WestWords is looking for a Producer to join our small but dynamic team.  

WestWords is a literary service organisation based in Parramatta. 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 to writers at varying stages of their careers across the region, developing and enhancing community sustainability through cultural vitality.

Electronic applications only will be considered and applicants must address the selection criteria (see below).
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, 6th July, 2021
and should be forwarded direct to:  michael@westwords.com.au

Commencement date:          Negotiable
Location:                                    Western Sydney – various locations inc. Campbelltown, Parramatta and Blacktown
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 Producer will assist the Executive Director in the development and delivery of the company’s annual program; be responsible for the management of staff and contractors delivering the program, and associated administrative tasks as necessary.

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

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated project management/producing experience in the arts sector (min. 5 years), in particular the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Australian contemporary arts/culture sector, detailing relevant relationship/s to literature and/or writing for performance.
  • 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 using 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.

Additional requirements

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


  • Tertiary or professional qualifications or equivalent experience in arts management