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Expressions of Interest –  Diversity Manager 

Closing date: COB Monday 18th June 2018

30 hrs/per week (Permanent Part-time)

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 FT (pro rata for PT)

Community Arts Network (CAN) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified candidates to work closely with the General Managers and drive the development of CAN’s work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities. This is a permanent, part-time position.

There are two key elements to CAN’s Diversity program:

1. Collaborative design and development of a strategy to increase diversity in the arts in WA, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse people

2. Development and delivery of community arts projects with and for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in WA

The Diversity Manager will take prime responsibility for the first of these elements, working with the arts sector, CaLD individuals and communities and relevant stakeholders, to create a responsive, dynamic and effective strategy.


All CAN workers require skills and experience that equip them to work in complex community settings, an appreciation of community arts and cultural development, plus excellent organisational and communication skills. All CAN projects and activities engage people of Aboriginal and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds so a high level of cross-cultural competence and understanding is essential.

For this role, an understanding of the matters affecting CaLD communities, networks within multicultural WA, strong analytical skills and evidence of application of strategic thinking are required. Proficiency in a language other than English is an advantage.

This role

Working with the CAN team and appropriate reference groups, CAN’s Diversity Manager will oversee the development and delivery of a strategy that aligns with the strategic objectives of the organisation and its values of Respect, Social Equity, Resilience and Creativity.

Hours: 30 per week

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 at FTE (would be pro rata’d for PTE)

In particular, the Diversity Manager will:

1. Coordinate the development of a strategy to increase diversity in the arts in WA, by:

a. Facilitating strong partnerships between CAN and CaLD communities, artists and arts organisations
b. Facilitating strong partnerships between CAN and individuals, organisations and agencies who can support the achievement of increased diversity in the arts
c. Coordinating the working group and other consultative groups in the co-design of the strategy
d. Shaping the agreed strategy into a form that is easily communicated and shared
e. Planning a communications strategy / rollout of the strategy and engagement of key stakeholders

2. Manage CAN-led elements of the Diversity strategy by:

a. Coordinating further research and development to support the strategy
b. Coordinating the development of resources (including digital) to support the strategy
c. Facilitating collaborative projects that further the strategy

3. Contribute to the development of CAN by:

a. Sharing knowledge, networks and learning with CAN team
b. Assisting with the planning, scoping and design of projects in and with CaLD communities and the evaluation of those projects
c. Establishing and maintaining partnerships and stakeholder relationships within participating communities

About CAN

CAN has a 30+ year history of nurturing community arts and cultural development practice and delivering artistic excellence with and for communities. We work to give creative voice to authentic, diverse and under-represented stories that have the power to transform communities and challenge assumptions and stereotypes.

CAN is recognised as a national leader in facilitating the production of community arts that delivers social outcomes for participants. Our work is concentrated with communities on Noongar Country and we are now expanding our work with CaLD communities of WA.

The CAN team comprises a small core staff of experienced practitioners and organisational managers plus project specific creative teams (coordinators and artists) contracted to deliver defined projects. The culture of the organisation is collaborative and supportive, balancing the need for clear expectations of staff and program delivery, with being responsive to the dynamic nature of complex communities.

CAN values

Respect – We honour the inherent worth of all people, cultures and environment
Social equity – We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to engage, participate and flourish
Resilience – We foster connectedness through the arts for strong and thriving communities
Creativity – We create art that inspires the sharing of culture and identity

EOI process

Interested applicants should provide:

a) A two page EOI outlining
• relevant skills and experience
• how your work history and personal approach aligns with this role and CAN’s values

b) A current CV

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview by the end of June.

Please send submission to Jane Chambers by close of business, Monday 18 June, 2018.

Download PDF – Diversity Manager EOI

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