When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

Having worked and been educated in and around the Southern Highlands, I have known about SHYAC for a long time, but I have never had any involvement with the organisation until I was asked to become a staff member in 2010.

I was one of two staff at SHYAC when I joined the organisation, though Katy soon left. During my time there, I had a number of roles:

  • Write and implement a broad range of new policies to guide and support the activities of the organisation. These included communications/media policies, an updated constitution, and more.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of new and existing programs, including the POD Project, several productions (Olivia, What a Knight, Grease and Seussical), the Mary Poppins project, the 2011 HSC Showcase, Comedy Workshops, and the choir Sound.
  • Maintain and overhaul the SHYAC website.
  • Engage SHYAC’s members via social and new media.
  • Produce regular newsletters.
  • Assist the financial management of the organisation.
  • General administration duties.
  • Support volunteers and others working on various projects.
  • Support and assist the management committee.

I left my paid role at SHYAC to pursue a valuable opportunity in another job, but continued to work voluntarily as the Producer of Grease.

You can read my reflections on Grease here.