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Adelaide Hills Council

Arts and Heritage Hub Director

Full time, three year contract, competitve salary package negotiated

Are you:

  • Energetic, creative and resilient?

  • Experienced in the arts, heritage or cultural sectors?

  • Ready for a new challenge?

Do you want to: 

  • Lead the establishment a new arts and heritage hub?

  • Support the arts community and celebrate history?

  • Have the beautiful Adelaide Hills as your workplace?

We offer a diverse and supportive working environment, opportunities for professional development, flexible work practices, income protection insurance and a genuine desire for you to enjoy your work.

The Adelaide Hills Council is a magnificent place to live, work and visit.  The environmental, residential, primary production and natural qualities of the district are renowned and contribute to the Adelaide Hills being "a special place," and one of Australia's most loved areas. Adelaide Hills Council is committed to building the community through leadership, community involvement and commitment to service. 

This new position presents a unique opportunity for an experienced and creative individual to lead the establishment and development of an arts and heritage hub at the historic former Onkaparinga Woollen Mill site in Lobethal.

The arts and heritage hub is an exciting initiative that will generate social, educational and economic outcomes for the region. With a mix of formal and informal gallery spaces, it will provide somewhere for locals and visitors to enjoy professional and community based arts experiences and celebrate local history and indigenous culture. Studio spaces will offer established and emerging artists a place to create work, grow their creative business and collaborate with others. In addition, a heritage installation will showcase the stories of the former woollen mill and its workers.

You will have experience working in or with cultural facilities and be well connected in the arts and/or heritage communities. You will have good business acumen which lends itself to operating a facility and running programs sustainably. You will know how to measure and monitor the success of cultural facilities. Experience attracting grant funding is essential.

This is a prescribed position. As part of Council's Safe Environments Policy, a current child related employment screening assessment (within the last 12 months) is essential (or be willing to undertake).

Applicants must read the Arts and Heritage Hub Business Development Framework and the position description. Your application must include a current resume, a statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description (no more than 1000 words in total) and a brief statement telling us why you are the best person to establish the newest cultural hub in South Australia.

Apply by 8.00pm, Sunday 3 June 2018 to quoting reference number 437.

Genuine enquiries are welcome to David Waters, Director Community and Customer Service on (08) 8408 0535.

International applicants who do not have an appropriate Australian work visa or residency will not be considered or acknowledged.

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Opportunity Type
Full Time
Arts Administration / Management

South Australia Adelaide Hills

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Negotiable / Not set
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