Two women in front of building and a blue geometric sculpture.


McClelland appoints two new staff members

Two women in front of building and a blue geometric sculpture.

McClelland appoints two new staff members

Monday November 13th, 2023

McClelland has announced the appointment of two new staff members.

Rachel Doyle joins McClelland as Marketing and Communications Manager. Rachel was previously Marketing Manager at Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park. She has 20-years’ experience in marketing and communications, working across industries that include arts and cultural services, destination tourism and brand management.

Rachel shares, “I am thrilled to join McClelland. An inspiring cultural legacy, their four foundational pillars of Art, Nature, Education and First Nation Perspectives are very aligned with my own passions. It will be a privilege to further champion education and the experience of sculpture’s connection to the environment with the team.”

Carissa Watts has been appointed as an Indigenous Park Ranger. Carissa is a Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung woman who was previously a Cultural Educator with Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association and the Koorie Heritage Trust.

As a singer/songwriter Carissa is on the board for Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation and says, "I sing for country and educate people about the importance of our connection to country, so now I am very excited to start at McClelland as a Park Ranger and be out on country helping heal and look after it".

McClelland Artistic & Executive Director, Lisa Byrne, said the appointments are a significant step towards achieving McClelland’s goals. “We welcome Rachel and Carissa to the McClelland team and look forward to their contribution,” Ms Byrne said.

Image: From L to R: Rachel Doyle, Marketing and Communications Manager and Carissa Watts, Indigenous Park Ranger.

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