University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Engagement Producer - UQ Art Museum


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  • UQ Art Museum

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Access a range of on-site services, facilities, museums, and events

  • Strong commitment and action toward a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We currently have an excellent opportunity available for an Engagement Producer to join our vibrant UQ Art Museum. The Engagement Producer supports the visitor experience and the external engagement activities of UQ Art Museum through the planning, organisation, and coordination of front of house activities, venue hire, events and our flagship visitor engagement program Cultural Mediation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure appropriate front of house and back of house arrangements are in place for visitor engagement, including ensuring front of house areas are well maintained, liaising with back of house staff to share and discuss any relevant issues, and supervising the team of casual front of house staff.

  • Ensure appropriate arrangements are in place for events and venue hire, including rostering staff, arranging catering and AV technicians, and working with suppliers and clients to coordinate venue requirements.

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of the Art Museum's training workshops, including rostering staff, liaising with partners and suppliers to implement workshop requirements, and developing informational material and other collateral for visitor engagement training programs.

  • With guidance from the Advancement and Engagement Manager, recruit and train new front of house staff.

  • Collaborate with the Advancement and Engagement Manager and other University stakeholders on external facing events, and other shared responsibilities.

  • Provide administrative and operational support for the Advancement and Engagement Manager with donor and community engagement activities and events as required.

  • Attend functions outside normal business hours and off-campus as required.

  • This is a part-time (80%), continuing position.

    At HEW level 5, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $75,878 - $84,342, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $88,778 - $98,681 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Completed a degree-level qualification in events, museum studies, arts administration, or a related field; or completed a Diploma with relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, education and training.

  • Demonstrated experience in supervising a team, including rostering and training.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing events.

  • Well-developed interpersonal and client service skills, including the ability to communicate and liaise effectively with diverse individuals such as senior staff of the University, external stakeholders, and current students.

  • Proven ability to work independently and deal effectively with a diverse range of tasks with competing priorities in a busy environment.

  • A high level of computer literacy, a keen eye for design and detail, and the ability to use a range of software including the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Anna Hickey, Engagement and Advancement Manager via [email protected] . For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Wednesday, 28 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-34700).

    Job details


    Engagement Producer - UQ Art Museum


    University of Queensland




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 28, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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