25 May

Community Arts And Museum Officer Jobs Vacancy in Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan

Community Arts And Museum Officer
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council
Queanbeyan NSW
25 May, 2018 30+ days ago

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan urgently required following position for Community Arts And Museum Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Community Arts And Museum Officer Jobs Vacancy in Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan Jobs Details:

Application Information Pack

Community Arts and Museum Officer

$695.98 -$764.44 per week

(plus 9.5% superannuation)

Part time - 21 hours per week

2 years Fixed Term

Division: Community Choice

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Friday 8 June 2018

Contact Officer: Georgina Perri (02) 6285 6170

Community Arts and Museum Officer

Guidelines for Applicants


You need to apply in writing for the position. It is most important to prepare a good
application as it will be used to decide whether you proceed to interview. A good
application shows why you are the best person for the job and how your skills,
knowledge and experience meet the selection criteria.

Application must contain:

A covering letter of application 

Telephone number(s) for contact purposes 

Your résumé (curriculum vitae) including referee contact details 

Your claims against the Functional Capabilities and 

A completed Application Cover Sheet

NOTE: You should be available for interview as soon as the vacancy closes. If you
know that you will be unavailable, please note this on your application and if
possible, provide alternate contact details.


To be eligible to work in Australia you must provide a copy of either a birth
certificate, citizenship certificate, or a passport and a copy of a current driver’s
license with your application. If you are not eligible to work in Australia at the time
of applying for the advertised vacancy, it is in your interests to advise (in your
application) whether you have applied for Australian Citizenship or working visa and
the expected timeframe for recommendation.


The selection process will be undertaken by a small panel, usually consisting of
three members. Each selection panel is convened with care to ensure that it has
the necessary expertise to make a sound decision in a fair and impartial way.
Collectively, the committee will have an understanding of the vacancy and its role
and will be responsible for the integrity of the final selection decision.

The Committee will be responsible for shortlisting, assessing the applicant which
may include questions at interview, skill testing or scenario problem solving or a
mixture contacting referees and making a recommendation of appointment to the
relevant delegate.

The most suitable applicants (short listed from their written application) will be
called for an interview where each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses in
relation to the selection criteria are further assessed. The purpose of the interview
is to provide the applicant with the opportunity to expand on information presented
in their application and to enable the panel to gather further data for the
assessment process.


Community Arts and Museum Officer

The body of the interview will be structured so that each interviewee is provided
with the same assessment process and at the interview you will be given the
opportunity to ask questions about the position. The assessment offer candidates
the chance to demonstrate their understanding of the position and its duties.

At this stage you may also present information to the committee which you feel
assists your application.

If you are offered an interview and you have any special needs (for example,
wheelchair access to the building, interpreter for hearing impaired persons) you
should inform the person who contacts you
You will be advised by letter or email if you have not progressed further in the
selection process after interview.
You have the opportunity to contact the Chair of the panel to receive feedback on
your application and/or interview. This feedback will assist you with future
applications and interviews.

Please note that unsuccessful applications and recruitment documentation will be
retained for 12 months and then destroyed. Recruitment documentation for
successful candidates will form part of your personnel file.


Comments will be sought from your nominated referees to determine your ability or
potential to fulfil the selection criteria and the requirements of the job you have
applied for. Referees will be required to confine their comments to their direct
knowledge of you. It is therefore important that you nominate referees who are able
to discuss your suitability in relation to the selection criteria.

Consider providing them with a copy of the position description so that they are
prepared to provide relevant information to the selection committee. Written referee
reports are not required.


You will be required to undertake a medical assessment at Council’s cost if the
selection panel thinks you should progress in the selection process. The results of
the medical will assist Council to determine if you are able to meet the inherent
requirements of the position you have applied for. Pre-employment medical reports
will be kept securely on file.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council believes that equality in employment is a
fundamental right for all people. EEO principles ensure that people are not
discriminated against and have equal access to employment, conditions of
employment, training and development, promotional opportunities and evaluation of


Community Arts and Museum Officer

The outcome of good EEO practice is a diverse and skilled workforce, improved
employment access and participation of EEO groups and a workplace culture
displaying fair practices and behaviours.

Work Health and Safety (WHS)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to safe work practices and a
safe work environment. Council regularly reviews its facilities and work practices as
part of its risk management plan. Each employee has a legislative requirement to
ensure their work is carried out safely. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is
also committed to assisting with the prompt return to work of injured workers.

Fitness for Work – Drug and Alcohol

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to safe work practices and a
safe work environment. Part of providing a safe environment is ensuring workers
are fit for work and to this end Council has introduced an Alcohol and Other Drugs
Procedure. Part of that procedure covers random testing. Random testing has
been introduced to detect alcohol, opiates (including codeine), amphetamines
(including pseudoephedrine) and benzodiazepines. Testing is conducted through
oral means (breath test and oral swab).


All completed applications can be: 

Emailed to: weareqpr@qprc.nsw.gov.au 

Lodged online: https://www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Careers/Apply-online
or 

Sent to: PO Box 90, Queanbeyan NSW 2620


Community Arts and Museum Officer


Details of position applied for:

Job Title

Date & Place


Personal Details

Title Surname

Given Name/s Preferred Name

Postal Address

Work number Home number

Mobile number Email address

How did you become aware of this vacancy? _______________________________________________

Are you from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background?

Are you from a non-English speaking background?

Do you have disability?

Applicant Declaration

Are you aware of any circumstances which might adversely affect your long-term employment with

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council? Yes No

Are you legally entitled to work in Australia? Yes No

Have you been convicted by a Court of any criminal offences which could affect your application for this

Yes No

By submitting this form to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC), I confirm that the above
information is true and correct. I consent to QPRC collecting and using the information for the purpose
of assessing my suitability to carry out the duties of the position I have applied for, and suitability for
employment with QPRC, including allowing relevant employers to disclose information in relation to my
experience, work performance and conduct.

Signature ____________________________________________________________________


Community Arts and Museum Officer

Position Description

Position Title : Community Arts and Museum Officer

Position No : 2560

Portfolio : Community Choice

Branch : Community and Education

Grade : 9

Location : Primarily based at Queanbeyan and Braidwood and Bungendore as
operationally necessary

The Role:
Report to : Team Leader Culture Arts and Museums
Responsible for : Liaison with Museum Volunteers
Delegations : As detailed in Council’s delegation register

Primary Purpose:

As a member of the Community and Education team, the position’s primary purpose is to

deliver on the following objective/s:


To assist in the delivery of cultural, arts and museum programs and services.

To ensure that the museums in the region have quality administrative support to enable them

to operate efficiently and offer a rich cultural experience to visitors and the community.

As a member of the Community Choice team, the position’s ancillary purpose is to assist

delivery on the following principles:

Principles 

Service: Maintain seamless service delivery to communities in accord with adopted

Opportunity: Embrace opportunities to improve services and infrastructure for
communities 

Cohesion: Bring together and build on the strengths of strategies, structures, staff
and systems 

Engagement: Inform and involve communities, staff and other partners, including
industry unions, in planning and implementing change

Integrity: Ensure ethical, open and accountable governance and administration

Respect: Value the knowledge and contributions of staff, communities and other


Community Arts and Museum Officer

Key Accountabilities

The position is accountable for:

Assist with community based cultural, arts, history and heritage projects, programs and
events. 

Identifying, description, cataloguing and storage of the items held in the collections. 

Complying with workplace health and safety, risk, environmental and quality (HSEQ)
objectives and targets 

Contributing constructively to culture of health and safety within the Council

Key Responsibilities

The position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of the following programs and

Museums 1.5.1 Museums Support the operation of
the Queanbeyan
Historical Museum, and
Queanbeyan Print

1.5.2 Braidwood Support the operation of
Historical Museum Braidwood Historical


Culture and Art Queanbeyan and Assist with art and
Palerang Region culture projects,

programs and events

The employer may direct the employee to carry out such duties that are within the limits of
the employee’s skill, competence and training.


Performance will be assessed on the skills set for the role together with the exhibition of
behaviours assessed against the principles and organisational values.

Functional Capabilities for the role:

Essential: 

Tertiary qualification in History, Arts and Culture or Museum Studies, or other relevant
discipline and/or extensive experience in a similar role. 

Demonstrated creative ability and interest in the arts, and in assisting in the delivery of
art based programs, projects and events. 

Demonstrated ability to effectively use Microsoft suite of programs, collection
management databases for example Libero, and electronic records management. 

Ability to plan, organise, set priorities and manage time, so that objectives are achieved
within an agreed timeline. 

Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written form to internal and external
bodies, including excellent presentation skills. 

Current Class C NSW drivers licence or equivalent


Community Arts and Museum Officer

Behavioural Capabilities for the Role

Capability Element Behaviour 

Encourage others to and act yourself in an honest, ethical and
professional manner at all times. 

Aware of the need to maintain own motivation even when tasks
Personal Attributes

become difficult.
Personal 

Does not entertain gossip or “one-up manship”.

Demonstrates a willingness to develop and apply new skills 

Aware of work based personal stress and of solutions to mitigate

their potential impact. 

Work with the team to gather and consider the required information to

complete own work. 

Explore opportunities to enhance automated/technological functions
to improve service delivery

Optimising  Aware of the meed to share suggestions for improvements to
Outcomes operations to applicable stakeholders 

Contribute to the initiatives to resolve barriers to effectiveness and
promote this within the team.

 Demonstrates the need to escalate more complex issues to the

appropriate person in the appropriate manner.

Quality  Ensure written and verbal communications are tailored according to
Communication audience. 

Support a culture based on collaborative effort that seeks out cross-
Collaborate &

Constructive organisational input.
Cooperate for

Relationships  Demonstrates their win limitations and the need to seek and accept
Optimum Outcomes

expert advice

Humanistic and  Continually choose a constructive attitude.
encouraging  Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict constructively and swiftly. 

Be output/outcome focus. 

Aware of the distinction between an output and an outcome and their
Accountability role in achieving strategic outcomes 

Ensure financial management policies and guidelines are understood

Achievement and observed. 

Aware of the need to identify common team outcomes.
Plan for and deliver 

Aware of the need for their Individual Work Plan and the need to set

reasonable goals within it.


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