Arts Officer, Arts Development

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/022075
Closing Date: 01-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
Attachments: 022075 Gr 3 Arts Officer, Arts Development PD 130819.doc (Word, 144KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kaushali Seneviratne
03 8683 3106

Position Details


  • $68,884 - $83,640 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2020
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: CBD (flexibility may be available)

In this position you will assist with grants management and administration of current and future funding programs to support the development of the cultural and creative industries throughout the State.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of Victoria's cultural and creative sectors (preferably with knowledge of theatre, dance or physical performance), along with demonstrated experience in arts administration, specifically with project management skills and knowledge of project budgets.

The successful candidate appointed to this position will demonstrate –

  • specialist expertise in the creative industries;
  • effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • experience in contract management;
  • a capacity for teamwork;
  • a collaborative approach to teamwork;
  • skills in stakeholder management;
  • a facility for planning and organising; and
  • advanced computer skills.

The position of Arts Officer, Arts Development is part of the Creative Victoria Branch of the Creative, Sport and Visitor Economy Group.  The Creative, Sport and Visitor Economy Group works to strengthen Victoria's reputation as Australia's leading cultural, sport, racing, tourism and events destination, and ensure the best cultural and sporting experiences are accessible to everyone

For a confidential discussion, please call Kaushali Seneviratne, Senior Arts Officer, Arts Development on 03 8683 3106.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 1 September 2019.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. The generic online form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address all of the KSC) and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to the specific questions only". Complete these specific questions to complete your application.

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