Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 13/03/2023
REF: MNTceo0223
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 13/03/2023
REF: MNTceo0223
  • Iconic creative arts legacy
  • Key leadership and advocacy role
  • Enjoy the stunning architecture and facilities of Montsalvat


The Position

The Board of Directors at Montsalvat are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead this iconic organisation through the next phase of its evolution.

The CEO will provide innovative leadership and promote a collegial and inspiring working environment for staff, artists and visitors.  There will be a focus on risk management, revenue generating strategies, profitability and financial sustainability.  Working with the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead and implement the overall strategic plan and artistic vision of Montsalvat.  They will work collegially with a small and committed team of arts, educational, curatorial, business, operational and administrative staff.

The CEO will provide effective and transparent governance support and advice to the Board.  Partnerships, community development and stakeholder engagement are also key aspects of the role, as is accountability for budget outcomes and resource allocation.  As outlined in Montsalvat’s Constitution, there is also an option for the CEO to be the Board Secretary.

Montsalvat are seeking candidates with exceptional leadership skills, strong financial and governance knowledge and a demonstrated track record in building effective relationships with government, community, philanthropic and cultural partnerships and networks.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding communication skills and the capacity for innovative and strategic thinking to identify and deliver business development initiatives.  Previous experience in the exhibition, promotion, education, business and conservation of the arts in a variety of forms is ideal.

The Organisation

Based in Eltham, Victoria, Montsalvat, is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community; a place where art in all its forms is made and taught, and art’s transformative power is celebrated in exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and artists’ residencies; a unique setting originating and conserved in the vision of Justus Jörgensen almost a century ago.

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Applications close: 13 March 2023

To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference MNTceo0223, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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