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Burrinja Cultural Centre

(Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre inc.)

Burrinja cultural centre in the Dandenong Ranges is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in becoming a Director on our volunteer Board of Management from November 2019. 

Burrinja’s Board are seeking nominations from persons with relevant industry and / or governance experience in of one of the following areas: 

1. Financial management – accounting qualification preferred

2. Fundraising  / Philanthropy 

3. Human Resource management

4. Board Governance

Burrinja cultural centre is a not-for-profit arts organisation, incorporated in 1999 as the Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc. In 2015 it was endorsed by the ACNC as a registered Charity, and it has deductible gift recipient status Items 1 & 4. 

The Centre encompasses arts activities and community cultural development, Indigenous collection and museum management, 400 seat theatre - performing arts, contemporary galleries, artist studios, live music, workshops and café. 

In mid-2020 the centre will complete major $3m refurbishment of its visual arts spaces, including galleries and artist studios, along with its catering, hospitality and first floor multi-purpose space. 

The centre marked its twentieth year celebration in 2018 with the commencement of a visioning process for the next 20 years – leveraging off the opportunity provided by the refurbishment, and reviewing its current strategic plan (2016-2020).



• Role: Ordinary Board Member – Voluntary 

• Annual Budget: Approx $1,200,000 per/annum 

• Number of Paid Staff: 7.4 Full Time Equivalent

• Number of Volunteers: 35

• Community Segment: Arts & Culture

• Board Size: 9. Three year terms. 

• Board Meetings (frequency): monthly

• Board Meetings Held: Evenings at Burrinja, Upwey 

• Local Government Area: Yarra Ranges Shire Council. 1 Councilor representative on Board

Prospective Board Members need to submit a CV and complete a skills matrix.  

Elected Board members will strive to uphold and fulfil the Vision, Mission and Aims of the Association: 

Burrinja: Building Community through Arts



a) To promote, develop and present arts and culture in the region

b) To be a public art gallery, public museum and collecting institution 

c) To support and develop the cultural identity of the Dandenong Ranges

d) To provide opportunities for the development and facilitation of creative arts practice and enterprise including cultural development  



For all inquiries regarding the Board position at Burrinja and Nomination Forms, please contact Burrinja’s

Acting Executive Director, Toni Kirk: 9754 1509 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Information: www.burrinja.org.au

2019-20 Board Nominations Close at 5pm on Friday November 15, 2019

2019 AGM Monday 18th Dec 2019 7pm. 

Download the full position description here.


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Burrinja acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. 

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