First listed on: 22 November 2021

Activation Officer, Prahran Square


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

The award winning Prahran Square is located off Chapel street, in the heart of Prahran and is surrounded by some of the best cafes, restaurants and shops in Melbourne. This new community and events space is filled with stunning art installations, children's play areas, leafy escapes and much more.  

As an Activation Officer working within our Events, Arts and Culture Department, you'll be responsible for managing and implementing the planning and delivery of events, programming and place activation at Prahran Square. Through excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills, and established relationships, you'll attract, manage and oversee third party hirers and partners ensuring alignment to strategic imperatives and outcomes. 

This is a great opportunity to bring life back to Prahran, help improve socio-economic outcomes for local businesses, artists and performers, and lift community spirit. 

The position is permanent full time with an annual salary range of $88,661 to $96,020 per annum + 10 % superannuation, a monthly accrued day off and a hybrid working from home / office arrangement. Part time arrangements may be considered of over 28 hours per week. 

Check our more about Prahran Square here

Desired Skills and Experience

We're looking for someone with:

  • Experience in developing place making strategies and the delivery of successfull and creative events and programs
  • Great communication and collaboration skills, and ability to develop relationships 
  • A proactive approach to problem solving a good level of initiative 
  • Excellent project management skills

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Alison Leach on 0423 197 657. 

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’ (as noted in the Success Profile) and to tell us more about you; such as what your career aspirations are (keeping in mind our commitment to your growth with educational assistance, training programs and development opportunities), or maybe what your experience and diversity of thought can bring to the team (we love new ideas!), or why you are looking to work at Stonnington (besides the fact that we’re an innovative inner city Council in a great location, going through a tremendous digital transformation, and offer a great work life balance with flexible working options, hybrid arrangements of home and office, monthly days off, and an award nominated wellbeing program).

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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