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Are you the next Creative Coordinator for the KickstART Festival ?

  • Propel Youth Arts WA 53 James Street Northbridge Australia (map)
Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 | Image by Rebecca Mansell

Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 | Image by Rebecca Mansell

What’s your vision for the future of young people in the arts?

Propel is looking for an emerging WA artist and young leader to provide the creative spark and artistic direction for the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival.

As Creative Coordinator, you will have a platform to introduce challenging ideas and exciting new talent to the rest of our community. Through working directly with young people to create a large-scale arts festival, the Creative Coordinator has the ability to change and shape people’s lives!

Plus, we think we’re nice people to work with too. ;)

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about youth arts, has excellent networks within the WA arts industry and is not afraid to push new boundaries.

Position Description

This Creative Coordinator role has been developed with the intent of engaging an emerging WA artist to assist in the creative programming and help lead the artistic direction for the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival in 2020.

Tapping into their established industry networks and creative experience, the Creative Coordinator will consult with the Youth Week WA Planning Committee and Propel Youth Arts WA, to develop a theme, format and key activities for Youth Week WA in the Perth Metropolitan Area that are inclusive, accessible and serve to engage young people aged 12 - 26. 

Throughout their engagement with Propel, the Creative Coordinator will work closely with the Project Manager, who will manage key administration duties and produce KickstART Festival events, and report to the General Manager. The Creative Coordinator will also work closely with the Communications Officer, interns, volunteers, and partner organisations throughout the engagement period.

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is Propel’s largest annual event held as part of Youth Week WA, an annual statewide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to our community throughout Western Australia.

The KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive program of free workshops, talks, performances, mentorships, exhibitions, markets and other special events, across an entire week in April. It is a week where young people in the community are recognised, supported and celebrated for their achievements, their hardships and for their potential as future pioneers and change makers in our society.


How to Apply

  • Step 1: Click here to download and read the Job Description Form (JDF)

  • Step 2: Write a Cover Letter stating your interest in the role and addressing the Selection Criteria outlined in the JDF (max. 2 pages)

  • Step 3: Make sure your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is current and includes contact details, relevant experience, education, and two referees

  • Step 4: Email your application to or post it to: 

    Propel Youth Arts WA

    PO Box 8238

    PERTH WA 6849

Applications must be received before 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Propel will assess all applications received and invite shortlisted applicants to attend an interview during the week beginning Monday 12 August 2019. Unsuccessful applicants who are not shortlisted will be notified via email. After the interview process, the successful applicant will be notified by phone and sent a written offer of appointment, with the position commencing from the week starting Monday 2 September 2019. Unsuccessful shortlisted candidates will also be notified via phone.  

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please email Propel General Manager Jamie McGleave at or call the Propel office on 08 9328 5855 during business hours. 

Propel is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Propel are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.