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Queensland Poetry Festival


Annual Budget: $250,001-$750,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Arts & Culture

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: During Day
State where Board Meetings Held: Queensland
Local Government Area: Brisbane City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to lead, mentor and govern Queensland Poetry Festival Inc.

Queensland Poetry Festival Inc. (QPF) is an independent festival and arts organisation, which exists to support, cultivate and promote a vibrant poetry culture in Queensland, Australia and beyond.

QPF has grown to be the finest spoken word festival in Australia and an important part of the literary calendar, with an established reputation for excellence and innovation amongst audience, artists and industry worldwide.

The vision is for the festival to be Australia's flagship annual poetry event, honouring poetry's traditions and fostering its future with the mission of the organisation to offer a platform for voices to be shared and to be heard.

The organisation is financially sustainable having recently been awarded operational funding from Arts Queensland for four years through to 2020 as a result of comprehensive artistic, fundraising and strategic planning.

QPF invites applicants with the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Experience as a Chair and Board non-experience director, demonstrating solid leadership and governance.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience and/or interest in the arts sector.
  • Sound operational and financial management and inter-personal skills.
  • Fundraising skills, supported by solid networks.

To obtain a copy of the Position Description please email David Stavanger, Festival Co-Director at info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com or for enquires please contact Tina Radburn on (0424) 466 980.  To apply, please address your covering letter and resume to David Stavanger, Festival Co-Director, Queensland Poetry Festival Inc. at qldpoetry@gmail.com.  Applications close 3rd March 2017.

Role: Chair
Area of Expertise Being Sought: See details above
Targeting: Not supplied

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