March 9, 2023

Coordinator Arts Programming – Kingston Arts

Position: Coordinator Arts Programming

Full-time permanent position
Award Classification: Band 6, $90,585 – $98,834 per annum, plus superannuation

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 Arts, Events and Libraries Department at the City of Kingston is focused on the delivery of industry leading contemporary programs, activities and events. Through innovation and continuous improvement, the department strives to provide high quality learning, recreational, social and cultural outcomes for our community.

The role

We are seeking a Coordinator Arts Programming to join the Kingston Arts & Culture team. Reporting to the Head of Programming, your role is to:

  • Coordinate the activation and utilisation of Kingston Arts’ venues and activity centres through programming and venue hire activities
  • Enhance, develop, and promote the City of Kingston to be a creative place where dynamic, diverse, vibrant arts and cultural activities thrive and improve liveability for the community
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and enhance audience engagement to increase activity, revenue, attendance, awareness and reach

About you

Experience in/with:

  • The development and delivery of dynamic arts programming activities
  • The successful activation and utilisation of venue spaces for hire
  • An understanding of and experience with the development, sourcing and delivery of complex arts projects and events
  • High-level project management experience with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities with high attention to detail and within set timelines and budgets.

Selection will be based on the following key selection criteria.  Reference will also be made to other skills, knowledge and attributes contained in the Position Description:

  • A tertiary qualification in Arts, Arts Management, Event or Production Management (or related discipline) relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with substantial experience in Arts, Arts Management, Arts Programming or Event Management environment.
  • Experience in the successful activation and utilisation of venue spaces through venue hire, usage, policy and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, sourcing and delivery of dynamic and innovative arts programming activities across multiple genres.
  • Strong communication, customer service and relationship skills within the arts and events industry – including with hirers, ticketing, marketing, production, operations, promoters, producers, managers, artists and creators.
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of the delivery of complex arts projects and events from concept to completion, ensuring the best possible outcomes for the venue, presenter, artist and patron.
  • Demonstrated budget and forecasting experience with the ability to create and maintain projects within budget.
  • Demonstrated experience with the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures.

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. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Erin McMahon, Head of Programming on

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are a child safe and an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

Applications close: Monday 13 March 2023


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