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un Projects General Manager
Position Description
Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 14 September 2022


un Projects is an arts publisher based in Australia that aims to generate independent and critical discourse around contemporary art.

With a focus on artists, writers and independent practice, un Projects publishes essays, artists’ work and reviews, in print and online. Our flagship publication is un Magazine, founded in 2004 by artist Lily Hibberd. un Projects was established in 2008 to ensure the ongoing publication of un Magazine and develop further art writing initiatives, from partnered projects to online reviews.

un Projects occupies a unique space in the independent Australian arts community by connecting people, galleries and artforms through dialogue. un Projects supports emerging voices, First Nations practitioners and work from the margins, championing writing that is innovative and exciting.


The General Manager (GM) leads un Projects’ day-to-day operations and publishing initiatives, working closely with the Board on strategic and financial planning and with the un Magazine editorial team on the production of the biannual magazine and un Extended the online platform. The General Manager is integral to the operations of un Projects, working directly with artists, writers and editors as well as funding bodies, gallery partners and external stakeholders.

  • · The position is a 0.4 FTE position (two days / 15 hours per week)
  • · The payment is $40 per hour, including 10.5% superannuation (paid fortnightly, upon receipt of invoice)
  • · The GM reports to the Board Chair
  • · Term of contract until [24 December 2022], renewable by mutual agreement and funding contingent
  • · Contract negotiable and subject to a probationary period of 90 days from commencement.


Funding and Fundraising

  • · Grant writing and acquittals, in consultation with the Board
  • · Fundraising campaign development, in consultation with the Board · Donor and grant partner liaison Administration
  • · Financial management, inc. budget preparations and payment of invoices
  • · Monthly bookkeeping, in consultation with Board Treasurer
  • · Correspondence via email and social media
  • · Website management, inc. news updates and preparing content for online
  • · Marketing including social media, newsletter and press releases
  • · Managing existing advertisers and seeking out new ones, for print and online
  • · Governance support, inc. preparing Board meeting documents and taking minutes

Magazine production

  • · Developing and monitoring production timelines
  • · Contracting editors and writers
  • · Design and editorial liaison, in consultation with the editorial team
  • · Maintaining editorial standards, including proofreading, image permissions, etc., in
  • . collaboration with the Board and Editorial Committee
  • · Managing promotions and launches, in consultation with the editorial team
  • · Subscription and distribution, inc. renewing subscribers and subscription campaigns


  • . Managing new and existing partnerships, in consultation with the Board, e.g. KINGS Artist-
  • . Run Emerging Writers’ Program
  • · Organising and staffing book fairs, inc. NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair


  • ·  Arts administration or project management experience, inc. financial management
  • ·  Commitment to independent, artist-led and experimental arts practice
  • ·  Demonstrated experience in writing, managing and acquitting grants
  • ·  Marketing and audience development experience, especially in an arts or non-profit context
  • ·  Excellent communication skills, and experience working with a diverse range of people
  • ·  Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner
  • ·  Strategic planning and/or arts leadership experience (desirable)
  • ·  Publishing and editing experience, particularly in the arts (desirable)

Applications including a one-page cover letter, responses to the selection criteria (two pages max.) and a CV including three referee contacts (two pages max.) should be addressed to the un Projects Board Chair and sent to [email protected]

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 14 September 2022

While this role is based in Naarm/Melbourne, we are happy to discuss remote working arrangements from elsewhere in Australia. If this is you, please get in touch prior to submitting your application.

Interviews will be held between 16 -19 September 2022, in person or via Zoom. If you are unable to make those dates, please let us know with your application. The role is expected to commence the week starting 19 September 2022.

un Projects encourages applications from those who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as queer and/or trans, as having a disability, people of colour, and people of all genders.

Queries can be sent to Spiros Panigirakis at [email protected]