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 People and Culture

New role, ongoing, full time

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

This dynamic role is responsible for managing and implementing strategic and operational initiatives for over 100 employees. Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, the Manager People and Culture role will be across the full suite of HR functions including recruitment and retention, work health and wellbeing, industrial relations, performance management, workforce planning, training and development.

About you

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

  • Be skilled and significantly experienced within the People and Culture space, with a proven commitment to best practice.
  • Be excited by change and be willing to help support the organisation and team through our current growth and capital redevelopment.
  • Have the ability to manage challenging situations with calmness and professionalism.
  • Have strong knowledge of industrial relations and workplace legislation, including the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards, Award and Agreement interpretation.
  • Be experienced in the effective use of HR information systems.
  • Have experience within the Victorian Public Sector (desirable, but not essential).

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

Instructions to applicants

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Ahmer Jalil, Director Corporate Services.

E: 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 attention of Xavier Thomson, Human Resources Officer.

E: employment@geelongartscentre.org.au

Applicants will be required to undergo police and identity screening. First round interviews will be conducted either face to face or online. Psychometric testing will form part of the final stage of our recruitment process.

Applications close: Monday 21 June 2021

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.

Technicians – Casual

On-going recruitment

Geelong Arts Centre is always looking for applicants who are passionate about the arts and able to demonstrate all or some of the following:

  • Experience with entertainment industry equipment, preferably in a theatre setting
  • Knowledge of safe working practices within the entertainment industry
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team

While not essential, qualifications such as Testing & Tagging, Construction Induction (White Card), Intermediate Rigging, Working at Heights, and First Aid will be highly regarded.

Instructions to applicants

All applicants should read the position description.

Your application should include the following:

  • A covering letter explaining your interest in the role
  • A current resume

Your application should be emailed to attention Xavier Thomson, Human Resources Officer.

E: employment@geelongartscentre.org.au

Geelong Arts Centre will only accept applications by email and will be in touch to schedule an interview when required.

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

Click the link below to download The Arts Centre's Enterprise Agreement.