Skilled Migration- Job Code Eligibility Review

AMPAG provides evidence to support its argument that job codes for dancers, Artistic Directors, Arts Administrators and Music Directors should be moved from the short to the to the medium-to-long term skilled migrant list.

Skilled Migration- Job Code Eligibility Review

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Dancers : While musicians are appropriately on the MLTSSL, dancers have been placed on the STSOL — creating inconsistent and detrimental treatment of verifiable skills gaps in the elite ballet companies.

Demand for Artistic Directors is forecast to grow. As the average pay rates and arts company structure demonstrates they are the arts leaders in the company (and sometimes have co-CEO roles). They determine the direction of all outward-facing activities — they are the human face of the company.

The Music Director is the orchestra’s equivalent position to Artistic Director in dance, theatre or opera, and orchestras need capacity to secure their tenure for the medium to long term.

The Arts Administrators and Managers visa job code is used irregularly, yet is critical. Where local expertise is lacking, an international candidate can introduce developed skills and different experiences/ methodologies that assist the companies to advance the sustainability of their operation.

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