Performing Arts Centre Manager

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Full Time Permanent 11/09/2023
  • Competitive senior management-level salary package
  • Lead and mentor a highly motivated team across a variety of functions
  • Enticing career and lifestyle provisions


Goulburn Mulwaree Council is located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales and is perfectly positioned just two hours from Sydney, an hour from Canberra and just under two hours to the coast – a world rich in heritage, culture, natural beauty and adventure is ready to be explored. Embrace relaxed country living, with city benefits.

The region presents a unique and balanced lifestyle opportunity to enjoy stunning rural landscapes, heritage architecture, contemporary art, modern boutique shopping, relaxed casual dining, affordable housing, excellent schooling options and plenty of fresh air. For more information about living in the region, please visit the Goulburn Australia website.


Council opened its doors to a 403 seat, state of the art proscenium arch theatre in the heart of Goulburn’s CBD in March 2022. The Goulburn Performing Arts Centre has already won national and international architecture awards and is attracting world class performances enjoyed by audiences from local, regional, state and interstate.    

As the Performing Arts Centre Manager, you will be responsible for leading the strategic and effective management of the centre by sourcing, developing, promoting, and delivering a high quality cultural performing arts program to the community that is an innovative, dynamic, and diverse program of theatre, drama, music and other performances and activities.

You are required to demonstrate a strong commercial, business acumen to ensure productive, collaborative business partnerships while also providing inspirational leadership and direction to a highly motivated team.


  • A supportive environment to assist you to reach your career goals
  • Access to ongoing professional development and individual development plans
  • Ongoing training and support through Council’s cultural development program
  • Continuing Professional Development support for accredited professionals
  • Mentoring and coaching programs
  • Opportunities for secondments and higher-grade duties arrangements
  • Access to e-learning platforms


  • A suite of health and wellbeing programs offered each year
  • Free vaccinations and health checks
  • A supportive and inclusive workplace and culture where your opinion is valued
  • A range of mentally healthy workplace initiatives and support from mental health champions
  • Staff fitness initiatives
  • Access to a confidential counselling service for you and your family

YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT (for eligible employees)

  • Work a 9-day fortnight, based on a 35-hour working week, including some weekend and after hours work as required
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements under Council’s Flex First Procedure including access to an individualised hours agreement
  • Access to 2 health and wellbeing leave days for your Christmas break
  • Access to 3 weeks sick leave per year, cumulative where unused
  • Access to long service leave after 5 years of employment
  • Generous paid parental leave arrangements for both parents
  • Generous reward and recognition programs and initiatives
  • An annual salary between $106,929 – $120,343 (inclusive of 11% superannuation)

The contact officer for this position is Ken Wheeldon, Business Manager Property & Community Services on (02) 4823 4484.

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2023 at 5:00pm.

This position is subject to relevant pre-employment checks and all applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Child Safe Organisation. We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.