Vacancy Details

Manager Tourism and Cultural Services

Foster the development of a holistic community that is inclusive of and encourages a range of diverse community, cultural and tourism experiences. 

  • Regional city location with great work-life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Great organisational culture and supportive team environment

Working with Wodonga Council

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city offering the best of regional living with leading facilities in health, education, arts and culture.  Strategically located on the Murray River in a stunning natural environment with surrounding hills and rich agricultural valleys. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is in the midst of a major city redevelopment.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

People enjoy working at Wodonga Council because we are an organisation that prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community.

The Role

As the Manager Tourism and Cultural Services, you will be responsible for the development and management of Wodonga’s performing arts centre, event attraction program, major events, cultural heritage tourism site and tourism product development; with the aim of strengthening Wodonga’s residential and visitor experience, tourism offerings and visitor economy.

The role will also be responsible for leadership, direction and management of the operation of venues and programs that contribute to Wodonga’s cultural expression and identity, develop a sense of wellbeing and community connectedness, deliver economic benefit and contribute to the profile of Wodonga as a vibrant city. 

The role will actively work towards the achievement of strategic council objectives, while monitoring and responding to daily operational demands. The successful candidate will form innovative and collaborative partnerships with relevant industry, government and other stakeholders to establish Wodonga as a key event and tourism destination in the region.

About you

The successful applicant will demonstrate the qualities of being a highly motivated visionary leader with strong interpersonal skills who is able to align themselves to the community’s vision and the council’s mission and values.

You will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, and passionate about delivering quality outcomes for our organisation.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification in in arts administration, business, community development, tourism or equivalent;
  • Relationship building skills that foster working relationships with community groups, federal and state representatives, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • The ability to provide strong leadership to staff to assist them through the process of organisational, operational and environmental changes within the workplace;
  • The ability to motivate teams and individuals, be results focused and comfortable prioritising projects and working on own initiative; and,
  • Significant experience in tourism and event development roles with the ability to effectively secure and manage funding opportunities.

Wodonga Council has a strong collaborative and progressive culture and this position is a great opportunity for the right candidate to advance their career

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a current (within the past three months) National Police Check and Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Any enquiries regarding this position may be directed to Director Community Development Simone Hogg on 0417 375 338

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (100-250 words each), a resume and a brief cover letter. 

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered.


Applications close on July 2, 2020