EMPLOYMENT | Papulankutja Artists seeks new art centre manager

Friday, 28 April 2017

Key Dates:

Applications close: Monday 22 May 2017

If you have strong business skills, an understanding of the art world and good cross-cultural skills, this may be the position for you.

The position

The artists and directors of Papulankutja Artists are seeking a highly capable and motivated arts professional to join them in the role of Art Centre Manager.

The position is a one-year full-time contract, with the opportunity to extend. The Manager will work closely with the Board of Directors to facilitate excellence in art-making, support Yarnangu staff, manage the strategic and operational aspects of the business and co-develop and deliver community-focused arts and cultural programs. They will embed and sustain good governance practices to build operational capacity and position the art centre for growth in its artistic and cultural activities.

What they are looking for

This is a leadership role, requiring enthusiasm and negotiation skills, and a commitment to building capacity and supporting all generations of local people in their art centre. They want someone who is practical and strategic, with knowledge of Aboriginal art and hands-on art studio experience, together with good business acumen. Their preference is for someone who has a track record of successfully managing the demands of a high-energy studio and a busy enterprise in a remote environment. Above all, they will be able to demonstrate positive artistic, social and economic outcomes in their work.


A salary of $60,000-$70,000 (cash component) plus superannuation and benefits including provision for salary sacrifice (capped), leave loading, subsidised accommodation and generous annual leave (six weeks).

Application process

The Board of Directors of Papulankutja Artists has engaged Desart to manage the recruitment of their new Art Centre Manager. Further details and the information package, that includes the position description, can be obtained FROM HERE or by emailing: programofficer@desart.com.au.



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