Marketing and Communications, Director

Kingston Human Capital

Kingston Human Capital has been exclusively engaged by Queensland Music Festival to hire their next Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Plan, develop and implement a contemporary communications and marketing strategy
  • Opportunity to influence and create social & economic value for QLD communities
  • Play a role in the delivery of Queensland Music Festivals ambitious strategy
The Queensland Government established the Queensland Music Festival (QMF) in 1999, inspired by an ambitious vision of how a state-wide biennial music festival might help address the geographical and social disadvantage experienced by our regional and remote populations. Over its 20-year history, QMF has delivered events to over 1 million people across over 100 towns and cities across Queensland. These events have embodied QMF’s unique and ambitious artistic programming model, bringing leading artists and communities together to create music experiences that celebrate the cultural identity of Queensland’s people and places.
QMF is currently undergoing a significant transformation of the way it partners with communities, artists and other organisations to stage music events that create measurable social and economic value for Queensland’s cities and towns. 
QMF’s activities from 2020 will be focused in relation to the following statements:
Our Purpose – To evolve Queensland’s places, and connect them to the world
Our Mission – To engage our cities, towns and remote places in a movement to make Queensland the music experience capital of Australia
Our Vision – By 2030, Queensland will be internationally recognised for its music experiences that are an authentic reflection of place
Established by the Queensland Government in 1999 the Queensland Music Festival (QMF) was inspired by an ambitious vision of how a state-wide music festival could help to address geographical and social disadvantage experienced by regional and remote populations.
Across a 20-year history, QMF has delivered events to more than 1 million people in more than 100 towns and cities across Queensland. These events have embodied QMF’s unique and ambitious artistic programming model.  

We are seeking an experienced marketing and communications professional who is passionate about the value of arts culture and the impact on our Queensland communities.
The successful applicant will have strong business acumen with a track record of leading the planning, development and implementation of a cohesive marketing, communications and public relations strategy. Prior experience within the industry is ideal, along with relevant events marketing experience. This role demands that you delivery a content strategy that is contemporary and carries a clear message.

Reporting to the CEO, The Marketing and Communications Director plays an integral role in the development of the Queensland Music Festival business and operational plans.

The communications and marketing function is central to the sustainability and continued works of the agency and communicating their important message and works throughout the Queensland arts community.
In addition, to leading the development and implementation of the communications and marketing strategy you will deliver strategic marketing plans and oversee the development of crucial marketing activities that align with the organisational goals.
In addition, the successful applicant will demonstrate the following:
  1. Minimum 5-years’ experience in a senior marketing and communications role
  2. Appropriate tertiary qualifications in marketing, business or management is required
  3. Arts, events or tourism experinece is highly regarded
  4. Excellent communication skills and highly developed interpersonal skills
  5. Demonstrated liaison, organisational and project management skills including a proven ability to plan, initiate and oversee concurrent multiple projects
  6. Demonstrated experience in leadership, team management and working in a team environment
  7. Demonstrated skills in research and analysis
  8. Demonstrated experience in budget control and development
  9. Demonstrated experience in cultivating and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships
  10. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  11. Proven experience of devising communications strategies and delivering marketing, press and PR campaigns
  12. Experience and understanding of digital marketing
  13. Experience of writing, editing and proofreading copy for publication as well as experience of proofing artwork
This is a close team who are clear on the direction of the organisation. This role is pivotal in the success of the organisations next journey.  If you are someone who has a passion for the arts and wants to foster an up and coming team whilst giving back, we invite you to apply.