Audience Development Project Manager


Fixed Term Contract  until 30 June 2023 with a 3 months probationary period.


1.0 to 0.8 EFT (60 – 75 hours per fortnight) –  The position is full time but hours can be reduced to 60 per fortnight to accommodate, family, study and other needs.


85 – 87 Lindsay Street Perth WA 6000 (some travel will be required)


Executive Director


$70,000 – $75,000 plus superannuation.



To grow and lead our industry to generate arts experiences that connect, enrich, and enliven people and communities.

The Organisation

CircuitWest is the service organisation for the performing arts sector in Western Australia.  Its major role is to ensure that WA gets more performing arts experiences, in more performing spaces, in more places more often, to grow one of the State’s really important sectors. It provides advocacy, professional development, marketing, research, touring, support and services across artists, producers, presenters, service organisations, events, and government and has a key role helping connect the players of the sector so it can thrive. As part of this remit, it delivers the sectors 2 major events, WA Showcase and the TechWest annually. CircuitWest evolves more with each year and adds to this description as it finds new ways to achieve its vision of a state connected, enriched and alive.


The Audience Development Project Manager is an exciting role assisting the network of producers and presenters in their success around the state which often means intra-state travel. CircuitWest is seeking someone who has good marketing experience and has been involved in research projects who has an interest in gaining new skills, including research facilitation and coordination. The key role tasks are;


  • Professional development and support in marketing and communications with key industry stakeholders ensuring they have the skills and assets to be great marketers,
  • Research projects gathering important intelligence with the people of WA and assisting in interpreting and presenting results,
  • Working with producers and presenters in their audience development and other goals,
  • Providing marketing expertise to the CircuitWest touring team,
  • Collaborating with the Executive Director and members on custom projects that help in the development of audiences, and
  • Working to deliver the 2 major CircuitWest events.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a focal point for marketing support across performing arts up skilling. non marketers, creating resources and developing marketing
  • Assist performing arts organisations establish, implement and/or measure effective marketing
  • Create marketing assets for organisations that need support
  • Work with the touring team to ensure stakeholders are equipped with marketing and skills to maximise audiences
  • Lead and contribute to the planning, design, conduct, writing and management of research studies and projects across the sector throughout the state
  • Prepare project proposals and maintain member relationships
  • Lead and participate in qualitative (and if appropriate quantitative) data collection
  • Communicate research findings and advise the industry on key intelligence and tends
  • Participate in the review of research plans, papers and reports
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends in research techniques
  • Build, develop and manage great relationships with the performing arts industry
  • Monitor performing arts marketing and understand what is happening all level of performing arts marketing
  • Manage the CircuitWest brand and communications
  • Work with the CircuitWest team in design and delivery of projects including touring, funding, and events
  • Develop projects and ideas as CircuitWest evolves, contributing to the strategic growth of the organisation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to work at the planning level and at the tactical level
  • Strong marketing skills with a marketing degree or equivalent in industry experience
  • Experience in developing and/or delivering research projects with demonstrated administrative capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team player who wants to contribute to CircuitWest’s success
  • A good project manager who can think for themselves and solve problems to get to the desired goals

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge and awareness of the performing arts sector
  • Discussion/focus group facilitation – training available if this skill is needed
  • Skills in design solutions such as Canva

Other requirements: 

  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • WA Police Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • WA Driver’s License (unrestricted)



Questions about the role can be directed to Sam Lynch on 6202 1044 or

Applicants should provide a comprehensive CV including 2 referees and a cover letter that addresses your suitability for the role based on what is covered in this description

Applications will close at (extended) 12 noon on Wednesday 16th February  Applications will be treated as confidential and should be emailed to Sam Lynch with your name and Audience Development Project Manager in the subject line. Any questions please call (08) 6202 1044

Referees will not be contacted without prior notice.