Program Manager (November 2016 – current)
Community Cultural Development practitioner for 25 years and was the Cultural Development Officer at Arts Nexus from 2003-2009 and then on the Board of Management from 2013-2016. Melissa has experience in Communications – internal, public, media, internet, Project design – concept to completion, Human resource and Finance management from budget construction, monitoring and reporting. Having been a member on many boards as a Treasurer and general, Melissa has experience in governance, organisational structure and boards of management. Currently Event Manager for Cairns Tropical Writers Festival (August 2016) and as a Trainer in project development through mentoring, webinars, mentoring and facilitation. Public programs – marketing and audience development, Festivals and performing arts and Event management. Contact Melissa directly if you have ideas of how Arts Nexus can partner with a project, a business, a sector or the government to ensure arts, culture and creative industries are always considered as important to the liveability of our region.