Associate Producer (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Identified Role)

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • Permanent, full time, circa $72k + super
  • Located in Preston, walking distance from Bell train station and bus stops

About City of Darebin and Council

Darebin is situated on the Traditional Owner lands of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people. It is home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, and a large number of Aboriginal people work, live and play within the municipality.

Darebin is also home to one of the most diverse communities in Victoria in terms of culture, language (more than 118 languages are spoken), ethnicity, faith and beliefs, gender, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, class, socio-economic status, income, education level, occupation and caring responsibility.

Council responds to the many needs of the Darebin community, notably Aboriginal residents and organisations.

From celebrations that bring people together and new experiences that ignite ideas, to all manner of creative risk-taking and art making, our new festival model, FUSE Darebin, reflects our uniqueness and embraces the best of what Darebin is and can be; a vibrant, inclusive, creative and contemporary city. Held in Autumn and Spring each year, FUSE is designed to accommodate a range of access points for audience and practitioners, including signature Council events, an open registration program, commissioned work, and community engagement.

About the Role

Working as part of a dedicated team, and under the direction of the Senior Producer, you will use a collaborative approach across multiple functions to deliver two one-month long festivals a year, including festival and event planning, event compliance and other initiatives aligned to Council’s objectives.


  • Assist in the design, development and delivery of a range of festivals and events
  • Help make Darebin Council a provider and enabler of quality festivals and events
  • Build on long standing relationships with the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Traditional Owner groups and Aboriginal community organisations

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in successful production and delivery of arts and cultural events and projects
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively to deliver cultural programs within budgets and deadlines
  • Experience coordinating and supervising contractors
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to community cultural development and working with a diverse community

Organisational Culture

As the local government responsible for an area situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people, and home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, Council recognises, pays respect to and celebrates the long-standing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage within the Darebin community. Through its 2019 Statement of commitment to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Council has re-committed to building strong partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, recognising their values, living culture and practices, continuing spiritual connection to the land and waters and their right to self-determination.

Joining Darebin, you will work for an organisation that proudly values respect, social inclusion, and making a difference to our community.


  • Connect with a strong Aboriginal community and organisations
  • Practise, participate in and celebrate culture, knowing Council respects Aboriginal cultural rights
  • Learn and gain knowledge on the job, as part of endorsed work practices for Aboriginal staff
  • Training and professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Please prepare your resume, and ensure it shows how you would be a great fit for the role.

Applications close on Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 11.30pm.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin is committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

22/06/2020 $0 Northern Suburbs 1 Advertising, Arts & Media
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