Audience Development Officer


Hervey Bay Regional Gallery is a public gallery funded and operated by Fraser Coast Regional Council as a community cultural development service. Along with delivering a program featuring diverse, nationally significant artists, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery is committed to supporting the professional development of artists, promoting significant aspects of the region, encouraging community participation in Gallery activities, fostering curatorial practice, and encouraging a healthy and sustainable local arts industry.

What we are looking for:

 We’re looking for an Audience Development Officer to support our Gallery Director in delivering events and public programmes that reach the diverse communities of the Fraser Coast. You’ll be involved in digital marketing promotions with the aim of increasing engagement.

The role will involve:

  • Planning and delivering public programmes that enhance visitor interpretation
  • Cultivating relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Developing content for website, social media, and email channels
  • Identifying promotional strategies that will target local and visitor audiences
  • Facilitating educator engagement initiatives
  • Providing customer service and information to visitors and guests

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What you should have to apply:

You’ll have worked in a similar role in an arts, cultural or related field and with a focus on events. You’ll have experience producing targeted content and will have a strong understanding of marketing techniques and trends within the industry. Your strong communication skills, both written and verbal, will set you up for success.

You’ll have:

  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and working across multiple projects
  • Strong relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders


What our Council can offer you:

  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements,
  • Up to 12% employer super contribution
  • Study assistance program
  • Reward and recognition
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Vaccinations
  • Paid Emergency Services leave


Application requirements:

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Please direct any queries to Sarah Thomson, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Director, on [email protected]

Applications close:

11pm Monday 1st July 2024

Some information about our Council:

Council provides a safe, secure and supportive environment where employees are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

TRAITS is an acronym for the values we consider to be integral to the way we go about our work and serve our community. These values are Trust, Respect, Accountability, Initiative, Teamwork and Service.

Council recognises that it is important for employees to be satisfied in their roles, to balance work and life demands and to deliver quality services to the community.


Some information about our Region:

If you’re tired of the City lifestyle and need a better work/life balance then the Fraser Coast is waiting for you! Located 250kms north of Brisbane the Fraser Coast is a mix of stunning landscapes, islands, cities and towns.

From K’gari – the world’s largest sand island to the heritage streetscapes of Maryborough; from the rich farmlands of Tiaro, to the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay.


Before starting your application:

Please ensure your cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and resume are complete in doc, docx or pdf format.  PDF format is preferred.


Please note that:Council undertakes a range of checks and assessment methods to assist in selection, including proof of vaccination where relevant, criminal history checks, Licence checks, psychometric testing, functional capacity testing and competency based testing.

Fraser Coast Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Women, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, and members of racial, ethnic and ethno-religious minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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