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’d love to work with you.


Regional Arts Victoria has an exciting new opportunity for an arts sector leader. 

Regional Arts Victoria is the peak body for regional artists and arts organisations across Victoria. As an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation, we foster contemporary and innovative cultural practice across regional Victoria through long-term partnerships with artists, venues and across multiple portfolios and levels of government. 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Regional Arts Victoria is a key leadership role in the Victorian arts sector. Overseeing all of Regional Arts Victoria’s operations, the CEO is a conduit between the programs and strategic ambitions of the Board and Membership of the organisation. Regional Arts Victoria is seeking a visionary arts leader to guide the company into its next phase.  


  1. Demonstrated experience in leading an arts or non-profit organisation. 
  1. A well-developed understanding of the regional Victorian arts sector, with established networks and a track-record of program delivery for artists, organisations and audiences. 
  1. Experience in working with organisation and project budgets. 
  1. High-level advocacy experience, including experience working with State, Federal and Local Government and philanthropic bodies, as well as relationships with other arts organisations across the State. 
  1. Solid management experience, including experience managing high-performing staff. 
  1. Excellent professional writing skills, including previous experience in writing funding applications and advanced reporting skills. 
  1. High-level communication skills, which might include experience media, workshop, and/or conference presentation experience. 
  1. Strong process and time management skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  1. Demonstrated achievement at a senior level in formulating and delivering strategy and programs that have resulted in substantive change. 
  1. Resourcefulness, with a keen sense of initiative in identifying and analysing problems, systems and solutions. 
  1. Desirable: experience working with a Board or Committee of Management. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and National Police check to be eligible for the role.  

Regional Victorians, First Nations people, people from culturally diverse and/or LGBTQI communities, people of all working ages, and people with a lived experience of disability, are strongly encouraged to apply. This role can be based anywhere in Victoria. 

If after reading through the document below, you have further questions about the role, please email Deputy Chair of the Board, Rebecca Brezzi at [email protected] with the Subject heading “Recruitment enquiry – CEO” or call 0424 592 544. 

Applications should be emailed as a single PDF (max 7 pages) with your name and the position title as the document’s name to Angela Pamic, HR Manager, [email protected]net.au. Late applications will not be accepted.  

Applications must consist of  

  • a cover statement outlining your vision for Regional Arts Victoria (max. 1 page of text) 
  • a document responding to the key selection criteria (max. 3 pages of text),  
  • a brief CV including contact details of three professional referees (max. 3 pages of text) 

Please contact Angela on [email protected] or 0460 845 709 if you require alternative access application methods. 

Applications Open: Wednesday, 3 August 2022 

Application Close: 11.59pm Wednesday, 24 August 2022 

Interviews: In person, Melbourne office – Week of 29 August 2022. 

Notification: Monday, 5 September 2022 

Start Date: Monday, 3 October 2022 

Note for all applicants:

Please contact Angela, HR Manager on [email protected] or 0460 845 709 if you require alternative methods of application.

First Nations people, people from culturally diverse and/or LGBTQI communities, people of all ages and people with a lived experience of disability, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) is committed to the safety of children and young people who participate in our programs as audience members, participants, and creators. All children and young people, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, family or social background, have the right to feel safe and protected from abuse. RAV has zero tolerance for child abuse.

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 as our staff work remotely throughout the state.

Regional Arts Victoria supports the arts in regional Victoria and we’re looking for volunteers to help us do it!

Through creative facilitation, touring, education, specialised resources and advocacy, we develop and sustain creative communities and artistic practice all over Victoria.

During the year we have a number of short-term opportunities for volunteers to participate in a range of activities at Regional Arts Victoria, from assisting at events like Showcase Victoria through to helping us keep in touch with our various artist and member networks.

Regional Arts Victoria structures our volunteer program so that volunteers can expect:

  • short-term arts industry experience in a hands-on environment among a diversity of peers;
  • the opportunity to volunteer in activities across our departments according to your interests and availability;  
  • targeted professional development opportunities, with the chance to work with experts and peers in the arts sector;
  • a friendly, collegiate working environment, supported by staff who are passionate about the arts.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us please email us at [email protected] with your name, email address and contact number. 

Volunteers on our volunteer list will be contacted when opportunities to get involved arise. You can choose when you volunteer and what opportunities you’d like to take advantage of simple by responding to our regular call-outs.

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

Image: Goat Gallery Exhibition Launch by Pia Richardson