Facilities Manager


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

The Facilities Manager leads the Centre’s facilities team responsible for safe and optimal operation and maintenance of venues and facilities. The team is accountable for delivering essential services management, preventative and general maintenance programs, minor works, projects, building compliance, safety and security, contractor management and general business services including cleaning and help desk functions.

Reporting to the Director Operations and Experience, the Facilities Manager is responsible for building a culture and service ethic across the Facilities team which promotes the Centre’s brand and ensures safe and sustainable operations. The incumbent manages and continuously improves the Centre’s facilities asset management processes including procurement, record keeping, lifecycle reporting and attestation processes, in addition to undertaking functions including budgeting, reporting, planning and providing input to corporate projects such as redevelopment and organisational readiness.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Substantial relevant experience in facilities or building management with knowledge of essential safety, security and building compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and experience in managing supplier relationships, costs, resource management and budgets
  • Proven ability to work conceptually and be ‘hands on’ when required, in a high-volume environment with competing demands and deadlines
  • Strong project management, planning, problem-solving and administrative skills (including financial and reporting skills)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and motivate a small team
  • Strong understanding of the critical nature of the performance of the facility on a positive user experience
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in the use of facilities related systems such as BMS, Access Control, AIMS or equivalent
  • Any or all of the following licenses and tickets: EWP license, MFB Chief Warden course, Construction White Card, Electrical Test and Tag accreditation
  • Experience in performing arts/cultural institutions
  • Experience in a construction or redevelopment context
  • Experience in government departments and proficiency with Cloud-based software such as Microsoft Office 365 suite including OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams and IMPOS will also be viewed favourably

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

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

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Applications close midnight, Friday 2 June

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

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.