Creative Business Advisors

Expression of Interest:  Creative Business Advisor. Expressions of Interest are now closed for this role.

DurationFebruary – December 2021 (11 months)
Type of AppointmentTemporary Contract
Closing DateMidnight, 3 January 2021
SalaryBy Negotiation
LocationRemote Working

A new network of Creative Business Advisors, led by the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) on behalf of Arts Queensland and DESBT (Department of Employment, Small Business and Training), aims to support individuals and organisations to gain confidence and develop skills, competencies and networks that support resilience in a changing working environment, and create sustainability and growth for the arts and cultural sector. This transformational service aims to support the arts sector workforce to recover from the significant impact of COVID-19.

Creative Business Advisors will be acknowledged leaders in the sector. They will use their high level expertise and the ability to impart knowledge to increase the sustainability of artists, arts workers and arts organisations with a focus on regional, remote and rural communities.

Through online arts business advice and coaching, Creative Business Advisors will build the competency and capability of artists and arts workers across Queensland, to increase employability.

Creative Business Advisors will utilise their extensive professional expertise to develop and deliver an online program of advice and coaching for Queensland individuals and organisations working in the arts and cultural sector.

Creative Business Advisors will be employed and hosted by a RASN provider and will be part of a state-wide hub, providing support in their specific discipline to artists, arts workers and organisations across Queensland.

Creative Business Advisors do not need to be based in regional Queensland, but must be able to provide evidence of successful remote or digital program delivery. Some travel to regional Queensland may be required for this position.

Creative Business Advisors will be employed on a temporary employment contract by a RASN Provider up to 31 December 2021. Full time or flexible working arrangement (part-time, job sharing) may be offered for these positions in response to sector need.

Expressions of Interest

are now closed.

Your Contribution:

Creative Business Advisors will be arts and cultural industry leaders, with a well-defined expertise in an identified discipline and a desire to support emerging and established artists to progress and thrive. Creative Business Advisors will be selected to address the following identified disciplines:

  • Producer – Live Music
  • Producer – First Nations (Performing Arts)
  • Business and Leadership
  • Grant writing and Fundraising
  • Social Impact
  • First Nations Cultural Competency
  • Arts Marketing and Digital Competency
  • Cultural Tourism

You will utilise your extensive professional expertise to develop and deliver an online program of advice and coaching for regional Queensland individuals and organisations working in the arts and cultural sector. The online program will be guided by you, and is likely to include: short one-on-one consultations, coaching or mentoring to support established artists and arts workers, and live advice and guidance sessions (i.e. Facebook Live or webinars). You will also provide advice on the development of tailored training packages for the arts sector.

For an overview of each Creative Business Advisor discipline, download the Position Description.

Your Role: 

As a Creative Business Advisor you will:

  • Provide high calibre advice, coaching and support to individuals and organisations that develop their capability, knowledge and networks.
  • Develop and deliver targeted advice and coaching programs in regional Queensland (predominantly online) in partnership with your host RASN provider.
  • Be outcomes-focused, and passionate about assisting artists and arts workers to thrive.
  • Be part of a state-wide hub of Creative Business Advisors with diverse specialist experience, providing services to artists and arts workers across Queensland.
  • Engage with program evaluation, provide accurate ongoing reporting on engagement with artists and arts workers and outcomes achieved.
  • Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

What we are looking for:

We’ll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you’ve done previously – the knowledge, skills and experience you’ve built, your potential for development, and your personal qualities. This position requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of the arts and cultural sector, including evidence of leadership and success in one of the identified disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver bespoke and high quality coaching and advice programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with, and understand the needs of regional Queensland artists, arts workers and arts organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly, listen carefully to understand issues and provide sound advice accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, motivate and empower individuals.
  • Demonstrated capability in online program delivery.
  • Experience in evaluation and reporting.

How to Apply

To enable us to assess your merit, you should:

  • Include your current resume (maximum four pages)
  • Create a video presentation (maximum 5 minutes) to address:
    • Why you are interested in becoming a Creative Business Advisor
    • What you bring to this role, and
    • How you would deliver coaching and advice to achieve increased capability and employability outcomes for artists and arts workers including those in regional and remote areas of Queensland.
  • Include a short cover letter (maximum one page) including an indication of your expected salary and any preferred flexible working arrangements.

The selection panel will assess your ability to perform the work required of the position based on your Expression of Interest. A shortlist of applicants will be requested to take part in an interview.

Additional Information
  • Arts Queensland will undertake the selection process for Creative Business Advisors. RASN providers will manage employment conditions, contracting on a temporary employment basis, payment and management of Creative Business Advisors during their engagement.
  • Creative Business Advisors will work remotely across Queensland and will be required to provide their own equipment (e.g. computer, phone, internet) and a safe work environment to be able to fulfil their employment requirements.
  • Flexible working arrangement (part-time, job sharing) may be offered for these positions.
  • Any travel expenses will be negotiated with the RASN provider.
  • A probationary period of three months will apply.
  • Contractors will require evidence of Workers Compensation insurance as required by law (if in doubt please consult WorkCover Queensland), Public Liability and Products Liability insurance, and Professional Indemnity insurance.
  • In the instance of a consultancy contract, evidence will be required of Workers Compensation insurance as required by law (if in doubt please consult WorkCover Queensland), Public Liability and Products Liability insurance, and Professional Indemnity insurance.
Enquiries

To enquire about Creative Business Advisor roles, please contact: Alanna McGregor, Partnerships Officer, Arts Queensland, regionalartsservices@arts.qld.gov.au or phone 3034 4070.

Citizenship/Visa

To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work permanently in Australia. For temporary appointments, you must have a visa permitting you to work for the length of the temporary appointment.