Casual Pool - Real Futures: Arts & Culture Officer

Employment Details
Date Added: 20-Nov-2023
Closing Date: 4-Dec-2023 04:00 PM

Arts & Culture Officer

Position No:



May be covered under Local Government Officers' Award


$39.16 - Casual hourly rate, inclusive of 20% casual loading. 

Reports to:

Manager Community & Cultural Development

Direct reports:

Department:  Community & Cultural Development

Last Reviewed:

People & Safety Culture Coordinator



Approved by:

Manager Community & Cultural Development



Our Organisation

The Shire of Carnarvon provides excellent customer service across a wide range of programs, facilities and services that contribute to maintaining and enhancing our community. At the heart of our organisation are our values which underpin how our employees perform their duties and engage with the community and stakeholders.

Our CARECHIP is what gives us the drive to serve our community. We take pride in knowing that our employees and new recruits share our values, and we like to think that everyone who chooses to collaborate with us brings this CARECHIP with them.



















Position Summary

The Shire of Carnarvon is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Arts and Culture Officer to support and actively participate in the Shire's Art and Culture initiatives, including the Community Art Hub and various Arts and Culture programs and activities throughout the community. This position is specifically designed for a Job Seeker registered with Real Futures to participate in a Paid Work Trial placement at the Shire of Carnarvon.

Community Strategic Objectives

In 2040 Carnarvon is a place where:

  • Our equitable community is actively involved in and are responsible for developing innovative, local solutions that transcend our region for a safe and unified 6701.
  • Our economy fosters investment and productivity in industries befitting Carnarvon’s physical and natural environment and that grow our horizons.
  • Our sustainable livelihoods create a community that can flourish into the future.
  • Our holistic health care facilities provide services from the womb to the grave.
  • Our educational opportunities from early childhood to adulthood are tailored and relevant to the individual.
  • Our infrastructure, housing and amenities are high quality and accessible.
  • Our community acknowledges our history and celebrates our diverse cultures.
  • Our community is engaged, inclusive and supportive.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate successful leadership through the application of the Shire's core values by promoting a work culture of sustainability, quality improvement, efficiency, and excellent customer service that corresponds to our Code of Conduct and Customer Service Charter.  
  • A commitment to a safe work environment and WHS legislation, policy, and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with the Local Government Act (WA) 1995 and any relevant legislation.
  • Assist in the organisation, setup, and promotion of the Community Art Hub program.
  • Provide hands-on support during art and cultural events and workshops held at the Community Art Hub.
  • Assist in the procurement of art supplies, equipment, and resources for the Community Art Hub.
  • Maintain an organised inventory of art materials and equipment, ensuring their availability for workshops and events.
  • Encourage community involvement and participation in art and cultural activities.
  • Collect feedback from participants to continuously improve and tailor programs to community needs and preferences.
  • Collaborate with the Community & Cultural Development team to plan, organise, and execute various Arts and Culture programs and activities for the community, including exhibitions, performances, and cultural events.

Work, Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • To take reasonable care for their own safety and health and to avoid harming the safety and health of other people through any act or omission at City workplaces.  And as relevant:
  • Proactively comply with all City OSH Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines, Practice, duties and other relevant conditions. As well as with the WA WHS Act 2020, WHS (General) Regulations 2022, all other relevant Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
  • As far as reasonably possible comply with instructions given by their employer or an authorised person in the interests of safety and health and in accordance with the WHS Act.
  • Must report to their manager, supervisor, WHS Representative, PC&S and/or other relevant contact person work related injuries, near misses and any hazards at the workplace that they cannot correct themselves.
  • Must use, store and maintain personal protective equipment as properly instructed, and not damage or misuse any equipment or facilities provided in the interests of safety and health.
  • Participate in and where possible provide leadership for a continuous improvement culture of safety where best practice initiatives are entrenched in daily business activities.

Licenses, Registrations, Memberships or Qualifications required of the role

  • Current Western Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Working with Children's Check.

Pre-employment screening required for this role

  • National Police Clearance - Less than 6 months old
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Screening

This role will suit someone who is

  • Enthusiastic about the arts and culture and a passion for community engagement
  • Has the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Creative, shows initiative, and a willingness to learn. 

Information about this role

  • This position is available as a Paid Work Trial Placement program by Real Futures. Your employment during the trial is with the Shire of Carnarvon and you will be required to adhere to the Shire of Carnarvon's policies and procedures.
  • The Arts and Culture Officer may be required to work some evenings and weekends during art and cultural events and workshops.

More Information

A copy of the Position Description can be obtained by clicking here.

For further information about the role please telephone People and Culture Services on (08) 9941 0000 or email

Applications close 4pm on 4 December 2023. 

To apply for the position, please submit your application through our online portal by clicking on this link and follow the prompts. 

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