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Wild At Heart is seeking a highly experienced arts project manager to run our statewide songwriting and artist development programs for people with lived experience of mental illness, disability and disadvantage.

The songwriting program supports a vibrant community of over 60 songwriters from all over Victoria. The program is a safe community and professional learning environment for people to tell their stories through songwriting, recording, performance, online distribution and broadcast. Initiatives include the annual Unmuted Festival where artists reached over 200,000 listeners during mental health week 2020. Artists range from beginners through to accomplished independent songwriters. The program provides a pathway from community based access to music making through to full participation in the music industry.

The artist development program aims to build a strong cohort of artists with disabilities in the local music industry. It provides mentoring and training for artists from the songwriting program and beyond to develop their careers, a strong peer community, access to and participation in the music community / industry. This is a new program with scope for the arts program manager to contribute significantly to its design and development.

Both programs are co-designed and led by participants and peer artists. The arts program manager will work closely with and support peer leadership.

You will be ...

  1. 1-  a highly experienced and skilled arts project manager with a demonstrated understanding
    of disability rights, disability arts practice and community cultural development

  2. 2-  a songwriter, musician, music industry worker or someone who can adapt and lead
    effectively in the role

  3. 3-  an excellent communicator, able to relate well with people with lived experience of
    disability and a broad range of stakeholders

  4. 4-  an experienced and successful grant writer

  5. 5-  someone with excellent networks in all or some of the disability, mental health, music industry, community arts, government and funding sectors.

Wild At Heart is one of Australia’s leading disability arts organisations, providing opportunities for people to to tell their own stories through arts and music and use their voice in society through their artistic work.

Employment: 4 days per week part time with potential for expansion depending on funding.

Wage: benchmarked to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 with classification and pay point determined based on experience, skills, knowledge and networks.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE HERE: Wild At Heart Arts Program Manager (Songwriting) PD FEB 2021.pdf

Applications addressed to the Executive Director and include statement addressing the selection criteria, Resume and 3 professional referees.

Apply now. Applications are open until suitable person appointed to the position. Send your application to applications@wildatheart.org.au.



Wild at Heart is always looking for people to support our work through volunteering.

We’d love your support in our music and arts making workshops, project management,

event management, social media, administration and more.

Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved and have time to volunteer some hours.


Wild at Heart is always looking for brilliant, clever artists, arts administrators,

graphic designers and people with passion and skills to share. 

Please get in touch if you love what we do and you think we’ll love what you do!