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Arts Officer (Part-time position - 20.20 hours/week)

Advertiser: Access Community Services3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (15 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
28 May 2019
Brisbane, Southern Suburbs & Logan
Work Type
Advertising, Arts & Media, Performing Arts

Organisational Overview

Access Community Services Limited (ACSL) is Australia's leader and specialist in settlement, employment, training and youth and social enterprises for migrants, refugees and mainstream clients, in Queensland, particularly in the South East. As a community based, not for profit organisation limited by guarantee, we boast over a 30 year history of serving our local community which was originally established in Logan in 1984. We are committed to fostering community development, youth, settlement and employment initiatives and to providing personal support programs to address the needs of disadvantaged youth and community groups including migrants, refugees, humanitarian entrants and visa holders.

Division Overview

ACSL’s Vision is cohesive communities where all individuals are valued, participate economically and socially and experience a high quality of life. Social Inclusion is about ensuring all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. It’s about connecting local communities, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks.

The Social Inclusion Support Services Division provides a range of services to eligible participants (including those from newly arrived migrant and refugee backgrounds) to support this goal. Programs within the division include support services specific to long-term settlement, youth, mental health, arts, culture and sport & recreation; vocational and complex case support, bilingual and bicultural support services and community capacity building services.

Position Overview

The Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The Regional Arts Services Network is a new approach to the delivery of statewide arts services, Access Community Services has been appointed as the Logan and Ipswich provider.

As the key local representative for Access, BEMAC and the Regional Arts Services Network, the Arts Officer (Logan) will play a pivotal role in providing a coordinated approach to arts delivery across Logan, liaising with the Arts Officer (Ipswich) and other BEMAC and ACSL staff.

This approach will be responsive to local priorities, build the capacity of local arts and cultural providers, develop and deliver a wide range of activities, facilitate economic development through new employment and training opportunities and establish a base platform of (ongoing) increased funding for the arts (and related activities) into the Logan LGA.

This is a part-time position working 20.20 hours per week for 12 months fixed-term contract; any extension will be subject to organisational review prior to the cessation date.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain a local needs analysis (Arts) and subsequent work action plan in consultation with management, local councils, local community and arts organisations + other key internal & external stakeholders;
  • Work with management to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate the delivery of said arts activity work action plan across: Visual Arts (including cultural heritage – Museums, Art Galleries etc.), Theatre & Performing Arts, Music, Dance, Screen & Digital Media (including Film, TV, Photography & Design), Literary, Multiform and the activation of Venues & Spaces;
  • Support the growth of creative work that places recognition and takes pride in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage;
  • Empower the creative economy to activate and intersect culture, economics, technology and innovation;
  • Build collaborative partnerships across diverse sectors - government, NGO, corporate and philanthropic organisations - combining resources, skills and knowledge to deliver sustainable arts and cultural activities;
  • Cultivate practices based upon sustainability, wealth and job creation;
  • Develop, deliver and coordinate responsive arts-led programs that acknowledge the importance of arts and culture in building identity, fostering livability and cultivate its inherent value in delivering social and economic benefits, through employment opportunities, economic participation, improved health outcomes and activating vibrant, cohesive communities;
  • Build capacity of local artists, organisations and communities to identify and apply for ongoing funding opportunities to assist with their continued development;
  • Ensure local access to a wide range of professional development activities including: information, networks, personal and  professional skills development, organisational and governance capability;
  • Provide overall supervision and delivery of all  programs, activities and events including a local annual arts forum;
  • Develop and maintain professional partnerships with statewide and local arts organisations and venues + relevant internal and external stakeholders to improve the operations of the program and foster community connectedness;
  • Develop, update and maintain a stakeholder database;
  • Effectively disseminate information to community on programs, activities, events and opportunities;
  • Represent ACSL, BEMAC and the RASN at key events and meetings, committees, conferences and public forums;
  • Produce statistical reports, monthly reports, progress reports and annual reports as requested. Collate, analyse and report on statistical information;
  • Attend regular meetings with management, HR and Finance to discuss relevant issues;
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) communities to ensure that services are culturally responsive and inclusive;
  • Build and foster links with cultural leaders, CALD Communities and groups, fostering empowerment, capacity building and advocacy;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Marketing & Creative Industries Director;
  • Participate in corporate and community events.

Selection Criteria

To be successful you must possess


  • Five years equivalent experience and / or Tertiary qualifications in the Arts, Community Development or relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated coordination experience in working with a wide range of communities and an understanding of issues relevant to people of Logan;
  • Demonstrated skills in partnership development and relationship management;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the local Arts sector including relevant policies and programs;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deal constructively with complex and sometimes conflicting situations;
  • Highly developed advocacy and negotiation skills in order to represent ACSL in a professional and positive manner to government agencies and other external bodies;
  • Work Action plan formulation, development and implementation experience with demonstrated strong negotiation and decision making skills;
  • Proficiency in using MS Office, databases and communication technologies in social media.

Other Requirements

  • Current Driving License;
  • Current QLD Paid Blue Card or ability to obtain one;
  • Current Police Check (national police check) for employment;
  • Rights to work in Australia.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary;
  • Salary Packaging;
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellbeing days of paid leave;
  • and more!


Submit your application addressing the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages) along with the cover letter and current resume by close of business Friday 14th June 2019.

***Applications will not be considered without the resume and response to selection criteria. Please merge your selection criteria and cover letter in a single document.***

For more details please send email to HR at or call 07 3412 8222.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, mature aged workers and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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