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Reference Number 13490
Position Title Project Officer
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Botanic Visitor Centre
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Project Officer - Cultural Services - Marketing & Communications Team - 3 Month Contract

Reference Number: 13490
Salary Range: $73,192.58 - $78,176.92 pro-rata per annum
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre / Cultural Services Venues
Applications Close:  Sunday, 28 February 2021

Cairns is world renowned for its reef and rainforest but if you scratch the surface you will also discover a region buzzing with a wonderful diverse range of arts and cultural activities and programs from festivals, concerts, theatre, local and visiting talent and live performances.  

Are you an exceptional marketing & communications professional who is highly engaging, innovative and with proven success with marketing strategies and promotions? If you’re looking for an awesome opportunity to work in a fast-paced diverse role where you can unleash your creative side and showcase your talents and skills in marketing, media and branding then this is definitely the job for you! 

An exciting opportunity is now available for a highly energetic, talented and experienced Marketing & Communications Officer who will work within the Cultural Service marketing team to create awareness of our arts and cultural programs and attendance at events. Our program covers events at CPAC, Munro Martin Parklands, Tanks Arts Centre, The Court House, Cairns Festival and Ticketlink.  

To be successful in this role you will require

  • Professional brand writing skills
  • Media liaison experience
  • Social media management
  • Expert use of digital technologies necessary to undertake required tasks
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills

Project specific duties include:  

  • Working with media/tourism organisations to ensure media coverage.
  • Produce media releases.
  • Develop and implement marketing campaigns
  • Liaise with venue hirers and show promoters to coordinate marketing services
  • Write, produce and distribute, electronic direct mail (EDMs).
  • Assist with development, including writing of articles, for Vibrance Magazine as required.
  • Develop engaging content for Cultural Services social media.
  • Updating of Council web sites
  • Provide a very high level of customer service with all staff and clients.

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Pro-rata 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 tertiary qualifications in the disciplines of business public relations, marketing or appropriate skills and or high-level experience in marketing and promotion of arts venues and activities?
Essential: Do you have experience with professional brand writing, media liaison and social media management?
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 28/02/2021
Position Description
Information Kit - Project Officer CU534 #13490.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
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.