Facilities Coordinator – Soft Services


About us

The only State Government owned cultural institution located outside of Melbourne, Geelong Arts Centre is a leader, connector, and creator of extraordinary cultural experiences for local and global communities.

Geelong Arts Centre is the heart of the G21 creative precinct – a place that boldly offers insights through performance, space for public conversation, supports creative experimentation and content development, and is a venue to connect, meet as a community and share a passion for the arts and creativity. 

Driven by inspiring growth in activity, innovation and creatives, Geelong Arts Centre aims to amplify creative growth in a proud region already renowned for its artistic energy. 

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to join the Geelong Arts Centre team in the role of Facilities Coordinator – Soft Services for a 6 month fixed term role.

The Facilities Coordinator – Soft Services oversees the cleaning and security teams while providing key support in the areas of essential services management, preventative and general maintenance programs, minor works projects, facilities management, safety, building security and building compliance.

Reporting to the Facilities Manager and working closely with Finance, Operations and Production teams, this role is responsible for coordinating and supervising the cleaning and security teams and external contractors, ensuring Geelong Arts Centre spaces are presented at a consistently high level.

As a member of the Facilities team, the Coordinator assists in the administration of the Centre’s asset management procedures and contributes to Centre projects, including building and infrastructure projects.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience in operations, facilities or building management with knowledge of essential safety, security and building compliance requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, management and other stakeholders which build a network of influence and enable the effective negotiation of outcomes across all levels of the Centre.
  • Experience in contractor management.
  • Demonstrated ability to roster, supervise and motivate a small team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the critical nature of the performance of the facility on a positive user experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Availability to work flexible hours, which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays.
  • Current and valid, or willingness to obtain, Working with Children Check (Employee)

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Experience in the use of facilities-related systems such as BMS, Access Control, AIMS or equivalent.
  • Fire Warden Training, HSE accreditation, technical understanding of plant or equipment

Sound like you? Then we want to hear from you!

To apply for this opportunity please click the Apply button below and provide a cover letter including your ability to meet the key requirements outlined in the position description, and a current CV.

Please direct any queries to: employment@geelongartscentre.org.au.

Applications close midnight, 2 October


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.