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Reference Number 13480
Position Title Project Officer
Employment Type Casual
Location Botanic Visitor Centre
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Expressions of Interest - Project Officers - Cultural Services 

(Casual Positions) 

Reference Number: 13480
Hourly Rate Range: $31.67 - $44.11 per hour + 25% casual loading
Location: Cairns - Cultural Services Venues
Close Date:  Open Advertisement - no close date. Applications will be kept for 3-6 months

Do you have a keen interest in Arts & Culture? Are you well versed with all aspects of project administration and delivery?

Expressions of Interest are now open for highly skilled, motivated and results focussed Project Officers to join our Cultural Services team.

In this role you will work collaboratively across the Cultural Services Branch to assist a highly motivated and experienced team develop and expand the capacity and capability of the branch’s strategic planning, programs and projects across areas including but not limited to: 

  • Public Art projects
  • The Regional Arts Development Fund grant program
  • Festivals and events
  • Flame.Arts capacity building programs and projects
  • Data collection, Surveys and Evaluation
  • Reporting and acquittals     
  • Customer Service
  • Project and budget management
  • Research and analysis
  • Administration support 

To be considered for these roles you must have: 

  • Experience in project administration
  • Certificate IV or tertiary qualification in relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving project outcomes
  • Experience in writing business documents (e.g. reports, memos, business cases)
  • Professional or specialised knowledge in key Arts & Cultural industries and/or organisations
  • Demonstrated high level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining accurate records including data entry, analysis, monitoring and compliance
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work and complete tasks with tight timeframes
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office products

Applications for these positions will be kept on our register for 3-6 months and will be assessed as projects are due to commence.  These positions are casual and form part of our casual pool of staff which will be topped up on a as needs basis.

Level on appointment will be dependent on qualifications, experience and commensurate with specific projects.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit below. Go to the position description and click on "Open".

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 knowledge and/or experience working within an Arts & Cultural field?
Essential: Do you have a high level of verbal and written communication skills with proven attention to detail and the ability to write, proof read and edit correspondence?
Desirable: Do you have experience in the preparation and presentation of reports and correspondence?
Desirable: Do you have experience in major arts project management?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
Information Kit - Expressions of Interest - Project Officers CU568 #13480.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.