Outer Urban Projects is seeking a Board Director to work with the existing Board to support the continued growth and development of the company.

The role of a Board Director

The OUP Board are responsible for making strategic decisions and ensuring good governance of the company. This includes setting strategic direction, overseeing financial and staffing decisions and ensuring that the board and the company are complying with all their legal duties.

Qualities we are seeking in Board Director

We are seeking a Board Director from within Outer Urban Projects' community of interest; emerging artists and their communities living in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. We strongly encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented communities, including young people, migrant and refugee communities, individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities, Deaf and visually impaired individuals, people living with disabilities, and those in regional and remote areas across Australia.

No formal qualifications or experience is required. Board and governance training can be made available where required.

The role will require attendance at five Board meetings annually, relevant subcommittee meetings, an annual strategic planning day, as well as other ad hoc training and a commitment to using your skills to support the organisation to flourish. Meetings are held at Outer Urban Projects’ headquarters in Coburg North and online. The role is unpaid, however case-by-case support to participate fully may be available to some Board members depending on individual circumstances.

Board terms are for 2 x three-year terms with the option of a third term.

Application process:

Applications can be addressed to the secretary, Leah Perkins at

Applications must include a resume (max 2 pages) and accompanying cover letter outlining why you are interested in being Board director and provide information about the skills, experience and capabilities you can bring to the organisation.

Applications close at midnight on the 30th of November 2023. Interviews will be conducted by members of the Board in the month after applications close.


To find out more about the organisation and becoming a Board member contact the Chair, Tahlia Azaria via email to arrange a time to discuss:


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