Communications and Partnerships Officer

About the City of Greater Geelong
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live and work.  

We are going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the National Wool Museum
Since 1988 the National Wool Museum (NWM) has had pride of place as an iconic Australian institution; representing that which will forever be part of our collective story. The NWN is an Accredited Victorian Museum, part of the Arts & Culture Department. A vibrant cultural hub in the heart of Victoria’s second largest city, the Museum is a place of connection, of co-creation, sharing and learning; we happen to have one of the regions finest gift shops too!

The Museum is entering an exciting phase of strategic planning and future visioning; this is a rare opportunity to be part of a senior team driving significant cultural institutional change.

About the Role
In this role you will be working with both the Arts & Culture and National Wool Museum teams with responsibility to manage the development, delivery and evaluation of the following NWM activities:

  • Manage the National Wool Museum brand.
  • Identify key strategic priorities.
  • Marketing and promotion of curatorial, collections, learning, programs and retail activities.
  • Audience development for programs and events.
  • Membership services.
  • Building sustainable external partner relationships and sponsorships.

As a key senior member of a highly collaborative team, you will directly contribute to fulfilling the museum’s mission and strategic goals, raising its profile, engaging existing and new audiences, developing and evaluating innovative programming and revenue growth.

This is a permanent part-time position working 60.8 hours per fortnight.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing skills and expertise that ensure consistent brand messaging, marketing and communications initiatives across all NWM brand areas.
  • Leading the National Wool Museum marketing, promotional and communications initiatives.
  • Identifying and leading audience development initiatives to increase financial and organisational capacity for growth.
  • Identifying and developing collaborative partnership opportunities / relationships with internal and external partners, including funding, sponsorship and in-kind support opportunities.
  • Managing sponsor portfolios and prospects using innovative strategies to increase acquisition and retention of donors.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or substantial relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of communications and/or marketing activities in a museum or related cultural field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of membership, philanthropic, sponsorship and/or development activities in a museum or related arts and cultural field.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and think outside the traditional cultural marketing box 
  • Current employee Working with Children check.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 9 October 2020.

Click the Apply button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

28/09/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Marketing & Communications
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