Creative Program Coordinator

What is on offer?

About Courthouse Youth Arts

Courthouse Youth Arts is Geelong’s No. 1 venue for youth arts and culture.  Located in the historic former Geelong Law Courts and Police Station complex, Courthouse Youth Arts was established in 1996 to create diverse opportunities for young people to actively participate in and drive creative and cultural initiatives.

Our target audience is young people aged 12 to 26 years old who reside in the Geelong region.  Geelong is located in the South Western (Barwon) corner of Victoria, Australia.

Our mission is to nurture young artists in the Geelong region.  We create, commission and collaborate.  We promote discussion between artists at all stages of development.  We initiate and produce new performance, which includes Theatre, Writing, Dance and Visual Art.

We provide opportunities and pathways.  We offer mentoring, training and development for young artists and we actively invest in the local cultural economy.

Courthouse Youth Arts is a non-judgmental and safe environment that provides a permanent dynamic infrastructure to amplify the voice of young people in Geelong.  We aim to become a hub for independent thinking and artistic exploration and a leader in the creation and development of new work.

Our Objective:

Our Vision

To be a leading incubator for young and emerging artists and arts practice on the national stage

Our Mission

Courthouse Youth Arts exists to nurture and promote young and emerging artists in Geelong aged 12 to 26, in a unique and dynamic way

Our Values:

Innovation – Striving to get the best work from young and emerging artists and allow them to achieve their full potential

Energy and Experimentation – Creating dynamic environment that encourages young and emerging artists to try new ideas

Empowerment and Advocacy – Giving young and emerging artists access to resources to create their own work.

Access and Community – Making a community resource that supports the development of a cultural city

Safety and Security – Ensuring the security of all who work here while giving the permission for young and emerging artists to take creative risks 

Professionalism and Accountability – Which the custodians of this resource undertake good governance to, ensuring its ongoing viability.  Recognition of core ethical responsibilities, including loyalty, transparency, diligence, punctuality and impartiality.

Position Objective:

The Creative Program Coordinator works directly with the Creative Collective at Courthouse Youth Arts to manage the annual venue curatorial program.  It is the Coordinator’s responsibility to support and facilitate the Creative Collective to generate programming for the Courthouse Youth Arts Centre, and to market and develop the programs effectively.  The Creative Program Coordinator is responsible for networking within the Artistic industry, and assisting Courthouse Youth Arts to stay on trend with industry waves and pop-culture trends.

Who is providing the opportunity?

Courthouse Youth Arts

Who is eligible and what is required?

How to Apply (contact Courthouse Youth Arts for Position description before applying)
All applications must include:-
1. Current Resume, including contact details for three (3) referees;
2. Cover Letter – no more than one page in length; and
3. Statement addressing the Mandatory Selection Criteria – no more than two pages in length.
Applications for this position close at 5pm on Friday 8th July, 2016 and should be marked ‘confidential’ and addressed to:
Julie Barnes,
Acting Manager
Courthouse Youth Arts
Email (preferred) –
PO Box 4014

What is the closing date or deadline?


Contact Details


Courthouse Youth Arts, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Creative Program Coordinator

Courthouse Youth Arts, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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