People and Culture Coordinator


About us

Geelong Arts Centre is one of eleven Victorian State Government owned creative organisations under the umbrella of Creative Victoria. Since opening in 1981, Geelong Arts Centre has made significant artistic and cultural contributions to Geelong and the surrounding regions.

Geelong Arts Centre is currently undergoing a period of exciting and dynamic change. To meet the cultural needs of a growing population and help secure Geelong’s position as a global city, the Victorian State Government, through Creative Victoria, has committed funding for three stages of capital development. Stage One - the refurbishment of The Playhouse Theatre was completed in 2010. Stage Two - the Ryrie Street Redevelopment ($38.5m) was completed November 2019 and opened to the public on 7th November 2019. Stage Three - The Little Malop Street Redevelopment ($140m) commenced in 2019 and is 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

The People and Culture Coordinator is integral to the People and Culture Team.

Reporting directly to the Manager People and Culture and supervising the People and Culture Officer and People and Culture Administration Officer, the People and Culture Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of services, programs and initiatives to support the employee lifecycle, including coordination of the recruitment function. This role will embed best practice solutions and strategies which enable our people to grow and thrive, to promote our values and drive engagement. This role supports and partners with internal stakeholders (executive leadership, people leaders and employees) in the provision of timely advice, coaching, guidance and support in relation to people matters, across the full spectrum of People and Culture. The position will also drive the people technology roadmap with a focus on improving the employee experience and empowering our staff through self-service functionality and supporting our people leaders to make informed data-driven decisions.

About you


  • Professional qualification in Human Resources or related field.
  • Proven experience as a human resources generalist supporting people and culture work across the employee lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding, cultural and engagement activities, legal compliance, OHS and beyond.
  • Passion for creating an exceptional and memorable employee experience, including in the digital environment
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and management skills with key internal and external (including government, industry and corporate partners) stakeholders.
  • Systems and data savvy with proven experience working with an HRIS (such as ELMO or similar platform) and confidence when navigating people platforms.
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of industrial awards, legislation and policies.
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Police Check results that are suitable for this position (this will be arranged by the Centre)


  • Demonstrated people-leadership skills
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Professional memberships to industry bodies such as AHRI, HRMI, AIM, etc.
  • Project management experience

Personal attributes

  • Ability to manage challenging situations with calmness and professionalism
  • A team player who encourages others and engages collaboratively with team members, leaders, and peers to meet objectives
  • Demonstrated people skills, autonomy, and a positive outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines and deadlines
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality 
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyse complex information to make informed decisions
  • Effective and consistent verbal and written communication skills

For further detail about the role and its requirements, please download the position description available below.

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.

Applications close Midnight Monday 10 October 2022

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Please direct any queries to: attention Liza Cumming, Manager People and Culture.

Applicants will be required to undergo police and identity screening. First-round interviews will be conducted either face-to-face or online.

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.