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Since 1971, Craft + Design Canberra has played a vital role in sustaining Australia’s high-quality studio practice and supporting craftspeople, designers and audiences. 

Craft + Design Canberra is recognised as a leading centre in contemporary Australian craft and design, with a vision to strengthen the dynamic link between the arts – as encompassed in the craft sector – and the broad creative industries and design sector.  

The Marketing Officer is responsible for administering, delivering and evaluating a range of marketing content for diverse audiences. Working with the Assistant Director Communications, the Marketing Officer will assist with developing and producing digital content responding to Craft + Design Canberra’s strategic goals. This position plays a key role in building visibility for the organisation and our members, as well creating enduring digital content inspired by our artists and programs. It is the Marketing Officer’s role to engage our audiences, contribute to digital media initiatives and promote Craft + Design Canberra’s artists, programs and events.  

Selection criteria — Essential

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to work as a productive contributor in a small team and establish positive working relationships with staff, board, Craft + Design Canberra members, artists sponsors, internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level written communication skills and demonstrated experience writing quality marketing text for diverse audiences.
  • Administration and organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload, including multitasking, self-direction, initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing marketing and promotional materials including:
    • using initiative and creativity to achieve organisational strategic goals
    • leveraging social media algorithms and tools to maximise Craft + Design Canberra’s vision on social media platforms.
    • digital content production, and a sound level of technical competency in creating audio-visual content, including the ability to use office, imaging and video software (e.g Adobe Creative Suite etc)
  • Capacity and commitment to after-hours and weekend work, particularly for programs, exhibition openings and events and intensively during the Craft + Design Canberra Festival.
  • Demonstrated openness to accept performance feedback and willingness to commit to continuous improvement.


To apply for the position please email:

  1. A two-page (maximum length) letter outlining your experience and suitability for the essential selection criteria.  
  2. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae 
  3. The names and contact details of two referees including your current supervisor. 

Please email your application to:  

Belinda Neame, Assistant Director Communications, Craft + Design Canberra  at belinda.neame@craftanddesigncanberra.org.au by May 31 2024.

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