About us


Working at Geelong Arts Centre

We employ over 130 passionate and motivated individuals in a wide range of roles including front-of-house staff, sound and lighting engineers and administrative staff. Our people are switched on, passionate about the arts and community-focussed. Interested in joining us?

Working in the centre of the arts and culture precinct, overlooking the historic Johnstone Park, you’ll enjoy the best the city has to offer with its proximity to Geelong Railway Station, cafes and shops.

You’ll also enjoy a range of added benefits, including the opportunity to receive free house seats and food and beverage discounts at our bar and café.

Current opportunities

Manager Governance, Risk & Compliance

Part time, 2-year fixed term role

About us

Geelong Arts Centre is a State Government owned creative organisation under the umbrella of Creative Victoria. We are currently undergoing a period of exciting and dynamic change in order to meet the cultural needs of a growing population and help secure Geelong’s position as a global city.

The Victorian State Government has committed $128m funding for the final stage of the Centre’s redevelopment, planned for completion in 2023. This investment will result in a world-class arts facility becoming the cultural heart of Geelong and the G21 region.

Led by a dynamic CEO and Leadership Team, your contribution and expertise will be highly valued. We offer a great working environment in the creative heart of Geelong, working alongside passionate people who are committed to community and the Arts.

About the role

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, the Manager Governance, Risk & Compliance will oversee:

  • Timely review and update of strategic and operational policies in accordance with guidance from the State Government and its departments;
  • The implementation and rolling out of risk management and integrity framework; &
  • compliance of relevant attestations in accordance with State Government reporting frameworks timelines.

About you

To be successful, it is essential that you’ll have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role or responsibility for governance, policy writing, risk.
  • Knowledge of legislation and Government compliance frameworks.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage.
  • Strong presentation skills and have a passion for preparing reports and briefings for senior management and boards.

Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the position description below.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact the Director Corporate Services, Ahmer Jalil at ahmer@geelongartscentre.org.au .

To apply for this opportunity please provide a cover letter that includes a detailed response articulating your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the position description and current CV. Your application should be submitted to: employment@geelongartscentre.org.au to attention Xavier Thomson, Human Resources Officer.

Geelong Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and values the contribution that diversity brings to the workplace.

Geelong Arts Centre is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children that interact with our organisation. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.

Geelong Arts Centre encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders People.

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia.

Applications close: Monday 2 November 2020

Living in Geelong

Geelong is alive with a thriving arts and cultural sector, recent appointment as a UNESCO International City of Design, the City Council’s planning for ‘Clever and Creative’ future; and an exciting building redevelopment agenda for the Geelong Arts Centre.


Photo by Jiapeng Guang on Unsplash

Stage 2 of the Centre’s masterplan is a $38.5 million project due for completion in 2019 adding studios, co-working and new performing spaces to the Centre. This will be followed by Stage 3, with an election commitment from the Andrew’s Government for $128 million towards the project, which will complete the masterplan (estimated 2023).

Whether you’re looking for a sea change, a new challenge or simply a better quality of life, you’ll find it here in Geelong.

Enterprise Agreement

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