Director, Creative City - City of Melbourne

Job Title: Director, Creative City - City of Melbourne
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: To be discussed
Start Date: 2019-12-05
Reference: JO-1911-98678
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2019 10:23

Job Description

  • Lead Creative City initiatives and services
  • Play an ambassadorial role for the Creative community
  • Senior Officer Contract up to five years
The City of Melbourne is seeking dynamic, contemporary people leaders to support the vision of Melbourne as a bold, inspirational and sustainable city.

Melbourne is the fastest growing city in Australia, but also one of the fastest growing cities in the world. To set ourselves up for success, careful planning for the demands and opportunities presented by our growing population is critical if we are to maintain the prized liveability status for which the city is renowned.

Now is an exciting time to come and join the City of Melbourne as we change how we work together; improving how we leverage our people’s capabilities, skills and knowledge across the organisation ensuring we are all working towards common goals and achievements.

Reporting to the General Manager City Economy and Activation, you will provide leadership and direction across multiple business functions to deliver Creative City initiatives and services aligned with Council’s vision and objectives. Overseeing a large workforce, you will develop an operational branch plan that staff connect to and that drives a high performance culture. You will play a key ambassadorial role for the Creative community whilst leading, managing and developing the Creative City branch. Your portfolio will encompass Arts Melbourne, the Melbourne Library Service, creative strategy, policy and planning and you will also have accountability for leading and delivering the breadth of Creative City programs, services and facilities.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a strong understanding of the Creative sector and possess strong relationships with the diverse range of stakeholders within the sector. You will be a visionary leader that has a proven track record of developing a high performance culture within the teams you have led and growing capability and capacity of your staff. You are passionate about the Creative sector and have a strong appreciation for the dynamics of working with a local government organisation and have the ability to work strategically whilst ensuring operational imperatives are achieved.

How to apply…
To apply for this role, please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1911-98678 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or for a copy of the Position Description please go to 

Applications close 11.45pm (AEDT) Sunday 5th January 2020

The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety. We actively support diversity, inclusion and flexibility in our workplace and in turn are seeking people who can demonstrate and display our City of Melbourne values of accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and the desire to strive for excellence. Together we Make the Difference. 

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We also recognise the strength and value of Aboriginal people and encourage their applications.