Tracks General Manager


Tracks Dance Company has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, committed and experienced individual. Reporting directly to the Committee of Management, the General Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the organisation and plays a key role in the company's development through the implementation of its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts and a desire to be an integral part of the Tracks Dance Company team under the artistic direction of David McMicken and Tim Newth.

Company Overview
Tracks is a multi-awarded dance company based in Darwin, which produces original dance works that celebrate an important part of Australian culture- the frontier of the Northern Territory.
Tracks’ isolation and distance from larger population centres has been turned into one of the company’s greatest assets.  Performances are designed to transform audiences’ sense of place and bring to life local content and experience.  Tracks is renowned for its large-scale works that are site specific, and have sizable cast numbers drawn from the community and local dancers.  Tracks offers multiple opportunities for artists to develop their skills through mentorship, studio residencies and choreographic development.

Over more than a quarter of century Tracks has refined a process for working with the same groups and communities over long periods of time. The Milpirri festival in the remote community of Lajamanu and the Grey Panthers senior dance troupe are two of the company’s flagship projects, which make the company a unique model in the whole of Australia.

Duties of Employee
To work in collaboration with the Artistic Directors on all executive decisions, to resource and create a healthy and responsible organization that realises Tracks’ artistic, community and financial goals.

Key accountabilities
Development of Company
• Develop strategic partnerships
• Contribute to Public Relations by participating in industry events as required
• Manage government relations and funding applications including the preparation of applications, reporting requirements and acquittals
• Contribute to strategic and business planning as required
• Identify appropriate funding opportunities to support the organisation’s artistic program
• Manage fundraising (sponsorship and giving program)
• Liaise with other arts organisations and related community groups.

Marketing and Publicity
• Maintain and raise the profile of the organisation locally, nationally and internationally
• Plan and implement marketing strategies as required for productions and events
• Oversee the organisation’s online communications
• Oversee the production of all promotional and advertising material
• Manage and liaise with media including writing media releases.

Governance and Management of Organisation
• Meet legal and governance requirements and act as Public Officer under the Incorporated Association Act for the organization
• Act as Executive Director to link the operational arm and governance arm of the Company
• Manage and attend Committee of Management and Trustees meetings
• Manage human resources and professional development for core staff
• Supervise the Administrator position and oversee office administration
• Manage the bookkeeper and oversee financial management
• Oversee building maintenance
• Oversee the development and implementation of Policies and Procedures
• Manage IT and communications services.

Management of productions
• Oversee the financial, WH&S, risk, and operational activities of the Production Manager
• Manage marketing and VIP events
• Oversee Front of House: staff and volunteers
• Contract fixed-term and casual staff
• Manage contracts with venue/festivals.

Selection Criteria
1. Experience in managing the operations of a not-for-profit incorporated association
2. Experience in strategic planning and the ability to meet goals
3. High level administration and time management skills
4. Substantial experience in financial management including the preparation of budgets (experience using MYOB desirable)
5. Demonstrated knowledge of how to manage marketing, sponsorship and giving programs
6. Experience in managing staff
7. Strong negotiation and communication skills
8. Knowledge of the contemporary Australian arts sector (knowledge of dance or NT arts sector desirable)
9. Good project management skills and experience in writing successful grants applications
10. Excellent IT skills


Please send your application including a cover letter answering the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages) and a CV with two referee contacts to:

Agnès Michelet, Tracks Dance, GPO Box 823 Darwin NT 0801
Or email your application to
Closing date: Sunday 14 May 2017.