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Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 6, 2018


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I love the tradition of the MAY DAY parade through the inner city of Fremantle, so took a lot of photos today.

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2018


May Day


The weather forecast for 90% chance of showers tomorrow does not look good for the MAY DAY festivities and parade.

The parade starts at midday from the Fremantle Esplanade from where it snakes through the inner city. It’s always a good and noisy spectacle to watch the hundreds of unionists with their flags and banners. Workers United….!

There are food and information stalls, live music and activities, so bring a brolly or raincoat and join in anyway!

Roel Loopers



The City of Fremantle offers you the opportunity to become a valued team member in an organisation committed to its people and community. Consider us when planning your next career move and help us make Fremantle a great people place and a great place to work.
Position details
Position number: 75_18
Applications close: 16/05/2018
Type of appointment: fixed term full time
Business unit: Arts and Culture

Fixed term, 4 years, full time

Remuneration package:  $141,400 – $162,000 per annum inclusive of superannuation.


  • Develop and deliver the City’s Culture and Arts Plan
  • Develops programs which drive development and support for arts organisations
  • Manage and oversee the arts grant funding program

The Organisation

The City of Fremantle is located approx. 18km southwest of the Perth CBD and is home to about 31,000 people. It includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Hilton, North Fremantle, O’Connor, Samson, South Fremantle and White Gum Valley across an area of 19sq km.

Bounded by the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, Fremantle is widely regarded as Perth’s second city and is still home to the state’s busiest and most important cargo port. Fremantle’s unique character is captured by its landscape, heritage architecture, music, arts, culture, iconic festivals, retail stores, markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village-style atmosphere. It is the most visited tourist destination in WA outside Perth CBD.

Fremantle has developed a reputation for being gritty, eclectic and quirky as well as creative, musical and artistic. This experience is reflected in the City’s four aspirational brand pillars: eclectic and quirky, culturally significant, vibrant: and welcoming and inclusive.

The City of Fremantle employs more than 400 people and delivers a diverse range of over 100 services to the community.


The Position

We are seeking a dynamic, strategic thinking and collaborative professional to lead the Arts and Culture team.  We are seeking a leader experienced in planning and the delivery of innovation and contemporary arts and festivals thinking who will be responsible for new and enhanced approaches to servicing our Arts and Culture community.

Reporting to the Director Community Development, you will lead, develop and deliver the culture and arts plan for the City of Fremantle, including public art, festivals and events and the Fremantle Arts Centre.

With outstanding leadership and people skills, you will be able to work collaboratively, building positive and proactive networks across a range of stakeholders.  Experience in leading teams will be essential, as will a proven ability to manage in a local government setting.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact the Director Community Development Fiona Hodges on 9432 9619.  Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 May 2018.



Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 29, 2018


There are a few unhappy staff within some of the City of Fremantle departments who believe that some officers at middle management level are frightened of change because it could challenge their position and therefore they stop progress and innovation.

One staff member told me that they were very impressed with the energy and willingness to embrace progress and change of the Elected Members, but that did not generate through to some of the middle managers who were just happy with the status quo and to keep their safe job. “They don’t want to rock the boat”

This made me wonder when was the last time the CoF did an external audit to see how well all departments perform? I am not aware of any such audits.

Well performing, innovative and change embracing staff must be a priority for a local council because they are the people our Councillors rely on for expert advise and to make the right decisions.

I know many officers of Fremantle City and chat with parking and safety officers, parks and garden people, community, planning, directors, and others whenever I bump into them and my experience is that at all levels most of them perform very well, but there are a few who just turn up for work and believe that is good enough.

Maybe it is time for the still relatively new CEO to organise an external audit that will help him make decisions about how some departments can improve performance and also avoid duplication where different departments do similar tasks.

Roel Loopers



Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018


Fixed-term part-time (until June 2020)

22.5 hours per week

Salary range $63,023 – $76,536 p.a. including 9.5% superannuation (paid on a pro-rata basis)

The City of Fremantle is seeking a highly organised and suitably experienced individual who can plan, implement and supervise the installation of exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

This important position reports to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and will require you to demonstrate your developed skills and experience with all the practical and technical aspects of gallery installations.  You will be expected to bring creativity and flexibility to the role in addition to solid administrative, organisational and coordination skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Preparation of all technical aspects of exhibition installations.
  • Technical liaison with artists and curators as required.
  • Purchasing required install materials and equipment.
  • Arranging the freight of artworks.
  • Receive, condition report and store artworks.
  • Preparation of install schedules.
  • Engage and supervise casual installation staff, volunteers and contractors.

Appointment to this position will be dependent on your success in a similar or related role, your demonstrated supervisory skills and your experience in costing projects and managing budgets.  Ideally you will be tertiary qualified

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Mr Ric Spencer on 9432 9553

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018

The City of Fremantle promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.  The City encourages people of all ages and abilities, Aboriginal Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

Information pack – Installations Coordinator.docx



Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017


Communications Officer Fremantle Arts Centre

Ref. 14_18
Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
Hourly range – $29.52 – $35.84 per hour plus superannuation

Fremantle Arts Centre is looking for an energetic, savvy Communications officer for Marketing, Publicity and Communications.

FAC is an ambitious multi-arts organisation committed to developing audiences and supporting artists.

Working with the Communications Coordinator, the officer will support and promote FAC’s high quality visual arts, music, artists’ residencies, courses, events and audience development programs.

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts, outstanding written communication skills and public relations and/or marketing experience (or similar). We’re looking for a strategic digital and social media guru who can create high quality, engaging content tailored to FAC’s different program areas and respective audiences.

Relevant qualifications or experience is essential.

For more information and to apply for these vacancies please visit our website (ref Career Opportunities) or send your application attention to to PO Box 807, Fremantle WA 6959. Should you require additional information about this position contact Fremantle Arts Centre Communications Coordinator on 9432 9564.  Applications close Wednesday 30 August 2017.


Posted in city of fremantle, employment, job, local government by freoview on October 27, 2016

Project Officer – Youth. City of Fremantle – Fremantle WA. $66,656 – $79,520 a year

Position number: 36805. Applications close: 09/11/2016. Type of appointment: Fixed term full time

Business unit: Community Development

Fixed Term Full Time (12 month contract)
Salary range $66,656 – $79,520 per annum plus superannuation
Have you worked on a range of community projects? Are you passionate about working with young people? The City of Fremantle has an exciting opportunity for an organised and resourceful individual to join our Community Development team.

This position will be responsible for;
Developing, implementing and evaluating plans to improve outcomes for young people within the City of Fremantle.
Developing and implementing a range of community based initiatives involving young people.
Building collaborative relationships to maximise community engagement with young people. and increase their participation in local community life.
Engaging with young people and networking with other relevant agencies.
Prior experience in a similar role, excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management and research skills and experience in implementing community projects will ensure success in this role.

Tertiary qualifications in Community Development, Youth Work, Social Science or equivalent as well as relevant experience, will be highly regarded.


Posted in city of fremantle, employment, festivals, local government, western australia by freoview on August 18, 2016

The City of Fremantle is looking for a new FESTIVALS COORDINATOR! Great job, so if you have the qualifications for it do apply!

Position number: 41703

Applications close: 30/08/2016

Type of appointment: Fixed term full time

Business unit: Arts and Culture

3 year fixed term fill time contract

Salary $89 839 p.a. + super

*Eligible for upcoming EBA increase

The City of Fremantle is looking for a highly capable and experienced Festivals Coordinator to provide leadership for the City’s festivals team and contracted artistic directors by managing all timelines and operational plans relevant to the delivery of the City’s four festivals – the Street Arts Festival, The Heritage Festival, Hidden Treasures and the Fremantle Festival.

Reporting to the Manager Arts and Culture, this role will see you establish and implement innovative programming directions and work closely with other City business units to ensure the smooth delivery of all festivals. You will build programming and production delivery partnerships with key private industry professionals to improve the City’s ability to deliver high quality programming with high production values across all festivals.

This role requires experience in; leading festivals or major public events, coordinating publicity campaigns, budget preparation and management, staff management and arts experience in the private sector. You will have extremely high interpersonal and written communication skills and the ability to create and apply innovative ideas to continually improve festival programming.

For applicants to be considered, the following must be included in the application:

A statement addressing the selection criteria; and
A piece of publicity copy (maximum 500 words) that the applicant has written for an event in the last 12 months. Alternatively, create a piece for the purpose of the application.


Posted in city of fremantle, employment, local government, tourism, western australia by freoview on August 12, 2016

Volunteering Program Officer
City of Fremantle – Fremantle WA
$59,928 – $72,488 a year
Volunteering Program Officer

The City of Fremantle offers you the opportunity to become a valued team member in an organisation committed to its people and community. Consider us when planning your next career move and help us make Fremantle a great people place and a great place to work.

Position details

Position number: 33109

Applications close: 26/08/2016

Type of appointment: Permanent part time

Business unit: Service and Information

Permanent part time – 45 hours / fortnight

Salary range $59 928 to $72 488 p.a. pro rata + super

*Eligible for upcoming EBA increase!

Do you have experience successfully recruiting and managing large groups of volunteers and good knowledge of the tourism industry in Fremantle?

Then this job may be for you!

The City of Fremantle Visitor Services is seeking a passionate Volunteering Program Officer to coordinate the activities of the Volunteer Ambassador program which includes Cruise Ship Ambassadors and City Ambassadors.

This busy and fun role will see you coordinating the activities of the Ambassadors, developing policies and procedures related to the service, managing rosters, developing monthly newsletters, promoting the Ambassador program, recruiting volunteers and ensuring that they have required skills to undertake tasks. You will also develop a culture of recognising and rewarding volunteer contribution and achievement, and also administer expenditure in line with budgets and delegated authority.

To be successful in this role, you will have evidenced successful experience managing or coordinating large volunteering programs, superb communication and report writing skills and the ability to collect and present data. You will also hold tertiary qualifications in volunteer management, community development or similar, and be available for weekend and afterhours work as required.

Candidates must address the selection criteria for this role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 26 August 2016.


Posted in city of fremantle, employment, events, local government, western australia by freoview on May 18, 2016

The City of Fremantle is looking for an experienced industry professional EVENTS MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR who will be responsible for liaising with a range of private commercial and community based event promoters to ensure a good outcome for events held within the City. The role will see you responsible for delivering the City’s corporate events such as Australia Day and ANZAC Day and for managing the City’s facilities associated with events, including the Town Hall, suburban halls and reserves.

12 month contract/full time hours – leave cover
Salary range $85 689 to $89 839 pa + super

In consultation with the Manager arts and culture you will regularly review the criteria for event approvals and when required assist the City’s Festivals Coordinator with event advice. You will also develop and manage project budgets and grant applications, develop event risk management plans and prepare reports.

This position supervises two events officers and a bookings officer and reports to the Manager of arts and culture.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate successful experience in delivering large public events and managing staff. You will also possess excellent report writing, organisational and research skills. Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant experience are a requirement for this position.

This is a 12 months contract covering existing staff leave and the successful candidate must be available to commence the contract no later than 1 August 216.

Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria of the position will not be considered.

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