Community Cultural Development Artist - Artful Dodgers

  • Casual role
  • Collingwood location

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

The Artful Dodgers Studios was established in 1997 in recognition of the key roles of art, music and culture in both supporting the positive social development of the individual and the creation of a more inclusive and socially just society.

The Artful Dodgers Studios provides an informal, flexible, learning environment that assists young people to develop their skills and competencies in a welcoming and vibrant arts and music space.

It works to enhance young peoples’ artistic skills, work readiness skills, and community connectedness while promoting health and wellbeing. Young people can choose to access the Studios’ facilities and/or participate in the range of art, music and performance programs on offer.

When appropriate, participants are then supported to further engage in education, training and employment through the support available from Jesuit Community College and the range of Workplace Inclusion initiatives.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

About the role

As a Community Cultural Development Artist, your objectives in this role are to provide a safe, supportive, creative environment where young people can develop their skills, explore, make choices and take risks.

Providing opportunities for young people to work alongside professional artists in both group/project focused work and/or individual work in various art forms will also be an important aspect of your work.

You will ensure program delivery is underpinned by CCD principles and practice that seeks to improve young peoples’ capacity, aspiration, capability and opportunity to engage in community, learning and work.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

Key selection criteria:

  • Diverse skills, practice and expertise in the visual arts and or music field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in Community Cultural Development.
  •    Experience working with disadvantaged young people with a strengths-based framework in delivering quality arts-based projects.
  • Broad range of artistic and technical skills to assist young people to realise their own artistic vision.
  • Experience in producing and managing exhibitions and performance to a high standard and seeing funding projects through to completion.
  • Ability to work both as an individual and as a team member in a wide variety of artistic and community environments.
  • High level communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in training approach and style to meet the demands of learners facing a range of barriers to participating in education and training.
  •    Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position.
  • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services.
  •    Current Victorian driver’s licence.
  • Valid Working with Children Check card.
  •    Successfully completed Police Check which will be conducted prior to commencement by Jesuit Social Services.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

  • To obtain a copy of the Position Description, please click here
  • Please apply via Seek
  • If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Angela Angelopoulos, Education and Employment Programs Coordinator at Jesuit Social Services on 0400 909 554.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment