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Arts Engagement Officer

Conservation Officers
Permanent Full Time
24 days ago

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The opportunity

The City of Maribyrnong is renowned for fostering the continued growth of our vibrant arts sector and we have an exciting opportunity for an Arts Engagement Officer to join our passionate and professional team.

As our Arts Engagement Officer, you will initiate, produce and support innovative and accessible creative programs and events that contribute to the delivery of Council's Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-2023 and maximise participation in the arts. This role requires an innovative self-starter with excellent producing skills in planning, leading and evaluating projects from conception to delivery, a strong knowledge of the creative sector, programming, audience development and cultural development principles.

As an outstanding communicator, you will have a proven track record of developing and maintaining productive partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and a passion for delivering projects, programs and events on time, within budget and to best practice standards. You understand marketing principles well and are able to copy write and generate visual content that activates wide involvement in arts and culture programs within the City.


Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the development and delivery of Arts and Culture policies, action plans, programmes and initiatives
  • Provide well-developed project management on multiple concurrent projects, programs, and events, including programming, contracts, risk and budget management, and artists support
  • Work collaboratively with local arts organisations, community centres, educational institutions and artists to broker opportunities for quality cultural and arts programs
  • Assist in the development and implementation of both qualitative and quantitation evaluation of arts programs and activities
  • Manage the bookings, publicity, programming (including during Festivals and Residencies), facility maintenance and operations of the Bluestone Church Arts Space
  • Manage the marketing and promotion of the Arts and Culture Unit's programs and achievements including: copywriting, generating visual collateral for web, print, social media channels and E-newsletter
  • Respond to all general enquiries from the community regarding arts and cultural activities via phone and email
  • Assist in the management of arts funding, including: providing expert advice to applicants, administration, promotion and assistance with contracts, agreements and acquittals

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in arts or cultural development with some relevant industry experience or lesser formal qualifications with substantial relevant experience
  • Well developed producing skills with demonstrated experience in planning, developing and evaluating arts and culture programs to build community capacity and participation in the arts
  • Marketing, promotion and administration skills, preferably in an arts and cultural context
  • Strong working knowledge of the arts and cultural sector, with a proven ability to develop partnerships and foster opportunities
  • Well developed written, verbal and presentation skills including experience in funding, and the ability to provide sound advice on arts and cultural issues to the community

So, if you have these skills and enjoy working in a diverse community-focused environment, Apply Now!

To express your interest in this role, please forward your Resume and a Cover Letter via our Careers website outlining your relevant experience and address the Key Selection Criteria defined in the position description in support of your application by the close date.

To download a copy of the position description please visit us at:

We are a child-safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $87,869
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $96,217
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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