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Secretary - Virtual - #195859

Newcastle Writers Festival Incorporated
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The Newcastle Writers Festival Board comprises up to 10 members including Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Working with the Festival Director, board members are responsible for:

  • Accountability – ensuring the organisation meets its obligations, manages its finances, and operates transparently.

  • Strategy – actively developing the strategic plan and supporting its implementation.

  • Resourcing – securing funding and other resources to support the Festival.

  • Advocacy – representing the Festival to the community and stakeholders.

  • Monitoring – making sure Festival and related activities are run according to our constitution and as required by the law.

The Secretary is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the board and organisation meet its obligations to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission;

  • Coordinating the preparation and distribution of the agenda and board papers to members prior to monthly meetings;

  • Taking the Board meeting minutes and maintaining the records of all meeting minutes;

  • Being an integral part of the development and expansion of Newcastle Writers Festival as a leading arts organisation in the Hunter region;

  • Providing support to the organisation on strategic opportunities and challenges.

You will have the following:

  • Strong experience in the role of Board Secretary

  • Experience in the NFP sector is desirable

  • An appreciation for the arts sector and the challenges organisations navigate.

To proceed with your application, once you have submitted your interest online you will receive contact details for the organisation and would ask that you forward your CV to this contact.

Benefits include:

  • Valuable experience with a dynamic and ambitious community arts organisation

  • Contributing to the regional arts sector

  • Invitation to all Festival events, including special events outside of the main program

  • Opportunity to contribute ideas and draw on your experience