Partnership Manager

Partnership Manager

Deadline: March 27, 6pm.

Are you passionate about writing and performance with a keen interest in community cultural development?

Or are you just really well connected and love the arts?


Word Travels is looking for an enthusiastic Partnership Manager to help us bring programs like Australian Poetry Slam to the world.

Working closely with the Word Travels team you develop partnerships around a range of creative projects.

You connect with organisations and artists from across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

You have:

  • Demonstrated track record of initiating successful business partnerships, preferably within the not-for-profit sector and/or the arts.

  • Experience negotiating arts-business partnership agreements

  • Ability to represent Word Travels in an appropriate manner with savvy, compelling and persuasive written and verbal communication

  • Demonstrated ability managing donor relationships and successfully delivering sponsor benefits.

  • Demonstrated existing networks of potential partners

  • A knowledge of the arts industry, its complexities and ethics

Your position is part-time with an option to renew and increase your role after 6 months based on achieving targets.



Word Travels is a not-for-profit literary and literacy organisation creating programs for communities, libraries, schools, festivals, private companies and cultural institutions.

Our main objective is to inspire people to tell their stories in creative ways, primarily through live performance. We use stories and performance to help build communities.

We create, organise, support and present programs in Australia, NZ, Indonesia and China with a focus on using performance to showcase new writers from urban and regional areas. Our largest initiative is our international program: Australian Poetry Slam.



Cultural Institutions: Sydney Opera House, State Libraries, China Bookworm Literary Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Media Organisations: ABC Radio National, ABC TV, FBi Radio, Sydney Morning Herald, Media Entertainment Arts Alliance

Universities: Macquarie, Griffith, Australian National University, Sydney and UNSW

Private Companies: AMP, Freedom Furniture, Groupon and Sharpie

Government: NSW Ombudsman, City of Sydney, Arts NSW, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Australia Council and Australian Embassy in China



Multilingual Poetry Slam with City of Sydney - SBS World News

The Rumble: Young Performing Writers' Program at Sydney Writers' Festival - Promo Trailer

Australian Poetry Slam: National Performing Writers' Program - Sydney Morning Herald

Story Fest: 3 days of spoken word events at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks - ABC News



For a full Position Description or if you have any questions contact:

Shani Moffat

General Manager

Word Travels

Phone:  +612 9251 6871

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