Cultural Services Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinat

Location: Cairns & Far North
Company: Cairns Regional Council
Full Time

Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinator

Reference Number: 13675
Salary Range: $73,192.58 – $78,176.92 per annum
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre – Collins Avenue – Cairns
Applications Close: Friday, 1 October 2021  

Develop your career with Cairns Regional Council, an innovative employer that listens, respects and values your contribution.  We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn.  Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Opportunities like this are few and far between so don’t miss out on this amazing chance to utilise your talents and skills and make your mark on the cultural landscape of Far North Queensland! 

We are now seeking an exceptionally talented, suitably qualified and highly experienced Arts & Cultural Grant Coordinator to join our Cultural Services team now. 

The Arts & Cultural Grant Coordinator plays a critical role in the management and implementation of the Cultural Services team’s program strategies. The position requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail, analytical skills, with well-honed written and oral communication and the ability to effectively work with a large number of internal and external stakeholders. 

The key objectives of the role are to:  

  • Working collaboratively across the Cultural Services Branch to assist a highly motivated and experienced team develop and expand the capacity and capability of the branch’s strategic planning, programs and projects.
  • Researching and identifying available grants, philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities that will enable and support the growth of the branch’s core business and strategic goals.
  • Developing and fortifying existing and new partnerships and collaborators in order to support the growth and viability of the region’s cultural and creative industries through targeted investment.
  • Preparing high-level funding proposals, tenders and expressions of interest that build a compelling case to leverage and attract investment for a diverse range of infrastructure, resources and programs delivered by the Cultural Services Branch.
  • Managing and expanding the reach and capacity of all and specifically the following Arts and Cultural Grant Programs in order to build and sustain the viability and productivity of community-based organisations, local artists and cultural and creative practitioners:
  • Regional Arts Development Fund program (RADF) in accordance with Council’s RADF General Policy and long-term and ongoing partnership with Arts Queensland. Our aim is to revitalise, invigorate and reshape this important program to align with the strategic objectives of Council’s Strategy for Culture and the Arts 2022.  
  • Arts and Cultural In Kind Assistance program in accordance with Council’s Community Grants Policy. Our aim is to encourage the development of local community arts and cultural programs and activities and to foster opportunities for local arts and cultural activities that make a positive creative contribution to the region. 

To be successful in this role you must have:  

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications and demonstrated experience and significant achievement in funding and sponsorship in the Australian Arts and Cultural field.
  • Highly developed understanding of the National and State arts and cultural environment, particularly in regard to funding trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing high-quality grant submissions, tenders and expressions of interest.
  • Excellent report writing skills and high level of literacy.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in effectively working and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, funding bodies, service providers, NFP organisations, and/or selection panels. 

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download copy of the information kit.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa

Enquiries: Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Ph: (07) 4044 3310
Applications Close: 01/10/2021

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