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Reference Number 13463
Position Title Precinct Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Cns Perform Art Centre
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Precinct Manager

  • Excellent Leadership Opportunity
  • State-Of-The Art Facility

Reference Number: 13463
Salary Range: $94,234.67 - $99,769.14 per annum +15% loading for working unusual hours
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC)
Close Date:  Monday, 1 March 2021 

Our region offers a wonderful diverse range of arts & cultural activities and programs from concerts, theatre, local and visiting talent and live performances.

At our Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) you will witness innovative and debut performances in addition to a well-crafted mix of classics and revived theatrical pieces. With multiple performance spaces across the CPAC site, the versatility of the venue enables the presentation of a variety of events including theatre, music, dance, contemporary circus, opera, film and comedy. Our premier facility houses two venues, the main theatre with a seating capacity of 940 people and the studio with a seating capacity of 400. 

Our fabulous Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns' newest community gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The Parklands boast tropical plantings, vine-covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza to encourage passive, casual use of the facility. 

An exciting opportunity is now available for a highly energetic, talented & experienced Precinct Manager who will oversee the entire operations, events and personnel in this key strategic leadership role.

Reporting to the Manager Cultural Services, the primary objective of this role is to:

  • Effectively manage the operations, programs, activities, maintenance, development and activation of the Precinct venues Cairns Performing Arts Centre and Munro Martin Park (‘CPAC & MMP’) and Cultural Services external events.
  • Develop and lead highly effective skilled and technical work teams to deliver the strategies designed to enhance the City’s national creative cultural and artistic competitiveness and delivery of a diverse artistic program to the satisfaction of the community.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. in Arts Business along with commensurate experience in performing arts centre venue, event and program management.
  • Current Queensland driver's licence.
  • RMLV Registered Manager of a Licenced Venue (or ability to obtain).
  • Extensive demonstrated understanding of the performing arts and entertainment industry, event ticketing, technical production services, hospitality/catering services and venue management.
  • A demonstrated understanding of business imperatives and processes and demonstrated achievement of business success.
  • Proven high-level written communication skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of local government policies and procedures particularly as they pertain to venue and facility management.
  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly excel and word, along with experience in using event management software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Work Health and Safety.
  • Excellent verbal communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and motivate dynamic teams, including a proven ability to coach and mentor.
  • A demonstrated commitment to a high level of customer service.
  • A proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.

In return 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 a 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
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a tertiary qualification relevant to this position e.g. in Arts Business along with commensurate experience in a performing arts centre venue, event and program management?
Essential: Do you have extensive demonstrated understanding of the performing arts and entertainment industry, event ticketing, technical production services, hospitality/catering services and venue management?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 01/03/2021
Position Description
Information Kit - Precinct Manager #13463.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.