Job Opportunity | Artistic Director

Are you a First Nation’s artist who gets excited by developing theatre from new scripts by emerging or established Aboriginal playwrights, supports the mentoring and nurturing of the next generation of […]

Aboriginal artists and has a commitment to bringing Aboriginal stories to life through the power of theatre?

If your answer is yes, then we are very interested in hearing from you!

The Board of Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation (Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company) has commenced the process of recruiting a new Artistic Director to help drive the creative vision of one of Australia’s leading Indigenous performing arts companies.

Yirra Yaakin is based on Whadjuk land, within the Noongar Nation of the south-west of Western Australia and commissions, develops, produces, presents and tours mainstage and theatre for young people and families in Perth, around Western Australia, nationally and potentially, internationally.

We are the Company-In-Residence at the Subiaco Arts Centre, home to a 305 seat ‘corner thrust stage’ main theatre, a 119 seat black box Studio Theatre and surrounded by beautiful parkland, in the heart of Subiaco.

From modern offices and with the support of a very dedicated and enthusiastic group of staff, you’ll have exactly what you need to dream up the next artistic vision and direction of the Company.

To obtain a copy of the Artistic Director application package, please contact our General Manager, Peter Kift on 9380 3040 or email

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant.

All applications should reach Yirra Yaakin by close of business (5pm) on Friday, the 1st February 2019.

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