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Arts and Cultural Development Officer


Reference: 4935203

Darwin NT

Darwin is one of Australia's thriving capitals. Our city is both modern and multicultural, boasting many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets, as well as a laid back, family-friendly lifestyle. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia's gateway to South East Asia, with desirable Asian locations just a short flight away.

About Us - City Of Darwin

Our vision is ‘Darwin 2030 - City for People. City of Colour'. By 2030 we will be even bigger and better and will be known as a vibrant, creative, innovative, connected, healthy and environmentally responsible city. Our vision is supported by our staff values ‘CARES' * Customer service * Accountability * Respect * Excellence and * Solidarity. These values drive our workplace culture and are displayed in the way we work and in everything we do to service the Darwin community. Working for the City of Darwin gives you the ability to make a real difference in the lives of people who live in our community.

The City of Darwin offers attractive salaries along with generous entitlements and benefits including six weeks annual leave, fifteen days personal leave, district allowance and salary sacrifice options.

The Opportunity

The Arts and Cultural Development Officer is part of our Community team. The role is responsive to community and Council enquiries and requests regarding arts and cultural development and provides support to internal project managers to incorporate public art outcomes across the organisation. The role apprises Council on local and national creative industry matters, initiates and implements policy, and is responsible for project management of a range of arts and community development activities, including Council's THRIVE Public Art program.

As the Arts and Cultural Development Officer, you will be expected to perform and deliver consistently across a range of Key Result Areas. A key component of this role is the Service Delivery provided to our Community, which includes but is not limited to:-

  • Provide expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of arts and cultural policy, programming and strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with government and nongovernment agencies, creative industries sector, community groups, individuals and Council departments in the initiation and implementation of arts and cultural development endeavours.
  • Oversee the project management of public art and community arts initiatives.
  • Respond to community and Council requests and enquiries regarding arts and cultural development
  • Manage and implement Council's Public Art Program, including budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, public art acquisitions and maintenance

This position is classified as a Level 6 under our Enterprise Agreement and has a base salary of $89,211 plus superannuation and relevant allowances. For further information regarding this position, please contact Rosanna De Santis on 08 8930 0560.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in arts, creative industries or relevant discipline
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in an equivalent role
  • National Police Records Check
  • Working with Children's Clearance (Ochre Card)

As part of City of Darwin's recruitment process applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment assessments, such as a Medical Assessment, National Police Check and Psychometric Assessment.

Applications close 5 pm Monday 2 December 2019

Applications Close: 02 Dec 2019