James Buick - Professional Overview

  • Management and leadership in the development of new Arts and Culture Departments for major local government organisations incorporating cultural planning, venue management and arts programming

  • Formulating business plans and inaugural programs, box office operations, preparing policies and procedures and marketing plans for the award winning Clocktower Centre

  • Development of marketing and program strategies that have resulted in venues becoming important community assets, with high recognition and community acceptance

  • Final responsibility of project management of the fit-out of the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds (the first venue built to Arts Victoria/VAPAC benchmarks

  • Responsibility for final fit-out and opening of the refurbished, heritage listed Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator Arts Complex

  • Overseeing the re-structuring of the program and strategic planning for Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

  • Preparing the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre for opening and implementing all operational systems and programming events including, ticketing, venue booking systems, front of house procedures, catering contracts, marketing and sponsorship development

  • Contract development and management of venue catering service

  • Lecturing in and developing units in Arts Administration at the Victorian College of the Arts and Victoria University

  • Office bearer in peak industry bodies – Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC), Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA), West Melbourne Tourism, Regional Arts Victoria Touring Consultative Committee