We’re recruiting! Join us as our new Creative Producer
Joining us now comes at an exciting time. Year on year we run over 100 activities, employ upwards of 120 writers and allied artists to deliver our programs. In 2022 we will be opening a new Centre in Parramatta, activating our in-person programming in the wake of two years of COVID lockdowns. We are looking forward to the showcasing the richness and diversity of experiences, stories and literature emanating from this dynamic region through live author events, slams, mini-festivals, open mics, publications alongside our substantial digital presence – online, on YouTube via YouTube and podcast which attracts an international audience.
WestWords is a literary service organisation based in Parramatta dedicated to creating and sharing the stories of Western Sydney. It began as a project-based organisation in 2007 and was established to promote and encourage reading, writing and story-making by, and for, children and young people living in Western Sydney. In December 2014 it registered as not-for-profit company. Now in its seventh year, with centres across Western Sydney, WestWords enjoys wide recognition as a leader in the literary sector, delivering opportunities (workshops, residencies, fellowships, mentorships, writers groups, writing competitions etc) to writers at varying stages of their careers across the region and beyond.

If you have any enquiries about the recruitment process or position, please contact our Executive Director Michael Campbell on michael@westwords.com.au

To apply
Electronic applications only will be considered and applicants must address the selection criteria. Applications should include a cover letter, a statement addressing the selection criteria, a brief CV (max 2pp) and the names and contact details of two current referees. Inquiries may be addressed to Michael Campbell, Executive Director, WestWords on michael@westwords.com.au

Applications close 9.00am, Wednesday 2nd February, 2021 and should be forwarded direct to:  michael@westwords.com.au

WestWords acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, live, play and learn. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Position Description

Position title:                         Creative Producer
Commencement date:       early 2022 (negotiable)
Location:                                  Various locations across Western Sydney – primarily Parramatta Campbelltown and Blacktown
Hours:                                      Full time
Salary:                                      $70,000 p.a. + plus super
Basis of employment:        Full time
Employment conditions: four weeks annual leave with 3 months probationary period
Reports to:                               Executive Director
Direct reports:                       Program staff, Admin staff, Casual contractors

Purpose of Position:
The Creative Producer will assist the Executive Director in the creation, development and delivery of the company’s annual program; be responsible for management of staff and contractors delivering the program, and associated administrative and event management tasks as necessary.

Personal Characteristics
Highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, able to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a small team.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Demonstrated project management/producing experience in the arts and/or publishing/literary sector (min. 5 years), in particular the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Australian contemporary arts/culture/literature sector.
  • Demonstrated effective planning, organizational and time management skills, with an attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks to meet required timeframes and outcomes.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience utilising online and social media as avenues for effective marketing strategies.
  • Current driver’s license.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of children’s and young people’s literature practice in Australia.
  • Knowledge of the education sector
  • Extensive networks with the arts/cultural/literature sectors

Additional requirements

  • Ability to work, at times, on projects outside normal business hours.
  • Ability to work in small office environments, across our locations and external events sites.
  • Current (or application in process) working with children certificate.


  • Tertiary or professional qualifications or equivalent experience in arts/literature sector, including project and event management.