Vacancy Details

Coordinator Programming and Curatorial 

  • Salary range Band 8 $114,823 to $128,678 plus 10.5% Super
  • Full time temporary maternity leave backfill
  • St Kilda based location

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.   

About the Role

A key role within the Arts, Festivals and Events team, the Coordinator Programming and Curatorial will build the capacity of the Port Phillip community to create, participate in and enjoy cultural and artistic activity in the city. The Coordinator will ensure programming and curatorial programs meet all policy and planning objectives, and ensure it is of high quality and connected to the local community.

This is a Full time temporary maternity leave backfill


  • Oversee staffing for the Programming & Curatorial team, including the St Kilda Festival Lead, St Kilda Film Festival Director and First Peoples Arts & Events Officers
  • Oversee staffing and manage a range of programming and curatorial services including the City Collection, exhibitions and programs and digital engagement and heritage services
  • Identify, analyse and provide expert advice on industry issues and trends affecting relevant programs, partners, the community and Council
  • Manage projects, staff and budget resources within the scope of the position

Skills and Experience 

  • Extensive experience in a cultural programming role working within a policy framework 
  • Senior experience in event management, design or delivery
  • Experience working with cultural events or programs in the public sector, with local government experience highly regarded
  • Experience working with Indigenous cultural programming desirable
  • Working With Children Check is required


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs. 
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations     

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia
  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with VIC Gov Advice.
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation). 

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Adele Denison Head of Arts, Festivals and Events via email  

Applications close 11:59pm Friday 10th of July 2022 

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email: