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Aurora New Music Inc has opportunities from time to time for employment or volunteering. We post these opportuniites on this page.

Chairperson - posted 16/4/2012

In collaboration with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF), Aurora New Music Inc is currently seeking a new Chairperson for the board of directors with the following criteria;

·         Governance experience

·         Willingness to utilise their network for the benefit of the company

·         A network within western Sydney

·         An interest in contemporary art music

The commitment is one board meeting every two to three months, maintaining consistent contact with the company’s core executives and supporting the organisation’s objectives with impartial judgement and leading the company in its activities to achieve its mission. The board is made up of dedicated, highly skilled and experienced volunteers.

The mission of Aurora New Music Inc is to increase accessibility to contemporary art music by decreasing perceived or actual barriers to experiencing and engaging with it.  

Aurora New Music Inc had its inaugural biennial festival in 2006 under the directorship of founding Artistic Director Dr Matthew Hindson AM.  In 2010 the company hosted the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days festival, arguably one of the largest new music festivals in Australia of our time. Presenting events of contemporary art music in western Sydney, the company has a mixture of volunteer and contract staff, a board and an artistic committee.

Further information is available on the Aurora Festival website, including biographies of all current directors and artistic committee and the program of events for the 2012 Festival.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend one or a number of events during the current festival taking place 4-13 May.

To apply for the position please submit a CV and a letter outlining your interest in the position to John Godfrey -

For more information, please contact current chairperson Penny Le Couteur via the Aurora Festival office,



Artistic Curator - posted 30/04/2012

The Artistic Curator is an inspirational, visionary leader with an intimate knowledge of contemporary art music, a large and diverse network that includes musicians and composers, and who has a strong interest in community engagement.

Please download the position description for more details on how to apply.