WANTED - Arts Development Manager

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Key Dates:

Applications close: Sunday 28 September 2014

Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (located on Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria NT), seeks an Arts Development Manager to deliver strategies and initiatives that will promote and preserve culture, as well as manage the day to day operations of the Art Centre's business.

Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC) is a newly established entity with the core objective to relieve the poverty, improve the well-being, and promote the community development of the Anindilyakwa people.

The Corporation, established under the Corporations (Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander) Act 2006, has strong ties to the Anindilyakwa Land Council's (ALC) 15 Year Strategic Plan.

The ALC has identified through their strategic plan, the benefits of constructing Cultural Centres (CC) in each of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago main communities (Angurugu, Milyakburra and Umbakumba), with a cultural precinct in Alyangula. 

The Cultural Centres will provide a place for the local community to come together, develop their skills, to share knowledge, and in particular for young people to reinforce their unique Warnindilyakwa identity.

As a result, the exciting new role of Arts Development Manager has been created with an emphasis on delivering strategies and initiatives that will promote and preserve culture. This position will be responsible for contributing to the overall strategic and operational planning for the Arts Centre, engaging local community members and stakeholders in art and cultural activities, and coordinating training and development for local artists. Further, this role will manage the day to day operations of the Art Centres business, including managing resources, identifying funding opportunities and creating commercial viability.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in art development, business operations and the ability to operationalise the strategic vision of the CC programs. Experience in coordinating training and development programs, engaging community participation, and the ability to gain alternative funding for art programs is required.

Alyangula offers great lifestyle facilities such as, a gym, golf course, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool and oval, great fishing and camping, all well placed within tropical ambience.

An attractive salary package will also be offered, including initial resort style accommodation, and flexible working arrangements including fly in fly out option until longer term accommodation is sourced.

For further information and selection documentation, please contact HR Manager Amanda Strange: mobile 0400 905 050 / email astrange@asacnt.com.au



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