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Communications and Social Media Lead

Job details

Geelong Arts Centre
2 Aug 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Digital & Technology, Visual Arts


Geelong Arts Centre is a State Government owned creative organisation under the umbrella of Creative Victoria. We are currently undergoing a period of exciting and dynamic change in order to meet the cultural needs of a growing population and help secure Geelong’s position as a global city.   

The Victorian State Government has committed $128m funding for the final stage of the Centre’s redevelopment, planned for completion in 2023. This investment will result in a world-class arts facility becoming the cultural heart of Geelong and the G21 region. 

Led by a dynamic CEO and Leadership Team, your contribution and expertise will be highly valued. We offer a great working environment in the creative heart of Geelong, working alongside passionate people who are committed to community and the Arts.  

About the team 

The Development and Marketing team plays a pivotal role in the sustainability and growth of Geelong Arts Centre and its programs. The team is tasked with maintaining existing and attracting new and diverse audiences and financial supporters, from within the greater Geelong region and beyond. 

About the role 

The purpose of this position is to create and maintain a high level of awareness of Geelong Arts Centre activities across a broad range of media, key stakeholder groups and the wider community and to grow and develop Geelong Arts Centre existing social media platforms and develop a content plan to ensure continued expansion across our brands and growth of target audiences.  

This position contributes to development and is responsible for implementation, monitoring, scheduling and placement, administration, content delivery as it relates to Geelong Arts Centre’s website and across a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and LinkedIn and emerging platforms in addition to the development and implementation of public relations activity and publicity strategies which enhance the reputation and positive awareness of the Centre activities among target audiences .

About you 

To be successful, it is essential that you will have: 

  • Demonstrated experience building & maintaining media networks and a proven ability to generate positive media coverage  
  • Demonstrated experience working with emerging communication channels such as social media and online 
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality, manage culturally sensitive material, and communicate ideas diplomatically, sensitively and succinctly 


How to apply

Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the position description available at https://geelongartscentre.org.au/about-us/careers  

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact the Director Development & Marketing, Kate Brereton on 0407496612. 

To apply for this opportunity please provide a cover letter that includes a detailed response articulating your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the position description and current CV. Your application should be submitted to: employment@geelongartscentre.org.au to attention Xavier Thomson, Human Resources Assistant. 

Geelong Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and values the contribution that diversity brings to the workplace.  

Geelong Arts Centre is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children that interact with our organisation. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. 

Geelong Arts Centre encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders People. 

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia. 

Applications close: Sunday 2 August 2020 

Written by

Julia Barnes

27 Jul 2020