Assistant Director, Program & Strategy

Reference 7W270B14
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Job Reference:
Open to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent only
Business Unit:
Lot Fourteen
Adelaide, CBD
Salary Range:
Up to 36 months
Closing Date:
04 Mar 2021

Role Highlights

  • Champion fresh thinking for the creative & cultural vision for the AACC
  • Serve as the overall authority for cross-platform content development
  • Provide cultural advice and curatorial leadership with stakeholders

Role Details

The Assistant Director, Program and Strategy for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) project will lead and drive the relevant areas of creative planning, programming, and curatorial strategy development to ensure that the AACC delivers a world-class cultural facility that achieves project objectives and best practice operations to the satisfaction of key stakeholders and the community. The role will act as the central coordination point between the collecting institutions to collaboratively develop their appropriate use within the AACC along with relevant national and global partners. Responsibilities include ensuring planning and delivery functions of the project are met including the development of the AACC’s artistic vision, programming, curatorial strategy, digital experience, collections logistics, stakeholder management, communications and change management activities. This role will work closely with the AACC design team to inform the detailed concept design and functionality to ensure it is in congruence with the artistic vision for the new facility. The AACC’s vision is to create – an extraordinary, immersive experience combining traditional storytelling with modern technology to deliver a major cultural tourist attractor and a source of pride for all South Australian, as the world learns more about the incredible story and unique cultures of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Special Conditions

This position is a SAES1 salary range from $167,239 - $200,000 p.a.
The Incumbent will be required to participate in the department's Performance Management Program.
The Incumbent may be assigned to another position at this remuneration level or equivalent.
Some work outside of normal hours will be required.
Some interstate travel involving overnight absences will be required.
Applicants will be required to undergo the appropriate and relevant Employment Screening Assessment(s) required for this role in line with the DPC Employment Screening Policy.
This role requires (please select one or both relevant for the role):
☒ Working with Children Check
☒ General Employment Probity Check
This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, in accordance with sections 56(2) and 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

For more information please see the role description:

About the Department

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) drives the Premier’s priorities in South Australia. Our staff enjoy working with colleagues who value integrity, knowledge and intellectual capability. They are committed to providing professional advice and services, and more importantly, don’t see what they do as “just a job”.

About the Business

The establishment of an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) at Lot Fourteen presents a historic opportunity to showcase to the world the cultural assets of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Contact Us

Enquiries to Diane Dixon, Lot Fourteen - State Project Lead
0404 892 076
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.