Gallery & Museum Education and Engagement Officer

Job Description

Gallery & Museum Education and Engagement Officer 

Council is seeking to appoint a maximum term full time Gallery & Museum Education and Engagement Officer to contribute to Council’s success.

This position is a maximum term opportunity for parental leave coverage with a projected end date of May 2025.

  • 9 day fortnight | Promoting a healthy work-life balance
  • Located at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
  • Be part of a passionate, dedicated team

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to develop Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum (GRAGM)'s capacity building community programs. The role cultivates relationships with artists, community groups and organisations and designs annual programs that address skills and knowledge requirements in the region and connects them with GRAGM. A key responsibility of the role is to develop and maintain strong relationships with local educational and learning facilities and establish GRAGM as a key learning resource locally, regionally, and nationally.

Your role will include:

  • Identifying community need and then designing and delivering relevant programs that address knowledge or skill gaps, specifically in the arts and culture sector.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with local educational and learning facilities to ensure that GRAGM programming is relevant to curriculum.
  • Cultivating relationships with artists, community groups and organisations with a view of collaborative programming.
  • Coordinating the Regional Arts Development Fund. 
  • Establishing the Gallery & Museum as a key educational resource locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Working with community stakeholders, artists, and arts workers, playing a critical role in planning, and delivering meaningful capacity building programs.

You will bring: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Programming and Development and/or demonstrated significant knowledge and experience in community cultural planning, development and/or education.
  • Time management, prioritisation, and planning skills in order to complete tasks within required timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication (oral and written) skills, and experience liaising with customers and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient keyboard skills and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and operating corporate business systems.
  • Must be eligible and willing to obtain on appointment, a positive notice Working with Children Blue Card.
  • Legally able to drive a motor vehicle in Queensland.

Why work for GRC?

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone Region that focuses on working together to balance our region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values-based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees. 
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution. 
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance. 
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.