Program Administrator

Adelaide, Australia
$66,844 - $72,093 p.a.
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Position Details 

  • Continuing | Part-Time at 0.6 FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 4 | $66,844 - $72,093 p.a. 
  • Location: Bedford Park 

About the Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) 

Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) is custodian to one of the largest public art collections in South Australia. As well as developing and maintaining this collection for future generations, FUMA contributes to the cultural and intellectual life of the University and the communities it serves through exhibitions, education, and public programs. FUMA’s work stimulates critical and creative engagements with art, knowledge, and processes of making with the aim of enriching experiences and understandings of the world.    

About the Role 

We are looking for an energetic and experienced arts administrator to contribute to the enriching experiences delivered by FUMA. You will be responsible for administering the Museums annual program of exhibition, education, research, and outreach projects, bringing the Museum to life through quality experiences for program participants.

As the Program Administrator you will ensure the efficient operations of the Museum and support the Director to seamlessly deliver FUMA’s goals and objectives. Some of your key responsibilities will include:          

  • The communication and delivery of programs which may include preparation of program copy, run sheets, biographies and briefings, and routine event management.
  • Maintaining productive and collaborative relations with a range of program participants e.g., artists, guest curators, academic staff, program partners and diverse audiences.
  • Administering Art Museum financials including but not limited to sourcing quotes, arranging invoices, monitoring expenditure, managing petty cash, and taking responsibility for the sale and reconciliation of Art Museum publications and merchandise.

About You 

You will be a creative thinker with initiative and proven organisational skills to priotitise competing demands. In this collaborative role, your interpersonal and stakeholder management skills will be the key to your success, allowing you to build mutually productive relationships, engage a range of audiences, and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Relevant education/training and/or demonstrated experience in arts administration including use of digital program management tools and analytics to inform insights on program delivery.
  • Knowledge of protocols for working with Indigenous Australian artists and their communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk and compliance issues relating to public facing events and activities. 
  • Demonstrated budgeting and financial management skills.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre  

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • Along with your resume, please submit a suitability statement of no more than 2 pages, highlighting the ways in which you meet the key position capabilities of the role listed in the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact: Fiona Salmon

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 1:.59 pm:

19 Feb 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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