Employment Opportunity - Senior Arts, Culture And Events Officer


Location: Matt Dann Cultural Centre   Occupation: Culture/Theatre   Division: Community Services

Level 6 - $110,548.86 (Inclusive of Port Hedland allowance)

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.

The Role

As the Senior Arts, Culture, and Events officer you will responsible for the strategic direction of the Town’s events, arts & culture portfolio. Working towards activities that meet the outcomes of the Town’s Arts and Cultural Strategy, through development and programming, review and implementation of strategies within the portfolio.  Managing three main areas; Arts and Culture Programming / events, Public Art and The Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema.

The Matt Dann Theatre is a 302 preforming arts venue, which hosts mixture of live performance, programmed season shows, cinematic releases as well as venue for hire for local community, theatre, dance groups and traveling performers.

The Town of Port Hedland is home to a vibrant visual art scene, as the Senior Arts Culture and Events officer you will work to implement the Town’s Public Art Strategy as well as overseeing the set up and smooth delivery of event requirements for Port Hedland’s diverse community.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for more information.

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which includes:

  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Housing & utility assistance
  • Relocation assistance (up to $10,000)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six-month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Josephine Bianchi, Director of Community Services on 9158 9786 or hr@porthedland.wa.gov.au              

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Monday 3 October 2022.

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities


Attachments : - 20220413 PD_Senior Arts Culture Events Officer V1.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_503670.pdf

Posted on Sep 19 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Mon, 3 Oct 2022 23:45:00