Public Art Program Officer

  • Part Time
  • Hobart

Website cityofhobarttas HOBART CITY COUNCIL

  • Employment status: Permanent – Parttime – 0.6 FTE (3 days per week covering 23 hours)
  • Salary range: $85,906 – $93,915 pro rata + 12.5% superannuation. (Hourly rate $43.4 -$47.5)
  • Flexible work arrangement and great work-life balance.
  • Make a positive impact on your community with your creativity.
  • Collaborative and progressive working environment.

About the role

This role contributes to the success of the City by effectively managing projects under the Council’s Public Art Program that ‘activate’ the City.

Role accountabilities include:

  • Implement the recommendations detailed in the Creative Hobart Strategy and Public Art Framework.
  • Develop public art commissions and project-manage through concept development, design development and fabrication and installation phases.
  • Coordinate promotional strategies and manage events for the Public Art and Cultural Development Programs in consultation with the Communications and Marketing areas.
  • Oversee the asset management and maintenance of Council’s public art collection in conjunction with relevant Council employees.

Learn more about the role in the position description by visiting the Hobart City Council website.

About you

You will be a project manager with knowledge of artistic and cultural installations in public space. The City uses public art in multiple media types to activate its public spaces, and we will value your ability to oversee projects from inception through to installation and maintenance. You will be organised, flexible, and efficient, and enjoy working closely with the community, artists and contractors while operating professionally and in a friendly manner. You will also have confident written and verbal skills.

The desired applicant will have;

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Project Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Building or Industrial Design.
  • Experience working as a project manager acquired through a number of years in a similar role.
  • Current Driver Licence.

Are you equipped with a proactive ‘can-do’ mindset, ready to engage in teamwork within a supportive environment, and have creativity and communication abilities? We’re searching for someone like you, whose attention to detail and interest in working in the public realm are just what our team needs. If this resonates with you, take this opportunity to join us.

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 12.5% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of paid leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Jane Castle (Program Leader Creative City (Arts & Cultural Programs), on 0400 382 701 or email     [email protected]

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to [email protected]. Please note that we do not accept applications after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.

Applications close 11:59 pm Monday 24 June 2024 (AEDT).

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