Marketing Officer

$87,923 - $95,839 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Part time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Marketing, Sales, and Retail Media, Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations

Job Description

  • Salary Range Band 6 $87,923 to $95,839 (Pro Rata) plus 10.5% Super 

  • Temporary, part time (job-share) role – three days per week until March 2023 – in a high-performing marketing and communications team

  • Based at St Kilda Town Hall with potential flexible working arrangements

About the Organisation 

City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.  

About the Role

Suit marketing professional with excellent digital marketing skills and a passion for producing creative, customer-focused content that delivers results.

Deliver marketing plans and original, creative content for a variety of audiences and channels for our festivals, arts, events, destination and visitor attraction and economic development programs.

Marketing communications, content creation, promotional activity, organic and paid digital campaigns for festivals, events and arts programs including St Kilda Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Live Music initiatives, Council’s economic and social recovery support campaigns, and more. Work to tight deadlines in a busy environment with multiple stakeholders and demands.

This is a part time role 3 days per week until March 2023


  • Develop, deliver and implement creative marketing communications strategies and activity plans, to promote key Council programs and initiatives

  • Coordinate, develop and deliver marketing initiatives across promotional channels such as print programs, advertising, collateral, signage, email marketing, social media and websites 

  • Provide sound marketing advice and recommendations for marketing activity that maximises effectiveness and efficiency in delivering on objectives and priorities

  • Deliver content creation, copywriting and coordinate messages to mailing lists and online audiences

  • Manage external service providers including publicity, content, design and web agencies, as required

Skills and Experience 

  • Relevant marketing experience, preferably with experience in the arts, tourism, events, film or music industries

  • Marketing and communications planning and implementation, including campaign performance monitoring and analysis

  • Writing, editing and content creation across all marketing communication channels and for a wide range of audiences, including industry, businesses and the general public

  • Relevant business experience operating a range of marketing communication channels including social media, email marketing and website content management systems

  • Creative ideas generation, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to express ideas clearly and succinctly

  • Proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and manage multiple competing demands, working to tight deadlines in a busy environment with multiple stakeholders

  • Experience in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and video content development (filming and basic editing) would be highly regarded


People enjoy working at City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally while planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace that accommodates your working style and needs. 

  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community-focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well-regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations 

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences

  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                           

  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 

  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with VIC Government Advice

  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.

  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).  

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter including specific responses to each of the key selection criteria that are located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each point covered in the Key Selection Criteria. 

Please note: we cannot consider any applications that do not directly address the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Elmer, Head of Communications and Brand, on 03 8563 7674 or 03 9209 6777

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 12th of July 2022.

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.  

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email:

Job Closing Date

12 Jul, 2022