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Women's Circus

http://395 Barkly St

Annual Budget: Not supplied
Number of Paid Staff: Not supplied
Number of Volunteers: Not supplied
Community Segment: Community & Economic Development, Arts & Culture

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area:

Any further information about this vacancy:

Women’s Circus is a feminist arts organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of women and communities through social circus and performance. Women’s Circus has provided training and creative opportunities for women and communities since 1991. Women’s Circus was originally a project of the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Women’s Circus is still proudly based in Melbourne’s vibrant West and now works with women of all ages and a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences as well as with a range of community partners.   

Who are you? 

 You are attracted to our mission and values and wish to be part of an active board to drive, guide and govern our wonderful organisation. You will have experience and or a passion for the arts and possess one or more of the following skills: 

  • Accounting/ Finance 
  • Research & Development 
  • Auditing  

Your Responsibilities as a Board member: 

Women’s Circus is a company limited by guarantee. All Directors of the Women’s Circus are bound by the company’s constitution, relevant rules and legislation, including the Corporations Act 2001. 

The role and responsibilities of a Director are described in the Women’s Circus Board Charter and include: 

  • Participation in, and contribution to, approximately 10 to 12 Board meetings per year 
  • Oversight of effective governance of the organisation 
  • Formulation of the strategic direction 
  • Recruitment and oversight of the Executive Director 
  • Reviewing, approving and monitoring the business plan and annual budget 
  • Contribution to the development of board and organisational policies 
  • Compliance with the legal requirements of being a director 
  • Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of running a company 
  • Monitoring risks facing the organisation 
  • Involvement on board sub-committees 
  • Identifying skills required by the board and potential candidates 

In addition to the above, Directors are also expected to attend and assist in Women’s Circus fundraising, community and end of year shows, as well as promote and represent the Women’s Circus in a professional capacity at various functions and forums held across Melbourne.

Members of the Women’s Circus community are eligible. However, this is an independent, non-executive director role and related parties, such as persons employed either currently or in the past 12 months as employees, contractors or auditors of the Women’s Circus are not eligible to apply. 

How to find out more  

A copy of the Board Charter setting out the responsibilities, governance procedures and other matters relating to the operation of the Board can be found on the Women’s Circus website (www.womenscircus.org.au) or contact info@womenscircus.org.au to have one sent to you. 

To express your interest  

Please email Jodie Granger on jodiegranger@gmail.com with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter describing your motivation to contribute to our great organisation, as well as your relevant skills and experience, by 10th February 2019. 

 *Women’s Circus welcomes any member who identifies as, our has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary. 


Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Advocacy, Banking & Financial Services, Community Specialist, Government Relations, Grants Administration, Research & Development
Targeting: Females, People with Disabilities, LGBTQI
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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