Within schools, CBD and WFH
Commencement Date: Immediate start or by negotiation
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 May 2024
Capacity: Full-time, permanent

About the Role

The Supervisor: Performing and Visual Arts – Events & Programs focuses on leading, directing and supporting the work of the Artists in Residence and creative team within the Arts team. This involves a variety of Archdiocesan events, exhibitions and programs. Reporting to the Manager: Performing and Visual Arts, this is a vital role in ensuring that the Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) values are drivers for establishing a thriving Catholic community. 

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • supervising events and exhibitions within the 10 Year Arts Project Plan, ensuring all Archdiocesan, Network and bespoke events are delivered to an excellent standard and follow system processes
  • leading the Arts team in the overall direction of events across the diocese
  • leading the student development programs and working with stakeholders to create opportunities with strategic partners
  • working closely with the Manager: Performing and Visual Arts on executing agreed goals and objectives in accordance with the Education & Research directorate
  • facilitating, and ensuring rigour of a high standard, in the recruitment, induction and operational leadership of Artistic Advisors, Artists In Residence and creative support roles
  • leading and facilitating a rigorous procurement process to select high performing industry partners to work with the Arts Team in delivering Archdiocesan major events
  • initiating, leading and project managing major system performance projects and Archdiocesan events across SCS for school and community involvement
  • supporting the management of communications and marketing opportunities through the Arts Project, working across directorates to ensure a  streamlined message to all stakeholders
  • managing budgets for multiple projects and programs
  • any other duties as directed from time to time.

Why work for Sydney Catholic Schools

In joining SCS, you will be part of the largest Catholic education community in NSW, with a unified vision and shared resources, encompassing over 145 schools and over 74,000 students. We enable job mobility across the system, diverse career opportunities and an extensive suite of professional development programs.

SCS is recognised for outstanding student achievement, with 9 schools in the top 100 of the HSC rankings and 18 schools placing in the top 150. We focus on enabling a quality preschool to post-school learning journey for every child, supported by a team of dedicated educators and caregivers.

In addition, we offer:

  • a competitive annual salary of $193,793 plus superannuation
  • salary packaging of up to $15,900 annually
  • up to 25% discount on school fees for parents of SCS students
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • discounts on gym classes and memberships, activewear, healthy meals, and wellbeing products
  • ex-gratia leave between Christmas and New Year
  • generous Employee Referral Program.

About You

We are seeking a professional candidate with the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • university degree in Performing or Visual Arts or Education
  • tertiary qualifications in Education or Teaching
  • evidenced accomplishment in Performing or Visual Arts
  • experienced in leading event teams 
  • a minimum of five years experience in a leadership role 
  • meeting all aspects of the proficient teacher in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and operating at the level of a highly accomplished teacher in accordance with the NESA teaching standards (although they may not formally hold this accreditation)
  • ability to evaluate success of Performing and Visual Arts programs and events
  • demonstrated ability to articulate contemporary performing and visual arts trends in both local and international contexts
  • experienced in using data analysis to inform educational initiatives
  • high order written, oral and presentation skills
  • ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.


  • demonstrated success in a similar role
  • middle leadership experience in a school
  • current driver’s licence and access to a car
  • is a practising Catholic with demonstrated evidence of ongoing commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and engagement in the life of a Catholic faith community such as a parish or an established community within the Catholic Church, as an expression of their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Application process

To apply for this position please click the APPLY button and follow the prompts.

To support your application, you will be required to provide the following:

  • current CV
  • cover letter.

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri).

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
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Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

SCS welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and candidates with diverse backgrounds.