Arts Coordinator


Why become part of the St Vincent’s Health Australia?

Since our founders, the Sisters of Charity, opened our first hospital in 1857, our services and people have been behind some of Australia’s most important medical breakthroughs. Operating public and private hospitals, residential aged care, community and virtual care, and significant outreach programs for marginalised people – St Vincent’s is uniquely positioned to lead and respond to the changes taking place around us. Better and fairer care. Always

About the Opportunity:

The Arts in Health Coordinator role leads the design and delivery of an arts program across both St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane.

We are seeking a highly motivated Arts in Health Coordinator to lead the preparation, commissioning, and management of a sustainable program of arts activities for our organisation. This role will lead and facilitate engagement with patients and staff when developing programs, as well as manage relationships with external arts partners, ensuring they identify the unique role and modes of delivery in a hospital setting. This program provides patients, visitors and staff encounters with the arts that enhance their environment and supports their spiritual, emotional, and physical health and well-being, to compliment the mission and values of our hospital.

The position is accountable to the Executive Manager – Mission for the maintenance, expansion, and financial accountability of the arts in health program.

Things that work for you:

  • Options for purchasing additional annual leave
  • Competitive hourly rates and paid approved overtime
  • Excellent salary packaging options up to $15,990, Novated leasing, plus an optional Meals and Entertainment card up to $2,650 per annum
  • Free uniforms and training
  • Opportunity to work for the nation’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider, with a rapidly growing and progressive vision
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their families
  • Access to Fitness Passport (FP)

Things that work for us:

  • Ability to work on a Permanent Part Time basis this role is 20 hours per week with flexibility from Monday to Friday for the right candidate
  • A Bachelor of Arts (essential)
  • Previous experience within a health environment (desired)
  • Specialist knowledge of the application of contemporary visual arts, public and community arts, music and performing arts in the healthcare sector
  • Knowledge of the national arts context and the arts funding system
  • High level interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to promote effective communication with all stakeholders
  • The ability to personally model, articulate and integrate mission and values into the work environment
  • Experienced leader with budgetary and resource management experience
  • Demonstrated project management within established timeframes
  • Lead the development of an inspiring and meaningful arts in health strategy
  • Lead the preparation, commissioning and management of a sustainable program of arts activities, in line with the agreed strategy
  • Lead thoughtful curation, record-keeping and maintenance of the hospital art collections
  • Manage volunteers, in creative roles, providing direction, advice relating to the arts program
  • Representing the organisation within the arts health professional networks

Reconciliation Action Plan

St Vincent’s Health Australia embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s unique perspectives, knowledge, and cultural. We strive to achieve better physical, mental, and spiritual health outcomes through continued connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We understand the need to effectively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to influence decision making at all levels and to create opportunity through sustainable and culturally safe employment.

As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. For further information, visit

For a copy of the Position Description: please email: [email protected]

For any questions: please contact Lisa Eastment, Mission Executive email: [email protected]

Interested? Apply today!

Respectfully no agencies please.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside and Brisbane has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. SVHA generally requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and it is highly recommended that immunisation against VPD be undertaken for this role. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent’s we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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