Arts Administrator – Red Rattler Theatre

By October 10, 2013 Jobs

The Red Rattler Theatre is seeking an Arts Administrator to assist in the evolution to a new business model and to manage the Red Rattler’s administrative, finance, volunteer and office systems. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc. is a not-for-profit (NFP) artist-run initiative (ARI) operating a community-based venue and artists’ studios. This highly admired venue in Sydney’s inner-west has established itself as a creative playground for performers, musicians, artists, designers, multi-media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, collective organisers, and local punters. It is fitted with a full PA, stage, LED lighting rig, projector and screen, licensed bar, a roof-top garden, and two non-residential artist studios currently supporting five practicing artists. As the Red Rattler is moving into a new era of artistic programming and community arts support, we are looking to build a team of dedicated employees who wish to be part of expanding and evolving the organisation.

Summary of Arts Administrator Responsibilities

Manage the administration of the Red Rattler Theatre office, systems, arts programs and volunteers.


Assist to co-ordinate and manage weekly programs and events with the event portfolio managers and event curators

Assist in developing new business systems and processes, in conjunction with the Board of Directors

Manage the recruitment, selection and coordination of volunteers

Sourcing funding for projects and job positions

Day to day financial administration of the organisation, including payments, invoices, monthly reconciliations, tracking expenditure, general bookkeeping for tax purposes and petty cash.

Perform administrative duties to support daily business activities

Developing and monitoring administration and information systems

Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors as appropriate

General office management including fielding enquiries and directing them appropriately, providing information about the organisation and venue

Maintain and control office and bar supply inventory

Update website and Facebook page

Generating venue hire income through venue hire rental

Reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Selection Criteria:

Experience in arts administration and financial administration

Understanding of and proven involvement with the contemporary arts sector

Strong organisational skills and attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent people skills and sensitivity/awareness/experience in dealing with diverse communities such as LGBTQI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, CALD, and people with a disability

Ability to respond flexibly to new challenges and situations

Understanding of, and experience implementing Equal Opportunity, and Occupational Health and Safety Plans, principles and legislative requirements into all aspects of the organisation

•                Non-profit experience, working with volunteers and/or marketing experience preferred, but not required.

Remuneration Package:

This position is part-time with pro-rata entitlements

Initially 12 hours/week with occasional additional hours for special events and meetings, including evenings and weekends (to be taken as time in lieu).

$35K-$40K (plus superannuation) pro-rata, dependent on experience

6 month position, subject to renewal.

The role may increase in hours and scope as the organisation grows.

To Apply:

Please respond to the selection criteria. Send with resume, cover letter and referees to:

Applications close: Friday 25th October 2013