MEDIA RELEASE: NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AS SECTOR RE-BUILDS
As part of the First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship Program delivered by ArtsReady and in partnership with the Victoria Government, we have three new exciting opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people seeking a career in the arts and creative sectors.
The program is delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Tharamba Bugheen: Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy 2017-2021 and First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries.
The roles are:
Hothouse Theatre (Wodonga) – Assistant Producer Trainee
Swan Hill City Council – Arts and Events trainee
Spiire – 3D Visualiser trainee
The 12-month traineeships include a full-time wage, support and mentoring every step of the way as well as access to a network of First Peoples working in the creative industries – plus, trainees’ study on the job for a nationally recognised business qualification.
With the recent announcement of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 recovery package, which will give the arts sector access to over $250 million worth of grants, the First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship Program aims to also support the re-build of the sector by providing career pathways for young people.
“Through this program, we want to empower young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and give them the skills and experience they need to fulfil their creative dreams in the arts,” said ArtsReady General Manager, Andrew Murray.
“With the sector being hit so hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, we also know it’s programs like these that are critical in giving young people the start they need, so there are more people launching careers in the arts, more people working in the arts and therefor the sector can get back on its feet,” Mr Murray added.
The program works with some of the best arts and creative businesses in Victoria including; Unified Music Group, Next Wave Festival, Bendigo District Aboriginal Cooperative, Shepparton’s Kaiela Arts, Footscray Community Arts Centre, and creative venue the Meat Market.
More opportunities will be rolling out over the next few months. To learn more about the program please click here.
If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for these jobs, please click here.
Fiona Hawes [email protected]