October 11, 2023

First Nations Programming & Engagement Officer – Wyndham City Council

Position: First Nations Programming & Engagement Officer. 

  • Ongoing, full-time role
  • Werribee based
  • Band 5 salary of $80,937.21 plus super and a fortnightly RDO

This role is identified as available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Confirmation of the Indigenous status of applicants may be requested.

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.

Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.

Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more.

A bit about the role

As a First Nations Programming & Engagement Officer, you will develop and strengthen relationships with the local Aboriginal community through a range of innovative, diverse and professionally managed arts and cultural programs, projects and services across the municipality.

You will also facilitate and promote opportunities for the First Nations community to utilise Cultural Venues for artistic, creative and cultural strengthening activities with First Nations people and promote a cultural understanding for non-aboriginal people and Council staff.

What you’ll do

  • Create opportunities for public engagement with the gallery and the performing arts centre and support the development of indigenous culture activities that build cultural awareness, understanding and safety
  • Provide input into Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan and shape internal activities and initiatives that support reconciliation aims
  • Liaise with community groups and agencies, businesses, arts and cultural organisations, artists, residents, educational institutions, funding and sponsorship bodies, to foster links and partnerships with and between such groups
  • Provide advice and increase internal capacity to create culturally safe spaces and programs
  • Develop and provide information to the First Nations Community about relevant creative and cultural programming

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences, Creative Studies, Community Development or related field
  • Experience working collaboratively with First Nations communities, families, organisations and artists
  • Ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and high-level customer service skills
  • Experience and knowledge of First Nations culture and/or First Nations self-determination principles and practices and an understanding of the cultural diversity of Aboriginal peoples and social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing
  • A continuous improvement mindset with a positive, proactive, and flexible attitude

Be part of something more

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham City a great place to belong.

Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right 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?

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

For any questions, please contact Kathy Corcoran, Team Leader Creative Programming & Box Office on 8734 8902.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Tuesday 31 October 2023.

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