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Audience Engagement Officer (Programming)

Advertiser: City of NewcastleMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
19 Nov 2020
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Part Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Programming & Production

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking a passionate Audience Engagement Officer (Programming) to join the Newcastle Museum team, encompassing Newcastle Museum, Fort Scratchley Heritage Site, and Museum Park. Newcastle Museum is committed to telling the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary Newcastle through our collections, exhibitions, and audience engagement and are committed to providing the best and broadest museum experience, which is not only fun and attractive but is intellectually significant and beneficial to the community.

As the Audience Engagement Officer (Programming), you’ll bring Newcastle Museum to life, focussing on activation and accessibility. This position is deeply connected to our community, not only producing and providing a broad informal programming suite but also by supporting diverse community groups to utilise the space to share their stories. Deeply connected with all elements of the museum, this position’s primary focus is creating linkages and opportunities throughout the museum, city and online.

Drawing upon your proven public programming experience, key responsibilities will include leading the development of partnerships, collaborations and community engagement that raises the profile of the Newcastle Museum to local, national and international audiences; developing and delivering innovative engagement methods to promote and activate the museum collection and other exhibitions in an audience-focused and cost-effective manner; developing complimentary digital and print content and material to promote exhibitions and increase engagement; and overseeing the recruitment, training and activities of our audience engagement volunteers.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education, History, Art, Museum Studies or equivalent degree or experience.
  • Exceptional communication, writing, negotiation and presentation skills and proven ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders in a strategic manner and communicate within a complex environment.
  • Strong commitment to engaging diverse audiences with culture and/or history and/or science; and experience in developing program strategies.
  • A proven track record of success as a creative producer, knowledge and experience of devising and implementing public programs and visitor experience initiatives in a cultural institution or festival.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise multiple competing timelines, meet strict deadlines and analyse performance against budget and KPIs.
  • Works collaboratively with honesty and transparency and encourages bold ideas and supports freedom of expression, innovation and diversity.
  • Solid demonstrated ability to manage concurrent projects and competing demands.
  • A current Working with Children Check number or willingness to apply for one if selected for the position.

Other valuable skills you have:

  • Possesses strong management skills, and work well independently or with a team, leading with a clear sense of energy, dynamism and purpose.
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance and the promotion of WH&S.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020.

Remuneration: $59,507 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 28-hour week.

Contact: Julie Baird – Director Museum – 02 4974 1415.

The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence, or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 to apply for these positions. Relevant criminal, Working With Children and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended candidates.

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