Employment & Internships

Goat Gallery Exhibition Launch by Pia Richardson

There is a high demand for employment and internship opportunities at Regional Arts Victoria. We encourage you to read through our application process carefully and contact us with any questions. We've also written this handy guide on Applying for a job in the arts. We'd love to work with you.


We are looking for a Programming Communications Coordinator!

The Programming Communications Coordinator is an existing role at Regional Arts Victoria, supporting the Programming team with all internal and external communications and marketing needs. This exciting full time role is based in the CBD, with applications closing on Tuesday 3 September. 

Programming communications and marketing

  • Work with the Programming Manager to develop and manage the overall communications plan for the Programming Department
  • Work with Programming Manager and Program Managers/Coordinators to develop individual communications plans
  • Work with the Programming Manager and Connecting Places Manager to develop strategies for Community Presenters to market their work
  • Liaise with artists, community presenters and venues regarding progress on projects, providing additional one-on-one assistance and advice as requested
  • As directed by event executives, coordinate communications and marketing of events including Showcase Victoria, , and other Programming events
  • Work with the Programming Manager and Connecting Places Manager to coordinate communications and marketing of Programming events and opportunities such as regional workshops, mentorships and touring EOIs
  • Develop and distribute marketing kits for touring projects as appropriate, consisting of copy, media releases, biographies, reviews, production images and other information as required
  • Develop and schedule content for Programming Facebook groups and social media
  • Coordinate the Programming e-newsletter
  • Manage overprinting of collateral for touring projects (including design of posters and flyers)
  • Proof touring shows’ promotional material, including show dates and times, copy, logos and other acknowledgements for all projects as required of contracted partners and sponsors
  • Gather and file media monitoring materials for Programming events and programs
  • Work with external graphic designers to develop printed programs for the Programming Department. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite required.
  • Ensure contact databases are kept up to date
  • Manage Programming website including content and events

Regional Arts Victoria communications

  • Ensure brand consistency and style guide adherence for a consistent and impressive Regional Arts Victoria profile and presence
  • Assist in maintaining updated information on the Regional Arts Victoria website and assist in developing and distributing social media content
  • Proofread public material to the highest standard
  • Assist in the development and acquittal of funding applications to state and federal bodies through the gathering and creation of suitable copy and support material
  • Assist in maintaining various marketing related information management systems including databases, spreadsheets and filing
  • Assist with the promotion and delivery of Regional Arts Victoria events

Applications due 12pm Tuesday 3 September, 2019. 
Download the full Position Description and How to Apply here: Programming Communications Coordinator PD

We are looking for a Arts & Education Coordinator!

Our newly created Arts & Education Coordinator role is a part time role, 3 days per week. This position coordinates the delivery of the Arts & Education program including developing tour itineraries, booking logistics and assisting with creation of curriculum-aligned teacher resources. The Arts & Education Coordinator will assist with marketing, evaluation and reporting of the program. The role will develop and maintain strong relationships with schools and communities, building awareness of the program. This is a unique role combining arts, education and touring in a regional context.

Program Development

  • Contribute creatively to the ongoing development and curation of the Arts & Education program
  • In consultation with the Arts & Education Manager, assist with preparation of funding applications and grant acquittals as directed
  • Participate in active discussions with teachers and networks in order to keep abreast of developments in the arts and education sector
  • Attend peak teacher conferences and other promotional events where required, ensuring Regional Arts Victoria is represented in a professional manner at all times
  • Research into special areas of interest as directed by the Arts & Education Manager

Touring Coordination

  • In consultation with the Arts & Education Manager, coordinate tour itineraries and liaise with schools to confirm scheduling where required
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation logistics for tours within Live Performance Australia guidelines. Communicate with artists and schools to discuss tour requirements
  • Maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including schools, councils, venues and artists

Marketing and Communications

  • In consultation with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, assist in website data entry, updating program information
  • Assist in preparation for the launch of the annual program


  • Manage data entry and maintenance, including maintaining up to date contact data base, distributing and collecting survey data and letters of confirmation for teachers, artists and producers
  • Create and maintain all templates required for program administration
  • In consultation with the Arts & Education Manager and Finance Coordinator, coordinate the issue and payment tracking of invoices to schools
  • Gather and compile qualitative and quantitative data related Arts & Education programs for funding applications, acquittals, board reports and other external and internal reports
  • Assist with the compilation and lay-out of teacher resources
  • Assist with Arts & Education stakeholder meeting secretariat, prepare and distribute documents, take minutes where required

Applications due 12pm Tuesday 3 September, 2019. 
Download the full Position Description and How to Apply here: Arts & Education Coordinator PD


There are currently no internship opportunities.


Our Internship Program offers short-term, targeted opportunities to gain valuable arts industry experience in a hands-on environment among a diversity of peers. This is a unique opportunity to develop new skills alongside a team of experts dedicated to inspiring art across the state.

The principal purpose of our Internship Program is to provide the Intern with hands-on work experience within a structured learning environment. All Regional Arts Victoria Interns undergo a program of observation and exposure across our organisation including Education & Families, Cultural Partnerships, Performing Arts Touring and State-Wide Projects (including Small Town Transformations). A Position Description has been provided as a guide only, offering applicants an insight into the type of experience which will be gained during this internship. Regional Arts Victoria will work closely with the successful applicant to ensure that the Internship Program is of benefit to them.

Our Internship Program has been developed in accordance with the guidelines offered by the Fair Work Ombudsman

For every internship, Regional Arts Victoria makes sure that supervision and support is strong. This means that we are unable to accommodate unsolicited requests for internship placements.


Regional Arts Victoria encourages high school, TAFE and other students with work experience requirements to seek placements in creative organisations across the state. Please see our Members section to find organisations near you.

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to accommodate work experience students in our Melbourne office.


At Regional Arts Victoria we're committed to creating a workplace that's as inspiring as the work of our artists across the state. Annual individual and group professional development focuses on leadership, public presentation, writing, negotiation, conflict and complexity, emotional intelligence, body and mindfulness, with mentorships, placements, exchanges, career planning and more. These experiences include our annual Creative Professional Development Retreat, quarterly AllStaff Meeting, and annual performance reviews. The strategic planning cycle involves all staff, and there's a quarterly Business Plan Check-In to maintain an open culture of evaluation and review. Fortnightly Staff Salons alternate with Kitchen Kabinets, balancing the development of a critical arts vocabulary with exchanges across the breadth of the organisation. Quiet Fridays allow full-time staff to frontload their Monday-to-Thursday so as to devote Fridays to their creative practice, making for a quieter office space to end the week.

Our aim is to offer a career highlight experience for everyone who works with us.

Our blog, Inspiring Arts, is written by all of us, and offers some more insights across all of these areas.

Image: Goat Gallery Exhibition Launch by Pia Richardson