Warmun Art Centre Gallery Coordinator

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Key Dates:

Applications close: Friday 15 January 2016 (5pm WA time)

Warmun Art Centre (located in Gija Country, in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia) is currently looking for a Gallery Coordinator to join their team. The position is for a two-year contract with options to extend.

The Gallery Coordinator plays a key role in the running of the organisation, being responsible for the financial management in areas of the Centre's art gallery and its associated programs, including touring exhibitions, publications, merchandising, copyright, financial record-keeping and Gija staff training.

Although the position of Gallery Coordinator will largely be based in the gallery, cross over into other program areas may be required from time to time. In this regard, as part of a talented and flexible team, it is desirable that applicants also have some experience of Indigenous culture and cultural programs and experience with social media.

Selection Criteria

As a minimum you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Knowledge of or strong interest in Aboriginal culture and/or art practice
  • Retail sales experience within a successful commercial gallery, retail operation or similar
  • Marketing, philanthropic fundraising and grant writing skills
  • Ability and desire to live in a remote community
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills, a high degree of adaptability and the resilience and ability to work with a close knit team
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritise and work well under pressure as well as be flexible within your role, especially the capacity to fill in for other staff who may be absent from their positions from time to time
  • Strong administration and communication skills
  • A tertiary qualification in arts management, curatorial practice, business management or similar

Proficiency in one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of contemporary and/or Indigenous art practice
  • Experience in the day to day operations of a large artists studio, travelling exhibitions and cultural programs
  • Experience in social media platforms and communications
  • Experience in grant writing and funding acquittal processes
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector and/or philanthropic fundraising

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