Thursday, November 24 2022
  • Permanent part-time position (3 days a week)
  • Work at our Civic Center in Werribee and the Wyndham Art Gallery
  • Band 6 pro-rated annual salary starting at $57,012 (0.6 FTE) plus super

This role is identified as available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Confirmation of applicants’ Aboriginal status may be requested.

We are Wyndhamone of Australia’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

Wyndham is advancing the journey of reconciliation as work progresses on our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2023 – 2025. This document was preceded by Wyndham’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and is guided by the founding principles found in the 2015 Statement of Commitment. First Nations peoples, but also to make space for speaking the truth in order to build understanding for acts of reconciliation.

The Arts & Culture team was guided by our curatorial framework which highlights the foreground as a curatorial theme. Foreground is an approach that privileges Indigenous knowledge and being, to work with place, history and connection. Our team is and continues to be committed to leading programs and projects that value, center and celebrate engagement and collaboration with Indigenous community members, artists and curators.

A bit about the role

You will have the opportunity to take ownership of this newly created role. Work with relevant business leaders to create long-term artistic and cultural pathways for First Nations people in Wyndham City Council programs, with a focus on Wyndham Art Gallery exhibits, arts programs public and community-engaged arts programs.

You will also work closely with the arts and culture team and Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders to design and implement initiatives that improve creative outcomes for Indigenous children, families, individuals and our community.

what you gonna do

  • Lead relevant, impactful and ambitious artistic outputs that highlight First Nations artistic practice and storytelling
  • Actively contribute to the design, production and delivery of artistic and creative programs, including event-aligned programs, visual arts and public art programs centered on First Nations perspectives
  • Develop partnerships and strategic projects that enhance and increase participation, for First Nations arts and cultural practices at Wyndham.
  • Build meaningful connections with local traditional owner organizations, communities and artists and help deepen our team’s engagement with First Nations peoples
  • Undertake all aspects of arts-related administration, including artist liaison, contracting, marketing, purchasing, project planning and coordination to support the successful delivery of programs.
  • Contribute to our commitment to continue to review and develop ways of working to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations for programming, commissioning and acquisitions related to Council programs and collections.
  • Write and update project budgets and contribute to reports and acquittals

What you will bring

  • Course leading to a degree or diploma in arts, conservation, events or a related discipline (desirable)
  • Lived experience working collaboratively with partnerships and relationships with and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations communities to facilitate and broker arts outcomes
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of common results, in an organizational context
  • Excellent understanding of artistic programming and engagement programs
  • Applicants for this position must self-identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Be part of something more

Take a look at our employment opportunities and you may be surprised at what you’ll discover: a forward-looking culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. . It all helps to make Wyndham City a great place to live.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We focus on building a culture that empowers each person to do their best. Flexibility is built into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.

So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

And after?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links on our careers site. We do not require any selection criteria.

To find out more about the role, please contact Tegan Lang, Arts & Culture team leader on 8734 5468.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

To enable compliance with state government requirements as contained in the current COVID19 Director of Health Mandatory Vaccination Guidelines; you will need to provide your COVID19 vaccination information before you start working with the Council.

Wyndham City considers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to be the most qualified individuals for this role permitted under the Equal Opportunity Act (Vic) 2010, S12 (1).

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