Employment & Internships

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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.


Regional Arts Victoria are SEEKING A PROGRAM Manager!

Regional Arts Victoria are seeking a highly experienced candidate to manage their Connecting Places Program

Download the full Position Description and selection criteria here.


Connecting Places is Regional Arts Victoria’s halls touring program, working with a network of Community Presenters across the state. It works with community presenters to build their skills in presenting quality performances in their communities. Its main aims are to:

  • Increase the network of community presenters across the state
  • Provide skills development opportunities for sustainable presenting practice
  • Provide supported pathways for programming high quality performances
  • Ensure a strong network and voice across the state for community driven programming

 The initiative recognises the important role small arts organisations and creative individuals play in the wellbeing and vitality of regional communities.

How do we do this?

Community Presenter Engagement

We define community presenters as not-for-profit community associations who have access to a venue. These are generally members of the local community, are volunteer-run and name themselves an arts council. Typically their mandate is to further arts participation in their community. 

The main aims are to help develop a sustainable presenting practice, build a robust network of highly engaged community presenters, and support them in building arts participation in their regional community. Over the next four years, we aim to directly target these areas in the below range of support mechanisms:

  • 5 x open-access skills development workshops delivered regionally
  • 5 x targeted 12 month coaching/mentoring program to develop specific skills, as identified by community presenters
  • 5 x targeted one on one planning sessions to address very specific needs
  • Provide an excellent program of works to develop an annual program from

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of this program and be the key point of contact for all related enquires. 

Application process

  1. When after reading through this document and visiting our website, you have further questions about the role, please call Rosie Dwyer, Programming Manager, on (03) 9644 1807
  2. Your application must consist of a one-page covering letter, your statement against selection criteria, a brief CV, and the names and contact details of three professional referees – emailed as a single PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name. Please keep in mind that if you don’t address the selection criteria or follow the application process, we won’t be able to assess your application. 
  3. Applications should be sent by email only, please send to rdwyer@rav.net.au by 12:00pm (noon) on Monday 29 July 2019.
  4. After the close of applications at noon on Monday 29 July 2019, shortlisting will quickly take place, and to be fair to all applicants, no late applications will be accepted.
  5. While all applications will be acknowledged by email, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally, and we appreciate your patience in not contacting us during this time.
  6. Interviews will take place on the morning of Thursday 1 August 2019 at Regional Arts Victoria. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must mention this in your covering letter.
  7. This role has a start date of Monday 9 September 2019. If you already know that you are unavailable for this start date, you must make mention of this in your covering letter, and propose an alternative start date.


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