Expression of Interest - General Manager

Punctum is seeking Expressions of Interest for the role of General Manager.  The General Manager works closely with the Artistic Director, Jude Anderson, supporting local, national and international opportunities currently being extended to us as well as informing our future direction.

Position type: Regular, flexible, permanent part-time hours in arts management and organisation administration. EFT 0.6, 3 days per week, days to be negotiated.

Generally working business hours, there will be occasions when the General Manager will be required to work outside these hours.  Punctum operates a time off in lieu policy.

Location: Castlemaine, VIC.

Salary: $55,000 [pro rata] plus 9.5% superannuation.

About Punctum
Founded in 2004, Punctum has forged a national reputation as a key Australian small arts organisation creating and producing Live Arts and experimental performances and programs. We are artist led, audience centred, and grow works regionally in collaboration with local, national, and international partners and participants. Based in Castlemaine on Dja Dja Wurrung country, Punctum has a 15-year history of spearheading bold award-winning new works and programs. We are nationally recognised for our support and production of experimental performance practice, small to large-scale performances and installations, and the relationships we build between audience members and artists, subject material and sites.

About the position
Reporting to and working directly with the Artistic Director, you will contribute to Punctum’s mission, goals and strategic directions bringing your management, financial and advocacy skills to a creative and dynamic, contemporary arts organisation in a regional setting. Punctum creates and presents work locally, nationally and internationally and in this context you will occasionally travel. 

You will be responsible for operations, including management and administration associated with the delivery of Punctum’s program across all areas including Punctum’s works and residency program.  Our operations require efficient administration, business, financial and marketing management. You will occasionally engage in advocacy activities and represent Punctum in local, national and international arenas, as well as assist with program event and production work.

Punctum’s strong position as a small-to-medium organisation with a significant national and growing international reputation, provides a great opportunity for a General Manager to further develop their skills within our dynamic organisation.

How to apply
This is Expression of Interest process will precede formal recruitment. A resume will not be required at this time.

Please respond to the following in a single A4 page document:

  1. What motivated you to apply for this position?
  2. Provide a brief summary of the roles, experience, and your skills to support your application.

We encourage you to contact the Artistic Director with any queries or to arrange a time to have a conversation.  Email -

Expressions of Interests must be submitted via email to before 5pm on Friday 23rd, August 2019.