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About Burrinja

Burrinja is at the heart of the creative community of the Dandenong Ranges. 

Burrinja is a not-for-profit organisation that thrives thanks to the support of Yarra Ranges Council, artists, visitors and our community.  We deliver a wide array of cultural experiences to the Dandenong Ranges region and beyond. The 400 seat theatre and 130 studio theatre combines professional performers, community and school productions with a range of commercial and other hire events, while three exhibition spaces, artist’s studios and cultural development events ensures a vibrant visual and community arts program.  

Annually, Burrinja supports around 300 activities both inside the facility and out in the community, reaching around 80,000 people annually. 

Burrinja is: Obsessed with art. Focussed on community. Steered in partnership. Interested in tomorrow. 

Aware of history. Seeking Impact. Continuously learning. Driven by ethics. 

We look for staff who can instil these values. 

 

Current Vacancies 

 

Experience Manager

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive event and visitor experience to ensure exceptional experiences of art and the facility.  By being visitor focussed you will contribute to us increasing visitation, maximising revenue generating opportunities and enabling Burrinja to provide a culturally safe space.  The role will oversee the effective and efficient management of all venues and facilities at Burrinja, including a box office service; venue hire; day to day operations of the centre; managing event staff and our visitor experience volunteer team. 

As this position provides the leading role in upholding a culture of delivering a positive experience for all users of Burrinja we need someone who looks for ways to make things happen, enjoys solving problems, is a time management fiend who can juggle lots of things in a day and really enjoys taking that extra step to exceed expectations.  You get a buzz from being the practical person that makes things happen. You have the patience to support a volunteer learn the ropes, the diplomacy skills to solve problems amicably and the ability to see the small details that take an experience to the next level. 

We don’t expect you know everything but you will need to learn systems quickly to be able to work autonomously. We’re a small team that delivers so much and we have ambitions to do more so we need someone who is up for the challenge of being a key player in helping us bring the best experiences to our communities. 

What we will do for you

Burrinja prides itself on having a kind and supportive work culture.  The length of time our staff and volunteers have worked for the organisation is a testament to this. We show mutual respect to our colleagues, artists and community.   

We let you work autonomously.  We trust you to care enough about our community that you will do your job to the best of your ability. But that doesn’t mean we leave you alone… your line manager will regularly check in with you to see how things are going. We are all one team and we are here to support you to support the work we do.  

We have a small budget for professional development each year and we will try to support your professional development aspirations as much as we can.  

As this role is customer facing it is hard for it to be done remotely but we strive to be as flexible as we can to support you to meet the demands of your life. 

With a new Creative Director in post we are about to embark on a new strategic plan and vision so it is an exciting time to join the organisation as there will be significant scope to grow and develop with the organisation over the coming year. 

The big thing we can offer you is a community. There is a great affection for Burrinja in our local area and it is such a joy to work somewhere where each day someone shows you that affection and appreciates the contribution you make.    

Download the full position description here

HOW TO APPLY

We would love to hear from you so please send your CV (no longer than three pages) and a 500 word response the Key Responsibilities and Duties highlighting the experience and skills you will bring to the position. 

Email your application to: Toni Kirk, Chief Operating Officer : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close: 9am Wednesday 10th March 2021 

Interviews: Monday 22nd March 2021

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Duty Manager (casual)

The Duty Manager oversees the delivery of the Front of House and Ticketing service during evenings and weekend and supervises the casual staff who support these activities while on shift. 

This role is responsible for the safety, security and enjoyment of Burrinja’s patrons, visitors, performers and stakeholders and fulfils the role of Chief Fire Warden and First Aid Officer when on shift. 

The Duty Manager is the senior staff member when rostered on. 

This is a casual position; working hours are dependent on Burrinja’s performance schedule, but likely to be one or two evenings and/or weekend shifts. It is anticipated that most rostered hours will be outside of regular working hours. These hours will be paid at the advertised casual rate.

Download the full position description here

HOW TO APPLY

We would love to hear from you so please send your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a 500 word response to the Key Tasks and Person specifications highlighting the experience and skills you will bring to the position. 

Email your application to: Toni Kirk, Chief Operating Officer   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications deadline extended to: 9am Tuesday 9th March 2021

 

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It is Burrinja’s honour to operate on Wurundjeri country. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

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