Director People & Culture

  • Play a lead role in building organisational capability and culture
  • Activate the Diversity and Inclusion strategy across the entire organisation
  • Lead People and Culture strategies through a time of rapid sector transformation

NIDA is committed to building a diverse community of staff and students and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a wide range of backgrounds and people with a disability.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. The organisation’s vision is to ensure that the next generation of artists are enabled and empowered to tell powerful stories on existing and yet to be imagined creative platforms. With world-class facilities, NIDA provides leading edge education for a wide range of students through globally relevant, practice-based learning experiences.

The performing arts and education sectors are undergoing a critical process of change, with NIDA now imagining and recreating what it is to learn and perform in a new world environment. As Director, People and Culture you will play a key role in driving cultural change, organisational development, diversity and inclusion plans and encouraging self-agency in staff and students.

Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the Leadership Team you will be able to demonstrate substantial experience operating successfully in an organisation that has created new ways of working. You will be an experienced organisation development professional, ideally with the skills to both operationalise best policy HR practices at the same time as being central to a significant cultural transformation process.

To be considered you will have:

  • Previous experience in cultural transformation projects
  • Previous experience in team leadership
  • Previous experience in strategic and operational development of Diversity and Inclusion programs
  • Excellent communication skills enabling you to build trust and mutually respectful relationships
  • A proactive action orientation
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience of arts/culture/education organisations while an advantage is not mandatory

A salary commensurate with the sector and experience will be negotiated.

Assisting NIDA with this appointment is Slade Group. To apply please call 0427 836 093 or email Jason Molyneux at for a Position Description.  

Applications close at 5pm AEST on 11 September 2020.

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