Assistant Director- Engagement

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Salary from $102,858 to $114,203 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation  
  • City of Ballarat
  • Closing date for this position is Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 11:59pm
  • Permanent Full time  

  • Salary from $102,858 to $114,203 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation    

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat  


The Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s oldest, largest and most engaging regional gallery. Housing a nationally significant collection of over 11,500 artworks and hosting more than 35 exhibitions and 200 public programs and events each year, the Gallery is a key driver of cultural tourism to the Ballarat region as well as much loved local icon.   


We are looking for a dynamic, results focused, creative person to lead a high performing team to drive marketing, development and engagement activities at the Gallery. Overseeing a team that includes Front of House, Education, Marketing and Public Programs as well as development the successful applicant will work closely with the Director to progress the strategic plan of the Gallery. This challenging and rewarding new role drives the delivery of the Gallery’s brand, reputation and profile to increase audiences and attract donors and sponsors.  


Key Selection Criteria  

  • Qualifications and experience as listed in position description.  

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain grants, sponsorship and undertake associated entrepreneurial, public relation and marketing activities.  

  • Demonstrated strategic planning and development skills including analytical skills and problem-solving skills of a high order.  

  • Demonstrated capacity to manage stakeholders, work with volunteers, engage in collaborative activities and undertake community consultation processes.  

  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise and to create and deliver innovative and effective partnership outcomes.  

  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, mentor, develop and motivate staff and promote an environment that supports team building, skills development and best practice  

  • Extensive knowledge of the Australian sponsorship, philanthropic and donations climate.  

  • Demonstrated experience in brand development and audience engagement strategies in an arts, events or festival environment.  

  • Demonstrated experience delivering integrated marketing and communications campaigns for major events and exhibitions.  

  • Highly developed negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills.  

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the expectations of multiple stakeholders, prioritise tasks and achieve work targets within a high pressure environment.  


The closing date for this position is 11:59pm Sunday, 11 April 2021.  

For further information on this position, please contact Director Louise Tegart on 5320 5774. 

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion. 


How to Apply

  • Read the Position Description
  • Complete and sign the Application Form
  • You must address the the Key Selection Criteria for your application to be considered
  • To apply, ensure you attach all the below documents and email and include the position title in the email subject:
    • Resume
    • Covering Letter
    • Addressed Key Selection Criteria
    • Application Form

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Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. 

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. 

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.