Experience

2011-Current    Director   - Artefact Consulting Services Pty Ltd

                        Establishment of Artefact Consulting specialising in cultural facilities and programming development                                (See Current and Recent projects link on left sidebar)

2010-2011      Manager Arts and Culture - City of Boroondara

Leadership and development of a new Arts and Cultural Department. Functional and operational planning for the Hawthorn Town Hall Cultural precinct redevelopment and the Kew Court House Community Cultural Centre

1999-2010      Manager Arts and Culture - City of Moonee Valley

Leadership in the development of a new department amalgamating venues, events and cultural development. Arts and Cultural Plan implementation. Theatre Season development and programming. Staff development for award winning customer service. Fit-out and opening of the Clocktower Centre and the Incinerator Arts Complex. Formulating business plans and inaugural programs, box office operations, preparing policies and procedures  and marketing plans

1996-1999     Director  Illawarra Performing Arts Centre - Wollongong

Overseeing the re-structuring of the program and strategic planning. Development and maintenance of sponsorship programmes. Liaising with hirers, presenters, government bodies, unions, employer groups and professional associations

1994-1996      Manager Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre - City of Darebin

Fit out, opening and implementing all operational systems and programming events including, ticketing, venue booking systems, front of house procedures, catering contracts, marketing and sponsorship development.

Additional Experience

Sessional Lecturer in Arts Administration – Victorian College of the Arts and Victoria University

Course development, lecturing and tutoring in the production studies course and community arts students

Administrator - FM Live Theatre Company

Programme co-ordination. Intrastate and interstate tour planning. Production and office management

Administrator - St Martins Youth Arts Centre

Financial and administration management of the centre. Contract development and negotiation for venue and. Overseeing operations of two theatres and a gallery space

Drama and Music Co-ordinator -  Mount Lilydale College

Classroom teaching Year 7-12. Curriculum planning and development