Creative Spaces Building Manager

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Part Time
Reference: 11817

$75,835 + 9.5% Superannuation (pro-rata)

Temporary Part Time, to 30 June 2018

4 days per week (approximately 30.40 hours per week)

City of Melbourne is committed to supporting flexibility. Applicants seeking flexible and part-time arrangements are encouraged to apply.

The Position… reporting into the Creative Spaces Manager, this role is responsible for the development, maintenance and security requirements of the Creative Spaces facilities. 

A large component of this role is to ensure the safe effective use and operations (OHS) of the facilities. You will be responsible for representing the program at stakeholder meetings; ensure building rules of facilities are upheld by licensees; and oversee the move in and out of licensees and all related studio inspections. You will provide access and guidance to contractors engaged in inspections, repairs or maintenance of the properties and ensures regular fire-testing and emergency drills are conducted in a timely fashion.

Other elements of this role include, budget management and preparation of contractors and consultant briefs coupled with investigating new and innovative ways to enhance our facilities and maximise their sustainable operation.

This role would ideally suit someone who understands the creative sector or who has previously worked with creatives. You will ideally have a facilities or venue management background. You will be committed to delivering excellent and consistent customer services to both internal and external customers in the management of the Creative Spaces program.

To learn more about Creative Spaces and our facilities click here:


 You will have

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others and striving for excellence to contribute to a positive team and organisational culture and environment
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a cultural venue or multipurpose facility with a diverse range of tenants
  • Previous experience in managing risk, event plans, OHS and compliance in a venue management context
  • Solid understanding of and experience working with diverse stakeholders such as creative teams, artists, external contractors, government agencies
  • Clear track record in successfully developing and managing routine maintenance plans and long range capital works submissions and projects.


  • Experience in project management
  • Experience working with local or state government
  • Ability to work flexible hours when the program requires it, such as Open Studio weekends or early mornings to allow tradesmen into the building.


To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.  

 How to apply…

As part of the online application form you are required to:

  • attach your resume
  • attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages), as listed above under ‘You will have…’


Please address your covering letter to Destry Puia, Creative Infrastructure Lead.

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

The advertised closing date and important information before applying for this position can be found on

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