New Weird Australia seeks a Co-Director – expressions of interest now open

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

New Weird Australia is looking to appoint a volunteer Co-Director to help steer the project into 2013 and beyond.

Since 2009, New Weird Australia has worked to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects.  Neither one genre nor another, New Weird Australia spotlights a new breed of innovative Australian artists, and challenges our understanding of what music should be.

Our current projects include a free compilation seriesdigital record label (named Wood & Wire),  podcast showvideo blog (Output Device) and an irregular program of live events.

The not-for-profit project now seeks a Co-Director to work alongside founder Stuart Buchanan in continuing its current output whilst simultaneously investigating new avenues of activity both at home and overseas.  The Co-Director would work in collaboration to:

  • curate the New Weird Australia compilation series – creating new concepts for releases, working with guest curators and commissioning artists
  • edit the Output Device video blog – seeking new contributions and curating existing material from Australian artists and film-makers
  • manage the Podcast Series, as well as potentially co-presenting – sourcing new music and interview material from around the country
  • apply for funding from a variety of relevant sources for our live event series Vagrant, completing grant applications and acquittals where appropriate
  • seek out new opportunities and projects to keep the project moving forward

Expressions of interest should be emailed to info@newweirdaustralia.com no later than 19th October 2012.  Please outline your experience and interest in the areas of activity outlined above.  It is estimated that the voluntary position would require around 4-6 hours per week, and as the project is largely conducted online, the Co-Director can be located anywhere in Australia.

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