Monash Performing Arts Careers Network

Monday, 11 July - Monday, 15 August, 6.00 - 7.00pm

Online workshop for Monash Alumni

Wondering how to grow your career after graduation?

Alumni pic

Watch this welcome video from workshop facilitator, Dr Nicole Canham.

Background of workshop

  • If you feel like Covid has made you put your career plans on hold, or that you’re starting again from square one after the pandemic, this workshop is for you!
  • Many Australian performing artists have experienced:
    • The effects of the lockdowns and disruptions of the past two years, resulting in unexpected setbacks
    • Increased difficulty finding work in their area of specialisation
    • Isolation

If these conditions are making finding meaningful work harder than expected, this free workshop is for you.

Access the keynote address here.

About the workshop

  • Professional development opportunity with a difference - for alumni
  • 6-week online workshop - weekly 1-hour sessions (Monday evenings, 11 July - 15 August, 6-7pm)
  • Supportive community for navigating present career stage
  • Highlight the links between work and mental health
  • Explore a range of job search strategies aimed specifically towards those seeking work in the performing arts
  • Supportive environment for focusing on Deepening and Sustaining Relationships, Fostering Social Awareness and Reducing Self-Blame, Building Emotional Resilience and Self-Care, and Planning, Exploring and Engaging in the Job Search
  • Delivered as part of the Work Intervention Network (WIN)


If you are a Monash graduate currently looking for work or planning your transition to a new job or role, and are keen to connect with other like-minded people, we’d love you to join us!

Registrations are now closed for the July-August 2022 workshops.  Please email if you would like to register your interest for possible future workshops.

About the facilitator


Churchill Fellow, Nicole Canham (clarinet and tarogato), is an award-winning and versatile musician who is committed to creating transformative arts and educational experiences, and to building new audiences for art music. In 2020, Nicole joined the faculty of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, as Wind Program Coordinator.  In this role, she focuses on performance, teaching and scholarship, which has become an integral aspect of her artistic practice.  Nicole completed a PhD on the career pathways of independent, classically trained musicians in 2016, and has presented her research at leading conferences around the world.  Nicole is a qualified career development practitioner, completing a Graduate Diploma of Career Education and Development through RMIT in 2019.  Her new book, Preparing Musicians for Precarious Work, was published by Routledge in 2021.