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Reference Number 11276
Position Title Manager - Creative Arts Program
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Department Community Services Administration
Location Community Services K-ESS
Classification Salaried Staff - Position Level 06 (Without Car)
Hours 60
Position Summary

Manager - Creative Arts Program


Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a large and dynamic organisation with more than 65 locations throughout South East Queensland supporting 100,000 Queenslanders every year. As a not-for-profit organisation with over 100 years’ experience in delivering aged care, Wesley Mission Queensland has a history steeped in hope, respect, compassion, empowerment, innovation, justice and integrity. To learn more about our organisation, please see &

WMQ is seeking an experienced Arts Manager to development and implement our Creative Arts Program. Wesley Mission Queensland’s Creative Arts is an initiative created to engage people with disabilities, of all ages, funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, to participate in a range of creative arts experiences. Initially this will include, but is not limited to singing, drama, art and drumming.  The program will also develop creative arts opportunities, in partnership with internal and external organisations to deliver on-line and/or ‘virtual’ experiences through theatre, exhibitions and virtual communities.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  1. In collaboration with the Creative Arts Advisory Group, develop a Strategic Plan for the program annually. This will include business, marketing and operational plans.
  2. Develop and deliver creative arts programs in the areas of, but not limited to, singing, drama, art and drumming.
  3. Develop and implement, in collaboration with internal WMQ supports and external stakeholders, a ‘virtual’ arts experience for customers/residents. This is to include access to all areas of the arts.
  4. Expand the program, looking for new opportunities for all customers/residents of WMQ, but priority to NDIS funded opportunities.
  5. Engage and oversee ‘sessional’ facilitators.
  6. Provide general management of the WMQ Creative Arts program. This includes developing and implementing strategy, lobbying and advocacy with government and non-government stakeholders.
  7. Lead, motivate and manage all program staff, facilitators, contractors and volunteers.
  8. Compile, manage, monitor and report on the budget for WMQ Creative Arts program.
  9. In collaboration with WMQ Grants Office, develop and implement strategies to secure grant funding.
  10. Develop and implement publicity, media and event management strategies to ensure WMQ Creative Arts is well recognised and maintains a positive profile and reputation. This includes representing WMQ Creative Arts and working with Marketing and Media specialists regarding coverage of WMQ Creative Arts events.

Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at by 4pm on the 22nd January 2019. 

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all.  We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.  We are a preferred employer for older workers.  Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to enhance remuneration.

Contact Person Michelle Skinner
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Closing Date 22/01/2019
Position Description
Manager - Creative Arts Program - January 2019.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.