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Arts And Cultural Officer - Galleries (Fixed Term 18 Months)

Central Highlands Regional Council - Emerald, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL

POSITION DESCRIPTION


POSITION TITLE: Arts and Cultural Officer - Galleries

POSITION NUMBER: 10725

AWARD: Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award –

State 2017

3 - 4

AWARD CLASSIFICATION:
Provisions of appointment pay level and progression to be in

accordance with the applicable award

REPORTS TO: Coordinator Community Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Communities



ABOUT US

Our vision

A progressive region creating opportunities for all.

Our mission

We are a council committed to continuous improvement, a sustainable future and efficient

investment in our communities.

Our values

  • Respect and integrity
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Providing value
  • Commitment and teamwork

OBJECTIVE OF THIS ROLE

The Arts and Cultural Officer – Galleries is responsible for day to day operations of the two Council

galleries located in Emerald and Springsure. This involves providing a varied program of exhibitions

and events spanning a wide range of disciplines and subject matter. This is achieved through the

planning and coordination of arts, cultural, history, heritage and educational events, activities and

facilities. The Arts and Cultural Officer – Galleries will provide support for other arts and cultural

activities as directed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS ROLE

1. Service Delivery. Develop strategy, action plans, policy and procedure that support
delivery of Council’s arts, culture, history and heritage services.

2. Community Planning. Assist with facilitating, implementing and reporting on regional and
place-based community planning.

3. Community Development. Support the Connected Communities team to deliver
community development programs and activities.

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4. Galleries. Coordinate exhibitions, programs, activities and art awards in the Council’s
galleries located in Emerald and Springsure. Council art collection inventory control and
conservation.

5. Community Engagement. Create links, maintain relationships and work with individuals
and groups within the arts, cultural, history and heritage sectors to promote participatory
activities.

6. Advocacy. Provide support to community and council with advocacy activities.
7. Reporting and Administration. Undertake tasks including procurement, compiling

statistics, meeting preparation, minute taking and drafting/presentation of reports.

Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by

the reporting manager.

Please note: This role requires the incumbent to have flexible working hours to attend

community-driven activities in locations across the region. This role involves driving at

different times of the day / evening.


ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Mandatory:

  • Experience in the arts, culture, history, heritage or related fields.
  • Experience hosting and promoting community meetings, programs, events and initiatives.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience communicating and connecting with a wide range of community demographics.
  • Experience in gallery coordination, exhibitions and event management.
  • Previous experience with local government.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIRED

Mandatory:

  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
  • Queensland Working with Children Blue Card.

Desirable:

  • Qualification in an arts related field or experience/expertise in the area of arts, cultural and
heritage service delivery.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Passion for the arts, particularly in gallery operations and exhibition coordination.

2. Demonstrated customer service skills.

3. Ability to communicate and connect with all community demographics.

4. Ability to write/present reports, apply for/acquit grants, keep statistics.

5. Demonstrated experience in community development or engagement, including partnering

with the community on community programs, events and initiatives.

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6. Demonstrated experience in project management and event coordination.

7. Experience promoting programs, events and initiatives.

8. Competent in Microsoft Office suite.


CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS YOU MUST MEET


1. Commitment to Council’s Vision, Mission and Values.

2. Compliance with Council’s Code of Conduct.

3. Adherence to all relevant Council policies and procedures, Certified Agreement, your

contract of employment and relevant legislation, including the Local Government Act 2009

and Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

4. Compliance with all relevant and necessary pre-employment checks required for this role.

5. Commitment to Council’s Corporate Plan.

6. Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Merit principles.

7. Commitment to ensuring a workplace free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.

8. Efficient and effective utilisation of resources as allocated under the level of responsibility for

the position.

9. Commitment to Change Management

10. Commitment and adherence to Central Highlands Regional Council’s Customer Service

Charter.


ELIGIBILTY AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS


To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent

residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa

permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual

position, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.
  • Reference checks

CORE COMPETENCIES WE NEED FROM YOU

Competency Definition Level

Delivering Results Having the ability to set objectives for yourself and others, taking

a forward looking perspective, and delivering successful 2

outcomes within agreed parameters.

Communication Identifying and using appropriate communication styles and

methods, taking into consideration the audience and the desired
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outcome. Building and maintaining effective working

relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.


Initiative and Anticipating situations and problems, finding appropriate

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innovation solutions, grasping opportunities for improvements and taking

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ownership for continuous improvement that goes above and

beyond the call of duty.

Flexibility Being able to adapt your thinking and behaviour to suit different


situations and changing circumstances. Taking other people’s 2
views on board, accepting new and different ways of working

and encouraging others to embrace change.

Teamwork Having the ability to work as part of a team, actively encouraging

team working and recognising the role you play as part of the 2

CHRC team.

Commitment to Being willing and able to align your own behaviours with the
Council objectives, goals and values of CHRC; acting as a role model 2

and promoting the values to others.

Customer service Aligning your behaviour with the CHRC Customer Service


Charter to ensure both internal and external customer needs are 2
met; taking a positive attitude, showing commitment and having

a can do approach.

Workplace Health & Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and

Safety others, complying with reasonable instruction and co-operating 2

with CHRC policy and procedure.

A copy of the Competency Handbook is available on the Central Highlands Regional Council

website under ‘Recruitment’ – ‘How to Apply’.


GENERAL OBLIGATIONS

1. This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. Council will regularly review

position descriptions and appropriately update them to ensure that they relate to the job

being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are being proposed. Where

appropriate, employees will be consulted on the changes and employees are expected to

participate in consultation.

2. Whilst employment is in the position described in this document it is understood that

employment is with Central Highlands Regional Council. In the event of organisational

change or restructure, Council may require employees to undertake other roles for which

they are qualified and capable of performing.

3. Employees may be required to undertake a variety of duties not related to their substantive

role in the times of disaster or significant exceptional operational circumstances.

4. All employees are responsible for making and keeping records in accordance with

legislation, information standards and other relevant guidelines and procedures.

5. Failure to maintain any licence or qualification, which are a condition of your employment,

may result in demotion or termination as Council is unable to guarantee your transfer to a

position not requiring said licence/qualification.

Please sign below if you have read, understood and accepted the responsibilities of this

position as outlined in this position description.


Name

Signature Date

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Emerald, QLD

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