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.


Regional Arts Victoria is seeking experienced workers impacted/displaced by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to fill numerous roles within the Project Management team for the Creative Workers in Schools program.

Creative Workers in Schools (CWS) is a new creative residency initiative for Creative Workers and Victorian Government schools.

The CWS program is delivered by Regional Arts Victoria (RAV), in partnership with Department of Education and Training (DET) and Creative Victoria through the support of the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria (WFV) initiative.

You can read more about the project here: rav.net.au/creative-workers-in-schools

See below for the Creative Workers in Schools Project Management team roles available now. 

Creative Workers in Schools Regional Area Manager (based in Eastern Victoria)

The Regional Area Managers for the Creative Workers in Schools initiative will support local creative workers and schools in a defined region to develop and deliver their residency projects. This will include managing local creative workers, coordinating training and professional development opportunities for creative workers and schools, assist in the development and delivery of the program, dealing with stakeholder enquiries, managing reporting, and ensuring the program meets the needs of local schools across Terms 1, 2 and 3, 2021.

Download the full Position Description and selection criteria for the Creative Workers in Schools Regional Area Managers HERE

 Regional Area Manager Key dates

  • Sunday 24 January 2021 - Applications close 12pm (noon)
  • Wednesday 27 January 2021 - Interviews to be conducted online
  • Thursday 11 February 2021– Regional Area Managers, Creative Workers in Schools position start date


Payroll Administrator

The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for reporting, payments, data entry and related tasks required to administer the payments to staff employed on the CWIS project. This role can be based anywhere in Victoria.

Download the full Position Description and selection criteria for the Payroll Administrator HERE

Payroll Administrator Key Dates

  • Thursday 28 6 January 2021 - Applications close 12pm (noon)
  • Monday 1 February 2021 - Interviews to be conducted online
  • Monday 8 February 2021 –Payroll Administrator position start date

If you have further questions about these Creative Workers in Schools positions, please contact:

Pippin Davies

Program Manager Arts & Education

P: 0427 211 123

E: pdavies@rav.net.au



All applications for Creative Workers in Schools positions must be processed through the  Working for Victoria platform for people seeking employment.

  1. Learn more about the opportunity by:

       2. Register for the Working for Victoria Online Jobs Platform by:

  • Registering to apply and completing your basic information (guides, including multi-lingual information, available here)
  • Strengthen your profile (tips here)
  • When applying for a Creative Workers in Schools Opportunity, the "Tell us about yourself" section is where you can provide any further information about your relevant experience. We strongly recommend providing online links to any material which might assist us to assess your previous work. Please include at a minimum brief bio in this section
  • In your profile, please select your Job Preferences location to be 250km,  As this is a state-wide program open to creatives across Victoria, the Creative Workers in Schools opportunity will not be visible if you select a smaller radius.  This does not mean that you are confirming at this stage that you are willing to travel this distance as a Creative Worker.  You will have the opportunity to specify the distance you are willing to travel for work in the application form. 
  • Note that it may take a few days for the registration process to be completed. We strongly recommend you complete this early.

       3. Apply for the CWS roles by:

           Finding the roles near you. You can achieve this by:

  • Filtering for Arts and Recreation Services / Education and Training / Administrative and Support Services
  • Sorting by Company name (Regional Arts Victoria)
  • Scanning for “Regional Arts Victoria Creative Workers in Schools” as well as the relevant position name in the job title
  • Selecting the role, clicking “Apply” and completing the application questions. You will receive a confirmation message when you submit
  • You cannot save your application to return to later. We recommend you draft your responses using the key selection criteria notes in the position description.

       4. Receive communications regarding your application

  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Regional Arts Victoria for more information, and/or to participate in an online interview
  • Unsuccessful candidates will receive an email notifying them of their application outcome.

      5. Commence your role

  • Successful applicants will receive notification of a successful outcome by Regional Arts Victoria following the interview process.


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