Education and Audience Development Officer
Applications are invited for the permanent part-time position of Education and Audience Development Officer based at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.
The position will be required to work 9.30am to 5.15pm with a 21 hour typical work week (generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays). To cover Gallery operations the position requires flexibility to work additional hours and occasional weekend days in consultation with the Gallery Director.
The primary role of this position is to coordinate the development and implementation of high-quality education and audience development programs that will build the Tweed Regional Gallery's various audiences. Additional objectives of the role are to develop a strong community network through the training of Volunteer Gallery Guides and to facilitate volunteer education sessions. The position requires a Working with Children Check.
About the Tweed Regional Gallery:
The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is located in the stunning scenic caldera, under the commanding presence of Mt Warning/Wollumbin. The Gallery enjoys a professional reputation, is an award-winning tourism destination and hosts exceptional exhibitions, artists and visitor engagement programs. A central feature in the Tweed region, the vibrant Gallery attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.
The Margaret Olley Art Centre, a purpose-built extension opened in March 2014, houses the award-winning re-creation of rooms from the artist's famous home studio in Paddington. The Gallery is also home to the Frances Mills Education Workshop, the Marks Family Library, and the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio.
What's on offer:
- An attractive base salary ranging from $40.61 per hour with competency based increments up to $48.10 per hour, plus 10% super.
- 21 hour work week, with occasional additional hours including weekends.
- Training and development opportunities.
- Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance.
- Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).
We are seeking:
- Degree in Education, Art History, Visual Arts or relevant discipline, and demonstrated experience in a similar role.
- A high level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience in developing, coordinating and evaluating educational programs.
- Knowledge of contemporary Australian visual arts with a proven ability to research and interpret art works and exhibitions.
- A valid Working With Children Check.
- Proven working experience in a public gallery or museum is desirable.
Where it's located:
This position is based at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, and can be directed to work from any Council work site.
Friday 6 August 2021 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time). Late applications will not be permitted.
We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI community, and people with disabilities.
Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process. Click here for more information.
How To Apply
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- Degree in Education, Art History, Visual Arts or relevant discipline, and demonstrated experience in a similar role
Extensive relevant experience in program development and teaching.
- Experience in developing, coordinating and evaluating educational programs.
- A high level of understanding of school-based education.
- Experience in targeted and general promotion of programs and events.
- Knowledge of contemporary Australian visual arts and proven ability to research and interpret art works and exhibitions.
- High level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with internal and external clients, children and youth audiences, members of the public and Council officers.
- Well-developed skills in training and motivating individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and a willingness and ability to contribute to team building.
- Well-developed computer based word processing skills.
- A strong commitment to customer service.
- Current Vehicle Licence - Car.
- Proven experience of working in a public gallery or museum.
- Demonstrated capacity in financial monitoring and strategic planning.
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