Come and Join Our Board

Are you passionate about the arts? About young artists? About Western Sydney?

Come and join PYT Fairfield’s Board!

We’re looking for two General Members with experience in HR, Fundraising, Governance or Leadership to help PYT Fairfield as it moves into an exciting new period.

Position: 2 x General Board Members

Organisation: PYT Fairfield

Location: Anywhere in Australia, Online

About PYT Fairfield: PYT Fairfield champions the rich cultural diversity of Australia and provides young and emerging artists with the opportunity to learn, thrive, and develop their professional artistic credits and expertise. We see Fairfield as a global city and a door to the world. We believe in unlocking this potential.

As the only professional theatre company in Western Sydney dedicated to putting young and emerging artists at the core of our practice, we strive to create brave spaces where creativity thrives, and artistic boundaries are pushed, where young and emerging artists build worlds influenced by their cultures and communities. Our commitment lies in nurturing and empowering the next generation of artists from Australia’s most culturally diverse region, where barriers to access are removed, and our ground-breaking and aspirational work puts culturally diverse, bi-lingual, working-class Australians at the forefront of Australian stories.

PYT Fairfield is a brave and transformative company that makes urgent work that explores the critical issues of our times and challenges the conventions of traditional theatre. We respond to the needs and aspirations of the next generation of artists, the community in which we live and work, and the explosion of talent and creativity across our region. We do this by creating innovative performance, social, and artistic experiences in theatre spaces and across diverse urban sites of Fairfield, Western Sydney, and beyond, with a critical focus on cultural diversity – intrinsic to the region we call home.

PYT Fairfield is also immensely privileged to have residency in the Fairfield School of Arts (FSoA) and as such, is a building-based organisation housing a small theatre, workshop space, gallery, and offices. The FSoA has a rich history spanning 128 years, proudly owned by Fairfield City Council and managed by PYT Fairfield for the past 22 years.

Role Overview: PYT Fairfield is seeking a passionate individual to join our Board of Directors as a General Board Member. This voluntary position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our organisation. We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to Western Sydney, values the transformative power of the arts, and brings expertise in either Human Resources (HR), Fundraising, Governance or Leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular board meetings (approximately 4-6 meetings per year) and actively participate in discussions and decision-making processes.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to the organisation in alignment with our mission, values, and long-term goals.
  • Contribute specialised knowledge and expertise in either HR, fundraising or other area of expertise such as leadership or governance offering insights and recommendations to enhance organisational effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Act as an ambassador for PYT Fairfield, advocating for our work within the community and building positive relationships with the team, partners, and supporters.
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, helping to secure financial resources to advance our programs and projects.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for organisational growth, innovation, and diversification, while ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for all members of our community.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for Western Sydney and a deep understanding of its diverse communities, cultures, and challenges.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the arts and a belief in its power to inspire social change, promote dialogue, and foster empathy.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the success of young and emerging artists.
  • Experience in either Human Resources (HR), fundraising or other area of expertise such as leadership or governance, with a track record of success in a relevant professional or voluntary capacity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and build positive relationships.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on innovation, creativity, and long-term sustainability.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a willingness to actively contribute to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment within the organisation.

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Strategic Plan 2025-2028

Note: This is a voluntary position, and while it does not offer financial compensation, it provides an invaluable opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and impactful arts organisation and make a meaningful difference to the Western Sydney community.