Principal Communications Officer


Arts Queensland (AQ) is leading the implementation of Creative Together 2020-2030: A 10-Year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland (Creative Together), a whole of government vision to see Queensland renewed and transformed – socially, culturally and economically – through arts, culture and creativity.


We are looking for a temporary full-time AO7 Principal Communications Officer to work in our Brisbane CBD office in Queensland.


As Principal Communications Officer you will develop and implement various communications and marketing strategies to generate awareness and support for the programs and activities of AQ and manage specific communications and marketing projects to ensure they are produced within budget and deadlines.

Arts Queensland is looking for a fixed-term temporary full-time AO7 Principal Communications Officer for 12 months (with possible extension) to work in our Brisbane CBD office in Queensland.

We are looking for the best suited applicant for this position. We will do this by assessing your eligibility and your ability to undertake the requirements of this position (including where relevant, the way you have carried out previous roles).

We will also consider your potential to make contributions to the department and how your engagement would support our commitment to equity, diversity, respect, and inclusion. Arts Queensland encourages all applicants to apply for our roles. Please refer to our Workplace inclusion and diversity strategy for the Queensland Government.

Should you require additional support and/or reasonable adjustments with your application during this recruitment process, please contact the enquiries person listed within this job ad and a Panel member will be able to discuss further with you.

Please refer to the attached role profile for key duties that this position will undertake.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • a statement (no more than two pages) which summarises your skills, experience and achievements within the context of the position you are applying for. Consider the competencies listed in “What you will be doing” and “What we are looking for” sections of the attached position description.
  • a current resume containing details of two (2) professional referees with at least one (1) of those referees having a thorough knowledge of your work behaviour, conduct and performance within the previous two years.

Applicants are advised that the department may initiate a criminal history check on the preferred applicant(s) under section 52 of the Public Sector Act 2022. Additionally, current and/or former Queensland Government public sector employees may also be required to submit a serious discipline history check declaration form as part of our pre-employment screening checks for this role.

Additional Information:

  • Salary: $124,420 – $133,264 p.a. + 12.75% super
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Flexible working from home opportunities
  • Work in Brisbane CBD, close to transport hubs, cafes, shopping centres, cultural hubs.
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Up to 12 months with possible extension.

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