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About Burrinja

Burrinja is at the heart of the creative community of the Dandenong Ranges. 

Burrinja is a not-for-profit organisation that thrives thanks to the support of Yarra Ranges Council, artists, visitors and our community.  We deliver a wide array of cultural experiences to the Dandenong Ranges region and beyond. The 400 seat theatre and 130 studio theatre combines professional performers, community and school productions with a range of commercial and other hire events, while three exhibition spaces, artist’s studios and cultural development events ensures a vibrant visual and community arts program.  

Annually, Burrinja supports around 300 activities both inside the facility and out in the community, reaching around 80,000 people annually. 

Burrinja is: Obsessed with art. Focussed on community. Steered in partnership. Interested in tomorrow. 

Aware of history. Seeking Impact. Continuously learning. Driven by ethics. 

We look for people who can instil these values. 


Current Vacancies


Here is a unique opportunity to join our contemporary community arts organisation in the integral role of General Manager & Deputy CEO.

We’re looking for an arts professional who can lead the delivery of our strategic business, cultural and artistic objectives and who recognises and values the important contribution that organisations like Burrinja make. We want an exceptionally passionate, motivated, effective, committed, and collaborative person to help us achieve our goals and aspirations.

The General Manager/ Deputy CEO works closely with the Creative Director/CEO, Board and staff, across all aspects of the organisation’s business operations.

The successful candidate will play an important role in implementing the strategic plan and sustaining Burrinja’s business environment including stakeholder and relationship management, grant writing, governance, risk management, reporting and compliance.

This position puts ART into administration at Burrinja. If this sounds like you download the position description for more information on the role & the application process.

Download the full position description HERE

Burrinja strongly encourages applications from First Peoples, women, trans and gender diverse people, People of Colour, queer, and/or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people in the recruitment and appointment of this role.



Please forward the following documents, by 9am Monday 4th April, 2022

• Current CV

• Names and contact details of three references (please note, references will not be contacted  without your prior knowledge)

• A 1500 word (max) response to the position description, outlining your relevant skills and experiences, and why you are the perfect fit for this role.

Email your application to:


Gareth Hart
Creative Director & CEO
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Interviews: will be conducted in the week of 11th April 2022


To discuss this role confidentially, please contact Gareth Hart on 03 9754 1509 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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