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People & Culture Manager

National Institute of Dramatic Art - Sydney, NSW

HR & Recruitment
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The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the People & Culture Director, the People and Culture Manager provides strategic and operational advice and support on all people and culture matters, including diversity and inclusion; recruitment and selection; performance management, policy development and implementation, remuneration and benefits, employee/ industrial relations, continuing professional development, problem solving processes, work health and safety and workers compensation.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 8-years’ relevant experience in Human Resources.
  • Proven leadership capability to positively influence and mentor junior staff members of the People and Culture team
  • Proven capability to develop the People and Culture function as a key element of the organisation.
  • Sound Award knowledge and interpretation, preferably the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award (ESA) and Live Performance Award (LPA).
  • Demonstrated success in the effective management of Industrial/Employee Relations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of effective problem solving processes for staff.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and listening), with the confidence and ability to influence at all levels of the organisation.
  • Well-developed presentation skills and an ability to analyse and communicate HR concepts and practices to a broad audience.
  • Demonstrated willingness to embrace organisational change including use of modern technology and an ability to analyse and problem solve in the context of change and continuous improvement.

Position Profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role.

Salary (TRP)

$110,000 inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation.

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Car Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Central Station and Sydney CBD
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • 50% discount for immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we’re looking for

Essential components of your application

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role.
  • Your C.V. including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing date

11pm, 30 May 2021

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Susan Kibukamusoke , People & Culture Director.