supports the organisation more broadly in events, advocacy campaigns, communication and research.

Each of TNA’s key roles are highly self-directed and self-supported, but you will be part of a great team.

TNA’s Employment Policy

We value the rich contributions to the arts made by people from a variety of backgrounds, and we aim to have a diverse group of people working at TNA.

We are an equal opportunity workplace and we strongly encourage applications by First Nations people, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTIQA+ community.

We understand the needs of people with family obligations and we provide a flexible working week, and part-time positions.

We understand artists’ working lives, and by negotiation we allow time-off for artistic practice and other commitments such as touring.

Our philosophy is based on generosity, empathy, and a commitment to deep work satisfaction for employees. We know that this is repaid in retaining committed, passionate staff members who live and breathe the values of the organisation.


If you are interested in applying for the position, we encourage you to contact Simone Schinkel, TNA’s General Manager: Email or call 0421 967 349 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only).

Your application should introduce yourself, address your interest in the role and working with TNA, outline your relevant professional experience (arts and non-arts), and indicate your ideal workload.

As a guide you may wish to submit:

  • a 1 – 2 page cover letter addressing the below selection criteria
  • a 1 – 2 page resume including a minimum of two referees

If you believe this is the right opportunity for you, please send your application by email to by 5pm (ESDT) on Friday 28th February. 

If you need help completing an application, please contact Simone ASAP.

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