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We are hiring! Part Time Communications Officer

  • Propel Youth Arts WA 53 James Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

Are you a creative young graduate and interested in an opportunity to create effective marketing and communications campaigns for the peak youth arts organisation in WA?

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about youth arts, has working knowledge of arts marketing and is comfortable with using Adobe Suite including Photoshop and InDesign.

 The Communications Officer is a part time position (F.T 0.4) and is responsible for building and engaging with Propel’s key audience across both print and digital platforms to ensure awareness of and access to Propel resources and services.  

They will deliver effective communication and marketing strategies for Propel’s core projects and events, maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders as well as continue to build the brand and positive reputation of the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate marketing enthusiast to work in a creative environment and play a key role in connecting and engaging audiences with Western Australia’s leading youth arts organisation.


  • Working knowledge of arts marketing, including the capacity to create effective marketing and communications campaigns.

  • Exceptional written communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively for specific audience groups.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective social media management.

  • Excellent written communication skills and experience in copywriting and managing the production of print collateral.

  • High level attention to detail with ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

  • High level experience in creative editing with Adobe Suite including Photoshop and InDesign.

  • Have an interest in the creative arts industry.

Desirable Skills:

  • Basic to intermediate photography experience.

  • Basic to intermediate videography filming and editing experience.

  • Experience with the following online platforms; Mailchimp, Jotform, Survey Monkey, Culture Counts.

  • Previous experience delivering crowdfunding campaigns. 


Other Requirements:

  • Current Police Clearance Certificate (or willingness to get one)

  • Working With Children Check (or willingness to get one)


Desirable Requirements:

  • C Class Driver’s License

Please Download the Official Job Pack HERE for the full outline of the position.


Your application for the role of Communications Officer should include:

  • Cover Letter stating your interest and responding to the Selection Criteria (max. 2 pages).

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact details, relevant experience, education, and two referees.


Email your application to or post it to:

Propel Youth Arts WA

PO Box 8238


Applications must be received before 5.00pm on Monday 7 January 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

The panel will assess all applications received and invite shortlisted applicants to attend an interview. The successful applicant will be notified by telephone and sent a written offer of appointment, with the position commencing in mid-late January 2019. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email.

If you have any further questions regarding this opportunity, please email Acting Executive Director Jamie McGleave at or call the Propel office on 08 9328 5855 during business hours.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Propel Youth Arts WA strongly encourages applications people who identify as being Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), living with a disability, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, and / or lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or asexual (LGBTIQA+) people.