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Community Arts Officer

Advertiser: Moonee Valley City Council3.04 out of 53.0 overall rating (25 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Jan 2021
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Other

Community Arts Officer

Reference number: 13425

Closing date: 11:45pm, Sunday 31 January 2021


  • Permanent Full-Time Position
  • $74,423.64 - $86,408.28 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO) available


About Moonee Valley City Council

Moonee Valley City Council is a vibrant and diverse municipality. We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, providing a range of services to some 130,000 residents and over 10,000 businesses. Our 1,200 employees bring their differing backgrounds, experiences and unique perspectives to our collaborative environment, and are supported to share ideas, initiatives and talent, making a positive impact on our community for now and in the future.


The Opportunity

If you are seeking to create a collaborative and innovative environment which encourages community and employee engagement, strives to be the best in its field, is passionate about its services, values and future, then you are looking in the right place!


Moonee Valley City Council is seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate the administration and logistics of the Incinerator gallery’s onsite and offsite community exhibitions and community arts projects across the municipality. Within this role, there may be times where you’ll be required to provide support to the Incinerator Gallery front of house venue operations, exhibition openings, public art maintenance and ongoing improvements in venue business efficiencies.


This role requires significant stakeholder engagement across other Council departments and within the community to deliver visual arts programs and activities throughout the municipality to support the delivery of the Council Plan 2017 – 21 and MV2040.



  • Plan and deliver engaging visual arts programs and activities at the Incinerator Gallery and venues and sites across the municipality;
  • Work in collaboration with community groups and individuals to develop and support visual arts projects and exhibitions throughout municipal neighbourhoods.
  • Manage administration of community arts activities including the monitoring of contracts and budgets throughout the year.   
  • Maintain up to date administrative records using Council’s record keeping systems; and
  • Ensure activities undertaken and developed are compliant with Council’s Occupational Health and Safety, Rick Management and Procurement Policy.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Cultural Development, Arts Administration or fine/visual arts with some work-related experience or equivalent work experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding in working with artists, community groups and contractors.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with a range of groups and individuals, to discuss and resolve internal and external problems;
  •  Demonstrated experience supporting the development and delivery of community arts projects and exhibitions;
  • Sound organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to monitor budgets and provide timely finance administration; and
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online system and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Richard Ennis, Team Leader Incinerator Gallery on (03) 9243 1871.


Our Culture of Inclusion

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9243 1122.


Enquiries: Richard Ennis
Ph: (03) 9243 1871
Applications Close: 31/01/2021

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