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Coordinator Programming

Job details

Blacktown City Council c/- Blacktown Arts
2 Nov 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin


Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 48 residential suburbs, and population of 395,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest Council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 550,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing Councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

About the opportunity

• Permanent, full-time position

• Develop and manage arts and cultural programs. The Coordinator Programming works within Blacktown Arts, the division of Blacktown City Council responsible for the delivery of a diverse program of creative and cultural experiences, the management of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, and for cultural planning for the City of Blacktown. At Blacktown Arts we walk alongside our First Nations Elders, knowledge holders, and broader communities of artists, partners and collaborators in our shared vision of creative and cultural experiences being part of everyone’s daily lives. A deep sense of culture, place and people sit at the heart of everything we do. The Coordinator Programming role would suit a senior producer or programmer experienced working with artists and communities from diverse cultural backgrounds across a range of art forms. You will have and the ability to develop creative strategies, projects and collaborations that build local capacity and public programs that engage Blacktown residents and build audiences. You should have experience managing multidisciplinary teams, diversifying income sources, with strong networks and excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Qualifications and experience Essential:

  • Degree qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Solid working experience in contemporary, community engaged, cross disciplinary programming
  • Solid working experience working with communities and professional artists to produce new work of outstanding artistic quality
  • High level understanding of the communities, cultures and economy of Western Sydney and particularly Blacktown
  • Experience in producing high quality funding applications, and current knowledge of funding sources
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a small team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills
  • Able to work 35 hours as rostered between 6am-6pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office suite
  • Proven capacity to work in a high-pressure team environment with competing demands
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service.


  • Current class C driver's licence.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • A competitive salary range of $1,750.30 - $1,960.40 (Grade 15) per week will be offered based on skills, qualifications and experience
  • 35 hours per week, rostered over a 6 day spread Monday - Saturday
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 9.5% employer superannuation contribution payable to the Local Government Superannuation Scheme, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.
How to apply

Please visit the listing on our careers site.

Applications close 2 November 2020, 11:30 pm (UTC +11 hours).

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The Big Idea Classifieds

19 Oct 2020