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Australia Council for the Arts

Level 5, 60 Union Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 0292159079
Web Site: www.australiacouncil.gov.au

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Director International Engagement


Job Description:

The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural and regional communities, and people with disability.

About us

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's principal arts funding and advisory body. We champion and invest in Australian arts and creativity. We are committed to ensuring all Australians can enjoy the benefits of arts and creativity and be part of the cultural life of our nation.

Our culture

Proudly named an Inclusive Employer for 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 by the Diversity Council Australia. Our people are passionate and dedicated to the delivery of our five-year strategy Creativity Connects Us. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce with a culturally safe and supportive workplace, where everyone can bring their whole self to work.

Your role                        

You will advocate for strategic initiatives that enhance the visibility of Australian cultural and creative industries on a global scale. Your strategic leadership will be pivotal in the development and delivery of international engagement projects.

 What this means for you        

  • Leadership opportunity
  • Salary package negotiable depending on experience
  • 3-year full-time contract
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid work arrangements (office location: Pyrmont, Sydney)
  • Work in a positive environment that embraces diversity, inclusion and supports your development
  • Paid leave between Christmas and New Year

 What does success look like?

  • Leading the international engagement team to deliver industry development activities and projects in line with the International Engagement Strategy
  • Providing strategic leadership and project expertise in the delivery of the Venice Biennale
  • Overseeing the development and delivery of international engagement projects and provide specialist advice to the Executive Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships and senior team
  • Partnering with the Director Research and Knowledge Management to deliver evaluation activities associated to international projects
  • Ensuring the International Engagement Consultants deliver on jurisdictional plans
  • Managing key relationships with international agencies and posts
  • Collaborating with key internal stakeholders to apply various expertise on projects

Job Requirements:

What we need from you

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • Qualification in project management and experience in delivering successful international projects
  • Expert knowledge of the Australian and international arts landscape
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship management skills
  • Strong commercial acumen paired with your resource planning and financial management skills
  • Demonstrated cultural competencies and experience working in First Nations, intercultural and intergenerational contexts
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally


To access the position description and apply, follow the link below to our careers page. http://australiacouncil.gov.au/about/careers/

Applications close 2 May 2022 at 3:00pm AEDT

This is not an Australian Public Service position.


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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Director International Engagement