August 8, 2023

Community Arts & Culture Coordinator – City of Kingston

Position: Community Arts & Culture Coordinator

About us

Kingston Council’s collective focus is on delivering exceptional service that achieves our vision and meets community expectations.

A diverse, dynamic community where we all share a sustainable, safe, attractive environment and a thriving economy. The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne’s CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children’s services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

The role 

We are seeking a Community Arts and Culture Coordinator to join the Arts and Cultural Development team. Reporting to the Head of Arts and Cultural Development, your role is to:

  • strengthen City of Kingston local community by co-designing a compelling engagement program aimed to build community and industry capacity,
  • innovatively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop opportunities, programs and partnerships that engage audiences, support local artists and improve council’s community activities, a
  • supervise the part-time Arts and Culture Engagement and Arts Activation Project Officers.

About you

You will have:

  • The ability to think laterally and creatively and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement plans and programs that position Kingston as a creative city.
  • Experience in building strong networks across the creative industries, and increasing local creative, cultural and business community participation in council programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate the City of Kingston’s values of Future Orientated, Accountable, Dynamic, Expert, Community and Celebration.
  • Expertise and demonstrated experience in facilitating programs for long-term and meaningful community impact and creative sector growth.
  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience.

What we can offer

This is a full-time permanent position.

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will be part of an inclusive culture and have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership, social club events, paid parental leave, salary packaging, study/development assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance.  Full time employees also have access to a planned day off every four weeks.

How to Apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position click on the Apply button to submit your application – Cover Letter/Selection Criteria 2 pages max, CV/Resume – 4 pages max. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Francesca Valmorbida, Head Arts and Cultural Development on 0497 611 589 or

Applications close Monday 14 August

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