Career Opportunity

Community and Cultural Development Officer (Creative producer)


Reference: 4989533

  • Part Time, Fixed term Position (15.2 hours per week until the 30th June 2021)
  • Footscray
  • Generous Salary Packaging

We are a community-based company with great aspirations. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about the community and putting the client at the heart of all they do. Our staff are valued as individuals for their different backgrounds, skills, experience and we recognise the importance of work-life balance. We offer:

The Role:

The Community and Cultural Development Officer (Creative Producer) will focus on upcoming and future arts-based projects for culturally diverse communities with external partners. The areas of focus will include research, grant writing, collaborative project design and codesign, project management and other responsibilities as required. The Officer will also support the planning and evaluation of projects and provide support for other cohealth Arts Generator projects and programs.

We need you to actively work within our busy team to:

  • Contribute to planning and reporting processes consistent with the 2017/21 Prevention Strategic Plan
  • Support the coordinator in a number of professional writing activities including: Research, report writing, funding applications and acquittals, literature reviews
  • Maintain evaluation data sets
  • Complete relevant reports and updates as required by funders
  • Support the distribution of promotional material to target communities
  • Promote cohealth Arts Generator projects to interested stakeholders, including internally
  • Work with Coordinators and Project teams to recruit, liaise with and mentor artists/facilitators to deliver identified programs as required
  • Support project teams as required
  • Support the active engagement of new participants into programs within a community development framework as required
  • Liaise with external providers in relation to scheduling of projects/programs
  • Undertake other duties as instructed by the line manager

This position would be ideally suited to someone who:

  • Vocational Qualification in Human Resources or Business Administration;
  • Office administration skills and experience;
  • Exceptional organisational skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and data entry accuracy;
  • Proficient in Information Technology systems, MS Excel, MS Word, and HRIS;
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including writing clear emails and correspondence;
  • Willing to learn, develop, and contribute to team learning and development;
  • Commitment to cohealth's Values;
  • Able to advise and assist people at all levels of the organisation.

To Apply:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people to provide the following:

  • A cover letter addressing why you are interested in applying and why you would be ideal for the role
  • A separate 3-5 sentences to describe you and/or creative or work practice
  • cohealth Arts Generator values are: reflexivity, intersectionality, respect, transparency, self-determination within the framework of cultural safety. What is your understanding of these terms in your work?
  • Please provide an example of previous professional or creative writing (published or unpublished). Examples include: Marketing, press release example, opinion piece, letter to the editor, grant application excerpt, synopsis, literature review. Minimum 200 words; links are acceptable. Collaboratively written pieces are acceptable but applicant must have been lead writer.

Applications close 31stth of Jan 2020. All applications will be notified of the outcomes.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

The successful candidate will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

Applications Close: 31 Jan 2020