Public Art Officer


  • Cheltenham, VIC, Australia
  •  Arts & Cultural Services
  •  Full time
  •  Closing on: Jul 23 2024
  • Full-time position – fixed term parental leave tenure available until July 2025
  • Business hours, Monday to Friday
  • Flexible working options
  • Band 5 – Salary Range $79,015.76 to $ 90,992.34 per annum plus superannuation
  • Convenient location next to public transport
  • Free on-site parking

About us

Kingston City Council’s collective focus is on delivering exceptional service that achieves our vision and meets community expectations.

We are an inclusive, resilient community with a thriving economy, where we all share a safe, sustainable environment. The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne’s CBD. We employ over 1,500 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children’s services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts, and management.

The Arts, Events and Libraries Department at the City of Kingston is focused on the delivery of industry leading contemporary programs, activities, and events. Through innovation and continuous improvement, the department strives to provide high quality learning, recreational, social, and cultural outcomes for creative, local and visiting communities.

The role

We are seeking a dynamic Public Arts Officer to join the Arts, Events & Libraries Department. Reporting to the Visual Arts Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Develop and deliver Kingston’s Visual Arts Program with a focus on Public Art.
  • Assist with the coordination of visual arts programming and marketing.
  • Maintain and develop administrative systems, processes and functions.
  • Development of stakeholder engagement strategies in liaison with internal and external partners.

About you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience with a public art portfolio in a commercial, community, cooperative or government setting.
  • Experience in professional, emerging and community based visual arts programming.
  • High level of oral & written communication skills.
  • High level or organisational and project management skills
  • The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Tertiary qualifications in arts administration or a related discipline with significant experience in public art highly desirable.

What we can offer

This is a full-time fixed term position to July 2025 (parental leave position).

As an employee of the Kingston City Council, you will be part of an inclusive culture and have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership, social club events, paid parental leave, salary packaging, study/development assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance.

The salary for this position starts at $79,015.76 (Band 5) per annum plus superannuation.

How to Apply

The City of Kingston is a committed to child safety and equal opportunity employer and committed to reconciliation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and age. We value the diversity of lived experience and are committed to creating a workplace where all employees feel safe, supported, and connected to perform at their best.

Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community, and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. We support adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment.

Don’t meet every single requirement for this role? Studies have shown women and those of underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for roles unless they meet every criterion. At Kingston Council, we recognise that different experiences make for great community outcomes. If you are excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t perfectly align to the criteria we encourage you to submit your application.

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