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Community Arts Officer – Gungahlin

The Community Arts Officer – Gungahlin role is part of an exciting three-year arts development program for the Gungahlin and Woden regions in the ACT. Belconnen Arts Centre and Tuggeranong Arts Centre are excited to be collaborating to establish two new positions focused on fuelling a love of and engagement in the arts, that will initiate and develop programs founded in the principles of community arts & cultural development and social inclusion and will work with creatives and the community in cultivating a dynamic program of arts and cultural activities and experiences.

The Community Arts Officer – Gungahlin is a part-time position of 30 hours per week (4 days x 7.5hrs). Initially located with the team at Belconnen Arts Centre with a focus on the Gungahlin region, the Community Arts Officer – Gungahlin will be managed by Belconnen Arts Centre and will collaborate with the Woden-based Community Arts Officer managed by Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

The Community Arts Officer – Gungahlin is responsible for working with artists, community groups and individuals in the conceptualisation, effective management and delivery of a vibrant arts and cultural development program that expresses, celebrates and promotes the value of locally determined creative activity. This will include but not be limited to a range of pop-ups, creative experiences, arts activities and community celebrations.

Belconnen Arts Centre are looking for an individual with a sense of creative adventure, a strong awareness of inclusion and demonstrated experience in community arts and cultural development. Please see the attached Position Description, Key Accountabilities and Selection Criteria, or contact the Artistic Director & Co-CEO of Belconnen Arts Centre, Monika McInerney, for further information on 0437 693 946 or via

Please email your application to the Artist Director & Co-CEO of Belconnen Arts Centre, Monika McInerney (, by 4pm Monday 4 February 2019. Your application should include:

  • A brief cover letter
  • No more than two pages addressing the Key Accountabilities/Selection Criteria
  • A concise CV that covers your relevant experience and includes two referees

Successfully shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 8 February for interviews taking place in the week beginning Monday 11 February. The position will commence in March.

Community Arts Officer (Gungahlin) Position Description


Volunteering at Belconnen Arts Centre is an opportunity to become a vital part of the Centre’s operations. You will play an active role in supporting and promoting the creative arts in our community. Volunteers will gain access and exposure to a wide range of artistic practices, gain new skills and share company with people who are also interested in and passionate about the arts. Since September 2009, volunteers have been supporting the Arts Centre by donating their time, skills and experience. This support has played an essential role in the Arts Centre achieving its vision of being an outstanding centre of arts and cultural activity in the ACT and beyond.

Volunteer spaces are limited and all volunteers are required to hold a Working with Vulnerable People registration; forms are available from Access Canberra. Please read our Volunteer Policy, fill out the application below and the Front of House Coordinator will be in touch if there are any roles available. Applications are kept for 12 months, however, if you have any further queries, please call on (02) 6173 3300.

Volunteer Roles >

Gallery Assistant

Throughout the year, Belconnen Arts Centre presents a suite of frequently changing exhibitions. As a Gallery Assistant, you would be helping our Creative Programs Director to de-install and install new exhibitions throughout the centre. You will need to be able to work as part of a team and follow instructions.

Front of House/Admin Assistant

Helping at front of house means being the face of Belconnen Arts Centre. You could be doing a range of things, from answering phone calls and directing visitors of the centre around, to helping run the kiosk or assisting the office staff with general administrative jobs such as filing and archiving.

Event Assistant

Throughout the year, a variety of large events are held at BAC, from exhibition openings to performances and community events. At these events, you might be doing a variety of tasks, from preparing and serving food and drink at openings, to ushering people to their seats at performances.

Kids’ Workshop Assistant

As a kids’ workshop assistant, you would be helping professional artists and tutors to present visual art classes to young students aged from 5 – 12 years, witnessing the creative growth of the next generation of potential artists and helping instil in them an appreciation of their creative abilities.

Maintenance and Grounds Assistant

At BAC, we take pride in making sure we present ourselves and our building as best as possible. If you have handy person skills or like doing a little bit of gardening then this could be a great way for you to give back to the community.

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Your name * Phone number * Email * Please upload your CV (ensure it includes contact details for at least one referee) Do you have your Working With Vulnerable People registration? (This is required for all volunteers engaged by BAC) *
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Which positions are you interested in applying for? (Select all that apply) *

Gallery AssistantFront of House/Admin AssistantEvent AssistantKids' Workshop AssistantMaintenance and Grounds Assistant