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Arts And Cultural Development Officer

Darwin, Australia

Reference: 5741239

City of Darwin recognises the importance of arts and culture. We know that the arts make a significant contribution to a resilient and prosperous community. We work with the creative sector and our community to foster an environment for arts and culture to flourish.

City of Darwin is looking for a limited tenure part-time Arts and Cultural Development Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong administration and communication skills who enjoys working in a dynamic environment.

About the team

During 2022 City of Darwin will have two part time Arts and Cultural Development Officers. Currently we have one part time Arts and Cultural Development Officer who is focused on Public Art and we are seeking the right person to work with our Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee and the broader creative community to develop our new Arts Plan and to support other projects.

The Arts and Cultural Development Officers work alongside the Community Development Officer and our Reconciliation Action Officer and the Youth, Recreation and Safer Cities teams in the Community and Cultural Services area of City of Darwin.

About the role

The Arts and Cultural Development Officer will drive the development of our new Arts Plan and administer the Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee (ACDAC). The role is responsive to community and Council enquiries and requests regarding arts and cultural development and will provide support to internal project managers across a range of projects in 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.

Key Areas of Service Delivery Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of arts and cultural policy, programming and strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with government and non-government agencies, creative industries sector, community groups, individuals and Council departments in the initiation and implementation of arts and cultural development projects.
  • Oversee the project management of community arts initiatives.
  • Respond to community and Council requests and enquiries regarding arts and cultural development.
  • Administer Council's Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee (ACDAC).
  • Represent Council on relevant external committees.
  • Manage and implement programs, including budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, public art acquisitions and maintenance.
  • Prepare council and committee reports, discussion papers, contract and project briefs, social media and promotional copy.
  • Provide strategic advice across the whole of Council on issues relating to arts and culture.

This is a Limited Tenure opportunity until December 2022 working between 14.5 - 21.75 hours per week.

At City of Darwin, we offer competitive remuneration with generous leave entitlements on a pro-rata basis. This position is remunerated at $47.3268 per hour.

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Arts, Creative Industries or relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in an equivalent role
  • Working with Children's Clearance (Ochre) Card

‚ÄčFor further enquiries, please contact Executive Manager Community and Cultural Services, Angela O'Donnell on 08 8930 0522.

Applications close: 5pm Monday 06 December 2021

The City of Darwin is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply.

As part of Council'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: 06 Dec 2021


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