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Reference Number 12686
Position Title Cultural Services Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent 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

Cultural Services Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinator 

Reference Number: 12686 

Salary: $70,000 - $74,767 per annum + super 

Applications Close: Monday 4 March 2019

Cairns is world renowned for its reef and rainforest but if you scratch the surface you will also discover a region buzzing with arts and culture. Cairns Regional Council now has an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark and contribute to the on-going programming and provision of grants and infrastructure that will stimulate and sustain the cultural and creative vitality of the region. 

We are now seeking a suitably qualified and highly experienced Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinator who will play a critical role in supporting our Cultural Services team to develop and expand the capacity and capability of the branches strategic planning, programs and projects. 

Key duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Effectively and proactively work with the Cultural Services Branch to research, identify and prepare high-quality funding and grant submission, and provide insights and targeted advice to staff on funding schemes and leveraging opportunities.
  • Develop and fortify new and existing partnerships with government and private sector investors through strong leadership and collaborative and innovative practice. 
  • Monitor, review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Arts and Cultural Grant Program and initiate innovative and best-practice processes that maximise the impact of these programs in step with the changing needs and expectations of the community.
  • Provide high-level management of the three (3) Arts and Cultural Grants programs’ administrative procedures. 

To be considered for this role you must have:  

  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the position, 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.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in effectively working and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, funding bodies, service providers, NFP organisations, and/or selection panels.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide responsible financial management, including demonstrated experience with acquitting funding applications.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the proven ability to organise and prioritise work and complete tasks with tight timeframes whilst maintaining attention to detail. 

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 and demonstrated experience in funding and sponsorship in the Australian Arts and Cultural field?
Essential: Do you have experience with writing grant funding submissions, tenders and expressions of interest?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/03/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Cultural Services Arts & Cultural Grants Coordinator CU536 #12686.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.