Head of People and Culture
- Key leadership position
- Lead engagement and cultural change
- Join an inspiring team
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) seeks a hands-on HR generalist to play a key role in building an organisational culture that supports the MSO values and behaviours of excellence, leadership, innovation, collaboration and respect.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Head of People and Culture will lead performance management, organisational development, recruitment and policy development, in addition to ensuring compliance and supporting the purpose and values of the organisation. The role incorporates employee relations, including assisting with union negotiations, enterprise bargaining and performance management as required. Additionally, the position will ensure that structures are in place to effectively manage workplace health and safety.
With an accomplished track record and strategic mindset, the ideal candidate will bring skills in organisational development, with the ability to develop and implement policies and procedures to adhere to relevant legislative requirements. Experience in recruitment, selection and employee relations is required, with the ability to monitor and manage performance. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will be key, with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders and also work collaboratively with the Managing Director, senior leadership team, musicians, staff and committees. A degree or similar qualification in human resources or commensurate experience is expected.
The position will be based at Southbank and is offered on a permanent, full-time basis, although working at 0.8 FTE during 2021.
The nation’s first professional orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has been the sound of the city of Melbourne since 1906. Each year it engages with more than five million people through live concerts, television, radio and online broadcasts, international and regional tours, recordings and education programs. A vital presence, both onstage and in the community, and with international acclaim, the MSO regularly attracts great artists from around the globe and nurtures strong cultural partnerships overseas, while cultivating classical music in Australia.
A national ambassador for the arts and a champion of music education, the MSO campaigns for the rights of all people to access and learn music. Boasting carefully curated learning programs, a regional touring schedule, accessible concerts and free community events, the MSO provides opportunities for music lovers to be involved with the Orchestra, no matter their age or location.
For further information about MSO, please visit mso.com.au.
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To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference MSOhpc1220, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.