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Change your lifestyle and live and work in a vibrant community and great coastal environment.

Ballina Shire Council is situated on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 20 minutes from Byron Bay and one hour from the Gold Coast. The Shire is a popular tourism destination with pristine beaches, rainforest retreats and hinterland hideaways.


We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, forward thinking and appropriately experienced individual to coordinate the operations of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) and Ignite Studios. Reporting to the Manager Strategic Planning, this role will work closely with community and the arts industry to stimulate and deliver opportunities for the Gallery and broader arts community through investigating opportunities for enhanced programming, community participation and financial support.

To be successful you will bring

  • Tertiary qualifications at degree level in arts, arts management or equivalent, and senior level experience in the Gallery sector.
  • Proven success in enhancing a Gallery’s status and reputation through the delivery of a community engaged artistic program.
  • Demonstrated experience in gallery and/or arts facility operations and functions including budget control, staffing, program development, audience engagement, marketing and facilities management.
  • Proven relationship-building, partnership development and networking skills, including experience in securing and maintaining funding relationships - including government, corporate, philanthropic or individual sources.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and maintaining corporate records including Council information management software (such as Authority, Content Manager and BIS).
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision and coordination of staff, volunteers and contractors including the ability to lead and manage performance to achieve work goals and legislative compliance.

The rewards

  • An annual salary range of $82,300 to $94,400 (plus 10% superannuation) dependent upon skills, experience and qualifications.
  • An inclusive culture where all our people are valued, EEO, diversity and differences are respected.
  • An absolute focus on our peoples’ safety and well being.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Generous Award workplace conditions.

Click here to view the Position Description and Information Package.

Applications close

11.30pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022

Specific enquiries

Tara McGready | Manager Strategic Planning | 02 6681 0542

How to apply

Visit the 'Careers' page of Ballina Shire Council website to download the full position description and information package or submit an application.

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