Aboriginal Arts Project Officer

Join our Team to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal Children and Families


Reference: 5028350

  • Location: Preston
  • Full Time
  • $70,000-$72,000

The Opportunity

The person who applies for this position has a passion for the arts and managing projects in the Aboriginal arts space. VACCA's Art Mentoring program has run four times and we have extended the project to form a VACCA Art Collective to provide a culturally safe space for Aboriginal youth, where they can develop skills, knowledge and support to generate an income through the arts. This role will also involve working on a range of other projects and creative initiatives at VACCA including the Koorie Tiddas girls' choir and supporting community programs and events.

About Us

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose.
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture
  • Passion, knowledge and experience in working in the arts space with Aboriginal community
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with Aboriginal children and young people in out of home care
  • Knowledge and experience in project management and event management (small or large) from contribution to submissions, implementation and evaluation reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise strategies for conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation with Aboriginal youth
  • Highly developed organisational abilities and communication skills including the capacity to negotiate and work effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Application deadline is Sunday, 1st March 2020

How to apply

  • For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Ankita Das Gupta, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 9287 8838
  • For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, click here https://vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Written responses to the key selection criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

Applications Close: 01 Mar 2020