Extended deadline to apply: 9 September

Arts Upper Hunter is on the look-out for people keen to be involved in regional arts and culture. They are looking for multi-skilled people for Project Officer positions, where they’ll help develop and deliver creative projects across the region, engaging with artists, creative groups, government organisations and other stakeholders large and small.

“We’ve put out a fairly broad call-out,” says Executive Director John O’Brien. “We’d like a broad range of candidates. We haven’t specified the hours either: someone might be after part-time work, or a job share, or be flexible. We could even possibly put on one impressive person full-time.”

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are also encouraged to apply. “Arts Upper Hunter has a strong commitment to First Nations artists. If that’s your focus, it might be a very good fit, with so much happening in Aboriginal creative communities at the moment.”

As well as project development, the new Project Officers will be involved in Arts Upper Hunter’s evolving communications and promotions of news, events and opportunities for creative practitioners and groups.

“Jobs like this are pretty rare,” says O’Brien. “So if you have good people skills, admin skills, want to work with creatives, help put together programs and projects and then run them, I’d be keen to hear from you. And I’d love to hear if there are any special skills or focuses you have.”

Arts Upper Hunter is the peak body for community arts engagement in the area; their region covers the Local Council Areas of Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter. “There would be some driving and visiting our towns and villages as well,” says O’Brien, “which is actually my favourite bit.”

The positions are initially for a year, but are likely to continue, depending on funding. “We now have some extra funding from Create NSW and our local Council Contributions – the new Project Officers will find themselves part of a growing team, and help define the directions we go in,” says O’Brien.


Applications close 5pm 9 September 2022.

Learn more and apply here.