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23 Jul 2018

Full-Time Director and Executive Dean, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Edith Cowan University, (WAAPA)  Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia

Edith Cowan University, (WAAPA) - job posting

Job Description

Edith Cowan University is seeking to appoint a new Director and Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

For over 30 years, WAAPA has been helping students realise their dreams and launch successful careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. WAAPA boasts an impressive range of production, rehearsal, teaching and performance facilities and services supporting both students and academics, and is one of the leading performing arts institutions in Australia. This role represents a unique opportunity to build on already strong foundations and to lead WAAPA through the next phase of its history, cementing its position as a leader not only in Australia, but on the global stage.

Edith Cowan University (ECU), the home of WAAPA, is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and engagement with its communities. Since its establishment in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with internationally recognised research and excellent student and staff satisfaction. In 2018 ECU was recognised by the Times Higher Education as a top 150 university under 50 years old and is proud to be recognised for its research productivity, research influence, quality of teaching, industry innovation and international focus.

A member of the University Executive Committee and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the appointee will shape not only the ongoing development of WAAPA, but also contribute to the wider strategic direction of the University. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant leadership experience, marked by an inspiring, energetic, inclusive, and highly effective management style. With a proven track record in leading a complex entity in the performing arts or a related area, the next Executive Dean and Director will ideally also demonstrate experience in an education environment along with the ability to set and deliver a transformational agenda, with a view to broadening the reach of WAAPA globally and creating a solid platform for the future growth and development of the academy.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Lara Connolly of Perrett Laver at or call our Sydney office on +61 2 8354 4025.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at,  quoting reference number 3667 before Friday 24th August, 12:00pm AWST

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, director, education, executive director, performing arts, and university. States: ~ Australia.

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