Positions Vacant

George Town Council offers employment in a diverse range of areas from Parks/Gardens, Work Crews, Building Surveying, Town Planning, Community Services, Finance, Administration, to name just a few. This diversity means there’s a job to suit just about everyone’s personal tastes!


Current Vacancies & EOI's:

Positions Vacant:


Swimming Pool Lifeguards - NOW OPEN

Expression of Interest  

George Town Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for Casual Lifeguards for the George Town Municipal Swimming Pool for the upcoming season.  The season is anticipated to commence 16th October 2021 through to 3rd April 2022.

 Do you have strong work ethic, great focus, love the water and working with the general public? We might have the role for you! 

  •  Lifeguards will be responsible for the day to day pool operations within Council's swimming facility ensuring that all areas, both in and surrounding pool areas are safe and enjoyable for all patrons. 
  • Applicants will be required to hold First Aid (Level 2) CPR certificates, as well as a current Lifeguard Certificate (training provided)

George Town Council is looking to appoint Casual Lifeguards.

 Instructions for applying

Applicants required to submit their Resume to  jobs@georgetown.tas.gov.au.   

Applications close  20 September 2021 at 12.00pm

Enquiries to:  Janine Reid the Personnel Support Officer, People & Performance Business Partner, on 03 6382 8800, or  jobs@georgetown.tas.gov.au.  


Manager - People, Performance and Governance - CLOSED

A Letter just for you! (from Shane and Brent)

George Town. You’ve probably heard the name recently. The town is thriving into a progressive, prosperous and proud municipality of over 7,000 people. Set along the mouth of the Tamar Valley in Tasmania. Surrounded by natural beauty, beaches, walking, 4WD and world class mountain bike trails, and supporting the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone, George Town is at the forefront of the Hydrogen Tech Revolution. The future of industry in Tasmania starts in George Town.

It’s probably a bit odd to read a job ad in the first person like this, but alas the time has come for Brent to move on and so here we both are, looking for his replacement. We know it’s a competitive job market and if you’re reading this you’ll know there’s a long list of organisations looking for HR, Governance and General Management types. You’re in demand! So to save you time we’re saying lets cut away the long list of selection criteria and 10-20 page applications for the moment and ‘Lets chat’.

 Our leadership team is strong, professional, adaptable, and united. We love to work hard and help each other succeed. We’ve a clear vision of where we’re heading. Brent’s sad to be leaving! (Just going to break the 4th wall here to say I really am!). But that creates an opportunity for you. We need a new member of that team to support the General Manager and the Executive. We’re on the cusp of major industry growth, infrastructure development, and a tech revolution, while also improving the liveability of our municipality to prepare for expected population growth. Our organisation is changing and growing to meet that demand.

 We need a leader, emerging or established, who is intellectually flexible, socially, politically, and technically competent, and can support and help lead a team and organisation through growth and change. Someone who can help lead the Office of the General Manager with a clear handle on Strategy, Governance, HR, WHS and other organisational needs. Someone who can help department managers grow their people, interpret data, and find ways to be our best selves. Someone who can communicate with elected members and the general public when required. This position is a great stepping stone for someone looking to build their skills to be a future director or general manager.

So if you want to be part of something great, give us a call or send through your resume with a cover letter by the 25th August 2021. That’s all we need for the moment. We hope our little letter here helps breaks the ice, and we look forward to hearing from you!

 Kind regards

 Shane Power – General Manager – George Town Council

Brent Daire – Manager – People, Performance, and Governance (For just a little bit longer!)

For further information regarding this role please contact:
Shane Power, General Manager : Brent Daire, Manager – People, Performance, and Governance. Email: jobs@georgetown.tas.gov.au Ph: 03 6382 8800.”


Community Officer – Arts, Culture and Visitor Experience - CLOSED

 The purpose  of this position is to support the Municipal arts, culture and experience initiatives through engagement, liaison, planning and project management activities. The position is a member of the Livable and Connected Communities Department and provides expert advice to the anager, other team members, other staff, and elected representatives as required.  The Officer will be required to develop the Arts and Culture strategy for the municipality, supporting Councils cultural programs, and play a key role in Councils Reconciliation Action Plan. This position will also contribute to the development and execution of other relevant strategies implemented by the Council.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  1. A tertiary qualification in Arts, Arts administration, Cultural development, Tourism, or related fields, and/or significant related experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage time and competing demands, set priorities, plan and organise self and others to achieve specific objectives within set timeframes and budget.
  3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and data analysis.
  4. Extensive experience designing and delivering advocacy and engagement programs for tourism/experience, the arts and/or cultural programs.
  5. Experience in the organization and running of events.
  6. A demonstrated understanding of the arts and cultural development tools and processes.
  7. Proven ability to engage with multiple community stakeholders, including with people of varying backgrounds, cultural and language experiences.
  8. Experience in the writing and execution of strategy, policy and procedures, particularly in relation to arts, culture and/or experiences/tourism.
  9. A demonstrated thorough understanding of the arts, cultural and experience/tourism industries.
  10. Proven ability to petition for, write applications, and secure grant funding for, both private and/or public

How to Apply

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, obtain an information pack with position description, selection criteria, and information on George Town, or to apply, please contact 6382 8800 or email jobs@georgetown.tas.gov.au. 

Applications close at 5:00pm, 30th July 2021.

For any further information please contact Brent Daire Manager – People, Performance and Governance.


Community Officer – Coordinator Heritage and Tourism Operations - CLOSED

The purpose of the position is to coordinate and run the heritage and tourism offerings of George Town Council in support of the Liveable and Connected Communities Department Manager. These include the Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum, Watch House Museum, and Visitor Information Centre.  The Officer will be responsible for rostering and coordinating of volunteers and casuals, stock and inventory control, assisting visitors, conducting tours and communicating the George Town story! 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  1. Experience in retail or tourism business operations
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage rosters
  3. Demonstrated ability to maintain stock inventories including ordering and purchasing (MYOB Preferred).
  4. Demonstrated capacity to develop or contribute to a positive team environment.
  5. Experience assisting in the writing of grant applications or similar funding pursuits. 
  6. Experience recruiting and working with volunteers
  7. Current Tasmanian driver’s license (or ability to transfer to).
  8. Willingness to undertake a National Police Check.
  9. Working With Vulnerable People Card

Are you are wondering what George Town Council's visitor offerings look like? Then visit Bass And Flinders Maritime Museum

How to Apply

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, obtain an information pack with position description, selection criteria, and information on George Town, or to apply, please contact 6382 8800 or email jobs@georgetown.tas.gov.au. 

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 1st August 2021. 

For any further information please contact Brent Daire Manager – People, Performance and Governance.


Expressions of Interest:

George Town Placemaking Advisory Committee Seeking A Committee Member 

An opportunity has arisen for a community member from within the municipality to join the George Town Placemaking Advisory Committee.  As a Special Committee of Council, the membership comprises of a Council appointed representative and six (6) passionate individuals with a diverse range of skills, experience and backgrounds who give their time and talent for the enhancement of their respective communities but also work collaboratively for the greater good of the whole region. 

If this sounds like you and if you have experience in one or more of the following areas you strongly encouraged to submit your expression of interest:

  •  Arts & Culture
  • Architecture or Urban Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tourism
  • Economic Development

The Committee is an advisory group that makes recommendations to Council on matters relating to the enhancement of public spaces throughout the municipality.

Written expressions of interest are to be received by the Chairperson, George Town Council Placemaking Advisory Committee, PO Box 161 (16-18 Anne Street) George Town TAS 7253 or via email to placemaking@georgetown.tas.gov.au before 5.00pm on Sunday the 4th July 2021.

If you would like a copy of the Terms of Reference which includes information on selection criteria please contact Louise Dickenson, Executive Support & Governance Officer on 03 63828800.


Artists and Designers

Register now for future public art projects in the George Town Municipality

The George Town Placemaking Committee has a range of projects that, on behalf of the George Town Council, we are seeking to implement across the municipality. We would like to utilise the skills and experience of local artists who know the region well and have an attachment to, or affiliation with, our community and environment.

Some examples of the projects that the committee are considering include a whole of region art trail, street art including themed micro projects, sculptures, murals, 3D interactive paintings, notice boards, bespoke commissions such as recreational furniture, mosaics, carvings, topiary, painted bollards and so much more.

If you are a suitably qualified and inspired artist, an arts collectives or public art design team located within or associated with the George Town broader community with artistic ideas for the community and the demonstratable skills to deliver a project, we would love to hear from you!

We aim to collect a range of applicant details that will be drawn on over the next 24 months according to the specific project.

For all the information regarding this project






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