Join Women’s Circus as Our New Board Chair 

Are you passionate about the arts, empowerment of women and gender diverse people, and fostering inclusive communities? Women’s Circus is seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to become our new Board Chair. 

About Us 

Women’s Circus is a not-for-profit arts organisation that offers year-round social circus programs and produces socially engaged circus works. We empower people of marginalised genders to shape community and culture through circus arts. Based in Footscray, with the support of Maribyrnong City Council, we operate in our own fully equipped circus venue and have a vibrant membership community.  

The Role 

As the Board Chair, you will play a pivotal role in facilitating effective governance and leadership. You will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, lead board meetings, and ensure adherence to governance policies. Your role will also involve representing Women’s Circus publicly, optimising relationships between the board and core staff, and leading performance evaluations of the Executive Director. You can read the full position description here. 

What We’re Looking For 

  • Extensive governance and board director experience 
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills 
  • Public speaking experience 
  • Familiarity with not-for-profits, community organisations, and/or purpose-led organisations 
  • Proven experience or interest in fundraising and/or philanthropy 
  • Risk management experience 
  • Passion for or interest in arts and culture 
  • Alignment with Women’s Circus mission and values 

Why Join Us? 

Joining Women’s Circus means becoming part of a bold, dynamic, and confident organisation that leads the way in intersectional feminist community arts cultural development practice. You’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our community and help shape the future of our organisation. 

How to Apply 

To express your interest, please send your CV and a cover letter describing your motivation to contribute to Women’s Circus, along with your relevant skills and experience, to gm@womenscircus.org.au before COB on the 5th of July. 

For more information, request a copy of the Board Charter or read our Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026 and Annual Report 2023. 

We encourage anyone who needs specific services, support or would like to discuss how they can fully engage with the application to contact us. 

Deadline and Softline: If you are unwell or experience an unexpected interruption that means you will not be able to meet the closing deadline, please get in touch to discuss an extension. You do not need to disclose the reason for the extension. 

Join us in empowering individuals and communities through the transformative power of circus arts. Apply now to become the next Board Chair of Women’s Circus!