Head of Collections Content and Innovation

  • Full Time Ongoing Role
  • Band 5.1.1 – $100,213 plus super
  • Opportunity to work in one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues

About Arts Centre Melbourne

At Arts Centre Melbourne, we bring people together for remarkable experiences.

Sitting beneath our iconic Spire, we’re Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Each year we stage more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcome over 3 million people through our doors. In fact, as a cultural and architectural landmark in our nation’s cultural capital, we’ve showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years.

We’re proudly the home of our flagship Resident Companies – The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia – and a range of presenters who collectively bring our stages and spaces to life.

Together with our own program of performances, events and activities we offer a diversity of audiences a distinctly multidimensional approach to participation, education and entertainment. We’re also home to Australia’s national archive of performing arts, the Australian Performing Arts Collection, which encompasses the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre.

The Collection is a centrepiece of the vision for Arts Centre Melbourne’s Reimagining project, which aims to transform the Theatres Building, create a new public realm, and introduce a purpose-built fourth campus, which will become home to an expanded Australian Music Vault, and a new Australian Performing Arts Gallery to showcase the Collection in a major new tourism and cultural drawcard.

Our organisational values describe behaviours we demonstrate in our interactions with visitors, presenters, government and each other: Leadership, Community, Care More and Creativity.

For a glimpse into Arts Centre Melbourne click here.

About the Business Unit

The purpose of Collections is to enrich and inspire diverse audiences through the understanding and enjoyment of Australian performing arts history.

The objectives of the Business Unit are:

  • To be Australia’s leading museum for the performing arts and create a world class venue to showcase the Australian Performing Arts Collection.
  • To demonstrate excellence in the care, development, preservation, documentation, and display of the Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • To provide our audiences with meaningful experiences through dynamic exhibitions and public programmes, and innovative digital engagement.
  • To recognise and celebrate our diverse communities and their role in the visual and performing arts
  • To support contemporary practitioners through active collecting, exhibiting and commissioning

About the Position
As the Head, Collections Content and Innovation you will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of all Australian Performing Arts Collection and Australian Music Vault content and innovation strategies and forward plans.

The role leads a specialist team and is accountable for generating overarching narratives and stories and fostering collaborations with the creative industries sector to increase engagement with audiences and promote knowledge and understanding of Australia’s performing arts history and contemporary practice.

To be successful you will require:

  • Demonstrated senior experience in the cultural sector along with an excellent understanding of curatorial practice and multidisciplinary research
  • High level digital content development experience in a cultural environment with experience in the development of strategies associated with cultural collections an advantage
  • Extensive background in content commissioning and production with a focus on the delivery of experiences that increase engagement and co-creation with audiences
  • Extensive experience as a collaborative change manager and demonstrated experience in leading teams in the conception and production of creative outcomes
  • Experience in strategic and business planning and budgeting and a high level ability to review policies and programs and implement consultative processes with internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication and networking skills including the ability to advocate curatorial and Collection content priorities and internally and externally and work with diverse stakeholders

Arts Centre Melbourne employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Opportunity to receive free house seats and complimentary tickets to our shows
  • Organisational-wide learning and development and wellbeing programs
  • Discounted commuter benefits and onsite car-parking
  • Access to health care insurance at competitive rates
  • Food and beverage discounts at our staff café and surrounding restaurants.

Interested applicants must address the key criteria in their cover letter and submit together with a current resume as one combined document. Please refer to the position description below for further information, including the key criteria.

To submit your application, please apply via our website – http://careers.artscentremelbourne.com.au/cw/en/job/492306/head-of-collections-content-and-innovation by Tuesday 10 July 2018  

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia
Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Download File Head of Collections Content Innovation.pdf